If you get the feeling that you’ve had this beer before, well, you may have. It’s basically Penn Gold.
But Penn Brewery this season is releasing a draft version called Punxsutawney Philsner, and it will do it with a visit this Saturday from Pennsylvania’s famous prognosticating groundhog.
Punxsutawney Phil is coming from that Jefferson County town to Pittsburgh for an appearance at the afternoon Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vancouver Canucks game at Consol Energy Center. Then the rodent and his entourage — Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle — will head to the North Side brewery for a 5 p.m. meet-and-greet while launching this seasonal draft.
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Guests who order a pint will receive commemorative pint glasses and coins.
The beer will be available at other watering holes, as well, including The Burrow in Punxsutawney.
Phil will make other beer appearances, but his big gig is on Feb. 2, Groundhog Day, at Gobbler’s Knob near Punxsutawney, which will mark the 130th anniversary of his and his shadow’s prediction of how much winter remains. For more on that, visit groundhog.org.
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