We have a busy weekend at Aurochs Brewing as we kick of #CeliacAwarenessMonth.
Thursday 5/2 - Tonight guarantees some cut throat trivia competition with Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia from 7-9 PM.
Friday 5/3 - Tomorrow - in partnership with Naturally Soergel's - we are Celebrate Celiac Awareness Month to benefit NHCO with North Hills Community Outreach VIP at 6 PM, general admission at 6:30 PM (the tasting room will be open to all so stop by regardless).
Saturday 5/4 - On Saturday we welcome back James Tobin Music - James and Debbie Tobin will not disappoint as they entertain and sing a variety of great music for you.
This Friday at the brewery and taproom we are kicking off Celiac Awareness Month with @Naturally Soergel's to celebrate and benefit North Hills Community Outreach!
The event kicks off at 6:30pm (VIP starts at 6pm) and runs until about 9:30pm. You can expect great beer, food, prize drawings, brewery tours and lots of good stuff - all gluten free - all for a great cause.
Did you know that North Hills Community Outreach is home to three different food pantries that service over 700 families in northern Allegheny County? NCHO is also home to a very special gluten free food pantry that caters to the needs of families who are medically required to follow a gluten free diet. In addition, the NHCO hosts countless programs that benefit our friends, families and neighbors in the North Hills and northern Allegheny County.
Tickets are $25 and include a plate, a drink ticket, a brewery tour and a $15 contribution to North Hills Community Outreach. VIP Tickets are $50 and include a plate, a drink ticket, a brewery tour, a $30 contribution to NHCO and a private beer sampling starting at 6pm. VIP tickets are limited. Soergel Orchard's Back 40 BBQ will be there serving up their delicious, savory, apple wood smoked bar-b-que.
Throughout the month of May, Naturally Soergel's and Aurochs Brewing Company will be hosting food and toiletry drives with all donations going to NHCO food pantries. There is a specific need for gluten free food donations! Bring a food pantry donation to get things started!
We look forward to seeing everyone at the Greater Philly Gluten Free Expo on May 18th! We will be sampling and selling beers and be speaking with Michael Savett of Gluten Free Philly about gluten free libations, dedicated gluten free breweries and celiac safe options. See you there!
Here is this weekends draft list.
- 4/25 -
Don’t miss The Gluten-Free Grains Cookbook Launch Party tonight at Gather (7pm) with Quelcy Kogel of With the Grains!
We will be Wegmans in Malvern, PA from 4-6:30pm tonight sampling beer so pick some up for the big draft tonight!
- 4/26 -
Hang out with us tomorrow night for Eddan Sparks Trio from 7-9pm (yes, open until 9pm tomorrow). These guys are can’t miss.
Book your 5:45 class at CYCLEBAR in McCandless for Beers and Gears after class at 6:30pm.
Tomorrow the tastings continue from 4-6pm at Whole Foods Market in Plymouth Meeting, PA.
- 4/27 -
We cap off our weekend of tastings with stops at Wegmans in Montgomeryville, PA from 1-3 and Wegmans in Downingtown, PA from 4-6pm.
- Tasting Room Hours -
Th 4-8pm Fri 4-9pm Sat 12-8pm
Pittsburgh! You can find Aurochs Brewing Company's award winning, craft beers - as well as many other amazing Pittsburgh & PA Brewed craft beers - at many area Giant Eagle and Giant Eagle Market District locations.
Edgewood Towne Centre Giant Eagle
Giant Eagle Slippery Rock
Giant Eagle Cranberry
Market District (Shadyside, PA)
Market District (Robinson, PA)
Market District (Waterworks, PA)
You can find Aurochs all over Pittsburgh - at different bars, restaurants, bottle shops, grocery stores and beer distributors.
If you are out this weekend, you can also spend time with us in the tasting room or at some of the following events.
This week the Brewers Association host the 2019 Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Co.
Our own Doug Foster will be on hand to take in the conference and actually speak at the conference as part of group talking about #glutenfreebeer. The group includes Karen Hertz & Connor Reeves from Holidaily Brewing Company, Twila Soles from Grouse Malt House and Michelle Colgrave, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food and Research Professorial Fellow at Edith Cowan University in Australia.
Doug will spend the week in fellowship with some of the best brewers and gluten free brewers in the country, learning, networking and, hopefully, growing craft beer.
To mark the occasion the teams at Holidaily, Grouse and Aurochs came together to produce a beer in collaboration.
We named the beer Brewnited Red IPA. It was tapped at Holidaily two weeks ago and last week at Aurochs. You may have seen us post about it. This week - during the Craft Brewers Conference - we invite you out to the tasting room Thursday, Friday and Saturday to try this beer and reflect on how far gluten free brewing has come and where we can go together.
