Toast your neighbors this Saturday, October 22, at The Well (272 Meserole Street) for Blocktoberfest! Courtesy of New York City Brewers Guild, the annual event will take place in East Williamsburg this year, which is its third year of existence. Whether or not you’re a self-proclaimed beer snob, Blocktoberfest is the celebration of beer you’ve been waiting for!

Occupying the backyard space of Bushwick’s famed craft brew spot, Blocktoberfest will allow you to take your pick from over 20 different breweries between 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. this coming Saturday, though attendees are also welcome to partake of the 60 draft beers, and more than 100 bottle and can beers, The Well already offers.

“We are honored to be hosting the 3rd annual Blocktoberfest presented by the New York City Brewers Guild,” says The Well’s event booker AJ Raposo. “Bringing beer back to Bushwick (and our building!) has been one of the founding visions of The Well.”

“Aside from the copious amount of beer, there will also be food, live music, and some games to partake in,” he continued. “We are all very excited for Saturday, and can’t wait to drink delicious beer with those who made it!”

What better way to cap off October than by enjoying your favorite beverage (beer) while educating yourself on some delicious local brews, Bushwick!

Also: The Well’s taco truck will be serving yummy Vietnamese tacos by Nhà Minh to help absorb all that yummy beer. There will be both meat and vegetarian options available, plus some sweets, and all of the offerings will be in the $3-$9 range.

Tickets can be purchased before or the day of, are less expensive if secured ahead of time, and are divided as follows: general admission + five 12 oz beers = $30 ($37 day of); general admission + five 4 oz samples = $18 ($20 day of); general admission only (non-drinkers) = $10 ($12 day of).


Big Alice Brewing Company: Lemongrass Kolsch, Sweet Potato Farmhouse

Braven Brewing: Black Pale Ale

Bridge & Tunnel Brewery: Three Sisters Pumpkin Ale, Tiger Eyes Hazelnut Brown Ale

Bronx Brewery: Banner Ale, No Resolutions IPA

Brooklyn Brewery: Bel-Air Sour, Insulated Dark Lager

Chelsea Craft Brewing: Pumpkin Pie Ale

Coney Island Brewery: Mermaid Pilsner, Hell Ride, Freaktoberfest

Dyckman Beer Company: Highbridge Summer Ale, Suave IPA

Finback Brewery: TBD

Flagship Brewery: Roggenfest IPA

Gun Hill Brewing Company: 21 Guns Imperial Red Ale

Heartland Brewery: Smiling Pumpkin Ale, 2014 Full Moon Barley Wine

Kelso Beer Company: Smorg Pilsner, Edible IPA, Grape Lambic

Keg & Lantern: Azacca Pale Ale, Gastronomical IPA, Keg O’Lantern Double Pumpkin Ale

Kings County Brewers Collective: Oktoberfest, IPA, Coffee Sour

LIC Beer Project: TBD

Paulaner Brewery: Oktoberfest

Queens Brewery: Queens BLVD session IPA, Queens Lager

Rockaway Brewing Company:  Rocktoberfest Ale

Singlecut Brewery: Billy 18-Watt Session IPA

Sixpoint Craft Ales: Oktoberfest, Goat Mutorcs

Staten Island Beer Company: Victory Blvd Pale Ale, Shaolin IPA

Strong Rope Brewery: The Holy Ink, Lupulus Pious, Grain Head

Threes Brewing: Vilet

Third Rail Beer: Field 2

Transmitter Brewing: NY4, S4

Featured image: The back yard at The Well. Photo courtesy of The Well.


The Well

Bushwick’s famed craft beer spot located near the Montrose L subway stop.

 272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, NY 11206

 Mon-Thurs: 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Fri: 4 p.m.-4 a.m., Sat: 12 p.m. – 4 a.m., Sun: 12 p.m.-1 a.m.

 (347) 338-3612

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