Hyper-Local Breweries to Look for at the Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour

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While the Village Voice holds multiple tasting events throughout the year, we can’t help but get especially excited for Brooklyn Pour, held on Saturday, September 27th at the Williamsburg Savings Bank in Fort Greene. Not only does it take place on our home turf, but the event showcases a number of truly local breweries, not just along the East Coast, but throughout the entire Tri-State. So from Brooklyn’s own Braven Brewing Company to SingleCut in Queens, Manhattan’s Dyckman Beer Co. and Gun Hill in the Bronx, prepare for a borough-wide beer crawl at the upcoming Brooklyn Pour!

508 Gastrobrewery: This South Village gastropub carries its own craft suds on tap, created by brewer Chris Cuzme (one of the head organizers of NY Craft Beer Week). Try the Hibiscus Rice Cream, brewed with rice flakes and blended with hibiscus tea, or Leverage the Enemy; a kettle soured Berliner Weisse Style Ale.

Braven Brewing Company: Beer brewed in Bushwick? It doesn’t get more local than that. Founded in 2013 by friends Marshall S. Thompson and Eric Feldman (but not yet officially launched), Brooklyn Pour attendees will be amongst the first to preview their crisp, perfectly balanced ales and lagers.

Bronx Brewery: That other borough is finally getting some much deserved attention, thanks to the year-old Bronx Brewery. And one of its most intriguing creations is the Gin Barrel Aged Pale Ale, brewed with five different barley malts and aged in oak gin barrels for several months, to impart notes of juniper, mint and pine.

Brooklyn Brewery: Needing no introduction, this Williamsburg stalwart (overseen by James Beard Award-winning brewer, Garrett Oliver) is the pride of Brooklyn, repping our borough the world over with their signature lagers, pilsners and ales. Can’t wait till their seasonal Post Road Pumpkin makes it back to shelves!

Dyckman Beer Co.: Founded in 2012, this small brewery crafts beers inspired by the flavors, people and the culture of Uptown NYC. Look for their smooth and citrusy Dyckman Brew, fruity and minty Highbridge Summer Ale, made with ripened cerezas, and tart Epoca Saison, which is fermented in wine barrels.

Gun Hill Brewing Company: As if Bronx Brewery wasn’t enough, Gun Hill further asserts the borough’s ascension as a serious suds stronghold. Made using ingredients from New York farmers, the brewery’s upcoming lineup includes an India Pale Ale with whole-cone Simcoe and Cintra, Frosted Hop Strong Ale, made with the brewers own home-grown, hand-picked hops, and the dry, peppery Revolution Red Rye.

KelSo Brewery: Another established hometown favorite, the husband-and-wife owned KelSo is beloved the borough over for its floral Pilsners, spicy Nut Brown Lagers, and malty Industrial IPAs.

Paulaner Brauhaus: The first stateside outpost of the iconic German brewery, this Bowery restaurant and beer hall boasts two customized copper and steel fermentation tanks, creating a rotating line-up of unfiltered and unpasteurized beer.

Queens Brewery: Scarcely a year old, this Long Island City microbrewery joins a growing roster of similar establishments already dotting the borough. They’re currently putting all their efforts into a single, signature beer, a Queens Lager, smooth and hoppy with mineral notes and a light head.

Rockaway Brewing Company: Now located in Long Island City, this Far Rockaway-born brewery offers a five-strong list of suds with relatively high ABV’s, including the fruity Old School IPA (6.3%), the malty Rockaway ESB (6.4%), and the dark, sweet High Plains Drifter (8.2%) barrel aged in oak bourbon casks.

SingleCut Beersmiths: The first brewery to operate out of Queens since Prohibition, SingleCut boasts a truly impressive roster of house-made beers. Year-round offerings include the bitter, piney Full Stack IPA and summery Olympic White Lagrrr, while seasonal selections consist of a creamy, chocolatey More Cowbell Milk Stout, and yeasty, Belgian-style Alex Biere de Soleil Ale.

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