Collaborations are the new normal. Why not link up two of America's favorite past-times: music and beer?
Pitchfork, "the most trusted voice in music," and October, a leading beer culture website, have announced the first ever OctFest: an epic one-day music and beer festival, featuring eight musical artists and 40 breweries from around the world. Slated for September 9 at The Brooklyn Hangar in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, at the intersection of great music, food, and an incredible selection of contemporary beers, OctFest intends to unite novice and experienced beer lovers alike.
The OctFest musical line-up will feature Guided By Voices, Okkervil River, The Sadies, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Kilo Kish, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and others still TBA. The breweries will include local favorites Adirondack (Lake George, BY), Braven (Brooklyn, NY), Bronx (Bronx, NY), Empire (Syracuse, NY), Old Blue Last (New York, NY), Peekskill (Peekskill, NY), Singlecut (Queens, NY), Sixpoint (Brooklyn, NY), and Threes (Brooklyn, NY); as well as breweries from around the country like 4 Hands (St. Louis, MO), New Holland (Holland, MI), Rogue (Ashland, OR), Schlafly (St Louis, MO), Stony Creek (Branford, CT); and international standouts such as Cloudwater (England), Radeberger (Germany), and Weihenstephan (Germany).
OctFest will be split into two sessions on 9/9, featuring different music and brewery line-ups. The day session will run from 1:00-5:00pm and the evening session will run from 7:00-11:00pm. Tickets are $60 and on sale now at octfest.co.
October is a project led by Pitchfork's Slow Focus Studio and Good Beer Hunting. For more information, including line-ups, event news and updates, visit Oct.co and follow @Pitchfork and @ReadOctober.