My #PCBW: Wrap-Up


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!

Breaking Brews

My PCBW – Days 8 & 9 – Read here!

My PCBW – Day 10: That’s a Wrap, Folks!

After 10 days of celebrating craft beer with those who make it special, it’s time to close the chapter on the 2014 edition of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. There was so much jam-packed into the last 10 days, it was impossible to walk away without something new and exciting to tuck away in your memory bank.

Since the party started on April 25th, I’ve chronicled my adventures through Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as I have writing them. The entire event was a remarkable experience for me and I hope it was for you as well.

To all those who made Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 possible, I’d like to personally thank each and every one of you for the amount of work you poured into making it all run smoothly. Without your efforts, we wouldn’t have anything to celebrate.

This is my final adventure through Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014. As you relive the memories and reflect on all that took place, look forward to a full year of celebration and camaraderie with the beers you tasted and the people you met over this epic 10 days.

Can’t wait for #PCBW2015!

Breaking Brews

My final installment in the My PCBW 2014 series

Craft Beer Showdown Podcast Session 23 – ShuBrew



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.


The Craft Beer Showdown Podcast Session 23: ShuBrew

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


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.


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.