Registration is required for members and guests for optional activities. Registration includes Hospitality Room Snacks and Beverages; Room-to-Room Trading; Seminars; Friday Auction, Craft Beer Tasting, Banquet & Speakeasy After Party; Early Admission to the Saturday Public Show, and Luncheon following.
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
500 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4353
NABA is excited to announce that the Brewmaster's Dinner at our 2021 Pittsburgh Convention will be hosted by Master Cicerone, Brian Reed! For those not familiar with the the Cicerone program, Master Cicerone is the highest level one can achieve. It is essentially a PHD in Beer! It's a very rigorous program. There are only 18 Master Cicerones in the world and only 2 in the Eastern US. Luckily for us, Brian is a Pittsburgher and is excited to be a part of our event. We're very fortunate to have him. The Brewmaster's Dinner will be held Wednesday, July 29th at 6PM and is an optional event. Cost for the dinner and beer pairing TBA
The NABA Speakeasy
We'd like to announce a completely new convention event, The NABA Speakeasy. The Speakeasy will serve as a wrap party for the convention. We took inspiration from John Bain's Back Bar Room at the Blue/Gray Show and expanded it to an entertainment venue. The Speakeasy will open immediately after Friday's Banquet and will feature Prohibition era cocktails, collaboration beers brewed exclusively for NABA and a pianist playing music from the 20's and 30's, all under dim lights. We didn't hire just any piano player but none other than the great Tom Roberts. Tom is a Pittsburgh native and is internationally known. He is considered one of the finest players of older Jazz styles. He has played notable venues including The Tonight Show, Carnegie Hall as well as The Prairie Home Companion. Tom arranged and performed the music for the soundtrack of Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator, starring Leonardo di Caprio, as well as several titles for the film DeLovely, the Cole Porter biopic. NABA members get all of this and you are getting it for free. All of the expenses for the NABA Speakeasy have been covered by NABA member and Pittsburgh collector, Chip Echnoz and Pittsburgh Brewing owner, Cliff Forrest. Join us on July 31st for a very memorable night of song & drink!
Check out the video below of Tom Roberts playing at a music conference in Switzerland.
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