Pick up the most recent Winter 2015 edition of CraftPittsburgh Magazine at your local craft beer bar or brewery. In it, you’ll find my article on GABF, or the Great American Beer Festival: Pittsburgh Style! There are some great photos from the event in there as well.
Voodoo Brewery, who we know and love from Meadville, has announced their official grand opening of their Homestead location! Pittsburgh beer lovers, mark your calendars:
Saturday, January 31, 2015
205 East 9th Avenue
Voodoo has been working on restoring and renovating their beautiful former fire station/municipal building in Homestead since June. Their reuse of this old building that was vacant for decades is exciting. We can’t wait to see what they did with it!
Troeg’s Nugget Nectar has made its way to the ‘Burgh! Spotted today at the Carson Street Deli on the Southside, and at Mad Mex McKnight Rd. on draft.
Meeting of the Malts III, a Pittsburgh Brewer’s Summit, will take place on Jan. 22, 2015, 7 – 9pm, at the Priory Hotel Grand Hall.
This event features four Pennsylvania brewers together in one room for a night of craft beer discussion. The brewers this year are:
- Bill Covaleski, Co-Founder & President of Victory Brewing Company;
- Chris Trogner, Founder of Troegs Brewing Company;
- Artie Tafoya, Owner of Appalachian Brewing Company; and
- Scott Smith Founder & Brewmaster of East End Brewing.
This event will be a panel discussion and a 5-course meal paired with beers from the participating breweries. Cost is $60 per person. Click here for tickets.
Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew bills itself as a non-typical beer festival. They have 70 craft beers, but they also have 50 food vendors and tavern games, so the focus of this festival is not strictly beer.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
2 Sessions: 1 – 4pm and 6 – 9pm
Monroeville Convention Center
General Admission Cost: $40
They also have shuttles rides for purchase from Station Square, the Waterfront, and Westmoreland County. VIP and Designated Driver tickets also available.
Four Seasons Brewing in Latrobe has tapped their GABF medal-winning beer, Darkside of the Pint, on Nitro.
Let the holiday tappings begin! House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington has tapped Port’s Older Viscosity. They also have Bourbon Barrel Aged Santa’s Little Helper (also by Port) on tap.
Still Christmas shopping? Lohman’s Beer in Wexford has cases of Santa’s Little Helper available.
Spotted: Goose Island’s Bourbon County Barleywine in bottles at House of 1000 Beers, New Kensington. This just arrived and will sell out fast!
Lost Abbey Angel’s Share was tapped tonight at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington.
Four Seasons Brewing in Latrobe can now pour you a GLASS of beer, right at their brewpub! If you remember, they’re the ones who won a Silver medal at GABF for their Oatmeal Stout.