November GOOD BEER News

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Drinking. Donating.

As you all know, it's been an especially rough last few days here in Pittsburgh. This is our home. And the people of this community are our neighbors, our friends, our customers, and even our co-workers. So we'd like to see if we can't help out a little, maybe with some assistance from you.

You do the drinking, and we’ll do the donating. On Tuesday, November 6 from 4-9pm, stop by either East End Brewing location after you’ve voted (and for the love of god, please vote). We’re donating 100% of our draft beer sales to the Tree Of Life - Or L'Simcha Congregation in Squirrel Hill, located just a mile and a half from our Brewery. Under 21 or don’t like beer? No problem, we’ve got Barmy Ginger Ale & Root Beer, and Cold Brew Coffee on tap as well, and all go towards the fundraiser. More info on the event page HERE.

DRAFT UPDATES:

As a reminder, you can always click on THE BREWPUB or THE TAPROOM under the TODAY'S BEERS heading on our website to see a current list of what's on tap. Here's a bit of what's currently on draft and coming soon:

  • Partly Clahdy 6.0%  Our signature hazy New England Style IPA is back in cans and on draft! 4 packs of 16oz cans are available at both locations for $18, but they won't last long.

  • R&R Helles Lager 4.9%  A Munich-style lager from local home brewer Richard Romanko, this is an easy-drinking beer with a light malt sweetness and crisp clean finish that everyone can enjoy.

  • Green Giant IPA with Passion Fruit 7.2%  What could make our hoppy West-Coast style IPA even better? How about dousing it with passion fruit to soften the bitterness and add some light fruit notes? 

  • Snow Melt Winter Ale 7.0%  Our favorite frost-melter and eyeglass defogger will be released in cans and on draft on Black Friday, November 23. But we'll get some on tap and around town before that. BOY, we've missed this beer! More info below.

LEAVING SOON:

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Nunkin Ale 6.8%  We are all out of this beer on draft but we have a few cases of cans left. Hurry, they probably won't last through the weekend! And you said the Nunkin beer ...okay, you probably said the PUMPKIN beer bubble had burst.

  • Smokestack Heritage Porter 5.4%  We've got a few bottles left, but our smoked porter is almost gone on draft. Wonderful with food, this is a great choice to bring to your Thanksgiving dinner table.

COMING SOON!

  • Black Strap Stout 6.2%  On the horizon for Fall & Winter is our big, bold, roasty stout. One of our original recipes, it's still brewed with real Pennsylvania black strap molasses and brown sugar.

  • Homewood Reserve 6.5%  The Bourbon Barrel Aged version of Black Strap Stout, aka the Perfect Fireside Beer, has been resting quietly in oak for a full year, and will be debuting in cans and on draft just as soon as we can make it happen.

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Need some new fall looks? Why not do some shopping online now? We've got new colors, new designs, new ladies tank tops and men's 3/4 baseball shirts, tote bags, enamel pins, wow! Just a lot of fun stuff that's perfect for those holidays that we don't want to admit are fast approaching. Click here to shop online or pick up something new at either location.

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Black Friday Can Release & Holiday Hours
On Friday, November 23rd we're bringing the fun back to Black Friday with a can release of Snow Melt Winter Ale, the brewer's favorite! A rich, roasty, mahogany-hued winter ale at 7%, brewed with Simcoe and Nugget hops that bring a bright pine finish. Best used for frost removal, holiday toasting, and guaranteed to clear the fog off your glasses. Plus we'll have some other Black Friday fun to keep you entertained... including the debut release of our 12 Beers of Christmas Variety Pack. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Our SPECIAL Thanksgiving week Holiday hours are:
Wednesday, November 21:
Taproom in the Strip, 11am-8pm
Brewpub in Larimer, 12pm-9pm

Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving
CLOSED at BOTH LOCATIONS

Friday, November 23:
Taproom in the Strip, 11am-10pm
Brewpub in Larimer, 12pm-10pm

...all other days that week, we're keeping our regular hours.

GOOD WOOD BREWERY TOUR

Do you have a special interest in beers that have spent time in bourbon or wine barrels? Want to learn about "sours" and beers that undergo more unusual fermentation methods? Are you a fan of the kinds of beers poured at our GOOD WOOD festival each winter? This tour is a barrel room tasting-focused run through four beers from our barrel aging program, with a discussion about the processes used to make each. Click here for tickets!

