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@VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

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The Village Voice’s second Brooklyn Pour took place at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer extravaganza was fully packed, with two sessions to cater to the huge demand received much in part to the success of last year’s BK Pour. My guess is that Village Voice will probably have to make the event a two-day affair next year as more and more people learn about this Brooklyn secret.

Even with the crowd, attendees could easily get a taste of all 100+ beers, assuming their stomach capacity and tolerance would allow for such a lofty endeavor. One thing I would suggest if you come next year is to make sure that you have a tasting buddy who drinks at about the same pace as you do! I came with a guy and a girl friend and he left us slow sippers in the dust to conquer the tasting floor on his own. Despite my snail’s pace, I did get so sample some great beers.

Here are the highlights:

IMG 2760 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Welcome!

IMG 4831 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest First stop… grab a tasting glass and pencil to mark your beer list

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IMG 2735 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest The scenic Skylight One Hanson, formerly  known as the Williamsburg Savings Bank

HeyDoYou1 1024x576 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Beers, beer and more beer

HeyDoYou 1024x341 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest From left to right:
* Three Philosophers by Brewery Ommergang was probably the strongest beer at 9.80% ABV!
* Love the Rastufa Rye label (Blue Point Brewery).
* Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Aged Beers was the “Best Beer in Show” according to my unofficial survey of people standing next to me when I tasted it, and my very own taste buds.

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IMG 2740 1024x813 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Barefoot wine added a little variety to the beer fest

My Photo Stream1 1024x341 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Another non-beer exhibitor was Greenhook Ginsmiths gin. The American Gin packs an over-proof zing. Beach Plum add some flavor to gin and is tasty either for sipping straight or adding to a cocktail. Owner, Steven DeAngelo, is pictured on the right.

IMG 2771 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Had to take a pic of this young Richard Gere look alike icon smile @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

IMG 2749 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Umm, these pickles–delish! And a perfect accompaniment to a cold, frost beer.

IMG 27411 974x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Wine flavored cupcakes. I don’t need to elaborate here. Yum!

IMG 2747 747x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Pretzel, anyone?

IMG 2759 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Good old-fashioned chugging contest

HeyDoYou2 1024x576 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Cheers!

IMG 2758 768x1024 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest Gorgeous venue, huh?

IMG 4850 @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest See you next year, BK Pour!

For more info on BK Pour click here 

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