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Helicon Brewing - just outside Pittsburgh, PA


By cjmjmm2006

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#801 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinless:

Wooooooow!! What a lineup and all played great. I’ve been able to play at many locations across the country, and this has to be one of the best locations I’ve ever visited.
Got to meet some super nice folks playing in my first tournament tonight.
Good luck at Pinburgh, everyone!

Thank you for the kind words and for visiting us at Helicon. We loved seeing everyone and hope you all enjoyed it!!

#802 4 months ago

Huge Shout out to all that showed at Helicon this evening. I am absolutely floored at the outpour of love and support from this scene. All day I was getting texts and emails thanking me for having such a cool place to play, and all I can say is this is the reason we do it! Not for the praise or the look at me but to see a great group just having a phenomenal time with one another.

We had 80 some players registered and we had car loads of people showing up to check the place out. Just wow!

Good luck at Pinburgh everyone. We are having a small strikes tournament again on Thursday night starting at 7pm. Then after replay we are having a Flipper Frenzy on Sunday. Not sure what time we are going to kick it off but we should have the extaxt times soon.

Again thanks. I'm absolutely flattered beyond anything I ever imagined.

Cheers!!

#803 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Geo you should have called me. I would've got you where you needed to be.

Thanks. I didn't get my van towed to Pep Boys until a little after 10 after all was said and done.

#804 4 months ago
Quoted from Geocab:

Thanks. I didn't get my van towed to Pep Boys until a little after 10 after all was said and done.

I am sorry about this. Hopefully your luck will have a huge turn today at the tournament. I'm glad you're ok, that's the biggest thing. Plenty of opportunities to visit us again. I'll be watching the results to see how a lot of you guys are doing.

Good luck! Have fun!

#805 4 months ago

As a participant in last night's "three strikes" tournament, I just wanted to note how much fun and fellowship there was there. First-timers to Helicon were very grateful for the collection, and a number of people commented on how much fun they had. The organizers worked hard and kept things moving along. Other than the fact that I finished in 3rd place, I have no complaints.

#806 4 months ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

As a participant in last night's "three strikes" tournament, I just wanted to note how much fun and fellowship there was there. First-timers to Helicon were very grateful for the collection, and a number of people commented on how much fun they had. The organizers worked hard and kept things moving along. Other than the fact that I finished in 3rd place, I have no complaints.

That was some stiff competition and you certainly held your own. Congrats and good luck at Pinburgh!!

#807 4 months ago

Thanks, Chris. For posts like mine above, I think pinside needs to create a "humblebrag" icon.

#808 4 months ago

What hours are the machines available to play today? (Friday)

#809 4 months ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

What hours are the machines available to play today? (Friday)

11am - 10pm at a minimum. We usually don't kick people out until 11pm or later on weekends.

#810 4 months ago

All games at the brewery for the convention this week will still be here for the next free play night, this coming Monday 8/5. Details at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/helicon-brewing-18060469475
https://www.facebook.com/events/641075766375425/

#811 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

11am - 10pm at a minimum. We usually don't kick people out until 11pm or later on weekends.

Awesome man. My wife and I plan to swing by tonight around 8. Looking forward to finally playing Wonka and a whole bunch of other games you have available that I haven't played!

#812 4 months ago

For anyone still in town on Sunday and still wants more pinball action. Helicon is hosting a Flipper Frenzy.

https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=34802#

#813 4 months ago

Space Shuttle and Star Race were added last night. Both games are looking and playing great. And thanks to some late night tech work by cjmjmm2006, there are 65 games up and running at this time including Congo and South Park. Thanks Chris M.!!!

Also, plenty of spots still available for free play pinball tomorrow night.

Cheers!

Chris B.

#814 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Space Shuttle and Star Race were added last night. Both games are looking and playing great. And thanks to some late night tech work by cjmjmm2006, there are 65 games up and running at this time including Congo and South Park. Thanks Chris M.!!!
Also, plenty of spots still available for free play pinball tomorrow night.
Cheers!
Chris B.

Thanks for the kind words Chris. We ran the gauntlet and get attack up, nine ball back in and Congo with a driver board rebuild. Also got South Park jam Opto straightened out for the time being. My confidence in this is not great. Haha. Also parts should be present for rollergames to be back on the floor. Frontier is a transistor on the driver so I'll see if Wayne can tackle that. We also have the specialist coming in Monday AM to knock out rack a ball and jungle queen. Stop out and see this great collection. The love and dedication from Chris B on down has been unparalleled this week!

Cheers!

#815 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Thanks for the kind words Chris. We ran the gauntlet and got AFM up, Nine Ball back in and Congo with a driver board rebuild. Also got South Park jam Opto straightened out for the time being. My confidence in this is not great. Haha.

