Arts+Crafts, Inc. to Present 2nd Annual Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest, August 16

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In its second year, Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest is expected to draw nearly one thousand beer and wine aficionados for a day of tastings, food and entertainment, August 16 at Restoration Plaza.

Arts+Crafts, Inc. has announced the return of Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest, Saturday, August 16, 2pm to 8pm at Restoration Plaza in Central Brooklyn. Now in its second year, the event is expected to draw hundreds of beer and wine aficionados for a day of tastings, curated cuisines and entertainment.

Sponsored by Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer and YRB Magazine, fest goers will sip and sample select craft beers and wines from New York State and Northeast regions. ‎Among the featured brewers are KelSo, Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Barrier Brewery, SingleCut Beersmiths and Samuel Smith. Wineries include Martine's Wines, Annadale Cidery, Brooklyn Oenology Winery (BOE), Croteaux Wineries and Brooklyn Winery.

Arts+Crafts, the co-production and marketing team behind last year’s inaugural fest, has a key focus in establishing partnerships that help drive traffic to hospitality businesses throughout the city. That focus is evinced in the fest’s beer and wine selection.

“Last year, our beer and wine programs were heavily curated through major distributors. This year, we’re looking to give more local, micro and nano brands an outlet to consumers,” said Tai Allen, Arts+Crafts, Inc. founder.

The fest will also feature curated cuisines from in-demand food vendors, such as Bella Torte, along with local vendors and demonstrations.

In addition, DJ CEO and special musical guests will bring to life a retro-music atmosphere celebrating the impact of the 1990’s label superpowers, Bad Boy vs Roc-A-Fella, who changed the musical, cultural and fashion landscapes of NYC. In support of this theme, Brooklyn-based House Of Art Gallery will display select art prints of Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z featured in renowned artist Justin Bua’s book Legends of Hip-Hop.

The event has also earned support from New York City Council Member Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (D-36).

“I'm thrilled that Arts+Crafts, Inc. understands the importance of supporting our community's vibrant small businesses. These merchants employ our neighbors and allow us to spend our dollars where we rest our heads. They also express and shape this community's unique culture. I encourage each festival goer to extend and enrich their experience of Bedford-Stuyvesant by exploring our wonderful, local shops.”

Tap+Cork: Brooklyn Beer & Wine Festival -- The Bad Boy vs Roc-A-Fella Edition, takes place, Saturday, August 16, from 2pm - 8pm at Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza’s outdoor amphitheater, located at 1368 Fulton Street in Brooklyn, New York. Tickets are on sale now at Prices range from $10 - $30 for advance, designated driver and onsite tickets and include a commemorative sampling glass. Please note, admission for this event is 21+.

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About Arts+Crafts
It is the creative goal of Arts+Crafts to develop events that recognize the importance of giving neighborhoods amazing things to do and connect with one another, from concerts to beer & wine tastings to neighborhood festivals. Arts+Crafts is dedicated to creating the events for the communities it serves and experiences that communities will remember for years to come. Already entrenched in the Central Brooklyn and Downtown Brooklyn art scenes, the founders of Arts+Crafts are committed to the growth of arts and culture in New York City.

About Tap+Cork
In its second year, Tap+Cork events combine the sophistication of grand tastings with the celebratory atmosphere of summer festivals and neighborhood block parties. Its Brooklyn Beer & Wine Fest and Winter Solstice events feature award-winning selections of craft beers, regional wineries and attract thousands for tastings, live music and entertainment.

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