Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2016 Is Finally Here!!

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Yinz know what today is, right?! First day of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2016!! Who’s ready to rock this?!

The PCBW website has done a great job on updating their calendar this year. Take a look and make your plan. They also have a nice list of all seven collaboration beers for those PCBW lovers who just are all like “Just show me to collabs!” It’s a great chance to taste the handiwork of some of our newer breweries around town. Enjoy it – it’s your week!

Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest – Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, 2016

Ready to get out of the house after a long winter? It’s time for the Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest!

Tickets are still available for the Friday session!

 

Friday & Saturday, February 26 & 27, 2016

7:30pm – 10:30pm 

David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown

 

Admission price is $45 in advance and $55 at the door. There is also an early admission ticket available, which includes a larger glass! All tickets include unlimited beer pours and a 5 oz. souvenir mug. View the beer list here. Over 300 beers are expected from over 100 breweries!

Pour for a Cure Pittsburgh – Friday, January 22, 2016

This year’s Pour for a Cure event in Pittsburgh is coming up this weekend! Pour for a Cure was created to help support finding a cure for blood cancers.

Friday, January 22, 2016

5:30pm – 8:30pm

US Steel Building, Downtown Pittsburgh (600 Grant Street)

Tickets are $60.

It’s a great chance to sample craft beers and awesome food… plus hang out in the quintessentially-Pittsburgh US Steel Building for an evening! All while supporting a great cause.

 

Food Menu from the Proper Pronto Truck at the Good Wood Festival – Saturday, January 16, 2016

For anyone headed to the Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Fest this weekend, here is the food menu that will be available from the new Proper Pronto food truck. Proper Pronto was just rolled out (see what I did there?) by Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room, a great pizza and craft beer place to check out in downtown Pittsburgh.

In addition to the pizzas on the menu, they’re also gearing up to offer a special wood-oriented pizza since it’s the Good Wood Fest. Think smoked cheese, smoked meats…mmmm.

Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival – Saturday, January 16, 2016

First event of 2016! And it’s a good one… a good wood one. The Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival is coming back! The last time we saw this even was in late 2014. Local breweries brought out their delicious barrel-aged swill, which included everything from sours to stouts to big barleywines. The event is hosted by Wigle Whiskey and East End Brewing.

Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer Festival

Saturday, January 16, 2016

6:00 – 9:00pm

Location: East End Brewing Co., 147 Julius Street, Pittsburgh PA 15206

Tickets are $45 each and include a snifter with your beers to taste. Wigle will also have some spirits there to sample. East End Brewing is planning on doing a bottle release earlier in the day as well. See you there!

Our Most Recent Article has been Published! “GABF – Homebrewer Style”

We’re so excited that our most recent article has been published!

The Great American Beer Festival – Homebrewer Style” has been published by Homebrewsupply.com. We spent a lot of time building this article while we were at GABF, visiting and researching all the different products and opportunities that were there for homebrewers. There are some great GABF photos in this article as well. Please take a minute and check it out!

2015 Bourbon County Release Events around Pittsburgh

Each year on Black Friday, Goose Island releases their Bourbon County series. At their Chicago locations, it’s a huge event. Now, around the country, lots of bars and bottle shops are picking up on the idea, making Black Friday the time to figure out where to stop and get your Bourbon County!

Here’s a listing of what we’ve heard about around Pittsburgh. If you’re a bar/shop owner and don’t see your Bourbon County release posted – email us!

Caliente Pizza in Bloomfield is having a bottle pour event on Black Friday (Nov. 27). All 4oz. pours. Ticket sales for the event start at 10:30am and the pouring starts at 12noon. Here’s what they have:

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Hough’s in Greenfield is tapping their Bourbon County on Black Friday (Nov. 27) at 6pm.

House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington is taking the pressure off the whole Black Friday thing by having an entire Goose Island week, next week! The main Bourbon County stuff is on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4 & 5. Here’s the info:

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Atlas Bottle Works in Lawrenceville is having a Bourbon County Release Party on Black Friday (Nov. 27)! They are also having the Pittsburgh Film Premiere of “Grit & Grain”. They will have all four styles of Bourbon County. Here are the details:

-At 6:30pm we will be tapping a barrel of 2015 Bourbon County Stout. We will also be serving bottle pours of 2014 Bourbon County Barleywine. 5oz pours of each style will be $5, limit one pour per style per person. Once it’s gone, it’s gone!

-Food Truck (announced soon)

-Grit & Grain- The Story of Bourbon County Stout has two showtimes, 7:00pm & 9:00pm. This film details the whole story behind what it actually takes to produce one of the most sought after beers in the world. Tickets purchased to this show include a 5oz bottle pour of 2014 Bourbon County Stout, as well as 4 tickets to enter the Bourbon County bottle lottery (see below).

Hal’s Bottle Shop in the North Hills is having a Goose Island Tap Takeover and Bourbon County bottle release party on Thursday, Dec. 3, 7pm – 9pm.