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Helicon Brewing - just outside Pittsburgh, PA

By cjmjmm2006

3 years ago


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#1451 4 months ago

cjmjmm2006 you need to get out of the office more often. I was there today and they said you were in the back doing paperwork.

#1452 4 months ago
Quoted from BoJo:

cjmjmm2006 you need to get out of the office more often. I was there today and they said you were in the back doing paperwork.

That’s code for testing the product to make sure it tastes amazing.
God I’d love to own/run a brewery.

3 weeks later
#1453 3 months ago

Rumor is Chris was beaten in a tournament, held at Helicon today, by a young college kid!! Chris, care to comment?

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#1454 3 months ago

Will we see Mandalorian at helicon?

#1455 3 months ago
Quoted from Looprunner:

Will we see Mandalorian at helicon?

was just wondering the same.....

#1456 3 months ago
Quoted from delt31:

was just wondering the same.....

I heard it is there!

#1457 3 months ago

I saw the unboxing and stream from there on Twitch Monday evening

#1458 3 months ago

Nice - I have some time today. Will try to drop by. Plus it's SO nice outside

#1459 3 months ago

Was going to cut the grass tonight but screw it that wait. Going to Helicon instead now.

#1460 3 months ago

The Mandalorian has landed at Helicon. It’s a loaded pro, I enjoyed over a dozen games and heard all sorts of callouts from the show from various characters. I’m impressed. Stop over and check it out for yourself!

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#1461 89 days ago

Hi All,

Sorry we have been so quiet lately. There has been a lot going on and we are finally getting caught up. Most notably, Helicon has opened a second location in McDonald, PA, less than five miles from the original brewery location. cjmjmm2006 has put quite a few nice games at this location. The list of pins is available at https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/15098-helicon-brewing-mcdonald-mcdonald-pa. This list should look familiar to our regular guests--all of the games were moved from the brewery to the new location. There are also pool tables, darts, and PA skill games. The space is air conditioned, spirits are served, and there are televisions for all sporting events. Hopefully folks are able to come check it out!

Also, we will be scheduling Stern Launch Party tournaments as directed by Stern, and monthly strike tournaments will be back starting in July with final details TBD.

Cheers,
Chris

#1462 88 days ago

New players first game

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#1463 83 days ago
Quoted from chrisb:

Hi All,
Sorry we have been so quiet lately. There has been a lot going on and we are finally getting caught up. Most notably, Helicon has opened a second location in McDonald, PA, less than five miles from the original brewery location. cjmjmm2006 has put quite a few nice games at this location. The list of pins is available at https://pinside.com/pinball/map/where-to-play/15098-helicon-brewing-mcdonald-mcdonald-pa. This list should look familiar to our regular guests--all of the games were moved from the brewery to the new location. There are also pool tables, darts, and PA skill games. The space is air conditioned, spirits are served, and there are televisions for all sporting events. Hopefully folks are able to come check it out!
Also, we will be scheduling Stern Launch Party tournaments as directed by Stern, and monthly strike tournaments will be back starting in July with final details TBD.
Cheers,
Chris

When does the new location open up? Drove by last week to see where it was located and it didn't appear to be open yet.

#1464 83 days ago
Quoted from BoJo:

When does the new location open up? Drove by last week to see where it was located and it didn't appear to be open yet.

They are open now; the arcade area is located downstairs and is accessible through the middle door underneath "The Grand" awning.

#1465 82 days ago
Quoted from BoJo:

When does the new location open up? Drove by last week to see where it was located and it didn't appear to be open yet.

Since last Friday, Helicon McDonald is officially open the same hours as Helicon Oakdale: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm, closed Mondays. Sorry you were closed when you stopped by!

#1466 80 days ago

Mandalorian LE is all set up and ready to go. Zero plays so far we'll see who gets the first game. I am not sure how long it will be here but at least until this coming Tuesday.

Cheers,
Chris B.

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#1467 80 days ago

Only time I’ll ever have a high score at helicon.

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#1468 79 days ago

Chris, any chance of tournaments on Sunday's? I work most Saturday's but would be able to make almost every one that you host on a Sunday. Also, are the games still at the old location or are they moved to the new one?

#1469 79 days ago

I stopped by Helicon today. Great place! Pins were all in fantastic shape and I got to play so many pins for the first time..

EHOH, Rick and Marty, GNR SE, both Mando’s, TNNT, Wily Wonka, stern JP pro, and I forgot to play avengers and led zep…. Grrr.

Elvira really surprised me, great playing game and it looked awesome in person.

R&M was really fun, it kicked my butt, but it had that just one more game feeling that I love. Shots were tough. Sounds were awesome.

The LE mando was just beautiful in person. The pro looked good too, but the Pro really stands out.

GNR was fun… got a few songs started. Has me curious who’s the LEplays…

JP is still on my most wanted list….

You rock Helicon

A

#1470 78 days ago
Quoted from Ericc123:

Chris, any chance of tournaments on Sunday's? I work most Saturday's but would be able to make almost every one that you host on a Sunday. Also, are the games still at the old location or are they moved to the new one?

Yes, for sure! Our Avengers: Infinity Quest (pro) Launch Party tournament is schedule for Sunday, 8/1 and our Led Zeppelin (LE) Launch Party tournament is scheduled for Sunday, 8/15. We will also start hosting monthly strike tournaments again on Sundays. More details will be posted soon!

Cheers,
Chris B.

#1471 78 days ago
Quoted from ataritoday:

You rock Helicon

Thanks so much man! Nice to see you yesterday and today!

Cheers,
Chris B.

#1472 78 days ago

Hi Chris,

You have a fantastic place, great pins and some tasty brews. If I didn’t live in Philadelphia I would be visiting you all the time.

Jim

#1473 73 days ago

Visited the new location for the first time tonight. Great new joint with interesting history. Beer and pins to the usual high Helicon standards. Thanks Chris!

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#1474 62 days ago

Helicon Brewing tournament updates:

The Avengers Infinity Quest Launch Party tournament has been moved to 8/15 because of IFPA scheduling. We will have both the Avengers and Zeppelin Launch Party tournaments on the same day.

The Mandalorian Launch Party tournament has been scheduled for 8/29.

I am in the process of scheduling regular strike tournaments at both the Oakdale and McDonald locations. Details will be posted as soon as IFPA approvals are in.

All launch party and strike tournaments going forward will be for IFPA points unless otherwise noted.

I am making an effort to keep the brewery website up to date with pinball events. Please check the Helicon Brewing Pinball page for all official information. If anyone would like to see any additional information on the page, please let me know. I will start putting events on facebook soon, but I realize many people do not use facebook these days.

Thanks,
chrisb

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