On the first Wednesday of every month, the Hofbräuhaus Pittsburgh in the Southside Works holds a special event to tap a new keg of beer. On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the PVGP will be the presenting organization and we have selected Bob Borgo as the honorary keg tapper! Bob is an integral part of our race operations on both race weekends as Race Director. He joined the PVGP in 1985 and also serves on the Executive Committee. Please join us to help honor Bob Borgo and get our event “Back on Track” this summer!
Please join us that day for a ceremonial keg tapping parade and free beer sample 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 expect 100 or more PVGP supporters to attend and we have tables reserved in the front of the beer hall – it promises to be a great time! We will park some special cars out front of the restaurant because it wouldn’t be a Grand Prix event without cars!
The keg Bob is tapping is a Hefe Weizen with an aggressive hop presence. It has banana and clove characteristics complemented by earthy and citrusy hop flavor and aroma. A live band will appear as well!
Everyone is welcome to join us: PVGP volunteers, sponsors and anybody that is interested in the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix – including new volunteers. Our 2019 honoree, Cathy Dernorsek, leads our volunteer efforts – she will be there at 6:00 PM to welcome anybody interested in becoming a new volunteer and if you’re 21 years old she’ll even buy you a beer and tell you all about the exciting new opportunities. Please email Cathy and make arrangements to meet with her before the keg tapping that night.
PVGP Honorary Keg Tappers
This will be the sixth time for the ceremony where a PVGP volunteer ceremoniously taps the wooden beer 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. In 2018 Don Privett was selected – he runs Vendor Village, the Waterfront Car Cruise, and just about everything else. In 2019 Cathy Dernorsek did the honors – Cathy is the embodiment of the PVGP volunteers – dedicated, thorough and always smiling! This year we honor Bob Borgo for all his efforts leading our race side operations.
2021 Bob Borgo
2019 Cathy Dernorsek
2018 Don Privett
2017 Paul MacIntyre
2016 Bob Speer
2015 John Kerr
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.
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 brewmaster 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!