Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Steel City Pour Sat Sept 15 get yo tickets ahead of time!

Construction Junction Presents:
The 1st Annual Steel City Big Pour

3 Hours of Beer, Live Art & Music

Saturday September 15, 2007

Being held at the CJ facility, located at:
214 N. Lexington St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
in North Point Breeze

Event will be held inside the CJ facility, rain or shine.

A Craft Brewing Experience Featuring:

  • Beer Samples From 24 Craft Breweries
  • Live Music by Hoodoo Drugstore
  • Food From 10 Local Restaurants
  • Deluxe Kegerator Art
  • A Not So Silent Auction
  • Hot Metal Happening
  • Plus Much More!

The Steel City Big Pour hosts two 3-hour sessions:

Session One: 12pm to 3pm
Session Two: 5pm to 8pm

Ticket prices per session are $30 in advance, $40 at the door

Food, music, live art and free beer tastings are included in the ticket price

Designated driver tickets are available for $10

Buy Tickets Online!

>Click Here for the 12:00pm Session
>Click Here for the 5:00pm Session

Tickets can also be purchased at Construction Junction and East End Brewing Company

Confirmed Breweries:

Brewery Ommegang Church Brew Works
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery East End Brewing Company
Great Lakes
Brewing Company
Hereford & Hops
Restaurant & Brewpub
John Harvard's Brew House Johnstown Brewery Company
Lancaster Brewing Company Legacy Brewing Company
Marzoni's Brick Oven
and Brewing Co.
Mountain State Brewing Company
Otter Creek Craft Ales Peak Organic Brewing Company
Penn Brewery Rivertowne Pour House
Rock Bottom Brewery Southern Tier Brewery
Sprague Farm & Brew Works Three Rivers Alliance
of Serious Homebrewers
Troegs Brewery Company Unibroue
Victory Brewing Company Voodoo Brewing Company
Yards Brewing Company

Participating Restaurants
The Big Pour will offer a great selection of food tastings with something that will appeal to everyone:
Artspace & Coffeehouse
Thai veggie wrap with rice noodles and peanut sause, spicy Asian slaw
Bocktown Beer & Grill
She crab soup and hot sausage meatball sandwiches
Buffalo Blues
D's Six Pax and Dogz
Hot Dogs with fixings
Flame BBQ
Pulled pork and sausage sandwiches with sides
Giant Eagle Market District
Charcuterie antipasti platters (cheeses, meats, olives, etc.)
accompanied with a variety of gourmet breads
Harris Grill
Labor Inducing Vegetarian Chili, humus with feta and olives, pita chips
Pipers Pub
Lamb stew and bread
Point Brugge
Roasted tomato and spinach dip with crostini, beer from Unibroue
Sharp Edge Beer Emporium
Still in the works…
Taste of New Orleans Café
9th Ward jambalaya and gumbo, bread pudding

Non-alcoholic beverages including Coffee from Artspace Coffeehouse, Boylan’s soda and Church Brew Works and John Harvard’s craft made sodas will be available.

Hoodoo Drugstore

Hoodoo Drugstore, Pittsburgh's premier Americana band.
Check them out at www.bonedogrecors.com


Metal artists, Carley Hill and Ed Parish will be conducting a hot metal pour with cast iron radiators salvaged by Construction Junction as part of their summer “Hot Metal Happenings” featuring metal casting performances utilizing the flow and manipulation of molten iron heated to 2000 degrees!

In addition to the pour, six local artists, including Christo Braun, will be creating unique art on kegerators to be auctioned at the event. A kegerator is a used refrigerator that has been retrofitted with a beer tap on the exterior of the refrigerator connected to a keg on the inside-look ma no ice! The refrigerator pictured is being painted by artist Rob Schwoegl.

Kegerator Art


In addition to the creative reuse of refrigerators, Sprague Farms will be serving their craft brews from a 1970’s fire truck that has been retrofitted to dispense beer!


The Steel City Big Pour is being held at Construction Junction’s warehouse, 214 N. Lexington Street, in the Point Breeze area of Pittsburgh’s East End. We are located one block off of Penn Avenue adjacent to the Frick Mansion, very close to the intersection of Penn and Braddock Avenues.

Free parking is available at the lot next to CJ, and street parking is available in the neighborhood surrounding CJ. Public transportation is available via PAT bus lines- the 71C from Shadyside/Oakland/Downtown on Penn Ave, 67A/F from Oakland/Downtown on Penn Ave, 74A from Squirrel Hill at Homewood & Penn Avenues.

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Beer Society for helping us promote this event. Check them out at www.pittsburghbeersociety.org
Renovation Innovation Network (RIN)

Coming to Construction Junction in January 2007.

Home Show Spring 2007 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Stop by our booth at the annual Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show to find everything how you can save on materials needed for your home renovation projects.

Handmade Arcade, November 2007

In November 2007, Construction Junction will host the Handmade Arcade craft show, which embodies the do-it-yourself, indie creations of a nationwide craft revolution. Over 100 vendors from across the country participated in the event. Find out more about the event by reading the Tribune Review news article.

Collection Events

Construction Junction hosts collection events for special items, such as appliances, propane tanks, electronics, tires, phonebooks, and Christmas trees (to be chipped into mulch). Special collections are a partnership project of Construction Junction with the Pennsylvania Resources Council, the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County Health Department, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and the Southwest Pennsylvania Ozone Action Partnership.


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