Beer: Tickets go on sale for Big Pour Monday

Tickets for the Sept. 8 Steel City Big Pour -- the craft beer, food and art festival fundraiser at Construction Junction in Point Breeze -- go on sale at noon on Monday, Aug. 20. Buy them for $75 via ShowClix at

This sixth-annual event is sure to sell out fast -- last year's sold out in minutes -- but there are ancillary events during Big Pour Week, which runs from Sept. 4 to 10. A few events already have been scheduled:

• Tuesday, Sept. 4: Craft Beer & Wing Night from 6 to 10 p.m. featuring $3 craft beer drafts and $3-a-dozen wings at Coppertops, 2132 E. Carson St., South Side.

The Bocktown Beer & Grills are presenting area craft brewers and owners along with free samplings of their brews from 6 to 8 p.m. on each of three days, and you can register to win a pair of tickets to the Pour. At the Bocktown near Monaca, it's:

• Beaver Brewing, Sept. 4

• Weyerbacher Brewing, Sept. 5

• Troegs Brewery, Sept. 6

At the North Fayette (690 Chauvet Dr.) location, it's:

• Draai Laag Brewing, Sept. 4

• North Country Brewing, Sept. 5

• All Saints Brewing, Sept. 6

Other events are being planned.

Find the Craft Beer Week calendar at To have your event posted there and on the Big Pour site, send your event proposal to Events must involve craft beer, but, in the spirit of the main event, also can involve food and music and art and other sustainable fun.

Bob Batz Jr.: or 412-263-1930.


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