This $20 tour is best for SEASONED BEER FANS interested in learning about our barrel aging programs and some of the more unique beers styles we brew. Click here for tickets.

On Saturday, November 3 we'll be pouring at the Beers of the Burgh Winter Warmer festival with a bunch of great local breweries. Get your tickets here.

Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, November 6
    Drink & Donate at the Brewpub in Larimer, 4-9pm.

  • Wednesday, November 7, 14, 21, 28
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub starting at 7pm. Free to play! Bring your own food.

  • Sunday, November 11
    BEER BELLY YOGA at the Brewpub, 10am. Click here to rsvp!

  • Saturday, November 17
    GOOD WOOD BREWERY TOUR at the Brewpub, 1pm. Click here for tickets!

  • Friday, November 23
    Black Friday SNOW MELT RELEASE at the Brewpub & Taproom. More info coming soon!




OCTOBER Good Beer News

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FALL INTO GOOD BEER.

THURSDAY, October 4: Wrap yourself in a sweater and grab a can of Big Hop Harvest,our wet-hopped version of BigHop Ale! Or listen to those leaves crunch with a crisp Green Giant Citra IPA. Releasing in 16oz cans, $15 for a 4 pack of each, at 11am when the Taproom in the Strip opens, 4pm when the Brewpub opens. More info on the event page HERE.

Plus Green Giant is being canned with a FRESH new design for full-on distribution, coming to a better beer store or beer distributor near you. If you can't make it to the brewery, ask for it by name wherever you buy your beer! (Seriously, asking a place to carry our beer REALLY HELPS ALOT. If we ask them to carry our stuff, it doesn't really have the same effect.)

DRAFT UPDATES:

As a reminder, you can always click on THE BREWPUB or THE TAPROOM under the TODAY'S BEERS heading on our website to see a current list of draft offerings. Here's what's on draft and coming soon:

  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Nunkin Ale 6.8% Remember when people got upset that their beloved pumpkin beers didn't actually have pumpkins in them? It was a thing, kind of? Anyway, we're proud to say that our Nunkin Ale has never and will never have any pumpkins in it.. none! Just a well made spiced ale that's been aged for a year in bourbon barrels. Get it on draft or grab some cans for the perfect fireside drink.

  • Green Giant NITRO with Passionfruit 7.2%  How can you make Green Giant Citra IPA better? Well we put it on nitro and dosed a small batch with passionfruit to give it a fruity smoothness that you've got to try. On draft now, but hurry, this won't last long!

  • Sour+Fruit Beer fans rejoice! Guabba Guabba Hey and Inscrutable Drupe are BOTH on tap at the brewery right now, as we are making the most of the fall fruit harvest right now.

COMING SOON!

  • Black Strap Stout 5.2% On the horizon for fall & winter is our big, bold, roasty stout. One of our original recipes, it's still brewed with real Pennsylvania black strap molasses.

  • Snow Melt Winter Ale 7% Our favorite frost-melter and eyeglass defogger will be returning soon. And just like those 16oz Green Giant cans, these will also be heading to distribution, so even if you can't make it in to see us, you'll soon be able to find some in stock at a beer store near you.

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Join us at the Pittsburgh Food Truck Park in Millvale for an East End Brewing Tap Takeover this weekend! Our beers will be flowing on Friday from 5-10pm and Saturday 11am-10pm. Come say hello and enjoy some FRESH LOCAL BEER.

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NEW TAPROOM ART SHOW
On Friday, October 12 we're debuting a new art show in the Taproom in the Strip, BUILDINGS by local artist Mundania (Dane) Horvath. Horvath redraws existing buildings, both famous and local, in her own style that emphasizes the unique qualities of each structure. Join us from 6-9pm for a reception with the artist!

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BEER BELLY YOGA RETURNS
After a summer off, Beer Belly Yoga returns to the Brewpub! On Sunday, October 14, we're thrilled to welcome I Am Yoga Squirrel Hill back into the brewery for a 10am class with live music, followed by a beer of your choosing in your own 13oz glass to take home. Get tickets here!

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It's baaaaack! Our popular pairing of Halloween candy with our beers returns on Saturday October 27 & 28th! Stop by to get a mini candy paired with one of our beers, and see if you agree with the choices made by our cicerone (that's fancy talk for "beer expert"). More details coming soon.

