Construction Junction - Building Material Reuse

Construction Junction promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials.
Pittsburgh’s first non-profit building material reuse retailer.

Reuse Reuse Reuse

The 2nd Annual Steel City Big Pour

September 13, 2008

Location: Construction Junction

This event is SOLD OUT!

Three Hours of Beer, Live Art & Music.

In one year, the Steel City Big Pour has established itself as the preeminent craft beer festival in the region.  Come and experience Craft Brewing like nowhere else in Pittsburgh. No one attending will ever be the same!

This year's Big Pour promises to be even bigger and better than last year.  Hard to believe, but true.  Here's what you've been waiting for... information about the upcoming event.

Public transportation options.

Please note... this event is open only to people age 21 and over.

A Craft Brewing Experience Featuring:
  • Beer Samples From 30 Craft Breweries
  • Food From Over 20 Local Restaurants
  • Live Art & Music
  • Deluxe Kegerator Art
  • New Belgian Cafe
  • Hot Metal Pour & Iron Work Happening
  • Not so Silent Auction
  • Many Organic Offerings
  • Big Pour's Own Brew
  • And Much More!

The Steel City Big Pour hosts two - 3 hour sessions held at Construction Junction.

Session One: 12pm - 3pm  (SOLD OUT)

Session Two: 5pm - 8pm  (SOLD OUT)

Ticket prices per session will be $35 in advance, $40 at the door (that is, if still available).  Designated driver (non-alcohol) tickets are $10.

This event is open only to people age 21 and over.

Construction Junction uses the funds raised from the Steel City Big Pour to strengthen our organization and expand our ability to serve our mission -- promoting conservation through the reuse of used and surplus building materials. 

 Photo credits: Tom Fitzpatrick, VPI

Participating Brewers (*new for 2008)

 Photo credits: Tom Fitzpatrick, VPI

Participating Restaurants (*organic options)

 Photo credits: Tom Fitzpatrick, VPI

Here are some reviews of the 2007 event

A nice review on

A podcast-  Great interviews with all the brewers…..

Some nice photos from the Big Pour….

This review claims this was the best beer fest EVER (hopefully it wasn’t his first)…. 

More photos- a whole photo album with great pictures of the event including the hot metal pour….

Another nice review…

This little article appeared in a paper called Go, seems to be an underground City Paper…

 Photo credits: Tom Fitzpatrick, VPI

Thank you Big Pour Sponsors! 

Keg Level

Giant Eagle Market District


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Taster Glass

Fat Heads Saloon




T-Shirt Sponsor

Harris Grill




Growler Level

American Geosciences, Inc.


Growler Level

 eLoop, llc


Growler Level

 Grand View Development Company


Growler Level

 MSA Safety Works


Growler Level - The Mosites Company, Inc.


Growler Level

 National Apartment Laundries



Growler Level

 Pennoni Associates, Inc.



Growler Level - Pro Bikes


Growler Level

 Rothschild Doyno Collaborative


Pint Level - BarkleyREI

Pint Level - CIM Investment Management, Inc.


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 dggp Architecture



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 Henderson Brothers


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Lab 8 Designs, Inc.


Pint Level - Landmarks Design Associates


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Massaro Corporation


Pint Level - Save-Mor Beer & Pop Warehouse


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 Sota Construction Services