On Saturday afternoon of August 10th I attended the second annual Beer without Beards “stumbling through the stubble of craft beer” festival.
The event which was promoted by Hop Culture is the country’s largest celebration of female led craft breweries.
It’s actually a week of beer dinners and a bottle share event ending with the festival which had 24 breweries owned by women or having women brewers.
The event was held at The Well at 272 Meserole Street in Bushwick Brooklyn. It’s a bar and performance space in the former Hittleman Brewery which was erected in 1867 in an area that was once Brooklyn’s Brewers Row. At one time there were 17 breweries in 9 blocks! The bar pays homage to that past by serving over 200 different beer.
The neighborhood is ground zero for Millennial hipsters so it’s not surprising that many of the people enjoying the festival were young and tattooed.
The event was held in the outdoor “graffiti garden” where you had the opportunity to sample the beer and chat with many of the women owners and brewers.
|Austin Street||Backward Flag|
|Garrison City||Harlem Brewing Co.|
|King’s Court||LIC Beer Project|
|Mikkeller NYC||Moustache Brewing|
|Tales||The Rare Barrel|