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

 

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.

 

The Craft Beer Showdown Podcast Session 23: ShuBrew

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!

 

 

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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My PCBW – Day 3: A Sunday of Taste Buds Tested, Dudes Abiding, and More

It was an eventful weekend across the Steel City as a variety of events went down to kick off Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014. Without a doubt, this 10-day celebration offers something for everyone. From bike rides to video games to tap takeovers to blind samplings, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is off and running and making history as it goes.

My third day of Craft Beer Week travels had me wishing every day was like Sunday, as my entire day was jam-packed with craft beer fun.

Click the link below to get the full scoop on Breaking Brews about my blind taste testing at Bocktown Beer and Grill, the Great Lakes Beer Brunch at Hough’s, and The Big Lebowski/Lagunitas Festival at Arsenal Lanes!

My Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week – Day 3