PGHTEE

Come check out the review of Commonwealth Press’s third annual PGHTEE event. It was a free tee-shirt art show housed in Commonwealth Press’s warehouse. Over 20 local artists showcased their best printed tee’s for our viewing pleasure. The tee’s were displayed on clotheslines and tables throughout the warehouse. Plus, this event had free beer! Local homebrewer’s associations like T.R.A.S.H and T.R.U.B provided the flavorful brews for the night. We had a blast checking out all of the super creative tee’s while drinking some awesome PGH brews! Look at what we did at PGHTEE 2014!

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My #PCBW: Wrap-Up

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Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014: Closing Time

Wow, what a week. From firkins to t-shirts to breakfast cereal, it was a pretty good time.

But, as with all good things, it has to come to an end at some point. Just like the last pint out of a keg, PCBW will be missed, but that shouldn’t stop you from reliving it by going to the venues and sponsors of PCBW 2014 and making your own fun the entire year.

Check out my review of PCBW 2014 and, as an organizer for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, I thank you all for coming out and supporting the craft beer scene in Pittsburgh. While it’s a good time, it’s a lot of work for us, but it’s all worth it when I see people out at an event or talking about how much fun they had.

So thank you for doing your part and making Pittsburgh one of the best beer cities in the country. Cheers!

Closing Time: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 Wrap-Up

 

My PCBW – Days 8 & 9: Firkin Bash, Furnace Bash, Home Brew Bash…

The final days of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 are upon us and the weekend absolutely lived up to the billing. All across Pittsburgh, events were held that truly captured the essence of what PCBW is all about. From firkins getting tapped to home brewers squaring off to see who gets to brew a batch of their beer with Helltown to oysters to parties behind an old steel furnace, there is no question that endless fun NEVER goes untapped during Craft Beer Week!

My adventures through Pittsburgh Craft Beer roll on in the latest installment of My PCBW. Enjoy!

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My PCBW – Days 8 & 9 – Read here!

My PCBW – Days 6 & 7 – Great Friends, Great Experiences, and More

As I sat down to put together this installment of My PCBW, reality hit me, both bad and good.

The bad is that only three more days remain in Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014. And yes, it will bring a much-needed rest for all those involved, including myself. But you still hate to see it go.

But the good is that I’ve packed so much into the last seven days, learned so much, carved out so many experiences, and forged so many new friendships, I’ve created a journal of memories that will last a very, very long time.

To me, this is the true essence of what Craft Beer Week is all about. Sure, we all love our beer. But the social element that comes with the events that beer inspires, as well as the relationships that form, truly makes it all worthwhile.

So strap in and read up as I recap my experiences through days 6 & 7 of PCBW 2014!

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Craft Beer Showdown Podcast Session 23 – ShuBrew

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Craft beer is all about small, local breweries producing some amazing beer. With a sense of inclusion surrounding just about every craft brewer, it’s this sense of belonging that brings everyone together for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.

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With this idea in mind, I went out to ShuBrew in Zelienople, PA to talk to co-owner Zach Shumaker about craft beer, how he got ShuBrew off the ground, and what keeps it going.

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Small batches, great beer, and an awesome brewpub, ShuBrew is what craft beer is all about. Check out Session 23 of the Craft Beer Showdown Podcast to hear my interview with Zach and learn all about ShuBrew.

 

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Create your own Beer Week event

Inside Korner Pub, looking out.

Inside Korner Pub, looking out.

We’re deep into the #PCBW2014 calendar and there still are more events than are humanly possible to go to.  You don’t even have to look at the calendar. You can organize your own personal Craft Beer Week event, at the bar, and with the beer, of your own choosing.

 

My #PCBW: Days 5 and 6 – Cereal, Beer for Breakfast, and ShuBrew

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We’re passing the halfway mark for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 and so far it’s easily been the best one yet. My Tuesday wasn’t too much to talk about, but Wednesday more than made up for it.

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I got to do the Quintessential Breakfast Cereal and Beer Pairing with Piper’s Pub in the morning (see: 8 AM) and later that night I got to sit down and record a Podcast episode with Zach from ShuBrew. What better way to celebrate PCBW than to drink beers for breakfast in the morning and interview a small, local brewer in the evening.

Check out my full post on what I did for days 5 and 6 in Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, and check out my current Podcast episodes over at Craft Beer Academy to see when Zach’s episode comes up.

Cheers!

 

 

Beermuda Southern Tier Tap Takeover Event Review

Another wildly successful PCBW local neighborhood bar event occurred over at Beermuda in New Kensington. It was just one of those evenings where the surprises keep coming. It was one of those nights where you find so many new favorites, you strongly hope you remembered to write down their names. Luckily, beerPittsburgh surrounds herself with just those types of drinkers. Want to read the details? Check out the full review over at my site, beerPittsburgh.com.

Beaver County Homebrew Club Showcase

A brief review of the Beaver County Homebrew Club Showcase event at Bocktown Beer and Grille. The event occurred on Sunday, April 27th and featured about fifteen members of the club offering samples, discussing their beers and providing an enjoyable afternoon. You can read more about the event here.

Attendees and members of the Beaver County Homebrew Club interact at the BCHC Showcase event at Bocktown Beer and Grille.

Attendees and members of the Beaver County Homebrew Club interact at the BCHC Showcase event at Bocktown Beer and Grille.

My PCBW – Days 4 & 5: Pick Up a Hitchhiker, Wrestle With a Gobblerito

It’s hard to believe Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 is halfway in the history books at this point. But the last five days have been jam-packed with so much fun, it’s not a surprise. No one can deny there’s enough to keep you busy ’til the cows come home during this outstanding 10-day festival of beer goodness.

My adventures through PCBW have been non-stop and each event has given me something new to walk away with. Whether it was tasting a new beer, meeting new people, or enjoying the scene at a particular event, the last five days have truly captured what Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is all about to me.

Despite the activities being a bit more toned down over the past couple days, my adventures through Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 continue to create memories, friendships, and further love of craft beer. Take a look at where I was on Monday and Tuesday in this installment of My PCBW – Days 4 & 5.

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