Leading up to the recent announcement of our expansion, we’ve been focused squarely on the future of Brew Gentlemen. Smack-dab in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the coming months is our fifth anniversary, prompting us to do a bit of looking back on how far we’ve come: From the small fraternity garage where our story began, to the modest electrical supply store where we established our roots, to the sizable warehouse where we’ll be building the next episode.
In everything that we’ve learned over these five years, beer is about bringing people together. And thus, at the end of May, we’ll be celebrating this milestone of ours with a full week of events with some of our favorite people – including, hopefully, you.
TUESDAY, 5/21: ANNIVERSARY BEER DINNER
To highlight the actual anniversary date of opening our doors, we are combining forces with Luke Cypher and the Blue Sparrow team to host an evening of beer, food and friends. Three courses plus dessert, paired with our beers – ticket sales will be announced next week here in our newsletter.
WEDNESDAY, 5/22: ULTRAWEDNESDAY
Wednesdays have become one of the more eventful nights in our taproom – it’s when new beers hit the taps, small-batch Prototype Series beers are released, and Lager & Pong transforms the annex into a paddle royale. We’re combining all three of these things for ULTRAWEDNESDAY with the release of a new maibock lager, a batch of our throwback chai-spiced wheat beer, White Sky, a new Prototype Series release, and a full-on Pong throwdown.
THURSDAY, 5/23: AS IS TRADITION AT PIPER’S PUB
As is Tradition, we’re heading to Piper’s on a Thursday. What to expect: lots of lager. Two casks: Lemongrass/Ginger Lager and BG Maibock. These are naturally carbonated and conditioned, true cask style. Four Kegs: BG Steam, BG Maibock, BG Pilsner, Deep Brunch (coffee cream ale). The kitchen will be whipping up a special food menu as well.
FRIDAY, 5/24: COMMUNITY PIG ROAST WITH BLOWFISH BBQ
Our resident barbecue technician Hootie has been a fixture of our mobile food family since the very beginning (and a friend since well before the beginning), and as such, we’ve had the pleasure of watching him perfect his craft over the years. Come see him on his A-game as he smokes up a whole pig on Friday evening for a community cookout.
SATURDAY, 5/25: A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN BRADDOCK
Starting at noon on Saturday, we’ll be unearthing a few barrel-aged goodies from the cellar for your drinking pleasure in bottles and on draft. Meanwhile, we’ll also be leading walking tours of Braddock to discuss the borough’s history (from the French-Indian War to Andrew Carnegie and beyond), see some of the many pieces of public art, and get an idea of why we’re so proud to call Braddock our home.
Join us on the final day of celebrations for the grand finale: The official BG Fifth Anniversary Celebration will feature a special 90-minute edition of Beer + Yoga in the morning, bottle pickup for our two anniversary beers, and a special draft list. The grand opening of BG Open Air will kick off in the late afternoon and run into the evening with Blue Sparrow, PGH Tortas, and DJ Sunkist Smith spinning.