Dispatches from the Village Voice's Brooklyn Pour!
On October 12th, I raced from my normal Saturday gig (giving craft beer walking tours of Williamsburg for Urban Oyster) to the Brooklyn Pour festival at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene, a decommissioned bank built in the most beautiful Art Deco style. A giant beast of marble and delicate fresco, the building was truly inspiring and an hilarious place to host a sloppy, day drunk craft beer fest.
The list of participating breweries was impressive, especially considering the fest was scheduled for GABF weekend. But the gang was there, ranging from actual brewers like our buddy Heather from Sixpoint and our good friends Joe & Lauren Grimm from Grimm Artisanal Ales to NY Sales reps for national brands like Victory and Founders to friends of friends who know a guy and can pour beer and work a thirsty crowd. A mixed bag for sure, but a good time for all.
We came, we saw, we drank. And we very much enjoyed the tunes from the Don Giovanni Records DJ team! Until next time, Village Voice.