Craft Beer Community: It’s go time.
If you are a member of the Brewer’s Association or the American Homebrewer’s Association, you get a leg up. For members, Great American Beer Festival (GABF) tickets go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday July 28, 2015) at 12:00 noon Eastern (EDT) time (officially listed as 10:00am MDT but I already did the conversion for you!). This is a major advantage, as tickets sold out last year in 5 minutes flat during the regular sale. Members have an entire day of lead time.
If you’re not a member of the BA or AHA, regular ticket sales start Wednesday (July 29) at 12:00noon Eastern (EDT) time.
Click here for the link to the ticket sales via Ticketmaster
There are 4 sessions of GABF, with one being for BA or AHA members only.
|Thursday, September 24
||5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
|Friday, September 25
||5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
|Saturday, September 26 – Members Only Session
||12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
|Saturday, September 26
||5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
More info on GABF and ticket sales here.
I’ll tell you what, the next few days are really gonna determine what kind of Fall you have! We have two big ticket sales starting (and probably ending) this week.
First up is the Steel City Big Pour. If you’re in Pittsburgh and you know beer, then you already know about the Big Pour. And you probably already know that it has sold out in minutes in the past. Minutes! If you want in this year, be ready to rock tomorrow at noon. Or, if you want to shell out a few extra bucks (which includes a donation), you can still purchase Reuse Enthusiast tickets tonight. We’ll post the ticket sales URL as soon as it’s out there, so stay tuned to us tomorrow via this blog or our social media outlets.
This year’s Big Pour will be on Saturday, September 12, 2015. There are two sessions to choose from: Session 1, 12:00 – 3:00 PM and Session 2, 5:00 – 8:00 PM.
- Regular Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Monday July 27) at 12:00 noon!
$80/each Regular Admission
Ticket includes a complimentary Taster Glass, Brew Caddy, and all fees & taxes (except mobile delivery, if selected).
- Reuse Enthusiast Tickets are on sale NOW at $125/each. Ticket includes a t-shirt, complimentary Taster Glass, Brew Caddy, all fees & taxes (except mobile delivery, if selected), and $30 donation to Construction Junction.
Head up to Erie this weekend for their Beer on the Bay Festival! They’ll have over 3 dozen breweries there, along with live music and other vendors.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Burger King Amphitheater – Bayfront
1st Session: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
2nd Session: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are still available online. The advance cost is $35 (or $50 for a VIP ticket).
Speaking of North Country Brewing Co., there’s a rumor (that they started!) that they’ll be canning their pumpkin beer this Fall! If you’ve never had it, their pumpkin beer is a huge local favorite. For a while, it was only available for one night (their Halloween party). More recently, it’s been available for most of the Fall, but only at the brewpub. Here’s hoping!
While Saturday has sold out, tickets are still available for the Friday session of the Pittsburgh Summer BeerFest!
As always, there will be food and live entertainment, not to mention the awesome beer list. Plus everyone’s favorite perk, the souvenir glass!
The event is taking place on Stage AE on the North Shore.
Friday July 17 & Saturday July 18, 2015 (Sat. sold out)
7:30pm – 11pm
Roundabout Brewery is turning two! Come out to their Lawrenceville location on Sunday, July 12, 12pm – 5pm to celebrate! Three bands (recently added to the lineup: Kiwi Ukes!), two food vendors, and two new beers. Best of all, no admission charge. Just come down and enjoy the celebration!
Voodoo is having their first Summer Block Party this year on Saturday, July 11. They are using the event as a fundraiser for the Homestead Fire Department.
Starting at noon (12:00pm) and running until approximately 9pm, the event tickets cost $25 and include a beer and a pulled pork sandwich. They are expecting to have live and DJed music as well as a small fireworks display.
The rare and elusive Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA from Great Lakes Brewing Co. is set to start arriving today. Look for it in bottles or draft.