Rhythm and Brews is Back!
After a successful event to wrap up the summer in 2015, Rivertowne Brewing is back with their annual Rhythm and Brews Festival. This event brings together craft beer, music, food, and other great Pittsburgh-based businesses and vendors for a day in the park overflowing with all the elements that make summertime so great. Christian Fyke, CEO of Rivertowne, envisioned an event where beer enthusiasts sample a variety of offerings from Rivertowne and other participating breweries while enjoying local bands in the great outdoors. Combine all this with Rivertowne’s motto of providing a venue where great friends can meet and Rhythm and Brews came to life.
Rhythm and Brews 2016 will take place Saturday, August 27th from 1:00pm – 7:00pm at the Tall Trees Ampitheater in Monroeville, spot of last year’s event. Five local bands will take the stage this year throughout the day to provide musical entertainment. These bands are as follows:
- The Allegheny Drifters
- The Jenkins Brothers Band
- Nacho Blues Band
- Shawn Owen Band
- The Bastard Bearded Irishmen
To fulfill the ‘brews’ portion of the marquee, Rivertowne’s draft truck, courtesy of Galli Beer Distributing, will be on hand to keep your glass properly occupied. The taps will be pouring Paradise, also known as Rivertowne’s trio of summer classics featuring Jah Mon Session IPA, Grateful White Belgian Wit, and Hala Kahiki Pineapple Ale. They also plan to get you prepped for Fall with two well-known seasonals: Octoberfest and Headless Wylie.
Other breweries who will be in attendance include Helltown Brewing and Green Flash.
In addition, the Rivertowne Lab Rats will be offering a smattering of one-off specialty beers during Rhythm and Brews as well. These typically don’t make it outside the brewery, so today may be the only day you get to imbibe. Brewery friends of Rivertowne from across the Pittsburgh region will also be in attendance. Stay tuned for a full list of participating breweries in the near future.
As Clark’s father-in-law let everyone know in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, “I gotta eat! So I can take my back pill.” And while you may not need to medicate at Rhythm and Brews, chances are you’re gonna want a bite or two. Thankfully, Rivertowne is keeping your tummy full with the following food vendors on hand:
More food vendors will be added soon.
Finally, Rivertowne is welcoming some of their partners and other businesses and organizations they work with throughout the year to partake in the festivities. Many of these folks will be bringing games and activities to truly tie the summer festivities together. Be sure to bring your game face…you may just win some pretty cool prizes!
Here’s a look at who will be on hand to party with you:
- 93.7 The Fan
- Pittsburgh Craft Beer Network
- Pittsburgh Craft Beers
- Mark Brewer, author and illustrator of Brewology
- Cupid’s Undie Run
- Pro Bike + Run
- Turtle Creek Watershed Association
- Westmoreland Heritage Trail
- The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
You now officially have a lot of reasons to wind down your Summer at Rhythm and Brews. So gather up your posse and snag your tickets today! You can purchase your tickets on PCBN Connect, the Rivertowne Brewing R&B Page, and right here on Breaking Brews by clicking the image below.
See you on August 27th!