Since everyone and their brother is putting out a list of their favorite pumpkin beers, I decided to do something a little different. Trick-or-Treating is tonight in my neighborhood, and we like to do it up right! I got your pumpkin beer list right here, except it’s a Trick-or-Treating beer list:
Hey! Pumpkin by Denver Beer Co. (brought back from GABF events)
Pumking by Southern Tier – 2012 Vintage
Imperial Pumpkin by Dry Dock Brewing
Side-by-Side comparison of 2013 & 2014 Rumpkin from Avery Brewing
Pump[KY]n (new this year, a pumpkin porter aged on KY bourbon barrels) from Avery Brewing
Cases of Bell’s newest Planet Series beer, Venus: the Bringer of Peace, were spotted at Lohman’s Beer in Wexford.
Avery’s huge-hitting pumpkin beers, Rumpkin and the new-for-this-year Pump[KY]n (BBA pumpkin porter), were spotted in bottles at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington. I hear a lot of Pittsburgh folks saying they never get to try these two Avery seasonals!
East End Brewing and Wigle Whiskey are presenting the Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, 6 – 9 pm. The event will take place at East End Brewing in Larimer and will be attended by several breweries and Wigle Whiskey. East End has published the list of beers they will have available at the event. Food trucks and live music will be present as well. Tickets are $45 each. Also, Wigle will have used whiskey barrels available for purchase for all you homebrewers out there! With the popularity of barrel-aged stuff, I think this festival will be a big hit!
Venus: the Bringer of Peace, the next of the planetary series from Bell’s Brewery, has arrived in the Burgh and was just spotted at Carson Street Deli on the Southside! Venus is a blonde ale brewed with honey, apricot, cardamom, and vanilla. Head down to Carson St. before they’re gone!
The rumor is the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA is on its way to Pittsburgh. Expect to see it any day now on shelves and on tap. If you let me know where you saw some, I’ll post it for others!
Beers of the Burgh brings us their Winter Warmer beer fest on Nov. 8, 2014, 3 – 7pm, in Lawrenceville. Tickets are available at general admission ($45), VIP ($75), and designated driver ($19) levels. This fest will bring about 25 local Western PA breweries to show their winter/seasonal beers, such as pumpkin beers, spiced beers, etc. The full list of breweries is available at their website. Admission includes a tasting glass and the tastings. Also available will be food trucks and live music. The festival will benefit the Variety Children’s Charity. Tickets available here.
Caliente Pizza just tapped Full Pint’s Rye Rebellion, 2013 vintage!
On Friday, they’ll have Vintage 2010 & 2012 Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops at 7pm at their Bloomfield location.
If you know Caliente Pizza, then you already know about their amazing draft list. Now, they’ve made themselves even more accessible by opening a second location in the North Hills! Find them at:
4706 William Flynn Highway (Next to Sears)
Allison Park, PA 15101
This new location is in addition to their first location in Bloomfield.
15% off all canned beer, tomorrow, 10/11/14 from 11am – 3pm. Valid in Whole Foods Market Pennsylvania stores only.
There is a new beer documentary in the making, and it includes our very own Brew Gentlemen Beer Company of Braddock as one of its feature topics! “Blood, Sweat, and Beer” followed Brew Gentlemen as they started building their brewery. The film is currently in the finishing stages and the filmmakers are trying to raise the funds to complete it using this Kickstarter site. A trailer for the film is available at this site. The film also interviews brewers and experts from around the country such as Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman, Brewers’ Association founder Charlie Papazian, and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.