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GTECH Sets 2nd Annual Wet Hoptoberfest

GTECH Sets 2nd Annual Wet Hoptoberfest

Article Published: October 1, 2014

In 2013, GTECH set out to grow hops on an unused, vacant portion of Garfield Community Farm to see whether it could be a creative (and delicious) way to reuse some of the 4,500 acres of vacant land in the city. With the help of Noah of the Hop Project and the fine farmers of Garfield Farm, GTECH planted to grow a few varieties of hops for East End Brewery and -- guess what -- it worked! 

This year GTECH is partnering with Wigle Whiskey, East End Brewery and Marty's Market to offer an evening of wet-hopped brews from East End and sustainable-sourced grub from Marty's Market. Also, for the first time ever, Wigle will also be unveiling its brand-new, locally-hopped whiskey for you to taste. 

You are invited to enjoy the hops of GTECH's labor with an evening of wonderful beer, tasty food and great conversation at the Wet Hoptober Fundraiser at Wigle Whiskey Barrel House located in the Northside neighborhood of Spring Garden. 

Funds raised through Wet Hoptober go toward sustaining GTECH's creatively reused vacant spaces. 

Doors open at 6PM

For $35 you will receive: 
·        2 samples of Wigle's BRAND-NEW hopped whiskey. 
·        an 8oz pour of each of the three unique East End beers that have been wet-hopped with Cascade and Chinook hops grown as part of the Garfield Hop Project. 
·        a discussion on the hops that went into the beer and the community outcomes that are possible by expanding our efforts.
·        locally-sourced, always-delicious food brought to you by Marty's Market.
·        a customized 8oz glass glass - yours to take home.
·        a raffle from local shops, designers and eateries.  
·        free parking.
You must be 21+ to attend this event. IDs will be required to enter - NO EXCEPTIONS.
NO REFUNDS. Tickets may be used by someone other than the purchaser.

Register here.

The Hop Project promotes sustainable, urban and local ways to grow hops for local breweries and distilleries.

GTECH Strategies is a nonprofit social enterprise that cultivates the unrealized potential of people and places to improve the economic, social and environmental health of Pittsburgh’s communities. It is our goal to grow the green economy as well as connect people to resources to help make their communities a greener and better place to live.

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