It seems like yesterday that the bright rays of summer filled the humid air and you walked through any department store and thought to yourself, “Really…Halloween candy already?”
Another memorable season of fun in the sun has come and gone and the crisp breezes of Fall have made themselves at home in our town. Get your bonfires burning, your long sleeves unrolled and your costumes done up and donned…Halloween is upon us, kids! It’s that one holiday that, no matter how old you are, there’s always something to enjoy. Whether you like candy, costume parties, Fall beers in the actual Fall, or a combination of the three, Halloween…is just the tops.
So what’s on your agenda this year? One event you need to add to your calendar today is The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company and The Independent Brewing Company’s Halloween bash “Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace” on Saturday, November 1st from 8pm – 1pm. Food trucks, beer, live music, and all the Halloween shenanigans you can stand!
Read on to learn more about the party and stay tuned to HitchcockHalloween.com for ongoing details about the event. Tickets are on sale now. Don’t miss the festivities!
Official Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HITCHCOCK! A HALLOWEEN PARTY AT THE CARRIE FURNACE
FEAT. MOBILE FOOD, MUSIC, BEER, COCKTAILS, AND MORE
Braddock, PA – On November 1st from 8pm-1am, The Independent and The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company will be hosting Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace in Swissvale, PA. This is a ticketed event and for ages 21+. General Admission is $35 and VIP is $65. Admission includes 3 drink tickets. Guests will be able to purchase additional drink tickets as well as food from multiple vendors including PGH Taco Truck, Blowfish BBQ, Gyros N’at, Street Foods, and Leona’s Ice Cream. Ongoing details about the event can be found at www.HitchcockHalloween.com. Tickets go on sale October 1st.
The Carrie Furnace, once a mighty steel mill, now stands alone in a no-man’s land, by the Monongahela river, on the border of Rankin and Swissvale. This long-abandoned monument of industry looms over a wide-open expanse of empty terrain, an Ozymandias-like monument of Pittsburgh’s once-great steel industry.
The mill reached the height of its production in the 1950s and 1960s, producing 1000 to 1250 tons of iron each day. Before falling into collapse with the rest of Pittsburgh’s Steel Industry in the 1970s.
On Saturday, November 1, for one night only, The Independent and The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company will restore the Carrie Furnace to its 50s and 60s era of greatness. We will throw a Halloween party in homage to that era’s most prolific director: Alfred Hitchcock. Together with Rivers of Steel, the nonprofit steward of this beautiful historic monument, we present: “Hitchcock! A Halloween Party at the Carrie Furnace.”
This little party will have all of the components of a great Hitchcock film: suspense, romance, psychological thrills, and murderously good craft beers and cocktails. DJs throughout the evening will keep you dancing the night away on our dance floor centered in an old hangar bay of the mill.
Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, October 1st. General Admission tickets will be sold for $35 each and will include three drink tickets (beer or cocktail) at the bar. Additional drink tickets will be available for sale at the event. 200 VIP tickets will be on sale for $65 each. VIP tickets will gain you access to a special VIP section, featuring exclusive food, cocktails and beers not available to the general public, as well as additional amenities.
Food will be available for purchase from our food truck corral, which will be located in the courtyard of the Mill, backcast by the moonlit shadow of the old blast furnace. Participating food trucks include PGH Taco Truck, Blowfish BBQ, Street Foods, Gyros N’At, and Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, along with a food tent from The Independent.
500 parking spots will be available at the venue and will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis for $10 each in advance. Free shuttle services will be available from the Pump House at the Waterfront in Homestead. Shuttles will run to and from the venue throughout the evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
This Hitchcockian Halloween lasts from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. The event is rain or shine (well, shine of the moon, that is…).
The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company is a microbrewery located in the historic steel town of Braddock, PA. Our goals are to create an ambitious variety of high-quality beers, operate a comfortable taproom and lounge in which to serve them, and to be a part of the ongoing reinvention of Braddock.
The Independent Brewing Company is a Squirrel Hill tavern that prides itself on serving exclusively local, Western Pennsylvanian, craft beer, along with craft cocktails and quality food from executive chef, Monique Ruvulo. Named after a pre-prohibition cartel of small Pittsburgh area brewers, the Independent believes that its exclusive commitment to local breweries is the best way to help Western PA’s craft beer community grow, while ensuring that consumers drink fresh, quality beers.