There’s nothing like going to a beer festival and slowly sipping your way into pleasant intoxication (not blackout) with a bunch of fellow beer lovers. The only downside is having to pay for a ticket. But in the case of the Village Voice‘s Brooklyn Pour festival, there’a workaround: if you volunteer for their upcoming Choice Streets food truck food festival, they will reward you with a ticket to Brooklyn Pour later this year. That’s an offer we can raise our glass to.
Choice Streets is taking place May 7 from 6pm to 11pm on Pier 86 in Manhattan. The downside to the volunteering is that you’ll have to be there for all five hours of the festival, and you can’t eat or drink while you’re there. But hey, you can eat food truck food the other 364 days of the year, so giving it up one day in order to do things like scan tickets, help out food truck workers, handing out programs and be generally helpful in exchange for a ticket to three hours of free craft beer is a good deal. The only volunteering requirements are being at least 21 and being both friendly and knowledgeable, so as long as you meet those, apply to volunteer right here.
A ticket to Brooklyn Pour, which gets you three hours of access to all of the craft beer hauled out for the event, otherwise costs $50. So the best way to look at it is by using maths, and figure you’re working five hours for $10/hour. And then this way not only do you make sure that you don’t forget to buy a ticket when they go on sale, because you’re being given a ticket instead of money, you won’t wind up blowing it on drugs like you otherwise would have. Win-win.