Can you believe we've been doing this ride for FOURTEEN YEARS? Not to be confused with that other "unusual" Pittsburgh ride, the Dirty Dozen, where riders compete to reach the top of Pittsburgh's steepest hills, we take a slightly different approach... A slow rolling procession, avoiding as many hills as possible, and pulling hundreds of pounds of FRESH BEER. Here's the standard ride detail info or just BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE.

THE RIDE: Since we opened back in 2005, we’ve been spreading the word about what it means to operate a near-zero waste, environmentally sustainable brewery. And we’ve been doing it by delivering the the very first PEDAL PALE ALE kegs of the season in a very unique way….BY BICYCLE.
On Saturday morning, April 21st, 2018, East End Brewing will set off with a few kegs and hundreds of our GOOD FRIENDS to a mystery destination to debut this year's Pedal Pale Ale. The trip will be slow, meandering, and maybe a little surprising – especially the secret destination.

CAN WE BUY YOU A BEER? For everyone that rides, your first beer is on East End Brewing. The more riders, the more beer we have to pull… but we'll take care of that part for you.


  • Time: 9:30-10:30am sign-in, 11am departure, arrival at destination likely between 12 and 1pm
  • Date: Saturday, April 21st, 2018.
  • Starting Point: East End Brewing Co. 147 Julius St. Pgh, Pa 15206
  • Destination: You’ve gotta ride to find out!
  • Return trip: You’re on your own.
  • Distance: 6-11 miles
  • Pace: Gentle, slow. Remember that part about pulling kegs?
  • Registration: $25
  • There is NO Day-of-Ride Registration.


You'll get a commemorative East End Brewing KegRide Glass to call your very own, so be sure to bring a bag or a busboy to carry it home.

T-shirt: Grab a Keg Ride T-shirt for just $15. To have them printed in time you'll need to register for one before 4/1/18.

Cost: $25 for on-line registration. There will be NO day-of registration.  Registration ends the Friday before the event at noon. Sorry, no refunds or transfers. But, know that your funds will go to a good cause.

THE CAUSE: We are working on finalizing this. Stay tuned........  

WANNA PULL A KEG? Feeling strong and want to pull a full keg at the front of the ride? Email Nordy at and for a $200 donation you can be King Keg for a day!

CAN KIDS COME? Yes. But be advised that this ride is on OPEN CITY STREETS.  And of course the kids don't get a beer at the end of the ride. Maybe a Root Beer though.

TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW: As you know, we do LOTS of events every year... Beer Dinners, Festivals, Volunteer Days, but this ride is probably my favorite event of the year.  It's a great excuse to get out on your bike with your GOOD FRIENDS for a day of group riding, some good food, some good fun, some GOOD BEER, and of course a good cause.  So seriously, tell everyone you know about this.  The more people we have, the more money we will raise, and the more fun it will be.
See you on the ride!

Cheers, Scott