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PARDON OUR DUST
We've been in construction at the Brewery pretty much continuously for the last 5 or 6 years now. Usually, a lot of this work is happening behind the scenes, but this month we've started working on some big improvements in our Front of House that you'll definitely notice the next time you stop by.

In addition to the kitchen build-out, and the new booths that landed last month, we're putting in a couple of nice big windows to bring some natural light into the space. Fancy, right? Granted, we're not at scented-candles-in-the-rest-rooms fancy yet, but we're definitely getting closer.

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Our trademarked slogan is "BUY A GOOD FRIEND A GOOD BEER," and we've just made that even easier for you! Click on the link here to buy that friend a beer (on the internets!). They'll receive an email that they can redeem anytime at either location. Perfect for birthdays, holidays, or just buying a good friend a good...well, you get it.

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Ever thought to yourself, "Gee, I like beer. But how is it made? I sure wish there was a tour that showed me the day-to-day workings of a local brewery, along with samples and a $15 voucher to buy beer on the way out"? Well if you did, that's oddly specific. But you're in luck! You've perfectly described our GRAINS-TO-GLASS BREWERY TOUR! Click here for tickets to the October 20th tour!

We’ll be selling beer with our friends at Workshop PGH for First Fridays Unblurred on Penn Avenue this Friday, October 5! Join us from 7-11pm at 5135 Penn Ave for an art opening, wood burning, crafts, and more.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub starting at 7pm. Free to play! Bring your own food.

  • Thursday, October 4
    FALL CAN RELEASE
    Big Hop Harvest & Green Giant in cans! 11am in the Strip, 4pm in Larimer.

  • Thursday, October 4
    POETRY & PINTS, now at the Taproom in the Strip, from 6-8pm.

  • Friday, October 5-Saturday, October 6
    PITTSBURGH FOOD TRUCK PARK TAP TAKEOVER, 5pm-10pm on Friday, 11am-10pm on Saturday.

  • Friday, October 5
    WORKSHOP PGH FIRST FRIDAY, 7-11pm at 5135 Penn Avenue.

  • Sunday, October 14
    BEER BELLY YOGA 10am at the Brewpub in Larimer. Click here to rsvp!

  • Saturday, October 20
    GRAINS TO GLASS BREWERY TOUR 1-2pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. Click here to rsvp!

  • Saturday, October 27 & 28
    HALLOWEEN BEER & CANDY PAIRING At the Brewpub in Larimer





September GOOD BEER News

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GOOD WOOD TOUR: Sahrs, Barrels, Funk and More!

Maybe you've taken our brewery tour before, or visited another brewery, and you think you know everything there is to know. Malts, hops, yeast, got it. Well...THINK AGAIN! 

How about beers that have spent time in bourbon or wine barrels? Want to learn about sours and beers that undergo more unusual fermentation methods? Are you a fan of the kinds of beers poured at our GOOD WOOD festival each winter? This tour is a barrel room tasting-focused run through four unique beers from our barrel aging program, with a discussion about the processes used to make each one. Click here to sign up for a tour THIS SATURDAY, September 8.

This $20 tour is best for SEASONED BEER FANS interested in learning about our barrel aging programs and some of the more unique beers styles we brew. The tour and tasting will last about forty-five minutes... but you're welcome to linger in our Brewpub afterwards to enjoy a beer with newfound feelings of beer education.

DRAFT UPDATES:

As a reminder, you can always click on THE BREWPUB or THE TAPROOM under the TODAY'S BEERS heading on our website to see a current list of draft offerings. Here's what's on draft and coming soon:

  • Big Hop Harvest 6.8% Each fall, we take your year-round favorite, Big Hop IPA and do something special with it to celebrate the September hop harvest. There’s a small window where we can get fresh-picked, un-dried, locally grown hops to toss into the kettle. These “wet hops” provide a truly unique flavor and aroma, almost like the smell of freshly cut grass – if your lawn was completely planted with American hops! Available NOW and coming in Cans SOON.
  • Britsburgh Ale 4.9% Brewed for the annual Britsburgh festival of all things Anglophile here in Pittsburgh, every year we make a different beer in a traditional English style. This year is a Scottish ale with Honey & Heather Tips that tastes great on cask and on Nitro. So good, in fact, that we'll soon be releasing in our first-ever NITRO CAN. Stay tuned for details.

COMING SOON!

