Join HEARTH virtually on March 26th, 2021 as we partner with Gene Ribnicky of Vecenie’s Distributing Co. and host of Pittsburgh’s Craft Beer School, and Dennis Guy of First Sip Brew Box for an evening of craft beer education, tastings and fun from the comfort and safety of your homes!

Event Details:

General Ticket: $55 Includes a 4-pack of beer, a First Sip Brew Box mini filled with snacks, an entry into door prize basket, access to our virtual beer tasting event (starting at 7PM) and our custom-made PGH Brewery Passport Booklet.

VIP Ticket: $75 includes a 6-pack of beer, access to a VIP only early reception (starting at 6PM) as well as the same incredible benefits of a general ticket.

Event pick ups will be held the week of the event on Wednesday (24th), Thursday (25th), and Friday (26th). HEARTH’s first priority is the safety and convenience of our supporters. There will be at least 3 different locations around Pittsburgh area to choose to pick up from. HEARTH will also closely monitor the current status of the COVID-19 global pandemic throughout our planning. HEARTH will follow state and local guidelines, along with recommendations from the CDC and local health boards when planning all pick up activities! More information will be released soon.

Silent Auction opens Monday, March 22nd, 2021 at 12PM and closes March 26th, 2021 at 9PM.  Collection Policy: Silent Auction packages must be picked up at HEARTH the week following the event. Packages will not be shipped!

A Message from Hops for HEARTH Chairperson: 

“Last year we were on track to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Hops for HEARTH’ with our annual in person event. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the committee had to postpone the celebration, but the event and the craft beer scene have continued to grow and thrive! We are fortunate that Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania craft breweries are known for their great beers, and their generosity and willingness to help their neighbors.

The breweries and their supporters have helped us raise over $175,000 for the women and children of HEARTH. Without this crucial support, our families may not have had a chance to build a safe and secure life. Thanks to the efforts of our Hops for HEARTH team, our families will continue to live their lives to the fullest!

Thank you to our current & past Hops for HEARTH committee members, as well as HEARTH staff, for continuing to make this successful fundraiser fun and life changing. Although we were unable to celebrate our 10th anniversary during 2020 due to the pandemic, we are excited to redo our event virtually in 2021! Stay tuned for some exciting plans that our team has in the works!”- Chairperson Jill Banko

Committee members:

Jill Banko–Chair
Stephanie Bachman
Megan Borowy
Kelli Bradford
Stephanie Cervone
Jennifer Hoerster
Samantha Kite
Jennifer Lawrence
Tara Maziarz-Myers
Monica Mihm
Gretchen Plant
Laura Ribnicky
Mia Siclari
Jennifer Thoma
Miranda Wayne
Morgan Weaver

Brand new this year! We are looking to our ticket purchasers to support our brewery friends after a tough year! Details are below! If you are a brewery who would like to participate, please fill out this form – https://forms.gle/mgSz9FnpzCQ3FaHZ9

Our 2021 partners and sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact mlceschini@hearth-bp.org

Our Partners


Presenting Sponsor


Brewmaster Sponsor


Homebrewer Sponsor


Beer Enthusiast Sponsor


Media Sponsor