Hofbräuhaus Keg Tapping – June 5


On the first Wednesday of every month the Hofbräuhaus in Pittsburgh holds a special event to tap a new keg of bier. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019 the keg for the upcoming PVGP will be tapped – the beer that will fuel the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix! Please join us that day for a ceremonial keg tapping parade and free beer sample starting at 7:00 pm. There will be several tables reserved for us at the front of the room starting at 6:00 in case you want to come early and have dinner. We usually have 50 -75 PVGP supporters in attendance – it’s a great time!

This will be the fifth year in a row for the ceremony where a PVGP volunteer ceremoniously taps the wooden bier keg. In 2015 longtime volunteer John Kerr was selected, in 2016 it was Car Show Chairman Bob Speer and in 2017 Paul MacIntyre, a volunteer since 1984 did the honors. Last year, Don Privett was selected – he runs Vendor Village, the Waterfront Car Cruise and just about everything else!

Jack and Cathy Dernorsek at 2013 #PVGP by Simply Sisters

We are proud to announce that Cathy Dernorsek has been selected to tap the keg this year! Anybody who has volunteered with the PVGP knows Cathy Dernorsek. The longer you’re with the organization the more you appreciate her. Always smiling and always ready to offer help throughout Race Week.

Cathy started with us back in 1985 and does so much, serving on the PVGP Executive Committee, managing our volunteers and supervising the security at Schenley Park…how does she do it? Cathy is passionate  for our charities and her husband Jack is heavily involved too. It’s all in the family.

Past volunteers to tap the keg with Brewmaster Kyle Klein: John Kerr, Bob Speer, Paul MacIntyre and Don Privett.

DSC0828501Car Display
It wouldn’t be a Grand Prix event without cars – sports cars will be on display in front of the Hofbräuhaus on the South Side. Contact Dan DelBianco if you are interested in displaying your car – there is limited space. With BMW as our Marque of the Year we are expecting a large contingent of Bavarian fans and hoping for some special bimmers!

Hofbräuhaus is the Official Bier of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and the new pilsner will be served at many of our Race Week functions. The Pilsner is brewed on the premises in the restaurant’s onsite microbrewery by brew master Shawn Setzenfand and his crew.

The Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh  is a place where family and friends can enjoy great beer, great food and fun times every day.  It starts with a wide selection of traditional beer brewed on site daily…with flavorful seasonal selections every month.

Next, an award-winning menu with something for everybody…whether they’re in the mood for traditional German food or an American classic.  All wrapped up in a vibrant environment modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany — with authentically decorated rooms, live music and Pittsburgh’s most scenic outdoor dining space.   Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh…This Place Is Wunderbar!