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Check out Trace Brewing's 50th anniversary beer for WYEP, 'Golden Waves'

WYEP thanks Trace Brewing for honoring our golden anniversary! Their "Golden Waves" ale was brewed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of WYEP and will debut this Sunday, May 26 at the Trace AeroSol Fest.

Catch a DJ set from Arie Cole and live music from Chet Vincent, Grand Piano, Zinnia's Garden, and more from 3-10 p.m. this Sunday at Trace Brewing in Bloomfield. We’ll also see performances by Forestry Division, Different Places in Space and Cisco Kid. More information about the AeroSol Fest can be found here.

Two people help make beer in a brewery.
Jakob Lazzaro
WYEP's Joey Spehar checks out the station's new beer at Trace Brewery in Bloomfield.

On Friday, May 3, staff from WYEP, including Morning Host, Joey Spehar, and The Grooves Host and Creative Services Director, Brian Siewiorek, met at the Trace Brewing location at 4312 Main Street to begin the brewing process. Assisted by the Head Brewer at Trace, Zach Colton, Joey and Brian had a hands-on experience with the WYEP Golden Waves Pale Ale as they added ingredients to the tank.

“In a town where there’s no shortage of exciting small breweries, Trace stands out as one of the best and certainly as one of the most inclusive, so it was exciting to work with them on a beer that celebrates WYEP," said Joey Spehar. "I’ve been drinking beer for years, but I never had the opportunity to help make it and it’s an experience I’ll be thinking about for long, long time.”

More photos of this experience are available upon request. Please email Allison Breisinger for more information.”

The WYEP Golden Waves Pale Ale will be unveiled for first tasting at the AeroSol Fest on Sunday, May 26, 2024, outside of the Trace Brewing location on graffiti alley (Clement Way).
Additionally, the WYEP Golden Waves Pale Ale will be available at Trace brewing located starting May 26, 2024 and will be poured will supply lasts. We hope that you will join us in celebrating our 50th anniversary by trying out our limited-edition beer before it runs out.

Interested in the history of WYEP? Learn all about our station here.

Since 1974, WYEP has been a treasured cultural resource for all.  

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Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation is an independent, locally owned community-supported public media organization. We are home to 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News station, and 91.3 WYEP, the adult album alternative music station, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Western Pennsylvania. Our mission is to create and distribute trusted content, build connections, and strengthen our community through public media. Our vision is to foster a community that is well-informed, inclusive, and engaged.