The Village Voice this week announced its lineup of breweries for its 6th annual Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival, the first year it is officially New York City’s largest one-day beer festival.
The event will take place September 24 at the Brooklyn Expo Center and will feature around 125 samples of seasonal, micro and reserve brews from over 65 regional and national breweries.
“The Village Voice curates unique events for our readers to showcase the best of what New York has to offer. From food to music to art and beer… The Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour is designed for beer connoisseurs, enthusiasts and novice drinkers,” Suzan Gursoy, publisher of The Village Voice, told Publishers Daily.
The event will also help the publication's brand reach as it gears up for its “extensive relaunch” across its print and digital properties slated for 2017.
This year, tastings will also include mead, hard seltzer and root beer, ciders and liquor and will feature a game zone and dining hall hosted by The Astor Room, a supper club in the Kaufman Astoria Studios.
General admission tickets will go for $55 and VIP tickets are $85. All ticket holders will have access to unlimited tastings and a souvenir-tasting glass.
A portion of proceeds from Brooklyn Pour will be donated to the charity Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue, a nonprofit that works to rescue adoptable dogs from high kill, rural shelters in southern USA.
Sponsors of the 2016 Brooklyn Pour include Blue Point Brewing, Cabot Creamery, Aberlour, Asahi Beer, Califia Farms, Green Mountain Energy, Guinness, Jameson Caskmates, Polar Beverages, Whole Foods Market, Wm. John Macy’s Cheesesticks, Verizon FIOS and Vita Coco.