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Tag Archives: Pittsburgh

• Study: Scranton most hungover city in US after New Year’s

Study: Scranton most hungover city in US after New Year’s

Ah, Scranton. Northeastern Pa’s crown jewel, and the state’s sixth most populous city. It’s also the drunkest after New Year’s, as it turns out, with a new study naming Scrantonians as the most hungover people in the country. Coming from Business Insider, the study analyzed everything from the number of bars, liquor stores, and breweries […]

• Beer-Tapping Physics: Why Hitting A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why Hitting A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano. “In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam,” says physicist of Carlos III University in Madrid. “You better have put the bottle into your mouth, because […]

• Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

Whiskey tastings are in; wine tastings so yesterday

You’ve probably heard of wine tastings. Now, whiskey tastings are legal in Pennsylvania too. A new state law allows small distilleries to give samples to visitors and sell bottles of their spirits directly to the public. That’s big news for Wigle Whiskey in Pittsburgh, which opened to the public in early March. The distillery is […]

• Pittsburgh preps for first craft beer week

Pittsburgh preps for first craft beer week

New York City has one. Philadelphia has one. Even Cleveland has one, for crying out loud. And in April, Pittsburgh’s local beer industry will have one, too. Planning is under way for the first Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, to take place around the region April 20-28. The week will give members of the local craft […]

• Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival – November 8

Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival – November 8

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011 6-9 PM HEINZ FIELD, PITTSBURGH Straight from the smoke filled lounges and two martini lunches of Mad Men, 1961 comes back to life for one night at Heinz Field for the 2011 Pittsburgh Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival. Dress in your finest skinny ties and evening dresses for an evening of […]

• Returnable beer bottles to become extinct if Straub doesn't get back some cases

One of the last breweries in the country that still sells beer in returnable glass bottles needs help from its Pennsylvania customers to keep the environmentally-friendly program. Straub Brewery, a 138-year-old family-owned business about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, is begging customers mostly in Pennsylvania but also some in Ohio, New York and Virginia to […]