Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour – Ft. Greene

Last weekend, A-Tooch dropped into the Village Voice’s first annual Brooklyn Pour. This event was totally the “See and be seen” for craft beers.

Roommate L and I browsed the stands of familiar faces like Brooklyn Brewery and Abita (my personal fav from the South), along with some smaller upstate NY shops like Keegan Ales (Hurricane Kitty FTW) and Davidson Brothers. Our top pick of the day? Shipyard Brewing Pumpkinhead Ale — lighter than most pumpkin brews, not too sweet and a bit of spice kicked in. Gotta love the seasonal flavors.

The venue itself was pretty funky at the well-known Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene. The main space was host to about half of the brews while downstairs in the Vault, literally, were more brews plus food treats on sale like pretzels, wings and the usual go-to drunk beer food. Needless to say the later into the event it got the longer those lines were :)

I’ll close with a few little tips I’ve learned from these brew fests over the years:

  1. The fact that you are drinking from a 3 oz. sampling glass does not mean you are taking it easy. Think about Power Hour and how many of those little shots you consume in the hour. Exactly.
  2. It’s fun to sample different beers and their different flavor palettes…also their different alcohol contents. Be mindful of those 8 and 9% alcohol beers. They’ll get ya!
  3. Always come prepared with pretzels. Like this lady:

*Note: Entrance to the event was provided gratis. The opinions in this post are our own.
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  1. Mary
    Posted October 21, 2011 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    OMG a pretzel necklace!! Genius. I’m going to start wearing one to sporting events, and whenever I’m going to need a constant supply of snack :)

  2. Helena
    Posted October 25, 2011 at 3:59 PM | Permalink

    They should hand out those pretzel necklaces when you get to any beer-centered bar. Nothing better than a hoard of thirsty patrons!

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