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Second Annual Queens Beer Festival to take place this weekend

Queens Beer Festival flyer (from LIC Flea on Instagram)

Oct. 10, 2017 by Nathaly Pesantez

The Queens Beer Festival is posed to return again after its debut last year in Long Island City.

The festival will take place on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at LIC Flea & Food, located at 5-25 46th Ave. Beers from every single Queens-based brewery will be available at the event for unlimited tastings, along with a curated selection of brews from Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Tickets for the weekend beer festival range from $29 to $116, and are based on time brackets. Tickets timed for the first and last two hours of the event are $29, with the price going up to $39 for those interested in skipping the line and getting an extra 30 minutes of beer tastings.

VIP tickets at $56 are also available and include Food & Flea discounts, a beer festival tote, and an extra 30 minutes gained by skipping the line. The “full spread” ticket, at $126, allow attendees to stay for the entirety of the event and receive food and flea discounts along with a tote bag.

Tickets for the event can be purchased through the special events page on LIC Flea & Food.

Featured breweries include:
• Coney Island Brewery
• Blue Point Brewery
• BravenBrewery
• 1947 Premium Lager
• Great South Bay Brewery
• Montauk Brewing Company
• Rockaway Brewing Company
• Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
• War Flag Brewing Company
• Bridge and Tunnel Brewery
• Finback Brewery
• Greenpoint Beer & Ale
• The Bronx Brewery
• SingleCut Beersmiths
• The Flagship Brewing Company
• SixPoint Brewery
• Great South Bay Brewery
• KelSo Beer Company
• Southern Tier Brewing Co

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I did not attend the festival but I walked by and kudos to the band that was playing. They made a big mistake though not having extra port-a-potties. That line looked brutal.


Maybe they were able to pass the time waiting by handling their bollocks and harassing some women.


Fun Fact about Rockaway Swillery: they once tried to start a month long fake beach in Ridgewood with financial backing by Slate Properties. The same firm that was involved in the Rivington House scandal


When did beer become fine wine with the tasting? And at 120 bucks there are way too many idiots living in NY.

All those beers are rancid too.


Frank, you must be kidding that $126 is worth it for this BS and the stupid tote bag. As someone said you must be a 1%er.


A hundred and twenty-six f^cking dollars??? Everything you need to know about what the hell is wrong with this city today is right here, folks.

Owner of a new Tote Bag

I got a tote bag at last week’s community carnival for free! However no beer was included.


Actually, that is not bad for 5.5 hours of open bar, I mean, tastings, with food discounts and skip the line priority. And the tote bag.


If you parked your ass in one of our local bars for the afternoon, drank a selection of beers and ordered the highest priced food item off their menu, you’d spend half what they are charging at the rip-off, snot-nose beer festival. I’ll buy my own goddamn tote bag, and even get you one too, with my pocket change.


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