Event Spotlight: Steel City Big Pour

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Friday, September 7th, 2018
Event Spotlight: Steel City Big Pour

This September, there’s no better place to enjoy the final days of summer than at Steel City Big Pour! For the 12th year in a row, Pittsburgh’s biggest beer and food fundraiser is back at Construction Junction, a non-profit building material reuse organization. With three hours of beer, food, live art, raffles, and music per session in a massive 90,000 square foot warehouse, it’s no wonder Steel City Big Pour is the region’s “must attend” craft beer festival!

Co-developed by the oldest grassroots environmental organization in the state, the Pennsylvania Resources Council, Construction Junction is on a mission to promote conservation through the reuse of building materials. As the organization’s brainchild, Steel City Big Pour is proud to be a Zero Waste Event for 10 years running as it raises funds to sustain Construction Junction and further its mission of reuse. “We feel it is tremendously important to walk the walk when it comes to managing the waste created at this event,” said Mike Gable, Executive Director of Construction Junction, when talking about the organization’s commitment to a zero waste event. Gable is understandably proud of the average 92% waste diversion rate the event has had over the past 5 years.

With its distinctive warehouse ambiance, huge selection of local craft beer, and food provided by a selection of Pittsburgh’s finest restaurants, this festival offers a uniquely brewed experience for all attendees. Enjoy a bite from a dozen different restaurants including Burgatory, Point Brugge Café & Park Bruges, and Harris Grill. Then wash it down with samples from dozens of breweries, like East End Brewery, Bloom Brew, and Troegs Brewery.

All attendees receive a taster glass, a beer caddy, and access to the Big Pour App for all your need-to-know event info. For those interested in further supporting Construction Junction, consider purchasing the Big Pour Reuse Enthusiast Package, which includes an exclusive Big Pour 12 t-shirt and a much-appreciated financial contribution to the conservation organization’s mission, job training programs, and more.

Come experience a beloved craft brewing event like no other. Get your tickets for Steel City Big Pour while they last!