BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Bottoms up, Bed-Stuy.
Neighborhood craft beer bar Bed-Vyne Brew celebrates the fourth anniversary of its sister shop, Bed-Vyne Wine, with an Oktoberfest celebration this Saturday.
Organizers will close off a block of Putnam Avenue on Oct. 17, offering a full line-up of food and drinks.
Local vendors, including The Jerk Shop and Subaltern Coffee Co., will dole out jerk chicken, coffee and pastries, while DJ Spinna provides tunes for the day-long block party.
Bed-Vyne Brew hosts the festivities in collaboration with event company Keg and Cork and plans to have 10 beers on tap, including Ithaca Beer Co.’s Flower Power, Sly Fox’s Oktoberfest and Captain Lawrence’s Freshchester Pale Ale.
The wine shop at 370 Tompkins Ave. will also serve its private labels and debut its new liter bottles, the Bed Red and the Bed White.
This weekend’s celebration marks the third Oktoberfest for the Bed-Vyne brand, according to owner Rotimi Akinnuoye.
“The neighborhood is so diverse now, with a lot of new people and a mix of older residents that have been here for years,” Akinnuoye said.
“Events like this bring everyone together and that’s why we love to do it. We want our overall business to reflect the entire Bedford-Stuyvesant and be inclusive of everyone in the neighborhood.”
Oktoberfest will kick off at 12 p.m. and continue through 6 p.m. on Oct. 17, on Putnam Avenue between Tompkins and Marcy avenues. Admission is free, and visitors can buy drink tickets starting at $5 for one, and $20 for five drinks.