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Helicon Brewing - just outside Pittsburgh, PA


By cjmjmm2006

1 year ago



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#901 25 days ago

Yes, Chris B was the model for the Oktoberfest stein holder (aged 20 years with an added 40 pounds).

#902 23 days ago

Beer was too good to put down, so first game of the night , one handed play, and I already lost a t-shirt as John puts up over 300k one handed

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#903 23 days ago
Quoted from rosh:

Beer was too good to put down, so first game of the night , one handed play, and I already lost a t-shirt as John puts up over 300k one handed
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What a nice night! Thank you so much for stopping in! It was great to learn each game in so much detail. I feel like I enjoy them even more now knowing their history and story. Please feel welcome at the brewery any time you are passing through the area!

Cheers,
Chris B.

#904 23 days ago

Just be careful if you go.....it can get very expensive.

Here is my story......I posted previously here that my wife and I visited and had a "date night" several weeks ago. Sampled several brews and played lots of games......several we had not even seen before, get alone played. We had a great time, and fell in love with "The Beatles"....a "theme" I had already dismissed, without playing. My daughter is a fan, but not enough for me to buy a pin. So I thought.......

Well, that's the expensive part......two weeks ago Gameroom Guys (via R & L Carriers) delivered a Beatles Gold, and I even splurged for my first factory topper (low ceilings prevented this for Avengers or BM 66). It is a great total package for us...art, music and game play. Never would have considered it without places like Helicon making this available. Thanks for what you all do for this hobby!
Mike

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#905 21 days ago
Quoted from 82Trooper:

Just be careful if you go.....it can get very expensive.
Here is my story......I posted previously here that my wife and I visited and had a "date night" several weeks ago. Sampled several brews and played lots of games......several we had not even seen before, get alone played. We had a great time, and fell in love with "The Beatles"....a "theme" I had already dismissed, without playing. My daughter is a fan, but not enough for me to buy a pin. So I thought.......
Well, that's the expensive part......two weeks ago Gameroom Guys (via R & L Carriers) delivered a Beatles Gold, and I even splurged for my first factory topper (low ceilings prevented this for Avengers or BM 66). It is a great total package for us...art, music and game play. Never would have considered it without places like Helicon making this available. Thanks for what you all do for this hobby!
Mike[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wow awesome Mike!! Congrats on your purchase. We appreciate all the support you guys offer us at the brewery. Truly is a great site for the community to meet up and get to know one another. Cheers!

Chris M

#906 21 days ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

Something is coming to Helicon soon![quoted image]

Can't wait to se how it ties the place together!

#907 15 days ago

Hello, are older kids allowed into the pinball area? I believe they are allowed based on some information I see on the website. However; I wanted to be sure before I made the 2 hour trip. I have a 17 year-old son who is my pinball buddy. He recently went to Replay FX with me and we had a great time. He's very quiet, well behaved and simply loves pinball like his father! We would be visiting the establishment in the early afternoon.

#908 15 days ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

Hello, are older kids allowed into the pinball area? I believe they are allowed based on some information I see on the website. However; I wanted to be sure before I made the 2 hour trip. I have a 17 year-old son who is my pinball buddy. He recently went to Replay FX with me and we had a great time. He's very quiet, well behaved and simply loves pinball like his father! We would be visiting the establishment in the early afternoon.

All ages are welcome at the brewery. We currently have 41 or 42 games available for coin drop and are considering another Free Play Monday September 9th or 16th. Hope that helps you to make a better decision. The collection of games is extremely well maintained so I am sure you will not be disappointed in that.

Hope to see you soon. Cheers!

#909 15 days ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

All ages are welcome at the brewery. We currently have 41 or 42 games available for coin drop and are considering another Free Play Monday September 9th or 16th. Hope that helps you to make a better decision. The collection of games is extremely well maintained so I am sure you will not be disappointed in that.
Hope to see you soon. Cheers!

Excellent, thank you!

#910 15 days ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

Excellent, thank you!

You're welcome. Thanks for the interest in Helicon Brewing!

#911 14 days ago

Stopped in to Helicon yesterday and gave the games a once over. Lotta maintenance done. Space Shuttle ramp fixed. Iron Maiden LE ramp adjusted, tested and now fully functioning properly. Frontier got some flipper love. STTNG cannon adjusted and trough Opto repaired. Mustang LE flasher housing replaced. Cosmic Carnival trough jam switched fixed. There was a few other things I can't think of, lol. Games should be running very well. Let me know. Thanks!

