We hope you had a nice Labor Day weekend, and that you survived your first productive day back in the office in, oh, about three months. We bet you could use a drink. So let us tempt you with Brooklyn Pour, our beer tasting event that is now just a little over three weeks away. It’s time to buy your ticket! We’ve confirmed more breweries, and we’re also announcing our DJ.
Here are the 41 breweries you already know are coming: 508 Gastrobrewery, Ace Cider, Alphabet City Brewing Company, Asahi, Bayou Teche Brewing, Bear Republic Brewery, Boulder Beer Company, Braven Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Dyckman Beer Co., Empire Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Company, Gun Hill Brewing Company, Harlem Blue, Harlem Brewing Company, Harpoon Brewery, Keegan Ales, Lake Placid Brewery, McKenzie’s, Narragansett Brewing Company, Paulaner Brewery, Queens Brewery, Radeberger Brewery, Radiant Pig Craft Beers, Rockaway Brewing Company, Saranac Brewery, Shiner Beer, Shipyard Brewing Company, Shmaltz Brewing Company, Singha, Singlecut Beersmiths, Sly Fox Brewery, Steadfast Beer Co., Stevens Point Brewery, Two Roads Brewing Company, Victory Brewing Company, and Yonkers Brewing Co.
And here are our new entrants: Ayinger Brewery, Bad Seed Cider Company, Brewery Ommegang, Broken Bow Brewery, Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, Crispin Cider Company, Goose Island Beer Company, Ithaca Beer Co., KelSo, Beer Company, Krombacher Brewery, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Lindemans Brewery, Magic Hat Brewing Company, MOA Brewing Company, Original Sin Hard Cider, Other Half Brewing, Paulaner Brewery, Samuel Smith Brewery, Transmitter Brewing, and Wolffer Estate Vineyard.
For those of you keeping count, that’s 19 new breweries, bringing our total up to 60.
And you’ll hear beats from DJ Jonathan Clark from Q 104.3 this year; his presence is thanks to our charitable partner, Lifebeat, the leading national nonprofit dedicated to educating America’s youth about HIV and AIDS prevention.
We’re selling three levels of tickets this year for the event — every level, including the $55 General Admission fare, gets unlimited beer tasting access. The $65 Early Entry ticket gets you through the doors at 2:30 p.m., a half an hour before General Admission is let in. Spring for the $85 VIP access, and you’ll get in at 2 p.m., take home a gift bag, and receive access to a VIP lounge, where you’ll snack on food from SCRATCHbread, Ovelia Psistaria, and Paulaner Brauhaus.
We’re also looking for volunteers for our event; if you’re interested, and you’re over 21, head on over to our application.
The party happens at Skylight One Hanson (1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn) on September 27 from 2 to 6 p.m.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 3, 2014