Ah, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week – The sun is shining, the birds have hopefully thawed out by this point and chirped at least once or twice, and the beer distributors are making off like old-timey bandits toting large fabric sacks with dollar signs on them. Although we’ve been a part of PCBW for a couple years now, this is our first time participating as an official, operating brewery, so we’re excited to be able to host a few events and goof around a little bit.
Sadly, due to logistical issues, we weren’t able to be a part of any of the collaboration brews this year. We do, however, have a pretty solid lineup of events for you. Here’s the rundown:
Blood, Sweat, and Beer: The Movie
Friday, April 17th • 6pm • Row House Cinema, Lawrenceville
The Pittsburgh premiere of Blood, Sweat, and Beer: The Movie for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015.
Blood, Sweat and Beer is a documentary about the explosive growth of the craft beer industry, but with a focus on the people behind it. It also follows the stories of two craft breweries: The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company (hey, that’s us!), in the months leading up to opening their brewery in the historic steel town of Braddock, PA; and Backshore Brewing Company, as they deal with a copyright lawsuit that threatens the existence of their Maryland business.
6:00pm – Beer tasting with The Brew Gentlemen
7:30pm – Movie showing
Tickets are $18 and are available by phone at 412-904-3225 or by email at email@example.com.
Commonwealth Press Beer Barge
Saturday, April 18th • 5pm • Gateway Clipper Ship, Station Square
It’s a local brewery party on a boat, and it’s SOLD OUT. Sorry, fam.
Beer + Yoga (pt. 3, with Brunch!)
Sunday, April 19th • 11am • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
The third of five Sunday yoga classes at The Brew Gentlemen taproom, in collaboration with South Hills Power Yoga. This time around, we’ll have Street Foods cooking up a special brunch menu outside for all of your post-yoga brunching needs.
The hour-long class is $5 and includes a complimentary 5oz taster. Spaces are limited. Tickets will go on sale via EventBrite on Monday, April 13th at noon.
An Arbitrary Party for No Reason
Monday, April 20th • 5pm • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
We’ve decided to open our doors for a special Monday night event. For some reason we keep forgetting what we’ve planned for this arbitrary party that we’re throwing for no reason whatsoever, but it involves a few of our friends, including Mac & Gold Truck.
This event is free to attend, and we suggest that you arrive hungry. Although we don’t think that will be an issue.
The Freshman Cask
Wednesday, April 22nd • 6pm • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
The Pittsburgh brewing scene’s Class of 2014 is coming together to bring you The Freshman Cask – an evening of cask beer for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015.
The Brew Gentlemen Beer Co., Grist House Brewing, Hitchhiker Brewing, and Apis Mead & Winery all opened their doors within a few weeks of one another. Now we’re teaming up to bring you a lineup of special one-off cask beers, while you get a chance to meet the brewers and enjoy a taco from PGH Taco Truck. No tickets necessary.
A Reverse Tap Takeover with The Independent
Thursday, April 23rd • 5pm • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is upon us, which brings with it the inevitable onslaught of tap takeovers. But rather than tapping several of our beers at one of our favorite bars, we’re reversing this equation: The Independent Brewing Company will be coming to us.
Owner Pete Kurzweg will be manning the vinyl as he curates the evening’s soundtrack, while executive chef Monique Ruvolo takes over the evening’s mobile food duties. No tickets necessary – more details to come.
Let’s Do Brisket! with Blowfish BBQ
Friday, April 24th • 6pm • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
It’s Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, so Blowfish BBQ is bringing some extra artillery for our weekly installment of Beer & Barbecue Friday.
Beer + Yoga (pt. 4, with Brunch!)
Sunday, April 26th • 11am • The Brew Gentlemen, Braddock
The fourth of five Sunday yoga classes at The Brew Gentlemen taproom, in collaboration with South Hills Power Yoga. Similarly to the previous installment, we’ll have Street Foods cooking up a special brunch menu outside for all of your post-yoga brunching needs.
The hour-long class is $5 and includes a complimentary 5oz taster. Spaces are limited. Tickets will go on sale via EventBrite on Monday, April 20th at noon.