Remember that dream you had of a 60,000-square-foot exhibition hall filled with an unlimited supply of beer? Well, it’s actually happening. Brewtopia, New York’s longest running beer festival, returns to Pier 92 for another year of suds-swilling good times this weekend. More than 100 breweries—from locals like Long Island Meadery to exotic imports, like the très chic Quebecois Unibroue Inc.—will be pouring unlimited samples of their finest offerings. Malted barley connoisseurs can further their education in ales while enjoying live music and fine dining (à la the food court, of course). For those who study a little too hard, the event is literally surrounded by water—what’s a Friday night out without heaving into the Hudson, right?

Fri., Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 1, 12 & 5 p.m., 2008