  • Guaba Guaba Hey 4.9% A kettle sour beer infused with fresh Guava & Pineapple, we're debuting this beer at Construction Junction's Big Pour as our "Big Pour Brew" (see below) and then on draft at both our spots. Hey ho, let's go get some!
  • BBA Nunkin 6.8% With a summer of wonderful weather, we've had a bumper crop of Nunkins come in this year. We're happy to report that before October is upon us, we'll have a round of fresh-picked kegs of Bourbon Barrel Aged Nunkin to tap at a seasonally appropriate time... maybe even a few cans of it too, if we can sort that out!

LEAVING SOON!

  • Smokestack Heritage Porter 5.4% Our favorite beer to cook & grill with, we make a limited amount of this beer each year!
  • Rescueberry Shake 7% Drink some GOOD BEER, do some GOOD, as proceeds benefit the GOOD WORK of 412 Food Rescue. Draft and Cans of this milkshake IPA brewed with "rescued fruit" are winding, so get shakin!
  • For the Culture Brut IPA 7.9% Our Fresh-Fest Collaboration with Black Brew Culture remains a summertime favorite, light in body, even lighter in sweetness, and hoppy all day long in cans and draft, while they last.
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A long time ago, there weren't numerous beer festivals in Pittsburgh. In fact, there were really just a few to speak of. And Construction Junction's annual fundraising event, The BIG POUR has been the talk of the town. We're proud to have been a part of this great event since its inception, and we'll be there again this year on September 15. Join us for one of the best parties of the year! Click here for tickets

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Have you checked out the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide website yet? It's pretty great; it'll help you plan a trip to all the local breweries, suggest an itinerary for out-of-town friends, or just tell you which breweries are dog-friendly or serve food. Click over today to PghBreweryGuide.com !

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What's a better pairing than tacos & beer? Trick question, there isn't one! Our friends at La Palapa are at the East End Brewpub in Larimer every Friday night with tacos & quesadillas.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wednesday, September 5, 12, 19, & 26
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub starting at 7pm. Free to play!
  • Saturday, September 8
    GOOD WOOD TOUR 1-2pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. Click here to rsvp!
  • Thursday, September 13
    POETRY & PINTS, now at the Taproom in the Strip, from 6-8pm.
  • Saturday, September 15
    CONSTRUCTION JUNCTION BIG POUR
  • Saturday, September 22
    GRAINS TO GLASS BREWERY TOUR 1-2pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. Click here to rsvp!

East End...BOATING?

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Tickets on sale at 9am, Friday August 17th!

Ahoy! Set sail with us on Saturday, September 1st for an elegant evening on the water: EAST END BOATING, a twilight cruise from 6-9pm to celebrate the end of summer. Light eats will be provided by Justin Severino of Cure and Morcilla, plus music from DJ MB. And of course, favorite & rare beers from East End. Your $65 ticket includes light eats and plenty of FRESH LOCAL BEER. 21 and over only please.

We’ll be traveling on the Rivers of Steel Riverquest boat, the greenest (and nicest) passenger boat in the city! You’ll also get a fancy schmancy East End tulip glass to drink from and take home. Toast to the end of the summer and the start of fall with us on the Three Rivers! Get your tickets starting at 9am this Friday, August 17.

Pittsburgh Brewer's Guild!

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You may have heard a little bit about the new Pittsburgh Brewers Guild that's been formed here. It's something that's been a long time coming, and we couldn't be happier. This is a great way for us to advocate for ourselves and our community and do what breweries do best: work together to make great beer. Cheers to all the board members who have contributed their time and energy to making this happen!

Now to the fun stuff - all the local Pittsburgh breweries are teaming up with each other to make some special TOP SECRET beers, and ours is a collaboration with Aurochs and Cinderlands. And you'll be able to taste that beer at the PITTSBURGH BREWERY GUIDE release on Friday, August 24 at Nova Place! Tickets available here. Come get some collaboration beers you can't get anywhere else, plus a look at the new Brewery Guide and website.

Putting together a comprehensive guide to all the local breweries is a great idea and everyone at the Guild and the marketing team did a fantastic job - this thing is bee-yoot-iful. Even better is the website, which shows all the local breweries & taprooms but also lets you sort by filters such as who's open now, food trucks, dog friendly, etc. No one in the country has a brewery tourism site this awesome, and we can't wait for you to see it.

