Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Oktoberfest in Brooklyn

The main event may be in Germany, but over here, there's plenty of beer-related festivities going on in Brooklyn.

Get your drink on at some of these local Oktoberfests that caught our eye:

261 Moore St. between Bogart and White streets in Bushwick
Sept. 19, 1-8 pm

Featuring sausage and plenty of beer from Kelso of Brooklyn, as well as performances by Pass Kontrol, Lady Magma, Gunfight, Post-Magic, and Feral Foster.

Rock Shop
249 Fourth Ave. between President and Carroll streets in Park Slope,
Sept. 24, 7 pm

Shmaltz Brewing Company teams up with Bierkraft, Southpaw and BeertenderBrooklyn to throw Freaktoberfest, the kick-off party for NY Craft Beer Week. In addition to brews, take in bands, burlesque and, as the name promises, freakshow performances. Tickets $55.

Park Slope
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District is planning a two-day Fifth Avenue Oktoberfest, taking place at several locations along the avenue with music on Fourth Street near Fifth Avenue. Details are still coming through for this one, so check the website as more comes in.

529 Waverly Ave. between Atlantic and Fulton avenues in Fort Greene
Oct. 2, 1-5 pm

Enjoy seasonal beers by Kelso, Heartland and Captain Lawrence breweries, as well as grilled sausage and music at this outdoor festival. All proceeds benefit the local Brown Memorial Community Development and Food Pantry. Tickets $40.
Any you'd like to add? Let us know in the comments section.


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