Pictures & words by Brian Conway The hazed crusaders have arrived, and they brandish the banner of humulus lupulus: the mighty hop. About 400 hop heads focked to Dancing Gnome Brewery in Sharpsburg Oct. 1 to celebrate the craft brewery’s frst anniversary with one of the freshest beer festivals in recent memory: Juicy Brews. The event, presented by online craft beer … [Read more...] about A Hazy Celebration: Juicy Brews 2017
The number of craft beer breweries, restaurants, distributors, & bottle shops in & around the Pittsburgh area & beyond means that there's quite a bit of exploring to do in the world of craft beer.
Posts in this category are all about exploring the world of craft beer including brewery visits & openings, new & existing restaurants, & of course the always-fun beercation.
Who could have imagined that in 25 years a neighborhood bar from Beechview could grow to become one of the most well-regarded, highly-awarded craft breweries in the country. “It’s been a lot of fun,” says co-founder, Glenn Benigni. Glenn and Michelle Benigni opened their frst bar, Big Head’s, in 1991. Glenn, whose head is perfectly ordinary, explains the origin: “There … [Read more...] about What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: Fathead’s at 25 Years
The Trippers We five gather for this righteous trip to Tröegs at The Pub Chip Shop in the heart of the South Side. It’s 9 a.m.—uncommonly early for a pack of freelancers. The unsurpassed draft list at Piper’s Pub next door beckons, but for now we dine on doughnuts, and coffee — so much coffee. In the truck, it’s Zappa and Floyd on the stereo as we embark carefree and eager … [Read more...] about Trippin’ To Tröegs