And finally, as part of the Guide release weekend, we'll be offering a FREE look inside our brewery in Larimer on Saturday, August 25 from 1-4pm! Just stop in and our resident tour guide/brewer Anderson will be happy to show you around and answer some questions. Get a quick look around our brewing operations and snap a couple pics for your instagrams. You'll probably also get a brief run down of the history of East End Brewing and what we focus on as beer makers. Click here to get a free ticket for everyone in your group so we have some idea of how many people to expect that day (Oh and we should mention that while kids are welcome at the Brewpub, our Brewery Tours are just for folks 21 and over). 

So get those tickets, get ready for some great collaboration beers, and a great new brewery guide!

July GOOD BEER News

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Crafts and Drafts OUTSIDE!

Sunday, July 22nd from 12-5pm, join us at the Larimer Brewpub for a SUMMER edition of Crafts and Drafts! We'll have some great artists, crafters, and makers selling their wares outside, along with free samples of beer, food from La Palapa, Traditional Mexican Kitchen, and Millie's Homemade Ice Cream truck on site. Drink, eat, and shop local this summer! Click here to see the full list of vendors. Plus our head brewer Brendan will be on site pouring and talking beer, along with raising money for his annual bike ride to fight MS. 

DRAFT UPDATES:

As a reminder, you can always click on TODAY'S BEERS on our website to see a current list of draft, bottle, and can offerings. Here's what's on draft and coming soon:

  • Chance A'Shahrs 5.8% Our juicy New England style Pale Ale is tasting great; citrusy and floral with very little bitterness on the back end. Get it on draft or in cans with limited quantities left at both locations.
  • Wheat Hop 4.9% Our original haze brew with low hop bitterness and high hop flavor and aroma. On draft at both the Brewpub and Taproom. Last kegs so get it before it's gone! 

COMING SOON!

  • Green Giant Citra IPA 7.2% It just doesn't feel like summer until Green Giant is on tap. Debuting on draft July 14th and soon afterwards in cans, our West Coast style IPA is a single hop brewed with Citra Hops... first wort and late addition hopping keep the bitterness down and the hop flavor up front where it belongs. Join us!
  • Rescueberry Shake 7.0% A new collaboration with our pals at 412 Food Rescue, this Milkshake IPA is brewing now, with "rescued" blackberries, raspberries, cherries, mulberries, and strawberries. This big juicy fruit bomb will debut in cans and on draft August 9, click here to RSVP! A portion of the proceeds from all sales goes to 412 Food Rescue. 🚨🍓🤝
  • "For the Culture" A special BRUT IPA collaboration for BLACK BREW CULTURE As part of Fresh Fest happening on August 11, we're proud to be working with Mike Potter from Black Brew Culture to brew a new Brut IPA to debut at the Festival and in cans soon afterward; Stay tuned and get your tickets for Fresh Fest now! Watch for a blog post about what a Brut IPA is, and why we think Black Brew Culture is such an important part of our Craft Beer World.
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Don't know anything about Craft Beer? Start THIS SATURDAY July 7 at 1pm. Come get a quick look around our brewing operations, snap a couple pics for Instagram, and have a few beers. You'll get a brief run down of the history of East End Brewing, what we focus on as beer makers, and then we'll turn you loose in the Brewpub with a voucher good for a flight of 3 samples of your choosing.

Perfect for the Craft Beer ROOKIE who knows a bit about beer, and wants to enjoy a flight in the bar.

GET "BREWERY 101 TOUR" TICKETS HERE

Open Streets On July 28th
We love Bikes here at East End (have you had some Pedal Pale Ale yet this summer?), so we were thrilled to see that the next Open Streets runs right along Frankstown, literally our back door! We'll be set up outside offering water, some tents for shade, and maybe even a few beers if you want to swing in and enjoy a GOOD BEER on a good bike... or any bike really. Or skates. Or if you're just walking. Stop by and see us July 28th!

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COME HUNGRY
We're still working on our new restaurant project with Justin Severino to get it open just as fast as we can, but in the meantime we've got food trucks and mobile vendors to feed you! Here's our current list for July and you can always check out the COME HUNGRYpage on our website. And of course, you can always BYOFood to either of our locations any time you like!

