A Boozy Book Fair & Brunch to be held at Threadbare Cider House

Wigle Whiskey co-owners Mark Meyer and Meredith Meyer Grelli have written a new book, “The Whiskey Rebellion and the Rebirth of Rye.” When their publisher encouraged them to host a book release party, Ms. Grelli decided to up the ante by hosting an entire book fair that will feature local authors of food and drink-related books.

“We wanted to do the Boozy Book Brunch as an ode to the scholastic book fairs of our youth, which I loved, and which I thought would be that much better with booze,” Ms. Grelli said.

Threadbare Cider House, Wigle’s new Spring Garden cider-making offshoot, will host the Boozy Book Fair & Brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Tickets are $12. Each author talk will be paired with a drink included in the ticket price. Food and extra drinks can be ordered from Threadbare’s brunch menu.

Aside from Mr. Meyer and Ms. Grelli, other authors who will speak include Rico Gagliano, author of “Brunch is Hell: How to Save the World by Throwing a Dinner Party”; Noah Rothbaum, who wrote “The Art of American Whiskey” and “The Business of Spirits”; and Kara Newman, author of “Road Soda: Recipes and Tips for Making Great Drinks Anywhere.”

Beth Kracklauer, food and drinks editor at The Wall Street Journal, and Anne Trubek, editor-in-chief of Belt Magazine, will moderate the talks, which will be followed by book signings.

Additional authors who will visit and sign books include Sherrie Flick, who wrote “Whiskey, Etc.,” and Cody McDevitt, author of “Pittsburgh Drinks.” City of Asylum will set up a pop-up bookshop and Belt Publishing will sell food and drink-related books.

Steel Cup Coffee Roasters will join Wigle in providing coffee and coffee liqueur samples, and Good Food Pittsburgh is co-hosting the event with the Wigle/Threadbare crowd.

Brunch options include build-your-own and specialty breakfast pizzas, Dutch baby pancakes, brunch platters, desserts and additional cocktails and ciders.

For tickets: threadbarecider.com/event/boozy-brunch-book-fair/.

Rebecca Sodergren: pgfoodevents@hotmail.com; @pgfoodevents.


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