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Helicon Brewing - just outside Pittsburgh, PA


By cjmjmm2006

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#701 4 months ago

Helicon will be hosting a head-to-head, 3-strike tournament at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 31st as a warm up to ReplayFX. The cost to enter will be $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to the prize pool. There will be at least one, maybe two food trucks and the brewery will be open later than usual with last call at midnight. Additional details and updates will be posted on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/946024392402925/.

#702 4 months ago

Four Willy Wonka LEs arrived today. One is going to a friend and the other three are being set up now. All three will be available to play through the week of ReplayFX.

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#703 4 months ago

Four games have been added to the collection: Rack-A-Ball (1962), Houdini, South Park, and Cosmic Cart. The total games at the brewery is now 62.

#704 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Helicon will be hosting a head-to-head, 3-strike tournament at 7:00pm on Wednesday, July 31st as a warm up to ReplayFX. The cost to enter will be $10 with 100% of the proceeds going to the prize pool. There will be at least one, maybe two food trucks and the brewery will be open later than usual with last call at midnight. Additional details and updates will be posted on the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/946024392402925/.

Is there a way to reserve a ticket in advance or is it first come first served the day of the tournament?

#705 4 months ago
Quoted from Ericc123:

Is there a way to reserve a ticket in advance or is it first come first served the day of the tournament?

There is no official reservation or ticketing system. However, you are here once, sometimes twice, a week, show up for many of the tournaments, and bring your family here quite often on weekends. You will absolutely have a spot in any pinball event at the brewery. I will be damned if a regular, brewery supporting customer doesn't get into an event. It might not be a popular decision but I stand by it.

That said, there are probably only 10-15 weekly pinball regulars and we are going to hold 10 spots for industry folks. That leaves at least 50-60 spots for out of town folks and others who never make it out here. I am also reserving the right to increase tournament participation to 100 players and make it groups of 4 instead of head-to-head. We will see how it goes. Can't wait!

Cheers!
Chris B.

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#706 4 months ago

Wow.

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#707 4 months ago
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Dats a lotta pinballs!!

Nice work fellas!

#708 4 months ago

Looks great.That’s a lot of shifting around and leveling. I like the groupings. What’s the food truck lineup next week?

#709 4 months ago

Still more to come!!!

#710 4 months ago

We need to find a gorilla suit and a way to have it hold 2 of those barrels.

#711 4 months ago
Quoted from SarverSystems:

We need to find a gorilla suit and a way to have it hold 2 of those barrels.

I think Chris B will volunteer for that.

#712 4 months ago

I really need to come down to play Frontier since I have an empty Frontier cab that I've been slowly building a virtualpin into.

#713 4 months ago
Quoted from SarverSystems:

I really need to come down to play Frontier since I have an empty Frontier cab that I've been slowly building a virtualpin into.

Luckily the doors were closed the last time I was there or it might have disappeared.

#714 4 months ago

Welcome Cosmic Carnival! Only at Helicon Brewing. Haha. Why do I do this to myself!

Thanks Suncoast Pinball!!

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#715 4 months ago

Thank you Chris …… hopefully everyone is enjoying it so far!

#716 4 months ago
Quoted from suncoast:

Thank you Chris …… hopefully everyone is enjoying it so far!

I can say this for sure. My 6 year old loves it! She sold you another one. Haha

#717 4 months ago
Quoted from BoJo:

Luckily the doors were closed the last time I was there or it might have disappeared.

Anything for Bobby. You want it. Come get it. Just let me know so I can have a fill in.

Cheers buddy. Hope you are well.

#718 4 months ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

I think Chris B will volunteer for that.

Hope to see you this week Joe. The girls will be at Helicon pretty much everyday if you are gonna stop give me a shout.

#719 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Hope to see you this week Joe. The girls will be at Helicon pretty much everyday if you are gonna stop give me a shout

Thanks, Chris. I'll be there for sure on Wednesday from about 5:00 on. Coming in from State College for your tournament and to support this awesome business. Can't wait!

#720 4 months ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Thanks, Chris. I'll be there for sure on Wednesday from about 5:00 on. Coming in from State College for your tournament and to support this awesome business. Can't wait!

Great Joe. It will be great to see you again.

#721 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Great Joe. It will be great to see you again.

Thanks. So you post at 1:00 a.m. and then again at 6:00 a.m. With all you accomplish in a day, you either never sleep or you have a twin.

#722 4 months ago

I'll be working in Pittsburgh all this week, I'll have to make a trip to Helicon again. I see a lot of additions from the last time I was there.

I'll probably bring my GoPro.

#723 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Anything for Bobby. You want it. Come get it. Just let me know so I can have a fill in.
Cheers buddy. Hope you are well.

Haha, thanks Chris. I'll be there today to check out the new lineup before the masses start arriving for Pinburgh.

#724 4 months ago

Wife and I may pop by tonight. Any food trucks? Of course not sure I really need food with that amount of pins to keep me busy lol

#725 4 months ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

Thanks. So you post at 1:00 a.m. and then again at 6:00 a.m. With all you accomplish in a day, you either never sleep or you have a twin.

Many factors. I work a lot. Tell my girls all the time, I definitely earn the fun we have. Haha. Doesn't come without sacrifices.

#726 4 months ago
Quoted from Geocab:

I'll be working in Pittsburgh all this week, I'll have to make a trip to Helicon again. I see a lot of additions from the last time I was there.
I'll probably bring my GoPro.

Nice. Shoot me a pm so I can buy you a pint!