Friday, July 6
La Palapa Mexican Kitchen, 5pm-close

Saturday July 7
Dad's Mobile Grub, 1pm-close

Friday, July 13
La Palapa Mexican Kitchen, 5pm-close

Saturday, July 14
Elegant Catering Food Truck, 1pm-close

Friday, July 20
La Palapa Mexican Kitchen, 5pm-close

Sunday, July 22 (Crafts and Drafts)
La Palapa Mexican Kitchen, 12pm-5pm
Millies Homemade Ice Cream, 12pm-5pm

Friday, July 27
La Palapa Mexican Kitchen, 5pm-close

Saturday, July 28
Blue Sparrow Food Truck, 1pm-close

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Have you stopped by the Brewpub for Quiz night with Buzzworthy Trivia? It happens every Wednesday starting at 7pm, it's free, you can win great prizes, oh and there's BEER too. What are you waiting for? See you Wednesday.

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, July 7
    BREWERY 101, Introductory beer tour at the Brewpub starting at 1pm. More info & tickets here.
  • Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub starting at 7pm. Free to play!
  • Thursday, July 12
    POETRY & PINTS, now at the Taproom in the Strip, from 6-8pm.
  • Saturday, July 14
    GREEN GIANT DRAFT RELEASE, starting 10am at the Taproom in the Strip, 12pm at the Brewpub in Larimer.
  • Saturday, July 21
    GRAINS TO GLASS BREWERY TOUR, A more detailed look at how the Brewery works at the Brewpub starting at 1pm. More info & tickets here.
  • Sunday, July 22
    SUMMER CRAFTS AND DRAFTS with local vendors, food, and ice cream the Brewpub, 12-5pm
    More info here.

Closed for July 4

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Both locations are closed on Wednesday, July 4. Stock up on beers beforehand and enjoy the holiday!

June GOOD BEER News

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The Beers of Summer are Here!

Sun’s out, beer’s out…in cans, that is! We’re releasing three of our best summer brews in cans on Thursday, June 14th, along with four returning favorites, all freshly canned. Cans go on sale at 11am at the Taproom in the Strip and 4pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. Pro tip: We always keep more cans in stock at the Brewpub than at the Taproom in the Strip, mostly due to space concerns. And if there’s a line, 1 case limit per each beer; No line? No limit!

• Chance A’ Shahrs Pale Ale: A juicy pale ale, with some slight recipe tweaks from last time, to better showcase Comet, Amarillo, and Motueka hops. 5.7% ABV. $18 per 4 pack of 16oz cans
• Seedless Watermelon Gose: 800lbs of real live, certified organic watermelons were juiced to make this light, tart, fruity, refreshing Gose. (Say it with me now... "Gó-suh") 4.1% ABV. $15 per 4 pack of 16oz cans
• Highway to Huell: Back in cans! Our Huell-Melon-hopped Pilsner is the perfect easy-drinking, hard-rocking beer for those long hot days of summer. 4.1% ABV. $12 per 4 pack of 16oz cans
• Pedal Pale Ale: The ideal post-bike-ride beer, with bright hop character and a crisp traditional APA finish! $15 per 4 pack of 16oz cans
• BigHop: The beer that built the place. $12 per six pack of 12oz cans
• Monkey Boy Hefeweizen: No bananas were harmed in the brewing or canning of this beer. $12 per six pack of 12oz cans
• Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale: Dark in color, light in flavor, with an actual life-sized FatGary stuffed into every 25th can. $12 per six pack of 12oz cans

And as a reminder, Big Hop, Monkey Boy, Fat Gary, and Pedal Pale Ale are all shipping to our wholesaler now. What does that mean for you? Well, if you'd like to buy these beers at your local beer distributor, grocery store, or even gas station, just ask them to contact their rep and get some FRESH LOCAL BEER! 

DRAFT UPDATES:

As a reminder, you can always click on TODAY'S BEERS on our website to see a current list of draft, bottle, and can offerings. In addition to Chance A'Shahrs, Seedless Watermelon Gose, and Highway to Huell, here's what's new for you:

  • Blood Orange Big Hop on Nitro 5.8% You know Big Hop. You love Big Hop. But have you had it infused with blood orange and delivered smooth and silky on Nitro? Because you probably should.
  • Brett Hop 5.9% Our mad scientist version of Big Hop, open-fermented with Brettanomyces instead of our house ale yeast, and then mellowed in red wine barrels for 2 full years. It's hoppy, funky, and wonderful, and on draft at the Brewpub in Larimer for a limited time!
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PEDAL PALE ALE BY THE NUMBERS
As you may know, our Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride isn't just one of the most fun events of the year, it's also a charity fundraiser. Each year we work with a different local charity, and this year it was the Pennsylvania Chapter of Gift of Adoption. So click here to check out the blog post about why we picked this charity and how much we raised: spoiler, it was a lot and we're really grateful to everyone who helped out. Yes, even Mr. Sunshine!

