The onset of fall is awesome. It’s the calm before the storm, a nice month or so of utter pleasantness before the true cold hits and we all start seeking out those 10% winter warmers and barleywines. It’s also pumpkin beer season, and as Brandon has previously noted, we’ve got a series of three crazy collaboration pumpkin beers that we’re excited to be releasing throughout the month. So we’re teaming up with our friends to put together a series of events to celebrate each beer’s release, culminating in one final blowout – a Hitchcock-themed Halloween party at the Carrie Furnace. Here’s the lineup:
Brew Gentlemen / Grist House Tap Takeover at The Independent
Beer Release: Brew Gentlemen x Grist House: Noob Gains (Pumpkin Imperial Stout)
When & Where: The evening of Friday, Oct.10th at The Independent in Squirrel Hill
Info: Given that this is the one collab that’s actually with another local brewery, we’re releasing this beefy pumpkin imperial stout this Friday night at the most logical place possible: a bar that only serves beer made by local breweries. Not only will Noob Gains be on tap for the first time, it will be among a lineup of other beers from the fine lads from Grist House and those goons from The Brew Gentlemen.
Five-Course Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwich Pairing
Beer Release: Brew Gentlemen x Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches: Spice Cream Sammich (Pumpkin Tripel)
When & Where: Saturday, Oct. 18th / 2:30pm / The Brew Gentlemen taproom
Info: A special five-course pairing menu featuring Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches and beer pairings. It’s not really a beer dinner per se, because it’s pretty much all ice cream sandwiches, but if you’re the kind of person who thinks beer and ice cream sandwiches in the early afternoon constitutes dinner, you’re the kind of person we want to hang out with.
Tickets available here for $25 (tax and gratuity included).
Square Café Brunch at The Brew Gentlemen
Release: Brew Gentlemen x Square Café: Square Breakfast (Pumpkin Walnut Pancake Wheat Beer)
When & Where: Saturday, Oct. 25th / 10:00am / The Brew Gentlemen taproom
Info: It’s made clear by the massive throngs of people huddled around the entrance to Square Café on Saturday and Sunday mornings that some form of expansion is necessary. To that end, the neighborhood staple has been working on starting a food truck to bring their breakfast to other locales. We’re happy to be able to host them for a brunch at the brewery to celebrate the release of Square Breakfast, our collaboration pumpkin walnut pancake wheat beer. So join us for pumpkin beers, pancakes, Gose Mimosas and Fresh Hop Bloody Marys!
Hitchcock! – A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace
When & Where: Saturday, Nov. 1st / 8:00pm – 1:00am / The Carrie Furnace (Rankin, PA)
Info: We’re going all-out this Halloween, teaming up with The Independent for a Hitchcock-themed evening of music, beer, cocktails and mobile food, and suspense at the former iron mill on the banks of the Monongahela. Joining us are a slew of friends including PGH Taco Truck, Blowfish BBQ, Street Foods, Gyros N’at, and Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Tickets available here for $35 (includes three drink tickets good for beer or cocktails).