Drink up the 1st Annual Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival

Six hours of it really, really helps. via Facebook

Six hours of it really, really helps. via Facebook

Everyone is all about fancy beer and wine these days, despite the appeal of the humble American. It was only a matter of time before Brooklyn got in on celebrating sad fancy beer, and behold, Motherless Brooklyn said unto thee, “Let there be a new beer and wine festival.” And it was so. Born from YRB Magazine and Bed-Stuy’s Bed-Vyne, the Tap+Cork Beer and Wine Festival launches August 18, with traditional tastings (brews, wines, AND cocktails!), music, food and home brew lessons, so you shall never go thirsty.

Tap+Cork will go down at The Lab (1428 Fulton Street) in Bed-Stuy and feature over four hours of open beer and wine tasting, including my fave summer beer Kelso, as well as snacks from local eateries and Fuse TV’s DJ CEO on the ones and twos. This is one of those events that is practically a ready-made date, so you’re welcome.

The fesitval is only $15, but even your boss can enjoy the $30 VIP option that will keep them from rubbing elbows with us plebes in a special tent, for a special hour before doors open, with special beers, and special snacks. They even offer something called a “Designated Driver” for an additional $15, which seems incredibly affordable for a ride home, so I’m pretending that it actually means you get someone to drive you around on an elusive two-person Segway. Interested? Of course you are, so grab some tickets here.

1st Annual Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival, Sunday August 18, Bed-Vyne, The Lab, 1428 Fulton Street, 1pm – 7pm, $15