It’s going to be a good weekend if you love beer, food trucks and whiskey. Cheers!
Friday, September 16
Oktoberfest Kickoff at Penn Brewery
It’s that time of year again… Oktoberfest time! Penn Brewery is kicking off the first weekend of their annual two-weekend event today, with German food, German music and lots of Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest drafts. Find out more here.
Oktoberfest Whiskey Release at Wigle Whiskey
Last year, Wigle Whiskey emptied over 10,000 bottles of Penn Brewery’s Oktoberfest beer into their whiskey still. What’s the result? O’Zapft is (German for ‘It’s tapped!). Tickets are $15 and include an O’Zapft is cocktail, Oktoberfest beer, O’Zapft is whiskey sample, German chocolate cake, and more. Plus, the Pittsburgh Po Boy truck will be there, too. For more information, visit their event page.
Saturday, September 17
Strip District Summer Food Truck Roundup
Eight food trucks will be rallying for the Strip District Summer Food Truck Round Up at 2623 Penn Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participating food trucks include Bull Dawgs, PGH Sandwich Society, Savoy on Wheels, Sugar and Spice Ice Cream Truck, The Rolling Kitchen, Proper Pronto Pizza, PGH Po’Boys, and Saucy Mamas. See more online.
Squirrel Hill Night Market
The last Squirrel Hill Night Market of the season is happening this Saturday, featuring more than 75 vendors from the I Made It! Market, live music and performances, food from Squirrel Hill restaurants including Aiello’s Pizza, Silk Elephant and Mineo’s Pizza House, and food trucks, like PGH Crepes, PGH Pierogi Truck, Giant Eagle Chicken Truck, Mac & Gold Truck, Stickler’s Ice Pops and Wok of Life PGH. See more online.
Beaver Wine Festival
Fourteen Pennsylvania wineries will be participating in the Beaver Wine Festival, serving up samples and selling bottles of wine in downtown Beaver. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit their event page.
Yuengling Oktoberfestat Hough’s
Hough’s is celebrating Oktoberfest outside with Yuengling – and homemade pierogies for sale, too. For more information, visit their event page.
DoubleMex Bottle Release at the Brew Gentlemen
The Brew Gentlemen is finally releasing their long-awaited DoubleMex, a “Mesoamerican powerhouse.” It’s a creamy oatmeal stout with hints of roasted coffee and dark chocolate, bourbon, oak, cinnamon and vanilla. They’ll have 750mL bottles of DoubleMex available for purchase starting at 11:00 a.m., an hour before regular service starts. Bottles are $20 each, with a limit of three per person – and a limited amount of will be available on draft, too. Get it while you can! See more information online.
Sunday, September 18
Black & Gold Kegs & Eggs Tailgate at Braddock’s Pittsburgh Brasserie
Tailgaters can enjoy breakfast outside at Braddock’s Street Side Bar, with a Bloody Mary bar, and local beer specials before the Steelers’ home opener.
A Gathering of Chefs at The Barn at Soergel Hollow
Join nine Pittsburgh chefs for a farm dinner at Evans City’s Soergel Hollow. Tickets are $125 per person, and proceeds will go to benefit The Bradley Center. For more information, visit their event page.