If you wanted to serve beer at the Big Pour but couldn't get a slot, we have a few more opportunities to serve your beer to the public coming up. Both are a great chance to show off your beer to people who might not otherwise be exposed to homebrew.
Option 1: Post-Big Pour Bocktown Homebrew Sampling
- Wednesday, September 11 @ 6:00pm
- Bocktown Beer and Grill (Robinson)
- club contact: Mike Beattie
This is a late-breaking event from friend of the club and Bocktown owner Chris Dilla. She's trying to line up homebrewers for one of Bocktown's sampling events the week after the Big Pour. It's late notice, but if you have half a keg or more of something that you would like to pour at Bocktown, this is a great chance to do it. My understanding is that this would take place at the Robinson location, but that's still pending confirmation.
Chris is a huge supporter of the local craft beer and homebrew communities, so it would be great to help her out if we could. She'll also be spreading the word from the Bocktown Booth at the Big Pour on Saturday. That said, I completely understand that this is a last minute event. Mike Beattie will be the lead for this event; contact him if you're interested in details and/or participating.
Option 2: Rivers Club Homebrew Hoptoberfest
- Friday, October 18 6:00pm
- Rivers Club (Downtown Pittsburgh)
- club contact: Terry Sasala
This is a better option for those who need some prep time. Sponsored by the Rivers Club downtown, this event will put homebrew front and center. Full Pint will be serving the event's only commercial beer with everything else driven by homebrew. The Rivers Club is inviting multiple homebrew clubs from around the area, setting each of them up behind a table and giving each group — along with Full Pint — an opportunity to talk about homebrew in the area.
All participants will receive free entry to the event, which includes dinner at the Rivers Club, a free pint glass, and an opportunity to sample beer from the remaining brewers. Terry Sasala will be the club's lead for this event; contact him if you're interested in details and/or participating.
If we can get enough volunteers for either event, then the club will be providing promotional material (banner, coordinating club labels, promo cards, etc.). Brewers would be on their own for dispense hardware and CO2, but each venue is responsible for ice.