Rebecca Fishbein in Food on Aug 17, 2013
Brooklyn isn’t exactly shy about feting its own brews and bottles these days—but considering that the borough puts out such a bevy of locally-made drinks and foodstuffs, you can hardly blame it for taking the opportunity to celebrate. And the Tap+Cork Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival, which kicks off tomorrow at The Lab in Bedford-Stuyvesant, aims to be a doozy, serving up samples from local breweries and wineries like Peek Organic and Fox Run vineyards.
The festival is co-sponsored by Bed-Vyne Brews, a neighborhood bar that opened earlier this summer and is run by the folks behind pioneering wine shop Bed-Vyne Wine; YRB Magazineand Manhattan Beer Distributors have also lent a hand to the festival. And it’s a pretty sweet deal: $20 gets you a sample glass and 20 drink tickets, so you can try offerings from brewers like Captain Lawrence, Kelso and the aforementioned Peek Organic, along with wines from companies like Brotherhood and Red Newt Cellar.
There will also be music, courtesy of FUSE’s DJ CEO and Brooklyn-based soul group (I am) Isis; you can also sit in on brewing classes and food from local vendors will be available for purchase. The event kicks off at 1 p.m. tomorrow and runs until 7 p.m.; you can purchase discounted advance tickets on Tap+Cork’s website.