Forgot to book your ticket to Munich for Oktoberfest this year? You can still get your beer fix this Saturday at the Village Voice‘s Brooklyn Pour beer festival. Dozens of breweries will gather at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint for one of the biggest beer tasting events of the fall. Represent the five boroughs by slugging beers from local favorites like Flagship, Big Alice, Rockaway Brewing Co., and Other Half, and compare New York’s best to the wares of national players like Allagash, Victory, and Sierra Nevada. Or get snickered at by the craft beer cognoscenti by sipping on macrobrews like Singha, Guinness, and Kronenbourg 1664.
Crucial piece of advice: eat before, during, and after the event to avoid earning everyone’s derision as Obnoxiously Drunk Guy/Gal (there’s one at every beer fest) after a few glasses of 8.5% ABV Delirium Tremens. The Astor Room, of Astoria, will be slinging oysters, tacos and the like, so be sure to line that stomach.
Hard ciders, meads, and spiked seltzers will also be on offer if beer’s not your thing.
Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival on Sept. 24, 3pm to 6pm, at Brooklyn Expo Center, 72 Noble St., Greenpoint; general admission tickets are $55 and get you access to samples of the 125+ beers on offer.