THE VILLAGE VOICE ANNOUNCES
FIRST ANNUAL “BROOKLYN POUR” CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
New York, NY – After hosting the off-Broadway Obie theater awards for 56 years, 11 successful years of producing breakout music festivals in New York City and four sold out years of the annual Choice Eats tasting event, The Village Voice announces today a new Fall event to its roster. The Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival, featuring dozens of tri-state area craft beers along with food and entertainment will host its inaugural event on Saturday, October 15th in Fort Greene, Brooklyn at Skylight One Hanson (formerly the old Williamsburg Savings Bank) with tickets on sale August 24th.
The Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour craft beer festival will keep in the true form as its sister tasting event, Choice Eats, by curating local beers unique to New York City, mixed with a portfolio of beers from the East Coast craft beer community all under one roof for one afternoon. “Brooklyn Pour is our chance to create a unique beer tasting event for both the beer connoisseur and those just diving into the world of craft brews,” said Event Director Rosemary Raposo. “Not just a tasting event, Brooklyn Pour will offer all attendees the opportunity to learn about the world of craft beer and the people who create it.”
Brooklyn Pour will offer all guests a complimentary tasting of all beers, a souvenir glass, entertainment and live onsite beer demonstrations from the area’s top brew masters. VIP guests will be offered a special private tasting and demo room in the mezzanine along with a gift bag and surprise guests. Local fare from New York City’s top restaurants will also be available for additional purchase. Proceeds from the event are going to Brooklyn Pour’s charitable partner Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grassroots organization committed to the vision of a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn.
Tickets sales will begin on August 24th here: www.villagevoice.com/brooklynpour
Saturday, October 15th, 2011
VIP Hour: 2:00 - 3:00PM, Ticket Price $60
General Admission: 3:00 - 6:00PM, Ticket Price $40
For more information on “Brooklyn Pour” please have a sip here: www.villagevoice.com/brooklynpour
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About The Village Voice:
Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in October 1955, The Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing over fifty years ago. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, among others, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches, comprehensive entertainment listings, and unrivaled classifieds, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that is New York.
The Village Voice has also created such celebrated events as the Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Eats, Brooklyn Pour, Web Awards, as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides, the Voice is New York's most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online at www.villagevoice.com where the site averages 2 million unique users each month.