The Great World Beer Festival runs from October 31- November 1at Pier 92.
Your entry ticket gets you a free cup, beer samples galore, and entertainment.
Over 100 brewers will be in attendance.
The festival doesn't allow you to bring coolers or backpacks, so you cannot take a keg home for your next party. You also cannot bring your dog. (Their FAQ section doesn't state whether you are allowed to bring your other pets, but we bet that this event is for people only.)
There are no designated driver tickets, but you can surely hail a reliable NYC cab to get you to your next stop.