With Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week just a day away, it’s time for you, the avid beer enthusiast, to switch into full-on Beer Mode! There is a lot happening throughout town between April 21st and April 30th and, no matter what beers you love and breweries you adore, chances are excellent you’re going to find something you enjoy. We’ve got a thriving beer community and there are so many people, from the wholesalers and representatives of renowned breweries nationwide that laid the foundation for Pittsburgh’s exceptional scene to every single local brewer and brewery who has set up shop and cranked out amazing beers for us to enjoy fresh in our own backyard, that deserve a proper THANK YOU for everything they do to make sure we are always well-imbibed with the liquid we love. Whether the beer was brewed here or shipped here, it and those who represent it have made it part of a culture that one can hope only gets better as time draws on.
As is PCBW tradition, our friends at Rivertowne Brewing are ready to give you an opportunity to connect with the personalities that make up Pittsburgh’s brewing community AND invite you to the ultimate summer kickoff party. In addition, Rivertowne was part of two collaboration beers this year; a rare Sahti style brewed in collaboration with KingView Mead and an American Wheat Ale brewed with peach and white tea as part of a special North Side/North Shore collaboration with Allegheny City Brewing, Southern Tier Brewing, and soon-to-open Spring Hill Brewing. A portion of sales from the latter collaboration will be donated to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.
On Sunday, April 23rd from 4:00pm – 7:00pm, be sure to mark your calendars to be at Rivertowne North Shore for their annual Meet the Brewers event. This is a great opportunity to mingle with local brewers and brewery representatives, ask questions about their techniques, and possibly share a pint of your favorite beer with the man or woman who brewed it. Over 20 local breweries will be represented with beers from each flowing proudly from the taps. No tickets are needed to attend.
Then, as PCBW 2017 gets close to its conclusion, Rivertowne is properly welcoming in summer time fun at their annual Jahla Party at their production brewery and taproom in Murrysville/Export on Saturday, April 29th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. The Jahla Party marks the launch of Rivertowne’s Paradise Pack, a trio of great summer beers sure to cool the palate:
Hala Kahiki | Pineapple Ale | ABV: 4.8% – A beer so enticing you may think it’s nectar from the gods. The name “Hala Kahiki” (hahlah-kah-hee-kee), originates from the Hawaiian words for pineapple. Feel the way it rolls off your tongue? Our sweet and refreshing beer will take you away …have a sip …grab a lei!
Grateful White | Belgian Wit | ABV: 6.1% – We combine crisp coriander, sweet orange, and grains of paradise to enhance an aromatic malt character that will have your taste buds dancing into the promised land. Try our tribute beer that is as eclectic as our grateful friends.
Jah Mon | Session IPA | ABV: 5.0% – A Session IPA brewed with oats and hopped intensely with Columbus, Chinook, Cascade, and Warrior. It’s all about the hops!
This annual kickoff to summer will feature unlimited samples of these three summer beauties PLUS a variety of one-off beers. In addition, there will be games and live music from raggae band Quister. PLUS, Blowfish BBQ will be catering the event.
Tickets are still available for the Jahla Party and gets you unlimited beer samples, food, music, fun, and high fives and chest bumps. Click here to get yours and be part of the party!