Beer WeekNew York’s fourth Annual Craft Beer Week started Friday at Southpaw, a converted 99-cent discount store in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with the Freaktoberfest Boutique Beer and Music Festival. Some 20 breweries pour samples of their best beers, supplemented by burlesque dancers, sideshow performers and indie-rock bands.
Revelry continues at 110 bars and restaurants throughout the week. Avoid the “I’m Lost and I Can’t Find My Beer” syndrome by downloading the event’s smart phone application, with a GPS component. Information: http://www.nycbeerweek.com/.