Just as Bavarians mark Oktoberfest each autumn, Brooklyners observe the changing of the seasons by enjoying a flight of events celebrating their favorite beverage. Here are some of the upcoming beer (plus wine, cider, and food) festivals in Brooklyn.


The Village Voice Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival — September 26 — will offer craft beer lovers the opportunity to choose from among more than 100 of the best seasonal, micro, and reserve brews from the New York area and beyond. It takes place at the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint, and will include food, entertainment, and more. The hours are from 3–6 p.m. for general admission, with early admission at 2:30 p.m. and VIP entry at 2:00 p.m. Purchase tickets here.

Photo of last year’s Brooklyn Pour event courtesy of the Village Voice via Facebook.

brooklyn-brew-shop-beer-making-kit-cheers-ny-9739878Brooklyn Brew Shop beer making kit via Cheers NY

Cheers NY  October 2—4 
This first-of-its-kind festival is presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, ExploreBK.com, Brooklyn Made, and Taste NY. It offers attendees the chance to sample New York State beer, wine, and cider. You’ll also get to nosh at the Brooklyn Eats marketplace, featuring goodies from an impressive variety of Brooklyn food companies, from Aunt Butchie’s to Steve’s Ice Cream. The event takes place in Sunset Park at Industry City. Tickets are available for a variety of times over the two days of the festival. Note: the festival is closed to the public on October 2.

hoppy-quad-victory-beer-2629558Hoppy Quad | Victory Beer via Facebook

Victory Brewery Beer Dinner – October 15
Every third Thursday of the month, Whole Foods Brooklyn in Gowanus transforms its rooftop dining area into a beer garden and invites beer aficionados to a five-course dinner with pairings. This month, a brewmaster from Victory Brewing Company will take guests through the evening’s selections while tasters enjoy the cuisine and incredible views of the New York skyline. Contact Whole Foods Brooklyn for more information.

tapped-ultimate-craft-beer-festival-4457938Tapped Ultimate Craft Beer Festival | Barclays Center via Facebook

Tapped: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival – October 25
The Barclays Center in Prospect Heights welcomes this extravaganza on the last Sunday in October. Tapped: The Ultimate Craft Beer Festival will spotlight over 100 beers, wines, and ciders, while giving guests access to Barclays’ signature Taste of Brooklyn stadium concessions. And, of course, Sunday football games will be broadcast throughout the concourse. General admission and VIP tickets are available here.

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