Thanks to everyone who rode with us on the Keg Ride!
After a full week of rain, we somehow had crystal clear skies AND an amazing turnout for the 15th Annual Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride. As you may be able to piece together from this photo, our secret destination was Primanti Bros in the Strip, who've been big fans of our beer for years.
Fun fact: Being their original spot, this is the only Primanti's location that doesn't serve draft! But they were able to close down the whole block for us, set up a portable draft station, add some live music, and bring out their food truck to handle the overflow.
So a huge thanks to all of you GOOD BEER Fans for making it an awesome day! If you want to see more pics and videos that people took on the ride, just click here.
And hey, if you're interested in learning more about our Keg Ride beneficiary, Auberle Foster Care, or if you want to learn more about foster care in general, we've got a great event for you on Tuesday, May 14 at the Brewery. Stop by starting at 6:30pm for a casual information session about how you can get involved and help #fostergoodness. Click here to RSVP.
If you missed the Keg Ride don't worry; Draft and FRESH cans of Pedal Pale Ale are now available for sale at both EEBC locations and at GOOD BEER stores near you. If your favorite local spot doesn't have it, just ask for it by name and hopefully they can land some for you!
As a reminder, you can always click on THE BREWPUB or THE TAPROOM under the TODAY'S BEERS heading on our website to see a current list of what's on tap and what bottles & cans we have. Here's a bit of what's currently on draft and coming soon:
PEDAL PALE ALE 5% What else can we say about our flagship Pale Ale, a light crisp beer with plenty of bright hop character and low bitterness... Could it be the perfect post-bike-ride beverage?
MANDARINA PILSNER 4% Speaking of easy-drinking, our unfiltered Pilsner (aka a Kellerbier) brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops is a great beer for spring, on draft at both locations now.
JOE MELT 7% You asked and we heard you; Joe Melt is back on Nitro! This is our Snow Melt Winter Ale dosed with Pittsburgh's own Commonplace Coffee; get it while it lasts!
PENNSYLVANIA HANDSHAKE Milkshake IPA and MASHUGUNA BBA Pastry Stout are both nearly SOLD OUT in cans, so if you want some, this is your last reminder!
SACRED TULSI, a special bottle-conditioned, wild fermented version of Monkey Boy with Holy Basil. This is a rare treat, watch for bottle release details coming soon.
FOR THE CULTURE 2.0 is a... well, just read below.
Last year's FRESH FEST was such a hit that they're bringing it back on August 10 (Click here for tickets) and we're proud to be a part of it again. Once again, we've partnered with festival co-founder, MIKE POTTER from BLACK BREW CULTURE to make a new version of last year's Brut IPA: For The Culture 2.0!
For this light-bodied, champagne-like, hop forward style of beer, we went Imperial this time... by bumping up the Pilsner Malt (raising the abv to 9.1%), and upping the late addition hops from last year's 3.5lbs per barrel to a borderline ridiculous rate of 5.1lbs per barrel. We stuck with the same three varieties of Nelson Sauvin, Hallertau Blanv, and Idaho Seven hops, which just burst tropical fruit and white wine like notes... again, just perfect for this style. Can you tell we're excited about this one???
But best of all, you don't have to wait till FRESH FEST in August to get this beer. We're releasing it in cans and draft at the FRESH FEST SILENT DISCO preview event at the Ace Hotel on FRIDAY, MAY 17. Click here for tickets and to learn more; we'll see you there!
Our new Brewpub patio in Larimer is poured and open for business! Yes, we've still got some final changes to make this month... new furniture, some new plantings, and a cool new fence that'll really tie the whole room together.
And of course, we're still building the final parts of our kitchen inside as we get ready for our restaurant opening. Watch for a separate announcement on that when we're ready to roll. It'll be SOON. VERY soon. I swear!
But for now, come sit outside and enjoy this glorious Spring weather while it lasts. And of course, friendly dogs on leash are always welcome on the patio.
Don't know what to get mom for Mother's Day this Sunday? You know what every mom really deserves? A BEER! I mean, she raised you right, right? That's got to be worth something.
MOMS LOVE BEER TOO!
So how about taking mom on a tour of her favorite local brewery? Saturday, May 11 at 1pm we're hosting a tour of our brewery where you'll learn all about how the beer is made, enjoy samples of four different styles, and get a $15 credit per ticket so mom can take home the cans, growler, tour guide, or East End Brewing merchandise she's always dreamed of. Click here for tickets... and plan ahead for Father's Day because we've got a tour on Saturday, June 15 for Dad too!
Good news for lovers of Pennsylvania beer! If you didn't get a chance to see GK Visual's POURED IN PENNSYLVANIA documentary when we showed it last year, it's now streaming on Amazon Prime! Fire up your account and enjoy these two superstars talking about (what else) beer!
Harrisburg area GOOD BEER Fans: Please take notice. We are planning a THREE DAY Taproom pop-up, complete with taster flights, a big spread of cans to go, and of course, much more! We'll be popping up at Sip @ Soma, at 13 S. Third St., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania form May 17-19. (Note: Free tickets must be "purchased" here for the Thursday and Friday sessions. Saturday is OPEN SEASON!.)
Got your eye on something special you’d like us to bring from our catalog? RSVP to the Facebook event here and let us know you're coming!
PUB QUIZ, Wednesday, May 8, 15, 22, 29 at the Brewpub in Larimer every Wednesday (if that wasn't obvious), 7pm. Free to play, bring your own food, win stuff!
Mother's Day Edition: GRAINS TO GLASS BREWERY TOUR Saturday, May 11, at the Brewpub in Larimer, 1pm. Click here for tickets!
FOSTER CARE INFORMATION NIGHT Tuesday, May 14, at the Brewpub in Larimer, 6:30pm. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
Sip @ SoMa Pop-Up Thursday, May 16 - Saturday, May 18, A three day East End Brewing Company pop-up in Harrisburg! Click here for more info.
FRESH FEST SILENT DISCO AND CAN RELEASE Friday, May 17, Get our new For The Culture 2.0 collaboration, and a sneak preview of this year's Fresh Fest. Click here for tickets & info.