Beer: Try a new brewery at Brufest

The Pittsburgh Rugby Club's Brufest runs from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23, at Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal St., South Side.

Admission is $40 or $45 (fast lane entrance), and holders of VIP tix ($60) get in an hour early. You get a souvenir tasting glass and, for every non-perishable food item you bring to donate, a ticket for a prize raffle.

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On the list of brewers there you'll see one you may not have heard of: Eleventh Hour. The Pittsburgh operation is in the early start-up phase and still seeking investors and a building and licensing, says its head brewer and president Matt McMahon, who notes that the plan is to open a bigger-than-usual (20-barrel) brewhouse perhaps late in 2014.

You can get a taste of it at the fest and at

Bob Batz Jr.: and 412-263-1930 and on Twitter @bobbatzjr.


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