May 29, 2023

2011 Brooklyn Pour | Brooklyn Beer Tasting Event

Last weekend Brooklyn Pour brought over 100 craft breweries under one roof for a very memorable experience. The process works like this…You purchase a ticket (or get hooked up by a friend, THANKS LEAH! – Photo below), show up to an amazing historic bank with a GIANT vault, pickup your tasting cup and indulge for the next few hours or until it is difficult to drink anymore. The event was great. The selection of brews was stellar!!!

Some of my personal favorites from the event:

Empire IPA – Provided an apple like crispness. Very refreshing

Saranac Pumpkin Ale wins the TTHU best seasonal beer award! This pumpkin ale has hints of nutmeg with a delicate pumpkin flavor. This is not an over powering flavor that screams IT’S AUTUMN!!!! It more or less rests on your pallet full of flavor and then moves on. This brew was much better than the Dog Fish Head pumpkin ale I sampled.

Atlantic Brewing Company – I sampled the Island Ginger brew and it had an amazing light summer taste. The porter was also quite nice with a strong flavor but not at all over powering.

Crispin Natural hard apple cider (unfiltered) – I have to start this off by saying, I am not a huge cider fan. I find them generally too sweet and the flavor overpowering but the unfiltered cider by Crispin was excellent. It tasted like amazing alcoholic apple cider! Not too sweet and not syrupy at all.

Dupont Saison – This classic Belgium Saison is a personal favorite of mine. I’ve had the brew many times but it was nice to have a sample mid day through the event. If you have never tried a Saison before this is a good one to start with, goes great with fruit or cheese.

Six Point – I tried the Righteous Ale and was very impressed. It has a nice dry feel to it with a hint of citrus that I enjoyed a lot. Six Point is a personal favorite of mine. I discovered the beer about a year ago and have been obsessed ever since. All there brews are so good! Try one if you haven’t yet!

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