Local craft beer and food, including food trucks, are part of Saturday's Pop-Up Party at the Pump House in Homestead. It runs from noon to 10 p.m. and is part of the Wheels at the Waterfront fest celebrating the Great Allegheny Passage trail that's now complete from Washington, D.C., to Downtown Pittsburgh.
The historic Pump House at 880 E. Waterfront Dr. is one of many attractions on the new trail, the completion of which will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. at nearby Sandcastle.
This party, which is solar powered, is being put on by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, Blue Dust, the Waterfront, Zero Fossil, and the Steel Valley Trail Council and will feature an array of local DJs as well as a craft market of local vendors and artisans, bike demos and group rides (at 1, 3 and 5 p.m.).
East End's Pedal Pale Ale is one of the brews they'll be serving, along with Full Pint, Penn, Helltown, Church and others. From 2 to 5 p.m., the Waterfront is hosting a Pedal Party in Town Center, which also will offer revelers cold drinks and food. Read more at waterfrontpgh.com/wheels-at-the-waterfront.
As we noted earlier this week on The Forks blog at pgplate.com, the Red Robin restaurant chain, which has seven area locations, is rolling out "Can-Crafted Cocktails" -- two drinks served in topless, reusable aluminum beer cans.
The Coors Light Can-Crafted Cocktail is Coors Light, ginger liqueur and lemonade topped with fresh squeezed lemon.
The Blue Moon Can-Crafted Cocktail is Blue Moon Belgian White, SVEDKA Clementine vodka, orange juice and fresh lime juice.
Each is $4.99; you can keep the can container for $5 more.
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