#912 14 days ago

Will be there this weekend.

#913 14 days ago
Quoted from gliebig:

Will be there this weekend.

Awesome! Thanks for checking us out!!

#914 8 days ago

In Pittsburgh on business this week, and heading to Helicon on Wednesday night along with two colleagues visiting from Atlanta. Looking forward to playing the always-evolving and awesome lineup!

#915 8 days ago
Quoted from JOESCHALL:

In Pittsburgh on business this week, and heading to Helicon on Wednesday night along with two colleagues visiting from Atlanta. Looking forward to playing the always-evolving and awesome lineup!

Great! If it's not too late I'll have the girls out there. See you soon!

#916 7 days ago

We are going to try a free play night next Monday 9/16. Same details as always except this time there will be only 40 tickets sold and almost certainly no tickets sold at the door. The tickets for the event are live at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-16th-2019-tickets-72167574157. I will create a facebook event in a few days after the pinside and discord folks have first dibs on tickets.

Cheers,
chrisb

#917 7 days ago
Quoted from chrisb:

We are going to try a free play night next Monday 9/16. Same details as always except this time there will be only 40 tickets sold and almost certainly no tickets sold at the door. The tickets for the event are live at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-16th-2019-tickets-72167574157. I will create a facebook event in a few days after the pinside and discord folks have first dibs on tickets.
Cheers,
chrisb

Awesome!! Can't wait!

#918 6 days ago

Ticket purchased! Can’t wait for next Monday!

#919 6 days ago
Quoted from Bluethursday:

Ticket purchased! Can’t wait for next Monday!

Awesome!! See you there!

#920 4 days ago

Tomorrow 9/14 is our Jurassic Park launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/503255467130833/
There are still tickets for the free play event this coming Monday 9/16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-16th-2019-tickets-72167574157

Also, three new games were added today:

-Jungle Queen is back, same game that was here before after a shop out.
-White Water is back, different game than was here last time--no lightning flippers so please go easy!
-Firepower, new to Helicon, a super fun classic.

Cheers,
Chris

#921 4 days ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Tomorrow 9/14 is our Jurassic Park launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/503255467130833/
There are still tickets for the free play event this coming Monday 9/16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-16th-2019-tickets-72167574157
Also, three new games were added today:
-Jungle Queen is back, same game that was here before after a shop out.
-White Water is back, different game than was here last time--no lightning flippers so please go easy!
-Firepower, new to Helicon, a super fun classic.
Cheers,
Chris

Can't wait to flip Firepower! One of my favorite Steve R games!!

#922 4 days ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Tomorrow 9/14 is our Jurassic Park launch party: https://www.facebook.com/events/503255467130833/
There are still tickets for the free play event this coming Monday 9/16: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-16th-2019-tickets-72167574157
Also, three new games were added today:
-Jungle Queen is back, same game that was here before after a shop out.
-White Water is back, different game than was here last time--no lightning flippers so please go easy!
-Firepower, new to Helicon, a super fun classic.
Cheers,
Chris

I must have just missed you. I brought the wife and kids in around 12:30PM for my lunch break. We had a blast as usual. The 5 year old asks to go to Helicon by name now and she had the choice of Chuck E Cheese lol.

#923 3 days ago
Quoted from Ericc123:

I must have just missed you. I brought the wife and kids in around 12:30PM for my lunch break. We had a blast as usual. The 5 year old asks to go to Helicon by name now and she had the choice of Chuck E Cheese lol.

Chris B make sure she gets a prize for that. I'll drop off a Pokemon plush or something. This little girl sounds like one of my kids. Haha. Thanks for the support Eric!!

#924 2 days ago

Last call for free-players? Bump

#925 1 day ago

On my way out. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

#926 5 hours ago

Thanks to everyone who came out for free play pinball last night! We have another one scheduled for Monday, September 30th:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-play-pinball-september-30th-2019-tickets-73148624505
https://www.facebook.com/events/2100018230302227/

Cheers,
Chris B.

#927 4 hours ago

The most advanced Amusement Park in the world has arrived!!

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#928 4 hours ago

That's awesome! Will definitely be stopping by this week

The best keeps on getting better

#929 4 hours ago
Quoted from cjmjmm2006:

The most advanced Amusement Park in the world has arrived!![quoted image][quoted image]

It's all set up and playing great! Two plays on it so far, about to be three!

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