Brooklyn Pour

More Pumpkin Beer Than Anyone Ever Asked For at the Brooklyn Pour Festival

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As budding journalists, something that we are finding out at a very rapid rate is that there is really a fine line that you have to walk when going to a beer event. This past weekend we were given the privilege of covering the annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Fest, presented in its 6th year by the Village Voice. In similar fashion to the last article we wrote for our ever tolerant friends at Greenpointers, we underestimated the inherent conflict that would arise from trying to maintain our journalistic integrity while also sampling every beer vendor in attendance. So before we continue to how deep we got into the fest, let’s give you some raw stats about the event.

Brooklyn Pour focuses on highlighting small craft breweries and unique imported beers. All told, there were 58 different breweries in attendance from all over the country serving up over 125 craft brews. There seemed to be a focus on the Northeast, the reason for which is because we make the best beer (Step off, centuries old breweries from Germany.)

Boring info out of the way, let’s get to the breakdown of our experience at the expo. What follows is a timeline of our decent into trying to take on the biggest craft beer festival in the Northeast, and failing miserably. Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY! The Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival is Back with 125+ Local and Seasonal Brews (9/24)! Win Two Tickets!

2016brooklynpour_posterBrooklyn Pour – NYC’s Largest One Day Beer Festival – is back! The 6th annual event, presented by the Village Voice (Saturday, September 24th from 3PM – 6PM at Brooklyn Expo Center at 72 Noble St) has grown to epic proportions.

With 125+ local & seasonal craft brews, expanded tastings including mead, hard seltzer and root beer, ciders and liquor for all guests, a gaming area, adining hall presented by The Astor Room, the retro supper club of Kaufman Astoria Studios, take-home souvenirs for all, sizzling surprise prizes, fun contests, amped up DJ booth & MORE, this is gonna be one amazing day of tantalizing tasting and glorious gulping.

2016brooklynpour_image1We have a pair of General Admission tickets ($110 value) to give away.

To enter: In the comments, tell us what your favorite craft beer is.

Deadline: Tuesday, September 20th, 11:59pm.

A winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email Wednesday (9/21).

You can also buy tickets here and get $10 off with promo code “GPOINT”. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Pour Brought Local and Far-Flung Brews to Greenpoint

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The Village Voice’s Fifth Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival last weekend filled the Brooklyn Expo Center with over 60 breweries and their fans. Amid a melee of Frisbee, games, balloons, food trucks and tables, there was still room for all the attendees to drink, mingle and even compete in a stein lifting competition.

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Proudly Presenting 60+ Breweries at the Brooklyn Pour next Sat (9/26)! Get $10 off!

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The Village Voice is proud to announce the final lineup of 60+ breweries for the 5th Annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3pm – 6pm at Brooklyn Expo Center here in Greenpoint!

60+ breweries include: Allagash Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing Company, Austin Eastciders, Bluepoint Brewing Company, Braven Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Brew Shop, Dogfish Head, Continue reading

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GIVEAWAY!! Tickets to Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival!! (9/26)

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Featuring over 100+ craft brews from New York & beyond, The Village Voice is hosting the fifth annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 26th from 3:00PM–6:00PM at Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint. Craft beer aficionados will sample the best seasonal, micro and reserve brews from breweries located in the country with a pinpointed focus on the tri-state area. Plus there will be food, games and more!

We have a pair of General Admission tickets ($110 value) to give away. Continue reading

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