Buzz Worthy Pub Trivia will be here at 7pm to get things started. We have some great stuff on tap - including Brewnited Red IPA - our collaboration with Holidaily Brewing Company and Grouse Malt House! Holidaily Brewing Company is an incredible dedicated gluten free brewery out of Golden, Colorado. You could win a growler full of Brewnited if you can out think the Aurochs team!
As we get ready to tap Brewnited Red IPA this week in the tasting room - our gluten free collaboration with Holidaily Brewing Company - we wanted to share this recent article from Breweries in PA written by our own Head Brewer Chris Carr. Chris provides a great overview of gluten free brewing and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities that exist.
Today we are taping the beer brewed in partnership with our friends from Butler Brew Works - Mexican Hot Chocolate!
The Mexican Hot Chocolate is 8% ABV and hits you with a continual wave of evolving layers of flavor. This beer was brewed with a special pepper blend - including chili and habanero peppers - cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, honey, cinnamon, lactose (milk sugar) and gluten free oats. All of this was infused with our typical millet and quinoa based grain bill. *Contains dairy and gluten free oats.
The heat from the peppers and the sweetness of the chlorate play very nicely on your taste buds. Chocolate lovers will enjoy the chocolate backbone and bold flavors of this beer.
The history of chocolate begins in Mesoamerica. Fermented beverages made from chocolate date back to 350 BC. The Aztecs believed that the cacao seed was the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Originally prepared only as a drink, chocolate was served as a bitter liquid, not a sweet edible treat as we know it today.
In many Mayan households, chocolate was enjoyed with every meal. Mayan chocolate was thick and frothy and often combined with chili peppers, honey or water.
It was believed to have aphrodisiac powers and to give the drinker strength. Today, such drinks are also known as "Chilate" and are made by locals in the South of Mexico. After its arrival to Europe in the sixteenth century, sugar was added to it and it became popular throughout society, first among the ruling classes and then among the common.
Come enjoy it with us!
Gluten free brewing has come a long way. Sprinkled throughout the country there are some incredible breweries working tirelessly to create delicious gluten free beers from a myriad of unique ingredients. At Aurochs we continue to innovate and advance the cause of 'Beer for Everyone'.
We are very proud to announce 'Brewnited' - a new collaboration that we have worked on with our good friends at Holidaily Brewing Company - an amazing, dedicated gluten free brewery - and Grouse Malt House - our dedicated gluten free malt supplier - both based in Colorado.
We are small but growing breweries, separated by 1,400 miles, but united in our cause - to brew incredible beers everyone can enjoy from naturally gluten free ingredients, at dedicated gluten free breweries.
Brewnited is a 6.8% Red IPA brewed with buckwheat, quinoa and millet - featuring a few new roasts from Grouse, including the game changing roasted goldfinch malt. Brewnited is packed with flavorful and aromatic Galaxy, Mosaic, Citrus and Amarillo hops with a fruity, peachy nose and layers of flavor.
Brewnited will be available on draft at Aurochs Brewing Company next Thursday, April 4th. It will also be sampled at the Craft Brewers Conference 2019 - where our own Doug Foster will be speaking on a panel of experts about gluten free beer, gluten free brewing and all of the sales, marketing and regulatory opportunities and hurdles associated with it. Doug will be joining Karen Hertz and Connor Reeves from Holidaily Brewing Company, Twila Soles from Grouse Malt House and Michelle Colgrave, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Agriculture and Food .
More information about the seminar and the conference can be found below: https://bit.ly/2OvoboK
We are filming a little something. If you are available this afternoon (3/20 @ 4:30) we would love for you to swing by the brewery to join us. Benefits include beer! Did we mention beer?
Message us for details. Cheers!
We are having an amazing time at Soergel Orchards for their St. Patrick’s Day Celebrtion! Abbots Cross is here belting out Irish pub favorites. They will be at Aurochs TOMORROW (3/15) night from 5:30-8pm. Join us!
A new spot to find Aurochs bottles!
#Repost @mixtapepgh ・・・
Hey, #glutenfree pals! We now have @aurochsbrewing Session IPA bottles on the menu. It's local *and* delicious. They're 22oz bottles, so it's perfect for sharing... or nah ;)
Hanging out today @naturallysoergels - celebrating their 8th Anniversary! We are very proud of Amy & her GREAT team! #pgh #natualfoods #paleo #vegan #veganpittsburgh #glutenfree #celiac #dairyfree #groceries