North Country Brewing’s Halloween Bash – October 28, 2015

North Country Brewing Company’s Halloween Bash will be taking place on October 28th, 2015. Every year, the event is a major sell out! North Country makes their excellent Late Night Pumpkin Ale which is adored by all. Plus, is that an Embalmer logo I see on the bottom of their poster?? I haven’t even had that one, but I’ve heard it rated as the best IPA some of my hophead friends have ever had.

Tickets go on sale October 5th at the brewpub in Slippery Rock.

Release of Mexican Coffee from Brew Gentleman

Is anyone else ADDICTED to the Fall seasonal from Brew Gentleman, Mexican Coffee? Welp, good news, it’s coming back September 16th!
For those of you that may be unfamiliar with Mexican Coffee, it’s a 6.5% ABV oatmeal stout spiced with Mexican vanilla and cinnamon, and it’s been the single most requested beer they’ve made to date. It’s highly addictive. You’ve been warned.

Rhythm and Brews Festival – Saturday August 29, 2015


Well, this is shaping up to be a fun time! Rivertowne Brewing is putting on a Rhythm and Brews Festival. The live music is featuring Rusted Root! Plus several other bands. The idea of the founder was to have a great day of music and beer sampling in the great outdoors.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

2pm – 9pm

Tall Trees Amphitheatre, Monroeville Community Park, Tillbrook Rd., Monroeville

The $50 general admission ticket includes a souvenir tumbler, unlimited Rivertowne samples, and two full-sized Rivertowne pours in the Beer Garden. Plus, two of the VIP breweries will be showcased each hour.  Food vendors will be available as well.

Here’s a list of the VIP breweries:

All Saints Brewing Company, Fat Head’s Brewery, Four Seasons Brewing Company, Helltown Brewing, Spoonwood Brewing Company, and of course Rivertowne.

VIP admission is $80 and includes the above, as well as VIP tent access between 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM, unlimited samples from VIP craft brewers, and light refreshments.

ADDED BONUS: If you purchase your ticket before this Sunday (Aug. 23) at midnight, you get a free festival t-shirt! While supplies last.

More info and tickets here



Corks & Kegs Festival – August 22 & 23, 2015


The Corks & Kegs Festival will be held this year on Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 2015, 11am – 7pm both days.

The fesitval is held at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in North Strabane Township, PA.

The awesome news about Corks & Kegs is that there is NO ADMISSION FEE! Yep, just walk right on in. There will be 10 breweries (list here), 7 wineries, food, plus vendors and live entertainment. There’s even a classic car cruise on Sunday! They have the whole schedule listed out here, which is a nice touch.

North Country Brewing Co. Rumor…

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!

North Country Brewing’s Tenth Anniversary Brewfest Celebration – August 1, 2015

Head out to North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock to help them celebrate ten big years!

August 1, 2015, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

141 S. Main St., Slippery Rock, PA

Tickets sell for $40. This includes a food ticket and an entry to receive a door prize. Over 20 breweries and wineries are lined up to pour there!Tickets are available by stopping by the brewpub or calling them at 724-794-BEER. Tickets purchased over the phone will be available at will call on the day of the event.

Pittsburgh Summer BeerFest Tickets for Friday Still Available! – July 17, 2015

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

Voodoo Homestead Summer Block Party – Saturday, July 11, 2015

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.