Brooklyn Pour 2014 Unites Local Brewers and Beer Fans


The Village Voice celebrated its fourth annual Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson (One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, 718-783-5437) on Saturday, September 27, giving craft beer fans the chance to taste more than 125 beers from 70 breweries, many of which are based right here in New York.

A broad range of brews was on display, from flagship favorites like Captain Lawrence Brewing Company’s Captain’s Kolsch and Ithaca Beer Co.’s Flower Power IPA, to seasonal debuts like KelSo Beer‘s Kellerfest, Finback Brewery‘s I Pumpkin A (Pumpkin IPA), and Coney Island Brewing Company’s Freaktoberfest Big Ol’ Pumkin Ale With Espresso Beans.

A few non-barley-based selections showed up to the party, too — Ace Pineapple Cider by California Cider Company and Wölffer Estate Vineyard‘s dry white cider and dry rosé cider, for instance.

Whether you attended and want to relive the moments or missed out and want to get pumped for next year, take a peek at these shots and see what the 2014 Brooklyn Pour brought to Brooklyn this year.

Brooklyn Brew Shop brewer and certified cicerone Justin Crider (right) ready to pour with senior account coordinator Ryan Loomis and sales assistant Abraham Martinez.

Brooklyn Pour guests Carrie Syme and Kriss Wolff sip some suds in the bank vault.

Radiant Pig Beer Company founders Rob Pihl and Laurisa Milici excited to share the Gangster Duck American Red Ale and Junior IPA to festival-goers.

Festival guests Tiffany Carrasco, Ricky Carrasco, and Julio Soto snagged some swag from the Magic Hat and Asahi booths.

Broken Bow Brewery founding partner Michael Lamothe (left) and Kasey Lamothe, sister and head of microbiology and quality control, stood by their motto: “If it ain’t broken, don’t drink it.”

Braven Brewing Company co-founders Eric Feldman and Marshall Thompson man the Plinko Board of Death encouraging guests to win prizes and taste their flagship White IPA.

Brooklyn Pour beer fans enjoy Two Roads Brewing Company’s Lil’ Heaven and Ol’ Factory Pils poured by Paul Sullivan.

Missy Solon (left) helped Coney Island Brewing Co.’s Peter Missere pour beers and hand out prizes at their table outside the vault.

A brew loving crew stops for some sips after playing games in the Brooklyn Pour lower level.

Liz Cyr poured Wölffer Estate Vineyard’s dry ciders at the vineyard’s Brooklyn Pour debut.

Brooklyn Pour beer fans discuss SingleCut Beersmiths’ John Michael Dark Lyric Lagrrr steeped with white coffee beans.

Paulaner Brauhaus and Restaurant master brewer Andreas Heidenreich and Justin Zurrow greeted guests with the NYC location’s Heffeweisen and Munich Dark.

Monique Camara (left) and Leyla Nejat pour two casks ales from Eataly Birrera, one of which, the Guiseppina, is brewed with pasta from the restaurant/marketplace.

A boisterous crew celebrates their fourth annual Brooklyn Pour for friend Goober’s birthday tradition. (Left to right: Alex Cheung, John Chang, Hong “Bird” Yi, Hyun “Goober” Kim and James “Moose” Hwang.)

Rockaway Brewing Company’s Marcus Burnett, owner, and Elana Langer, “official helper,” love sharing and discussing their ESB Love Beer.

A guest enjoys cold brew coffee mixed with Captain Lawrence Pumpkin Ale, a caffeinated concoction served by Stumptown Coffee Roasters’ Jeremy Rossen (right) and Zach Photo (not pictured).

Finback Brewery founder Kevin Stafford served his Easy Drinking IPA and Pumpkin IPA with help from Sean Lynch of Draft Mechanics LLC and the Clean Beer Project.

This couple scored some shades at the Asahi table at the Brooklyn Pour’s upper level.