In January 2016, Full Pint Brewing paid homage to Pittsburgh native son Andy Warhol with their inaugural release of HOPism, an Imperial IPA that tips the scales at just over 11% ABV. HOPism, its name derived from Warhol’s POPism book that portrayed his personal view of the Pop phenomenon in New York in the 1960s, was wildly successful upon its release and featured several events throughout the Pittsburgh region to introduce it to the market.
With 2017 now underway, it’s time for HOPism to make a big return to Pittsburgh and Full Pint is ready to bring it your way with a slew of tapping celebrations unfolding over the first quarter of the new year.
HOPism features a dank, piney, tropical aroma with hints of pineapple and mango. It boasts a rich orange color and contains vivid flavors of pine, mango, and papaya. It has a great balance of hop bitterness and tropical notes that make it an easy beer to drink. However, at 11%, proceed with caution!
HOPism will be making its way to a tap near you by next week. Check out some of the events Full Pint has lined up at craft beer destinations throughout Pittsburgh:
Thursday, January 26th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House in Mount Lebanon
This event will feature a Full Pint Tap Takeover, including HOPism, and Live Music
Friday, January 27th | 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Urban Tap in Shadyside
Welcome to the Official Release Party for HOPism! This event will feature nine Full Pint beers on tap, a special recording of the Craft Beer Industry Podcast hosted by Jaron Barton, appearances by several personalities from Full Pint Brewing, and, of course…HOPism!
Saturday, January 28th | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Wexford Pub at Whole Foods in Wexford
This event will feature a Full Pint Tap Takeover and HOPism will be available, too!
Thursday, February 2nd | 6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Abbey in Lawrenceville
Whether the little guy sees his shadow or not, come celebrate at The Abbey with Full Pint Brewing! HOPism will be pouring alongside other Full Pint beers as we celebrate Ground-Hops Day at this special event.
Friday, February 3rd | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Windber Hotel in Windber
By now, hopefully you’ve had an opportunity to sip some Full Pint HOPism. Tonight, you get a chance to meet the minds behind the beer at Meet the Brewer night at The Windber Hotel. Come enjoy some Full Pint beers and mingle with the crew that makes it all possible.
Saturday, February 18th | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Bella Notte in the Strip District
The HOPism release festivities continue with a tap takeover at Bella Notte in the Strip District. Bring your friends and enjoy some HOPism as well as several other Full Pint favorites.
Tuesday, February 21st | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Harris Grill in Shadyside
Full Pint HOPism + other Full Pint offerings + bacon night = Harris Grill is the place to be tonight!
Tuesday, March 14th | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Breakneck Tavern in Mars
Don’t miss this exclusive 5-Course Beer Dinner with Full Pint Brewing and Breakneck Tavern. Breakneck’s beer pairing dinners have gained an incredible reputation with carefully planned beers paired with exceptional, elevated cuisine. Stay tuned for details on how you can reserve a seat at this dinner.