#727 4 months ago
Quoted from BoJo:

Haha, thanks Chris. I'll be there today to check out the new lineup before the masses start arriving for Pinburgh.

Sweet. Text me when you are going. I'm in town a lot this week.

#728 4 months ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

Wife and I may pop by tonight. Any food trucks? Of course not sure I really need food with that amount of pins to keep me busy lol

Let me check their site. chrisb is on top of these things.

#729 4 months ago

http://heliconbrewing.com/food/

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#730 4 months ago

I can only assume there will be more food trucks during the week of replay. I'll ask chrisb when I see him. I'll try to get as much info for people as possible. Enjoy the festivities all! Good luck in the tournaments etc.

#731 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Nice. Shoot me a pm so I can buy you a pint!

You said that last time I was there, but I don't drink.

#732 4 months ago

Thanks!! Headed that way tonight for sure!!

#733 4 months ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

Thanks!! Headed that way tonight for sure!!

Awesome. Thanks for the support!

#734 4 months ago
Quoted from Geocab:

You said that last time I was there, but I don't drink.

I get you the best Coke you ever drank.

#735 4 months ago

Went last night. Games were great, beers were awesome and the Taco Truck was good too! Fun time!

#736 4 months ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

Went last night. Games were great, beers were awesome and the Taco Truck was good too! Fun time!

Thank you!! Cheers!

#737 4 months ago

Turns out it will be Asado here on Wednesday night. They are the food tuck associated with Gaucho in the strip and are absolutely fantastic. The schedule for the rest of the week has been updated.

#738 4 months ago

This game arrived today. It is in absolutely pristine condition. It might be as wide as two regular pins.

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#739 4 months ago

Still plenty of tickets left for free play night tomorrow. $20 for up to 7 hours of free play pinball on 60+ games and also includes two beers. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/replay-free-play-pinball-july-29th-2019-tickets-65285843716

#740 4 months ago

My wife and I visited Thursday night for the first time. Had dinner across the street (Pepperoncini's-good solid bar food). As nearly everyone else posts....this is a great place with a great set-up. As an added bonus, my wife got her name and photo on one of the brand new Willy Wonka games (2nd high score of the day!). I am not beer conniosseur by any means (really a boring Budweiser guy), but I really liked the German Pale Ale and my wife loved the Raspberry Wheat.
If you are within driving distance, well worth the visit. We will be back and will bring our friends with us.
Mike

#741 4 months ago

Wow indeed. Enough to make this Cleveland native want to road trip to Pittsburgh. Except that i’ve now lived in the Seattle area for more than 2 decades.

Great looking place.

#742 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

This game arrived today. It is in absolutely pristine condition. It might be as wide as two regular pins.[quoted image]

Wow, that is good looking game. The new line up looks awesome, cant wait o get my hands on that Cosmic Carnival. I'll see you all Wednesday!

#743 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Turns out it will be Asado here on Wednesday night. They are the food tuck associated with Gaucho in the strip and are absolutely fantastic. The schedule for the rest of the week has been updated.

Yes. I am lucking out with the food line up!!

#744 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

This game arrived today. It is in absolutely pristine condition. It might be as wide as two regular pins.[quoted image]

That kinda looks like a square. Lol

#745 4 months ago
Quoted from 82Trooper:

My wife and I visited Thursday night for the first time. Had dinner across the street (Pepperoncini's-good solid bar food). As nearly everyone else posts....this is a great place with a great set-up. As an added bonus, my wife got her name and photo on one of the brand new Willy Wonka games (2nd high score of the day!). I am not beer conniosseur by any means (really a boring Budweiser guy), but I really liked the German Pale Ale and my wife loved the Raspberry Wheat.
If you are within driving distance, well worth the visit. We will be back and will bring our friends with us.
Mike

Cheers Mike!! Thanks for visiting!

#746 4 months ago
Quoted from Adaminski:

Wow indeed. Enough to make this Cleveland native want to road trip to Pittsburgh. Except that i’ve now lived in the Seattle area for more than 2 decades.
Great looking place.

I'm told there are many great sites to play pinball at on that side of the country. Helicon is another cool collection of people, beer and pinball. If you are ever on this side of the country again, let us know, we would be happy to host you.

#747 4 months ago
Quoted from yatch11:

Wow, that is good looking game. The new line up looks awesome, cant wait o get my hands on that Cosmic Carnival. I'll see you all Wednesday!

Thanks Dan! We will see you Wednesday!

#748 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Bummer. Hope to see you here. I am sure you will be impressed with the games at Helicon. It's a top notch collection and Chrisb is a class act. Let us know when you are going to stop out. I always like to meet our customers especially pinsiders! Cheers.

I'll be back in town this Thurs to Monday. Are there any changes to schedule or game availability at Helicon due to ReplayFX? I'm gonna check out ReplayFX, but I'd also love to stop by and support (and meet) you guys.

#749 4 months ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

I'll be back in town this Thurs to Monday. Are there any changes to schedule or game availability at Helicon due to ReplayFX? I'm gonna check out ReplayFX, but I'd also love to stop by and support (and meet) you guys.

The games are ever changing. That's what makes Helicon so cool in my opinion. The pics of the games are everything that has been delivered. I think there is a full list at pinballmap but there also may be a way to view this on pinside. Let me check that out for you. One sec.

#750 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

The games are ever changing. That's what makes Helicon so cool in my opinion. The pics of the games are everything that has been delivered. I think there is a full list at pinballmap but there also may be a way to view this on pinside. Let me check that out for you. One sec.

I guess what I was asking is whether the Helicon games will be available to play all weekend in light of ReplayFX?

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