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Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Kick Off: Art for Autism presented by LiveBurgh and Magic Hat Brewing


Have plans for Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7pm? Well, you do now.Join our friends at Liveburghstudio and Magic Hat Brewing Company for good beer, live music, and at a special #PCBW kick-off party at the James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy to benefit the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh & Joey Travolta Film Camp.
All in attendance will have the chance to win a Magic Hat “Low Key” bass guitar, other prizes and will enjoy drink specials. 

Performances by: 
ACOUSTIC: Morgan Erina, Josh Verbanets of Meeting of Important People, (Jake Leya & Zack Leya)
FULL BAND: Bad CusterWreck LooseAndré Costello and the Cool Minors

Not only is April Autism Awareness Month, but this special event coincides with the kick off weekend of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. To make the celebration that much better, the Arts for Autism Foundation of Pittsburgh & Joey Travolta Film Camp has teamed up with the good folks from Magic Hat Brewing Company who will be rolling out their new music themed session IPA – “Low Key,” as well as having other drink specials and prizes, including the Magic Hat Bass Guitar Raffle.

$15 Donation includes SIX bands, Drink Specials, Darth Vader Toast, Fun, Surprises, and Good Times! Hope to see you there. 

Spring into SweetWater Brewing Company’s Hash Session IPA

“Laid back maxin’ relaxin’ all cool? SweetWater has a brew just for you. Hash Session IPA is low on the ABV but high on the hops – thanks to a gigantic Amarillo hash dry hop.”


Usher in the spring season with SweetWater Brewing Company’s newest seasonal, Hash Session IPA. This mellow IPA is one laid back brew with a 4.20% ABV, but is BIG… big on the hops! Hash Session IPA is brewed with massive Amarillo hop hash dry hop bringing floral and citrus notes to the sip — perfect for enjoying all night or day.

How does SweetWater Brewing get the perfect hash dry hop? Here’s the stash on the hash!


Fresh hops from the field are dropped into the hammermill while rotating arms grind ’em down and break ’em apart.

Those ground hops go into the pelletizer to package up the hop crop for brewers to use throughout the year.

The resiny oily sticky lupulin goodness from the hops is left behind and gums up the screens in the machines over time.

We scrape all that

Hash, aka Kief, off the screens, bag it up and BOOM! There’s your hop hash!

don’t float the mainstream!®

Sip on SweetWater Brewing Company’s Hash Session IPA this spring!


Malts: Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat, Midnight Wheat Hops: Bravo, Amarillo Hash
Dry Hops: Ahtanum, El Dorado, Crystal, Amarillo Hash ABV: 4.20%
IBU’s: 55

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