Also parts should be present for rollergames to be back on the floor. Frontier is a transistor on the driver so I'll see if Wayne can tackle that. We also have the specialist coming in Monday AM to knock out rack a ball and jungle queen. Stop out and see this great collection. The love and dedication from Chris B on down has been unparalleled this week!
Cheers!

#816 4 months ago

Free Play is happening! Star Race and Space Shuttle are flipping well. We are also going to get Champion Pub up when I get back from dinner. See y'all there!!

#817 4 months ago

Great time at Helicon as usual tonight. Wife and I brought our neighbors and we all had a blast!

#818 4 months ago
Quoted from pghpinfan:

Great time at Helicon as usual tonight. Wife and I brought our neighbors and we all had a blast!

Thanks for stopping out. We appreciate it!

#819 4 months ago

What a great turnout tonight at Helicon Brewing. I showed up and there were a ton of cars in the lot. Nice conversations with a bunch of beer and pin lovers. Thanks for stopping out and supporting what we do. Next Monday is the last Free Play before we have to remove some of the games and brew some beer. Mark your calendars!!

Cheers!

#820 4 months ago

Helicon is hosting one more free play Monday night while all the games for ReplayFX week are still here. Monday, 8/12 at 4pm. Tickets and information available at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/helicon-brewing-18060469475 or https://www.facebook.com/events/2469678956409302/.

#821 4 months ago

This coming Saturday, 8/10 is the Willy Wonka Launch Party tournament. Unlimited qualifying games from 2-6pm. The finals bracket begins shortly after 6pm and will be a head-to-head single elimination format with the final round being best of three games. Cash prize amounts depend on participation.

Also, the Jurassic Park Launch Party has been scheduled for Saturday, 9/14 and will be the exact same format. I have been told that Jurassic Park will arrive at the brewery this week.

#822 4 months ago

If you are contemplating making our last Free Play night, remember, Jurassic Park Pro is on its way to the brewery as we speak. We expect to land 3 Jurassic Parks this Friday! Come be a part of the only location in Pittsburgh to preview this amazing shooter!

I just watched the movie again with my kids to see if I got the same feeling when the helicopter is landing in the begining. I did. This is gonna be epic!

#823 4 months ago
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#824 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

If you are contemplating making our last Free Play night, remember, Jurassic Park Pro is on its way to the brewery as we speak. We expect to land 3 Jurassic Parks this Friday! Come be a part of the only location in Pittsburgh to preview this amazing shooter!
I just watched the movie again with my kids to see if I got the same feeling when the helicopter is landing in the begining. I did. This is gonna be epic!

Yes times....THREE!!!!!

#825 4 months ago

Just got off the line with R&L Carriers, games should be on site around noon today! Can't wait to see these in action!!

#826 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Just got off the line with R&L Carriers, games should be on site around noon today! Can't wait to see these in action!!

Two weeks from announcement to on the Floor at Helicon. Impressive by Stern and appreciation for having a great place to play the latest and greatest!

#827 4 months ago
Quoted from TheGunnett:

Two weeks from announcement to on the Floor at Helicon. Impressive by Stern and appreciation for having a great place to play the latest and greatest!

Thanks Bill! We appreciate the kind words and honestly we are thrilled to be one of the first sites to have Jurassic Park Pro for our customers to play! Shout out to Trent at Tilt Amusements for always coming through for myself and my customers!

#828 4 months ago

Jurassic Park Pro has arrived and is being set up now.

Willy Wonka launch party tournament is tomorrow. Unlimited qualifying games from 2-6pm followed by a finals bracket. The game will be on free play for this event. Cash prizes will be based on participation.

#829 4 months ago

It just doesn't get better folks. My premium is on order and the pro had already landed. Awesome. Can't wait to play it so helicon!

#830 4 months ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Jurassic Park Pro has arrived and is being set up now.
Willy Wonka launch party tournament is tomorrow. Unlimited qualifying games from 2-6pm followed by a finals bracket. The game will be on free play for this event. Cash prizes will be based on participation.

3 JP’s onsite and the Lobster Food Truck is scheduled tomorrow. I’m going to be in town tomorrow. I’m taking my daughter and a few of her friends to Dave & Busters for her 13th Birthday. I you see me there I would be ducking out of my Child’s party and have some serious prioritizing issues. Right now I’m saying it’s 50/50 chance I’ll be there.

#831 4 months ago
Quoted from TheGunnett:

3 JP’s onsite and the Lobster Food Truck is scheduled tomorrow.

Three JPs did arrive today but two will be on their way soon. I'm not sure where they are headed but Starport is a great guess for one of them. And the Maine Lobster truck will be here tomorrow it's always a crowd favorite! Cheers!

#832 4 months ago

Awesome I'll be down later today to play some JP.

