Check out what’s in store for the week: beer, wine, farm dinners and festivals!
Harvest Cask Festival
Bierkraft commemorates the season and the hop harvest with a day of specialty casks from local brewers, along with some special imports. The brews include Captain Lawrence Captain’s Reserve and Brooklyn Brewery Best Bitter, plus a number of unfiltered German lagers. Pair the booze with bratwurst from The Meat Hook and pretzels from Sigmund Pretzelshop. Read more at BeerAdvocate.
Saturday, October 1 at 191 5th Ave between Sackett and Union Sts (Park Slope).
Oktoberfest at Sycamore
There’s no shortage of Oktoberfest celebrations, and as always Sycamore‘s contribution doesn’t disappoint. They’ll be barbecuing homemade German-style brats and serving up an international lineup of Oktoberfest-style beers. Get more details here.
Saturday, October 1 from 12pm-late at 1118 Cortelyou Rd between Stratford and Westminster Rds (Ditmas Park)
Chili Pepper Fiesta
Chili and spice and everything nice: you’ll find it at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, with a full day of chili-centric activities. Cast your vote at the Chili-Chocolate Takedown, sample the goods from Brooklyn Salsa Company and Sour Puss Pickles, take a tour of the garden’s chile plants, and pick up a few locally-grown peppers to take home. BBG has the full schedule.
Saturday, October 1 from 11am-6pm at 900 Washington Ave between President and Carroll Sts. $15. (Prospect Heights)
Home on the Grange (rescheduled due to weather)
Brooklyn Grange toasts to another fruitful season of urban farming with a soiree on its rooftop plot. The farm-driven menu spotlights the Grange’s own produce, alongside charcuterie from Brooklyn Cured and beverages from Troegs and Empire Brewing. A portion of proceeds support City Growers, the Grange’s non-profit organization dedicated to hands-on farm education. Read more about the festival and get tickets.
Saturday, October 1 from 4-9pm at 37-18 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, Queens. $89. (Queens)
37th Annual Atlantic Antic
The city’s largest street festival returns this Sunday, spanning 10 blocks and four neighborhoods. Catch live music, performances, food stands, discounts and freebies, with participants like Sahadi’s, The Brazen Head, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Sixpoint, and The Atlantic ChipShop. Learn more about the event from its organizer, the Atlantic Avenue LDC.
Sunday, October 2 from 12-6pm on Atlantic Ave between Hicks St and 4th Ave (Red Hook, Boerum Hill)
Knights of Bruklyn: Homebrewing Competition
Head over to Union Hall for the last of its quarterly brew-offs this year. Sample brews from 12 competitors, three of whom will move on to the finals in December. Judges include reps from Two Brothers and Ommegang, and attendees can vote on a “wild card” favorite. and There’ll also be snacks courtesy of Stinky Bklyn and a special cask beer from Barrier Brewing. Union Hall has more details.
Tuesday, October 4 at 7pm at 702 Union St at 5th Ave (Park Slope)
Wine. Dine. Donate.
Brooklyn Winery joins forces with Epicurious for a charitable evening of wine tastings and classes. Chat with winemakers and Epicurious editors while sipping vino and snacking on appetizers, and know it’s for a good cause: a portion of proceeds benefit the Food Bank for New York City. Get tickets.
Tuesday, October 4 from 6-8pm at 213 N 8th St between Driggs Ave and Roebling St. $30. (Williamsburg)
Ground Up: The New Foodshed Farmers Dinner
As part of a series of fall dinner symposiums, Bubby’s hosts an evening of farm-fresh food and discussion. Local farmers, including those from Snowdance Farm, Tonjes Farm Dairy, and Lucky Dog Farm, share their stories and insight on working in agriculture today. Afterward, everyone sits down to a seasonal, family-style meal, featuring produce and meats raised by the farmers themselves. Read more and get tickets here.
Wednesday, October 5 from 7-10pm at 1 Main St at Plymouth St. $65. (DUMBO)