Oh gnome you didn’t! Chouffe Fest to take over Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Folklore festival celebrates Belgian craft beer

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The gnomes are coming! On Thursday, a one-night Belgian craft-beer celebration dubbed Chouffe Fest will transform Brooklyn Night Bazaar into a gnome-themed playground. Thanks to oversize decor and red pointy caps, you’ll feel like one of the tiny folklore creatures while posing for photos on a throne (a wooden chair fit for a giant).

A $10 ticket gets you access to all of the event’s activities, plus two slices from Eddie's Pizza and three suds from Brewery Achouffe: La Chouffe (the original pint created by the brewery-founding brothers-in-law in 1982), a blond ale with peppery spice and fruity notes; McChouffe, a Belgian-Scottish dark ale that hits toffee, caramel and nutty marks; Houblon Chouffe, a triple IPA with loads of citrus hops and a touch of honey.

After you’ve slung back a few pints, immortalize your mythical self with a caricature, join a game of life-size checkers and Jenga, or dance to DJ sets and a live performance by Baby Soda. Then take home souvenir screenprinted posters and letterpress postcards. 165 Banker St at Norman Ave, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (no phone, chouffefest.com). 7–11pm; $10


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