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Freaktoberfest to spotlight craft beer and off-beat entertainment

Calling all freaks and beer geeks! Shmaltz Brewing Co. (producers of Coney Island lager), Smuttynose Brewing Co., Mikey Palms and the New York City Brewers Guild are presenting the fifth Annual Freaktoberfest Boutique Beer & Music Festival.

The festival, which combines beer from craft breweries with off-beat entertainment, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Greenwood Park Beer Garden, 555 Seventh Ave., Greenwood Heights, from noon to 5 p.m.

The festival will present more than 35 craft breweries pouring specialty beers while famous sideshow performer Donny Vomit (aka. The Human Blockhead) MC’s the afternoon's festivities. Enjoy New York’s finest burlesque dancers, local indie-rock bands, sideshow freaks and DJs.

For the piece de resistance, Shmaltz will unveil a special seasonal beer at Freaktoberfest: Coney Island Freaktoberfest ale. This bewitching, red-colored lager is available from September through Halloween.

In addition to Shmaltz, these other breweries will offer selections at Freaktoberfest:  Smuttynose, Sixpoint, Kelso, Brooklyn Brewery, Dogfish Head, Stone, Lagunitas, Allagash, Oskar Blues, Flying Dog, Eataly, Greenport Harbor, Green Flash, Weyerbacher, Left Hand, Empire, Peak, The Bruery, Maine Brewing Company, Hill Farmstead, Founders, Speakeasy, Bronx Brewing, 508 Gastropub, Elysian, 21st Amendment, Sierra Nevada, Nebraska, Pretty Things, Ballast Point, Two Brothers, Stillwater, Harpoon, Ommegang, Wandering Star and Captain Lawrence.

Tickets for Freaktoberfest are $60. For additional event information visit: freaktoberfest.blogspot.com.

September 10, 2012 - 1:18pm


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