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Sikes is an Indie Hip-Hop artist & producer from Pittsburgh, PA. He also hosts a weekly podcast focused on the Pittsburgh Music & Entertainment scene called Start The Beat with Sikes.

Who wants some #lovejuice?

I recently sat down with my good friends and adorably gross couple, Meg & James Evans to discuss the beer they are collaborating on for their 3rd wedding Anniversary!

I was there to capture all the magical moments making this beer and put together this little promo video. Check it out! 

Mark your calendars and come drink some #lovejuice on Septemeber 20th at Rock Bottom - Homestead

Brewtal Beer Fest 2 - This Saturday! Beer, Metal & So Much More!

The time is here! The big event that I have spent a large chunk of my year helping coordinate and organize is finally happening this Saturday! BREWTAL BEER FEST 2, BABY!!!!

I've already been talking about this for months but I wanted to put together one final post to get all of the updated info in one spot for anyone who missed anything. Again, the event is THIS Saturday (September 9th, 2017) at Mr. Smalls Theater & Funhouse in Millvale, PA. It features 10 Bands performing live on 2 Stages, 30 Breweries and SO MUCH MORE! 

Some of you may have noticed a recent lineup change. It's a huge bummer, but due to unforeseen circumstances Black Crown Initiate had to drop off of the Festival. However, the guys in Byzantine have stepped in and this lineup is still as badass as it ever was! We're really excited to have them on the event! 

One of the most exciting elements of Brewtal Beer Fest is the EXCLUSIVE Beer Collaborations between the bands & breweries. This year we will have 10 Collaboration brews available in addition to all of the other beer that will be available. Check out this series of videos highlighting most of the collaborations below!

Baroness will have an exclusive beer at the festival as well! Brewed in collaboration with DC BRAU. Helltown Brewing will also have "Fit For A Hoptopsy" available at the event. Brewed exclusivley for Fit For An Autopsy. 

In addition to all of this awesomeness, Black Forge Coffee House & Pittsburgh Retro Gaming are going to be teaming up and taking over the War Room at Mr Smalls to create a Pop-Up Cafe & Retro Arcade Cafe! Black Forge Coffee House will be serving up hot and iced coffee, cold brew, tea, and vegan baked goods! PRG will be setting up a bunch of your favorite old retro video games! Open all day in the War Room at Mr. Smalls during the festival! 

Black Forge Coffee House also just made a beer with Full Pint Brewing Co that they will be debuting at the Festival! It will be on "tour" throughout the city and it's first stop is September 9th at Brewtal Beer Fest 2! 

Tickets are still available online so if all of this stuff sounds good to you then what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today! Below is a graphic detailing the different options and how everything works. 

Need help with travel plans for Brewtal Beer Fest 2?! No worries! We’ve also got you covered on that. Our pals over at Comfort Inn & Suites will be taking care of you! Click the image below to get an exclusive 25% discount on their BEST RATES for that day. It’s a quick 15 Minute drive to Mr. Smalls Theatre, so be sure to down load the zTrip app and get $10 off your ride using the promo code “BREWTAL” September 9th and 10th!

And that pretty much covers it. As you can see, It's going to be an insane day and we're all very excited. There are a lot more articles posted on the Brewtal Beer Fest website and you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well. I hope to see everyone this weekend at Mr. Smalls Theater and Funhouse for Brewtal Beer Fest 2! Cheers!

Hey Pittsburgh! Let's talk about this Craft Beer & Heavy Metal Festival.

Unless you have been sleeping under a rock, you should know by now that Brewtal Beer Fest 2 is coming up in just a few weeks on September 9th at Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh, PA. The festival is a 1 Day Only event featuring 10 Bands, 30 Breweries and LOTS more. Click the flyer below for all the juicy details. 

Tickets available now. Click the image for more info! 

Tickets available now. Click the image for more info! 

Recently, I have been sitting down with with some of the Bands & Breweries participating in this years event to discuss their involvement with the festival. You can check out the first 3 segments below and subscribe to my YouTube channel to keep up with upcoming installments. 

Moving on, It’s that time of year again where Pittsburgh’s finest are nominated for an array of categories under Culture & Nightlife, Food & Drink, Goods & Services, and People & Places. The nomination round has ended and Brewtal Beer Fest was nominated for BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL so if you're feeling freaky, give us a vote! 

Oliver Moss painting a Brewtal Skate Deck at our Brews & Brushes Pre-Party event this past weekend. Photo taken by Ryan Haggerty. 

Oliver Moss painting a Brewtal Skate Deck at our Brews & Brushes Pre-Party event this past weekend. Photo taken by Ryan Haggerty. 

There is so much to talk about regarding this years event. It's insane! If you're interested in keeping up to date with everything we have going on I strongly suggest stopping by our Official Website and subscribing to our email list to be the FIRST to know about everything coming up! There is also a blog on the page filled with all kinds of news and behind the scenes info on the fest. It's super cool. 

Again, Brewtal Beer Fest 2 is happening September 9th at Mr. Smalls Theater. Tickets are available now Here. Cheers! 

Support Local Music, Art & Beer At These Upcoming Events!

Raise your horns and glasses high! We've been working really hard behind the scenes over the past few months getting everything prepared for Brewtal Beer Fest 2 and next week we will finally reveal those details to the world! In the meantime though we have set up a couple events to get things started. Lets talk about it! 



This Friday, July 14th we will be kicking everything off with our first Band & Brewery collaboration release of the year! Argus & Big Rail Brewing have teamed up to create "Summer Of Helles" and it will be available for maximum consumption at this event. Check out this video for more info on the collaboration and the event! 

A few weeks later we are going to be teaming up with Redfishbowl to take over Black Forge Coffee House for an insane party featuring live music, live painting, a freshly installed art exhibit and of course, plenty of BEER! Check out all of the details on the flyer below.  



Again, we so excited for both of these events and even more excited to announce the details for Brewtal Beer Fest 2! If Beer & Extreme Music are your thing then you really need to be involved with this awesome community we are starting to build. Keep an eye out for more details in the near future and if you're super bored check out this extended conversation from my interview with Argus & Big Rail Brewing. See you in the pit!