#833 4 months ago

Jurassic Park is set at Helicon. Stop by and give it a spin. All 3 Wonka LE's will be on free play for the tournament. Stop out and enter. It will cost you nothing to play the game.

Thanks for all the love! I'll be out this evening to flip JP2!

#834 4 months ago

Fantastic as always Chris'!!

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#835 4 months ago

Awesome you made it Wes! Thanks for checking it out. Just trying to finish up the day so I can play it!

#836 4 months ago
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#837 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Awesome you made it Wes! Thanks for checking it out. Just trying to finish up the day so I can play it!

Less work Chris, MORE play!!!

Yeah, we stopped by briefly to see how things played, before the oncoming JP onslaught!

Thanks again Chris!

#838 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Less work Chris, MORE play!!!
Yeah, we stopped by briefly to see how things played, before the oncoming JP onslaught!
Thanks again Chris!

Free Play this Monday. Last one for a bit. You guys gonna be around?

#839 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Free Play this Monday. Last one for a bit. You guys gonna be around?

Yes sir!

I was surprised to hear it might be the last for awhile.....

Once a month, is always pretty awesome for me!

#840 4 months ago

Something is in the works

#841 4 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Yes sir!
I was surprised to hear it might be the last for awhile.....
Once a month, is always pretty awesome for me!

Something is in the works!

#842 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Free Play this Monday. Last one for a bit. You guys gonna be around?

Chris,

I was unable to attend Replay due to work. I’m so excited that you and Helicon are offering this free play day with all the machines...gonna be a ton of fun. So looking forward to it. Thanks!

#843 4 months ago
Quoted from Rody:

Chris,
I was unable to attend Replay due to work. I’m so excited that you and Helicon are offering this free play day with all the machines...gonna be a ton of fun. So looking forward to it. Thanks!

Thanks Rody! There are a ton of great games to play this week. I hope you enjoy it!

#844 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Huge Shout out to all that showed at Helicon this evening. I am absolutely floored at the outpour of love and support from this scene. All day I was getting texts and emails thanking me for having such a cool place to play, and all I can say is this is the reason we do it! Not for the praise or the look at me but to see a great group just having a phenomenal time with one another.
We had 80 some players registered and we had car loads of people showing up to check the place out. Just wow!
Good luck at Pinburgh everyone. We are having a small strikes tournament again on Thursday night starting at 7pm. Then after replay we are having a Flipper Frenzy on Sunday. Not sure what time we are going to kick it off but we should have the extaxt times soon.
Again thanks. I'm absolutely flattered beyond anything I ever imagined.
Cheers!!

late to the party but what an absolutely epic place. Loved the strikes tourney at Helicon, such fantastic beer, and an amazing line up of pinball machines. Also loved the food truck. Forgot my headphones so played rubbish but loved every minute of it. That Nine ball you have is a stunner

#845 4 months ago

Just wanted to say helicon is amazing, went there for the tourney( I didn't play in it), but great beer and the amazing line up.

A special thanks to Chris for picking up our kidforce pinball crew, and he even dropped us off at the casino. lots of laughs during those rides

Whenever I'm in the area I'll make sure to stop by, plus not many places you can play all those LEs

#846 4 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

late to the party but what an absolutely epic place. Loved the strikes tourney at Helicon, such fantastic beer, and an amazing line up of pinball machines. Also loved the food truck. Forgot my headphones so played rubbish but loved every minute of it. That Nine ball you have is a stunner

I'll mail it to you when I visit the UK in December. Cheers to beers mate! Hope to get together when I visit. I'd love to see your site!!

#847 4 months ago
Quoted from timtim:

Just wanted to say helicon is amazing, went there for the tourney( I didn't play in it), but great beer and the amazing line up.
A special thanks to Chris for picking up our kidforce pinball crew, and he even dropped us off at the casino. lots of laughs during those rides
Whenever I'm in the area I'll make sure to stop by, plus not many places you can play all those LEs

It was great to have fun with some of my Ohio buddies. I hope you enjoyed yourself at helicon and replay. I guess everyone is still laughing because I don't stop at red lights. Yes it's resulted in many moving violations but time is worth the money. Haha.

Don't be a stranger. If y'all wanna stop down I'll make time anytime.

PS let's get Don to do a kidforce vs helicon! Home at home!

#848 4 months ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

I'll mail it to you when I visit the UK in December. Cheers to beers mate! Hope to get together when I visit. I'd love to see your site!!

for sure i'm neil at domino dot org look forward to seeing you!

Neil.

#849 4 months ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

for sure i'm neil at domino dot org look forward to seeing you!
Neil.

I'll be in London and Preston. How far are you from either of those places?

#850 4 months ago

Free Play one last time! Check it out while the collection is still insane! Haha

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-august-12th-2019-tickets-68181872817

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