At the press briefing for Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week,  held at the Penn Brewery, Dana Staudi from Three Rivers Underground Brewers, which represents home brewers, pours a sample of a mead from Apis. To her left is Brian Meyer of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Association.

Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off Friday

More than 340 events are set at area breweries and watering holes April 17 through 26.

3 days ago

4 a.m. bar closings proposed to stem 'brain drain' in Pennsylvania

The measure is not aimed at neighborhood bars, but at "designated entertainment zones away from residential neighborhoods."

3 days ago

 Brandon McCarthy, left, the brewmaster for Rock Bottom Brewery, drinks a cup of coffee while Andy Kwiatkowski, head brewer at Hitchhiker, hoisted a beer before Tuesday's Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week press conference.

Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week to be a collaborative affair

Area breweries team up for unusual brews to be served April 17-26.

1 week ago

 Local women in beer participated, along with peers around the world, in the International Women's Collaboration Brew Day on Sunday, March 8, at Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Homestead. From left: Sandy Cindrich (Penn Brewery), Krystle Eaton (Grist House Brewing Co.), Colleen Vecellio (Grist House), Tiffany Deemer Thompson (Hitchhiker Brewing Co.), Linda Nyman (Penn), Whitney Thompson (in back, Malteurope), Meg Evans (Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery), Marisa Egan (Victory Brewing Co.) and Susan Sternberger (Craft Beer School).

Beer: Sisters are brewin' it for themselves

At Rock Bottom next week, you can taste the Scottish Ale these women made.

2 weeks ago

Tastings: Timely news on Chairman's Selections and Passover wines

The Chairman’s Selection wines reviewed in the Tastings column last week were just starting to arrive at Pittsburgh’s specialty wine stores.

2 weeks ago

 Penfolds Bin 8 Cabernet Shiraz, 2012

Tastings: The spring Chairman's Selections

One of these will be our wine columnist’s house red this season.

3 weeks ago


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