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Helltown Brewery Turns It Up a Notch with Local Pittsburgh Musician

When beer and music come together it is a beautiful thing. Luckily for the Greater Pittsburgh Area, local Pittsburgh musician, Byron Nash, and Helltown Brewing, an independent craft brewery (in Mt. Pleasant and Export Pennsylvania) are joining forces to reintroduce BLG METAL, a west coast style IPA.

The duo originally paired together to create a collaboration for Fresh Fest in 2018 — the nation’s first Black brew festival. This year Helltown Brewing and Nash are returning to the festival with excitement, stating, “We are participating in Fresh Fest again this year and there will be additional announcements to follow in the upcoming months, but we enjoyed last year’s BLQ METAL collaboration with Byron so much that we decided to revisit it independent of this year’s event,”

The pairing is promising to take everything up a notch and improve upon what it set in motion last year. As for what you can expect from BLQ METAL, brewer, Pat Harris teased, ““BLQ Metal 2.0 is a west coast style IPA, 6.5% ABV, golden-straw color, hopped with Simcoe, Centennial, Chinook and Galaxy. Bitterness is present but not aggressive, light bodied with a semi-dry finish. Aroma is citrus fruit with some piney/grass that carries through the flavor with a little earthiness in the finish . . . an old school IPA with the bitterness dialed back just a bit.”

Thirsty yet? This year’s rendition of BLQ METAL debuts at 4 PM on Friday, June 7th at the Federal Galley on Pittsburgh’s North Shore with a live performance by Byron Nash to follow later the day from 7 PM to 9 PM.

There will be additional events scheduled throughout the summer. To keep up with Byron Nash and the BLQ METAL collaboration you can follow the pair at: @Byron Nash/guitarist (Facebook), @byron_nash412 (Instagram), and @bnastynash (Twitter).

To find out more about Fresh Fest 2019, you can get the skinny on their website,

Join The Yuengling Gold Rush 5K

Yuengling is headed to Pittsburgh for the Yuengling Gold Rush 5k! On Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Stage AE join us in support of our friends at Yuengling. The run/walk will start and finish on North Shore Drive at Stage AE. Stick around after the race for live entertainment, ice cold Yuengling Golden Pilsner and an epic celebration at Stage AE!

All participants will receive a Yuengling Gold Rush 5k tech race shirt, one complimentary Yuengling Golden Pilsner 16oz can (21+), 16oz. Yuengling Gold Rush can koozie, live entertainment and more!

Sign up for the race here or find out more information here.

Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Announces Partnership with Pizza Boy Brewing

There are plenty of exciting happening day to day here at Frank B. Fuhrer Wholesale Company, but our latest announcement is truly something to write home about. We are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with Pizza Boy Brewing! As part of our this partnership, we will be representing and distributing all Pizza Boy Brands in the Pittsburgh area as well as Western PA. Beginning on April 16th, 2018 we’re officially a part of the Pizza Boy Brewing family, and they a part of ours.

This Enola, PA based brewery has spent the past few years expanding their reach and delighting tastebuds in the Western PA area as they continue to grow.  Owner of Pizza Boy Brewing, Al Kominski mentions, “This new partnership with Fuhrer is an opportunity for us to continue growing in Pittsburgh and to expand into all of Western PA.” Adding to the air of excitement, Kevin Spoule of Fuhrer Wholesale notes, ” We couldn’t be more excited to work with Al and Pizza Boy Brewing.  It’s amazing how great tasting and dynamic the Pizza Boys brands are. We’re thrilled to be able to get Pizza Boy to more and more Western Pennsylvanians.” 

If you haven’t had the pleasure sipping on a Pizza Boy brew yet, now is the time to do so!

Head to their website to learn more about their world-class craft beers! 


Brewery War! Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company vs. Rhinegeist Brewery

Come out to Dad’s Pub & Grub in Monroeville on April 5th from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M. for a head to head face-off of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company and Rhinegeist Brewery’s brews.

Here are the popular brews facing off on the big day

Round 1 

Churchville Lager (Neshaminy Creek) vs. Hans Lager (Rhinegeist)

Round 2

County Line IPA (Neshaminy Creek) vs. Truth IPA (Rhinegeist)

Round 3

Jawn Pale Ale (Neshaminy Creek) vs. Mosaic Pale Ale (Rhinegeist)

#BeerOfTheWeek: Deschutes Brewery “Swivelhead Red”

March is here and that means that Deschutes Brewery’s “Swivelhead Red” is back! 


Now through September, you can enjoy this take on an India style red ale. We’re big fans of traditional red ales, but Deschutes’s twist on the brew takes the cake. The brew has an herbal hop characteristic from the European varietals sure to catch your attention. 

ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 70


To find out more about this ale head to Deschutes Brewery’s website or track down the seasonal brew for yourself.

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