Thursday, October 4, 2012

Brooklyn Pour: Beers in the Bank

This Saturday, October 6, the Village Voice is presenting its second annual Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn.

I went last year and loved it.  Because what's not to love?  

First of all, it's in one of the most beautiful spaces in all of Brooklyn, if not New York City.  The gorgeous old bank building is familiar to many people as the former site of the Brooklyn Flea (but to me, it will be always be the dreaded lobby to my orthodontist's office). While you're there you'll be able to try more than 100 beers from more than 65 breweries - I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store from local youngsters Brooklyn Brew Shop, Harlem Brewing Company, Empire Brewing Company (their cream ale is killer), Rockaway Brewing Company, and Bronx Brewery as well as out-of-towners Flying Dog (they recently made a beer brewed with Old Bay! but I haven't tried it yet), newcomer Element Brewing Company, and California's North Coast Brewing Company  (I love their Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout).

If you're thinking that there's a whole lotta booze but nothing to soak it up with, don't worry, because the food court has got you covered with tacos, pretzels, crepes, and more from four Fort Greene restaurants.

Because last year's event was so popular, this year they've created two sessions, one from 1 pm - 4 pm and a second from 6 pm - 9 pm.  VIP tickets for both sessions are sold out, but there are still tickets left for both sessions.

And, finally, proceeds from the event are going to Brooklyn Animal Resource Coalition, a non-profit that helps provide a safe haven for abandoned animals and finds permanent loving homes for them. As a recent pup adopter myself, this makes me like the event even more.

See you there!

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