Virtual Britsburgh Live: The East End Brewing story, virtual tour & real live beer tasting!

05/30/2020 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ET


Beer Society Event


  • Free


[No City], PA
United States of America


Virtual Britsburgh Live presents.... 

The East End Brewing story while tasting a few brews (some with a touch of Brit in them!)


In 2004 craft beer drinkers in Pittsburgh welcomed East End Brewing to the burgeoning craft beer scene here in the "Burgh." Across the USA beer connoisseurs were warming up to the flavours of the new darker and 'hoppier' brews. Scott Smith started East End modestly in 2004. The brewery has grown in its recognition for beer quality, for the flavour of its most popular beers including the Big Hop, and for its commitment to the Pittsburgh community.


In 2016 Britsburgh partnered with Scott and East End Brewing to produce a unique 'British Style' annual brew for our Britsburgh Festival - The Britsburgh Ale. Britsburgh reckons that you beer lovers might be interested in hearing first hand from Scott and Brendan Benson, head brewer about their 16 year journey - virtually of course - while tasting the goods, so to speak. We'll make the beer we're tasting available to you in advance (See below for details) and we'll even deliver it to your doorstep for a few bucks. We may have been at home for a while and our favourite bars may be closed, but Britsburgh is going to bring East End to you - in your home!


It'll be a fun evening of stories and tasting - and there's no closing time!  Once you register, please order your beer online asap from the Brewery for the tasting part of the evening.  Scott and Brendan will be on hand to virtually show you around the brewery and to answer your questions. And don't forget to donate when you register.  By the way the event is FREE - so donate generously - Britsburgh will donate every penny to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. 


As the great Winston Churchill once said "If you're going through hell, keep going."  We intend to do just that!  




What Beers will we be tasting and how to get it?


RESILIENCE PALE ALE - A Western PA collaboration beer brewed to support those impacted by the Australian bushfires 5% ABV


EAST END WITTE: A "Belgian White" wheat beer, gently spiced with coriander and bitter orange peel. Light bodied with hints of orange and lemon. 5.1% ABV


ESPLEN: Munich Style Helles Lager - The twenty-first beer in EEB's "You Are Here Beer Series of Pittsburgh" neighborhoods. 5.4% ABV


HAYS: Bamberg Style Rauch Bier/Smoked Lager - The twenty-third beer in EEB's "You Are Here Beer Series of Pittsburgh" neighborhoods. 5.5% ABV


Windgap: Pineapple-Mango Milkshake IPA - The twentieth beer in EEB's "You Are Here Beer Series of Pittsburgh" neighborhoods. 7.3% ABV


Britsburgh Tasting Case Price: East End Brewing will supply you directly with 5 four packs i.e. a four pack of each of the tasting beers at a cost of $75. That's just $3.75 a pint folks! Plus Scott has kindly agreed to throw in a couple of glasses for free!


Order here!


Collection and delivery options: Curbside Pickup at the brewery, or Saturday Home Delivery if people are inside our 40+ zip code coverage area. Delivery charge is $10 for locations within 20 minutes of the brewery i.e. to the following zip codes: 15104, 15120, 15139, 15143, 15146, 15147, 15201, 15202, 15203, 15205, 15206, 15207, 15208, 15209, 15210, 15211, 15212, 15213, 15214, 15215, 15216, 15217, 15218, 15219, 15220, 15221, 15222, 15223, 15224, 15226, 15227, 15228, 15229, 15232, 15234, 15235, 15237, 15238, 15239, 15241, 15243, 15260.


East End Brewing could also do a big drop at a location outside that zone, if people want to pool an order of ten cases or more. Contact the brewery directly to arrange.


Important note: Like other breweries, bars and restaurants, East End brewing is impacted by COVID-19. By ordering the BRITBURGH TASTING CASE, and if you like other cases of beers, you will help keep your favourate brewery alive and keep Scott's staff employed during these difficult times. Additional donations made on our website however, will go to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Therefore, drink beer and help your local community!!!


About Virtual Britsburgh Live

Starved of theatre, literature, cultural activities? Yes? Good then this is for you. Britsburgh is talking its activities into the virtual realm! In a series of live events in the coming weeks streamed online using the Zoom Video Conference App, you will experience aspects of theatre, readings, history, interviews and more. Once you log on, your Virtual Host will make sure you can see and hear us, but we can’t hear or see you. The events are live and the experience is remarkable!


How to watch Virtual Britsburgh Live?

  1. Register for the event - It's free!
  2. Donate what you can. We suggest $10 per person. Donations received during registration will go to the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Registered and forgot to donate? No worries click here. Thanks
  3. Order the "Britsburgh Tasting Case" from East End Brewing in advance of the event. Note you don't have to buy a case to attend but it won't be as much fun... 
  4. During this difficult time Britsburgh will give all money collected to those in need. However, if you like what we are doing we ask you to consider becoming a Britsburgh member that will help us through the next year.
  5. You will receive a registration confirmation with a link to the event and a password.
  6. We suggest you join the event 10 minutes before the event start time. You will be placed into a waiting room where you event host will check you against your registration. If you have not registered you won't be allowed into the event.
  7. The audience will be able to watch but your event host will make sure we can't see or hear you. If you wish to ask a question you can do so by using the chat function or in the Q&A section you can raise your hand and the host will unmute you.
  8. Adjust your Zoom settings. To fully enjoy the performance you will need to adjust the settings on the Zoom app so you can only see the performers, and not the whole audience. Here are the instructions on how to do it. But don’t worry, we’ll make sure everyone is ready before starting the event! 
  9. IMPORTANT: Please make sure your Zoom name is your full name so that you can be ticked off the registration list. If the host cannot identify you, you will not be allowed into the event! Watch this 1 min video instructions on how to do it.


This presentation is open to everyone but, of course, you have to be over the age of 21 to buy or drink beer.


Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.




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