(New York, NY) – Calling all Freaks and Beer Geeks! Shmaltz Brewing Co., Smuttynose Brewing Co., Mikey Palms, and the New York City Brewers Guild present the 5th Annual FREAKTOBERFEST® Boutique Beer & Music Festival! Join us on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at one of the biggest and best new beer gardens in Brooklyn – Greenwood Park Beer Garden (555 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY) – from 12 pm – 5 pm. Tickets for FREAKTOBERFEST® are $60, which includes five full hours of unlimited sampling, an afternoon filled with live music and performances, and a commemorative glass. For additional event information visit: freaktoberfest.blogspot.com.
The 5th Annual FREAKTOBERFEST® features more than 25 of your favorite craft breweries pouring specialty beers while famous sideshow performer Donny Vomit (a.k.a. The Human Blockhead) MC’s the afternoon’s festivities. Get your freak on while enjoying New York’s finest burlesque dancers, local indie-rock bands, sideshow freaks, and DJs.
The press touts that FREAKTOBERFEST® is a freakishly good time: Aquarian Weekly hails, “Freaktoberfest kicks serious ass!” Beer Nation says, “All in all, Freaktoberfest was an awesome event, with great beer, music, and burlesque.” The Full Pint notes, “We had a blast at Freaktoberfest with our fellow brewers and brew lovers!”
Arise and Possess Shmaltz’s Latest Seasonal Release: Coney Island Freaktoberfest®
The upcoming 5th Annual FREAKTOBERFEST® marks the seasonal launch of Coney Island Freaktoberfest®. Toiling and boiling 6 malts and 6 hops in their stainless steel cauldrons, Shmaltz conjures up a 6.66% ABV blood-red lager. This bewitching brew is available from September through Halloween – it’s no trick that Freaktoberfest® is the perfect, Fall 2012 adult treat. CraftBeer.com says, “Freaktoberfest is the ultimate Halloween beer.” 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and a very limited supply of kegs will appear at boutique beer stores and select bars throughout NYC and the across the US beginning September 2012.
About Shmaltz Brewing Company
Shmaltz Brewing Company was named “Best American Craft Brewer” and won the “Best In Show 2010” title by Beverage World Magazine, after being named “Breakout Brand” for 2009. Ranked in 2012 as one of the “Top 50 Brewers in the World” by RateBeer.com, Shmaltz was also included in the “Top 50 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies” by San Francisco Business Times, and is a recipient of the “Distinguished Business Award” by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.
Established in San Francisco in 1996, with the first batch of 100 cases of HE’BREW Beer® bottled, labeled, and delivered by hand, Shmaltz has sold more than ten million bottles of beer to date. Along with their acclaimed line of HE’BREW Beers®, Shmaltz introduced its new line of sideshow-inspired Coney Island Craft Lagers®. Shmaltz offerings are available in more than 30 states through 35 wholesalers at more than 3,500 retail specialty shops across the U.S., including Beverages & More, Whole Foods, Total Wine, select Krogers and Cost Plus.
Shmaltz Brewing beers have appeared in such distinguished media outlets as The New York Times, CNN Headline News, The Onion, Beer Advocate Magazine, Celebrator Beer News, Ale Street News, NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” New York Magazine, Newsweek, Men’s Health, Playboy, Associated Press, Reuters, MSNBC, San Francisco Magazine, The Jerusalem Report, New York Jewish Week, Washington Post, MAXIM, Forbes.com, Smartmoney.com, Entrepreneur.com and Epicurious.com.