This morning, my husband emailed me asking for a list of fall beer festivals. A client of his was interested. After I sent him my list, I realized it would make a great blog post. Below are the festivals I'm aware of, however, I'm sure there are more. Please feel free to message me about others and I'll add them. I should also state that much of this list came from The Drunk Yinzer. He has a great compilation of local festivals on his site.
Wet Hopped BrewFest
September 5th at Kelly's Bar in East Liberty
7pm to 11pm
This event was created by East End Brewing. Local breweries, such as East End, Church Brew Works, Full Pint, perhaps others will showcase their wet hopped brews. This is a pay-as-you-go event.
The Steel City Big Pour
This event is currently sold out, however, various locations (such as Bocktown) are having contests to win free tickets. Also, they still need volunteers for both sessions. A little work gets you some free beer.
The Zoo Brew
September 14th at the Pittsburgh Zoo
6pm to 9:30pm
$60 per ticket
An evening of food, music, craft beer and...lions and tigers and bears!
Butler Craft Beer Festival
6pm at the Brickhouse, 118 N Main Street
Tickets are $15
Butler Pennsylvania's Original Brew Fest. Catering to to beer aficionados in the Butler area. Come enjoy over 100 differents beers.
Brewfest 2012 in Mt Lebanon
September 22nd at Clearview Commons (uptown on Washington Rd)
4pm to 7pm
Tickets are available for $25. This event benefits Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial and Outreach Teen and Family Services.
Penn Brewing Oktoberfest is the last two weekends in September.
Barks & Brews Beer Tasting Festival
October 6th at Brady's Run Park in Beaver
3pm to 6pm
Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door | VIP Pooch Packages begin at $60
This event benefits the animals and programs at the new Beaver County Humane Society shelter, set to open in Fall 2012.
Brewing Up a Cure
October 13th at the PPG Wintergarden.
7pm to 10pm
The VIP session is sold out, but you can still get regular tickets for $40. This event benefits Cystic Fibrosis.
Gear & Beer Tri-state Conservation Fallfest
October 14th at the Lodge in Bradys Run Park
9am to 5pm
Ticket prices vary depending on which events you wish to take part in.
This is the first annual Ohio River Trail Council (ORTC) Gear & Beer Tri-state Conservation Fallfest. The festival includes a mountain bike ride, 35-mile or 50-mile road bike ride, 5K run/walk, kayaking and canoeing, Calland Arboretum Trail Tour, auctions, raffles, children's bike rodeo, music, beer tasting, food and drink!
Butler's Brew Festival
November 10th at Days Inn
6pm to 10pm
Tickets are $15 pre-sale; $18 at the door
This event involves a homebrew competition, beer sampling, food, music and prizes.