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Beer-tacular: Get woozy on craft brew at the Brooklyn Pour

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A craft beer festival is coming to Brooklyn — and yes, it’s all-you-can-drink.

Beer lovers and enthusiasts will be able to swill as much hooch as their hearts desire at the first-ever Brooklyn Pour, an all-day celebration of everyone’s favorite hoppy, malty, boozy beverage featuring more than 100 craft brews from breweries all across the country, including hometown heroes Brooklyn Brewery, the Coney Island Brewery Company, Six Point and Kelso, among others.

The best part? One ticket to the event, which will be held at Skylight One Hanson in Fort Greene, buys you unlimited three-to-five-ounce samples of the brews of your choice.

“It’s is our chance to create a unique beer-tasting event for both the beer connoisseur and those just diving into the world of craft brews,” said Rosemary Raposo, a spokeswoman from the Village Voice, a Manhattan newspaper that is sponsoring the event. “Not just a tasting event, Brooklyn Pour will offer all attendees the opportunity to learn about the world of craft beer and the people who create it.”

Craft beer breweries — as opposed to mainstream breweries like Budweiser and Heineken — are described as “the mom-and-pop shops” of the beer scene: small, independent and traditional.

“Craft brew has better ingredients, and more dedication to the classic styles,” said Brian Dochney of the Brooklyn Brewery.

If it’s more than a beer buzz you’re after, Brooklyn Pour will also feature a Q&A session with home-brewer Tim Besecker, who manages the beer blog Private Tap; after the Q&A, Besecker will demonstrate how to brew beer in your own home.

Food vendors include burgers from Bare Burger, and slices from Pizza 33. DJ Finger on the Pulse will be behind the ones and twos at the Brooklyn Pour. More food and beer will be available at the after-party held at the Der Schwarze Kolner biergarden.

Now there’s something you can drink to.

Brooklyn Pour at Skylight One Hanson [1 Hanson Pl. at Ashland Place in Fort Greene, (718) 230-0400], Oct. 15 at 3 pm. Tickets $40. For info, visit; afterparty at Der Schwarze Kölner [710 Fulton St. at Hanson Place in Fort Greene, (347) 841-4495]. Free.

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