On Saturday, October 15, the Village Voice is presenting its first annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival at the gorgeous Skylight One Hanson in the Fort Greene neighborhood of my beloved borough of Brooklyn.
What makes this beer festival special? Well, first of all, it's in one of the most beautiful spaces in all of Brooklyn, if not New York City. If you went to the Brooklyn Flea last fall, you'll remember the soaring ceilings, the dramatic arches, and delicate detailing of the bank tellers' windows in this event space that used to be a bank. Add to this more than 100 beers from 50+ breweries - among them local favorites Sixpoint, Kelso, Captain Lawrence, Brooklyn Brewery, and Blue Point, as well as California stars such as Speakeasy, Lagunitas, and Anchor and the inimitable Dogfish Head from Delaware - and you've got a recipe for a memorable afternoon. But wait, there's more - food ranging from pretzels from Sigmund Pretzel Shop to brick oven pizza from Pizza 33 will be on sale to help you power through all 100 samples, and, if you haven't gotten your fill, there will be an afterparty at Der Schwarze Kolner, a great German beer bar just a few blocks from Skylight One Hanson.
VIP tickets are sold out, but there are a few tickets left for general admission, which will give you three hours (3 pm - 6 pm) to sample a plethora of excellent beers in a splendid setting.
Being the beer lover that I am, of course I will be there, and if you have even the slightest appreciation of beer, you should be there, too.