Just across the river from Lawrenceville, Millvale has got a ton of cool stuff going on:
- New Sun Rising – a non profit organization that is supporting and funding more community projects in Millvale
- The Saxifrage School – an innovative project that is getting started in a Millvale storefront to rethink college educations
- Millvale Community Library – Millvale doesn’t have a library so the community is working to set one up.
You can drink beer and support Millvale this weeked at their annual Brew Fest. The Millvale Brew Fest celebrates their 5th annual festival Saturday, August 13, 2011. The Millvale brewfest is almost as old as IheartPGH and we can’t believe it has been 5 years since we blogged about the first festival. We have attended some of the past festivals and it is a lovely way to spend an August afternoon. One of the great things about this festival is that many members of the community come out to volunteer to make sure it is a success. In the past the atmosphere of this festival has been super laid back, lots of nice people supporting Millvale.
In honor of the 5th anniversay here are 5 reasons why we think this is a great way to spend your Saturday:
1. Waterfront Refreshment
This is the only beer fest we know about that is held right next to the river. The Millvale Brew Fest takes place at the Millvale riverfront park
2. Affordable Beer Festival Fun
Tickets for the Millvale Brew Fest are just $30 and available online here. Designated Driver tickets are $12. $30 is a steal compared to the price of some other popular Pittsburgh fall beer festivals.
3. Awesome Brew Festival Poster
We are about to hunt down one of these for the wall. Designed by Millvale resident Tom Walker (who is also known as the guy who kayaks to his office in the Strip District). Tom has been designing the brew fest posters for a few years.
4. It’s for a Good Cause.
The proceeds from the Millvale Brew Fest go to support the Nonprofit Millvale Borough Development Corporation and Millvale Main Street stabilize, revitalize and rejuvenate Millvale’s neighborhoods, through the development of housing, and businesses (and support the awesome projects listed above too).
5. Local Beer
While there are ton of breweries who will be at the fest or will have their beers served by a local distributor. There are also a number of local brewers who will be there too – East End Brewing, Church Brew Works, Full Pint Brewing are just a few of the confirmed breweries.
The Important Details:
Millvale Brew Fest
Saturday, August 13, 2011
1-4pm $30 Advance/$35
5-8pm SOLD OUT
In the "local" category, how about all the newer craft & nanobreweries that have popped up? All Saints Brewing, Beaver Brewing, & Leisure Sports Brewing will all be in attendance, too.
Thanks for the heads up – looks like I need to learn more about local brewers. I just read about Beaver Brewing in the city paper – I will look up the other ones ASAP.