Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival, June 16

The Hand Crafted Tasting Company, the people who brought you the NYC American Craft Beer Festival (now called the NYC Craft Beer Festival) in March, next month will present its first Brooklyn Waterfront Summer Craft & Specialty Beer Festival. The event will be on June 16 at 5 North 11th St in Williamsburg.

Similar to the first event, this one will have two sessions, one from 12:30 to 4 p.m. and the second from 6 to 9:30 p.m., featuring 150 beers from a reported 90 breweries. Here‘s the list of featured breweries. We’re happy to see many of our local favorites on there, including 508 Gastrobrewery, Greenport, Southampton, and of course Brooklyn Brewery and Sixpoint.

Snacks and food will be offered from local food purveyors such as Sheep Station, The Brooklyn Star, Cornelius, the Coolhaus ice cream truck and the Morris Grilled Cheese truck. The event will also feature live music.

“Between the outdoors, Williamsburg waterfront location, seasonal Summer craft beers, live music, and great food, we think [this event] will be a beer tasting block party people won’t want to miss.” said Robert Howell, Producer for Hand Crafted Tasting Co., in a press release.

Seminars will be held during this event, with topics including “Women in Craft” and “Urban Home Brewing Primer.”

Ticket options are general admission ($55 advance, $65 at the door), VIP ($75 advance, $85 at the door) and Connoisseur ($125 advance, $135 at the door). All early bird tickets are sold out. VIPs will have an advance hour of tastings, while connoisseurs will get the extra hour, plus access to a special connoisseurs lounge and waterfront deck for the entire session, extra rare beer tastings, and complimentary finger food by MexiBBQ.

Hand-Crafted Tasting Company is the Food & Beverage division of Mad Dog Presents, a concert production & event planning company.

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