Helltown takes Bronze in English-Style Brown Ale at GABF

Helltown Brewing took home Bronze in the English-Style Brown Ale Category at the Great American Beer Festival Competition in Colorado for their Mischievous Brown Ale.

The Great American Beer Festival is the world’s largest commercial beer competition, presented by the Brewer’s Association, and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals were awarded on October 5th at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, in 107 beer categories covering over 174 different beer styles, establishing the best examples of each style in the country.

Mischievous Brown is a Helltown favorite—a traditional southern English-style brown ale, brewed with European malts to make it a rich, malty, full-bodied ale with a subtle hint of fruitiness on the nose and palate.

“We are honored to have won Bronze at the GABF over the weekend,” says founder and president of Helltown, Shawn Gentry. He continues, “It is a great achievement for the team to have competed against many accomplished breweries from across the country and be recognized for the quality of our beer.”

In the 33rd edition of the GABF competition, 9,497 entries were submitted to the general competition, along with 113 Pro-Am and 70 Collaboration entries. The beer was made by 2,295 breweries from across the nation, with entries from all 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Judging took place over the course of three days, with an international panel of 322 judges from 18 countries.

“This year’s GABF competition was the largest and most competitive to date,” said Chris Swersey, competition manager, Great American Beer Festival. “The beers and talent were as impressive as ever, and I’m thrilled to congratulate this year’s winners for their achievements in brewing.”

For more information on Helltown, please visit www.helltownbrewing.com!

Local Pittsburgh Musician, Byron Nash, and Helltown Brewing Collaborate on BLQ Metal IPA

PITTSBURGH, PA – May 29, 2019, Local Pittsburgh musician, Byron Nash, and Helltown Brewing, an independent craft brewery with locations in Mt. Pleasant, PA and Export, PA reintroduce BLQ METAL – a west coast style IPA.

Byron and Helltown Brewing were originally paired together to create a collaboration for Fresh Fest 2018 – the nation’s first Black brew festival. To find out more about Fresh Fest 2019, you can get the skinny on their website, https://freshfestbeerfest.com/ .

“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,” stated VP of Sales & Marketing, Rob Johnson. Rob also added, “We really wanted to take everything up a notch and improve upon what was set in motion last year. We feel that the beer, marketing, and musical components of the collaboration have evolved well and we are having a ton of fun with it all.”

Brewer, Pat Harris, had the following to say about this year’s version of BLQ METAL. “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.”

Helltown Brewing’s Graphic Designer, Allison Pittler, responsible for the photography, video production, and content creation associated with BLQ METAL shared this about the experience. “We wanted the passion and creativity of Byron and the brewers at Helltown to be the emphasis of our marketing for BLQ METAL. It’s been so awesome to see the project take shape and have the opportunity to work with such talented individuals.”

Byron Nash added, “It’s my extreme pleasure to be able to collaborate with Helltown on the BLQ Metal series. This time around we went for a more straight-forward, Pale Ale that’s perfect for summertime drinking and gets you in touch with your inner rock star!”

This year’s rendition of BLQ METAL will debut at 4 PM on Friday, June 7th at the Federal Galley on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. A live performance by Byron Nash from 7 PM – 9 PM will accompany the debut that night. There will be additional events scheduled throughout the summer.

To keep up with Byron Nash and the BLQ METAL collaboration, please follow @Byron Nash/guitarist (Facebook), @byron_nash412 (Instagram), and @bnastynash (Twitter).

Helltown Brewing was started in 2011 by Shawn Gentry and several homebrewing friends. We found a used 15-barrel brewing system in Colorado, and set-up shop in the old mechanic’s garage in Mt. Pleasant, PA. We have since moved the bulk of our operation to our new facility in Export, PA. Quality is our main focus. We use high-quality grains for all of our beers, and aren’t sparing when it comes to hops. While we work on expanding, we will not sacrifice the quality of our brews. We are also committed to our community. All spent grain is donated to local farmers, and our merchandise is bought from local businesses where possible. We support a variety of local charities in Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburgh.

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The Wait is Over – Helltown Brewing Releases 12 oz Cans

PITTSBURGH, PA – April 8, 2019, Helltown Brewing, an independent craft brewery with locations in Mt. Pleasant, PA and Export, PA introduces 12 oz cans.

 

In response to demand, Helltown Brewing releases the following beers in 4/6/12 format:

 Mischievous Brown

 Idle Hands Double IPA

 Hop Frenzy IPA

 Buffy Hazy IPA

This year-round core line-up rounds out with the addition of a variety 12 pack simply named, “Helltown Brewing IPA Mix 12 Pack.” This mix 12 pack contains four of the each of the IPAs mentioned above.

VP of Sales & Marketing, Rob Johnson, had this to say, “It has been a long time coming. Our President, Shawn Gentry, has been selling draft of his wonderfully crafted beers since 2011. These draft sales have been met with much fanfare. We are all very excited to finally have the opportunity to place six packs and 12 packs of our beer on store shelves across Western and Eastern Pennsylvania.” Rob also added, “Once we are able to meet demand across these two regions of the state, we will turn our immediate focus to closing our remaining distribution gaps in Pennsylvania.”

Helltown Brewing also distributes in parts of Northern West Virginia.

Expect to find these six packs, the Helltown Brewing IPA Mix 12 Pack, and Helltown’s spring seasonal, Extra Sinful, to begin arriving on shelves as early as Monday, April 8, 2019.

Helltown Brewing was started in 2011 by Shawn Gentry and several homebrewing friends. We found a used 15-barrel brewing system in Colorado, and set-up shop in the old mechanic’s garage in Mt. Pleasant, PA. We have since moved the bulk of our operation to our new facility in Export, PA. Quality is our main focus. We use high-quality grains for all of our beers and aren’t sparing when it comes to hops. While we work on expanding, we will not sacrifice the quality of our brews. We are also committed to our community. All spent grain is donated to local farmers, and our merchandise is bought from local businesses where possible. We support a variety of local charities in Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburgh.

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Helltown Brewing Announces 2019 Release Calendar

PITTSBURGH, PA – January 30, 2019 Helltown Brewing, an independent craft brewery with locations in Mt. Pleasant, PA and Export, PA announces their 2019 release schedule.

VP of Sales & Marketing, Rob Johnson, had this to say, “Our President, Shawn Gentry, and the rest of our team are ecstatic to finally be able to put these wonderful beers into cans to be placed on distributor, restaurant, and grocery store shelves. Fuhrer Wholesale in Pittsburgh, PA, Stockertown Beverage in Bethlehem, PA, and many retailers across their territories share our enthusiasm.” Rob also added, “Once we get in front of the supply for these two wholesalers, we will more closely examine where we plan to head next. We would certainly like to close our distribution gaps across Pennsylvania this year.”

Helltown Brewing was started in 2011 by Shawn Gentry and several homebrewing friends. We found a used 15-barrel brewing system in Colorado, and set-up shop in the old mechanic’s garage in Mt. Pleasant, PA. We have since moved the bulk of our operation to our new facility in Export, PA. Quality is our main focus. We use high-quality grains for all of our beers, and aren’t sparing when it comes to hops. While we work on expanding, we will not sacrifice the quality of our brews. We are also committed to our community. All spent grain is donated to local farmers, and our merchandise is bought from local businesses where possible. We support a variety of local charities in Mt. Pleasant and Pittsburgh.

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