Brooklyn Waterfront Beer Festival Saturday June 16,2012

8 Jun

While summer is (unofficially) here and that means lots of things (like hot dog eating contests, barbeques, and my unreadiness to sport a bikini on the beach), most importantly it means the start of outdoor craft beer festivals and an offering of specialty summer craft brews.  King’s County will host to what is shaping up to be the granddaddy of all summer beer festivals. 

The Brooklyn Waterfront Craft & Specialty Beer Festival will take place on Saturday June 16th, offering attendees two tasting sessions, and gives local craft beer lovers three ticketing options: Connoisseur, VIP, and General Admission.  For those of you who truly want the full experience (and have a full wallet), the Connoisseur option will allow guests to enter an hour before GA ticket holders, have access to an air-conditioned tent and waterfront deck as well as the ability to taste a number of rare beers that will not be offered in the general tasting area (like the Alchemist’s Heady Topper).  Just a step down (in price and status), a VIP ticket holder will be able to enter an hour early but will not have access to the rare beers.  All ticket holders have the opportunity to attend two seminars: one centered on women in the craft beer industry and the second about home brewing.  The seminars are on a first-come first serve basis and are limited to only 50 guests.   

Described as a “craft beer block party” by organizers, the festival will also feature Brooklyn-centric gourmet food as well as live music.  Local favorites such as Brooklyn, Sixpoint, and Kelso will pour side-by-side with up-and-comers like Ben’s Brew (out of upstate Oneonta) and Clown Shoes (with their raunchy titled Lubrication Ale) and even two brews from Manhattan’s 508 Gastropub (see previous blog post). Honestly, what more could one girl want?  I couldn’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday in June.   Here at “Two Girls One Pint,” we’re looking forward to mingling with local brewers, revisiting our old favorite breweries and beers as well as falling in love with new ones, and spending a day overlooking the Manhattan skyline in one of the coolest areas of Brooklyn.  Much better than spending a day at the a beach in a bikini…    


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