SHORT POUR: Here Comes Pumpkin Fest 5!

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Blue Dust Set to Throw Pittsburgh’s Biggest Pumpkin Bash

Blue Dust in Homestead is back for its 5th annual Pumpkin Fest! This day-long event will unfold Saturday, October 8th from 1:00pm-10:00pm under the Homestead Grays Bridge. Admission is free for the event and all ages are welcome to attend. A valid ID is required to order tickets for beer and cocktail purchases. Drink tickets are $6/each and may be purchased with cash only.
Pumpkin Fest is the quintessential event for kicking off the Fall season as a bevy of seasonal beers, including stouts, Oktoberfests, pumpkin beers, and other staple offerings will be pouring for you to enjoy. Cocktails, too. Plus…you can drink them out of a gourd if the mood should strike you.
Here is a list of some of the beers already lined up for the event (list subject to change with more awesomeness added):
  • Bell’s Two Hearted Ale
  • Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin
  • Erie Johnny Rails
  • Dogfish Head Punkin Ale
  • Lancaster Baked Pumpkin
  • Springhouse Braains Pumpkin Ale for Zombies
  • Victory Festbier
  • Troeg’s Master of Pumpkins
  • Lakefront Pumpkin Lager
  • Founder’s Breakfast Stout
  • Terrapin Cranberry Pumpkinfest
  • Fat Head’s Spooky Tooth
  • Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
  • Full Pint Wet Hopped Chinookie
  • Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin
  • Brooklyn Oktoberfest
  • Southern Tier Pumking
  • Flying Dog Gourd Standard
  • Rogue Pumpkin Patch
  • Boulevard Funky Pumpkin
  • Long Trail Limbo IPA
Pumpkin Fest 5 will also feature live music performances from The Fabulous Booze Brothers, Craft Beard, Byron Nash and Plan B, and DJ Riel from Steel City Soul Club.
Participating food vendors include:
  • Blowfish BBQ
  • Southside BBQ
  • Gyros N’at
  • PGH Crepes
  • Vagabond Truck
  • PGH Po’ Boy
  • Cool Beans
  • Proper Brick Oven
  • Midnight Munchies
  • Off the Grill

Wigle Whiskey will be on hand with a Fall cocktail punch and pumpkin old fashioned. Other cocktails available for consumption include a Salted Caramel Bourbon Apple Cider Cocktail, Pumpkin Chai Martini, Blue Dust’s famous Bloody Mary, and an alcoholic pumpkin spiced latte featuring local cold brew.

Mark your calendars. Pumpkin Fest 5 is going to be ‘too gourd’ to miss! See what I did there?

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