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Do you have a special interest in beers that have spent time in bourbon or wine barrels? Want to learn about "sours" and beers that undergo more unusual fermentation methods? Are you a fan of the kinds of beers poured at our GOOD WOOD festival each Winter? This tour on Saturday, June 9th at 1pm is a barrel room tasting-focused run through four beers from our barrel-aging program, with a discussion about the processes used to make each.

This $20 tour is best for SEASONED BEER FANS interested in learning about our barrel-aging programs and some of the more unique beers styles we brew. The tour and tasting will last about forty-five minutes... but you're always welcome to linger in our Brewpub afterwards. Click here for tickets!
 

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Astronomy on Tap RETURNS on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm at the Larimer Brewpub! There will be fun, informal, and accessible talks about astronomy by some friendly local astronomers! We will also have games, prizes, and of course, beer! RSVP and get more info here.

On Friday, June 8th our beer will be at the Cotton Bureau Bazaar-Beque party starting at 4pm, with shopping, food, and music! They're our neighbors in Larimer (just down the street) and they'll even be handing out coupons for a free taster of beer if you contribute to their raffle to benefit the Humane Animal Rescue League. 

We've got a bunch of other great events throughout June. Stop by either location, we've always got something going on.

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Thursday, June 7
    ASTRONOMY ON TAP, at the Brewpub starting at 7pm
  • Wednesday, June 13, 20, 27
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub starting at 7pm. Free to play!
  • Saturday, June 9
    GOOD WOOD TOUR, At the Brewpub starting at 1pm. More info & tickets here.
  • Thursday, June 14
    THE BEERS OF SUMMER CAN RELEASE, 11am at the Taproom in the Strip, 4pm at the Brewpub. More info here.
  • Thursday, June 14
    POETRY & PINTS, moves to the Taproom in the Strip, from 6-8pm.
  • Saturday, June 23
    GRAINS TO GLASS BREWERY TOUR, At the Brewpub starting at 1pm. More info & tickets here.

2018 Keg Ride Thank Yous

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Scott here. (I'm the dorky guy on the left in this photo, in case you didn't already know.)

For the last 14 years, every Spring we put on one of our favorite events, the Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride. Not only is it a great chance to get out on your bike for bit, but it's a chance to get some of the very first of this year's Pedal Pale Ale... the beer that ALWAYS tastes better after a bike ride, and even better still when the kegs have been hauled by bicycle!

The Keg Ride is also a big charity fundraiser for us, with the proceeds going to a different local charity each year. This past April, we were thrilled to raise money for the Pennsylvania Chapter of Gift of Adoption, a group whose work is near and dear to me personally, and to my family - along with thousands of other people throughout our region.

This year we're proud to announce that, with the help of so many of you who registered and rode with us, thanks to those that donated their time for this event, and to those that just plain donated funds to the cause, we raised....drumroll please...

$4,474.60!

This whole thing started as a fun and kind of silly way to spread the importance of drinking locally, and thanks to your help, over the years has become a great way to give back to our community. We want to thank everyone who helped us put this event on, including our terrific staff, Flock of Cycles (our ride marshals), Bike Pittsburgh (for the bike racks and generally being AWESOME), Gift of Adoption, everyone over at Rock Bottom Brewery in Homestead (our secret destination), and most importantly, all of you riders who joined us to have fun & help out a great cause.

YOU ALL ROCK! And we're already looking forward to 2019. But I'm sure we'll see you again before the 2019 Keg Ride comes back around.

Cheers - Scott

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

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We've heard that some of you like to drink beer on Memorial Day. Maybe even from cans? So in addition to a great summer lineup of cans and draft options, we're staying open at the BREWERY (NOT at our Taproom in the Strip, as previously stated) on Sunday til 8pm for your beer-purchasing pleasure. So our full hours for Memorial Day Weekend are:

TAPROOM IN THE STRIP
102 19th St
FRIDAY: 11am-10pm
SATURDAY: 10am-10pm
SUNDAY: 10am-5pm

BREWPUB IN LARIMER
147 Julius St
FRIDAY: 4-10pm
SATURDAY: 12-10pm
SUNDAY: 12-8pm (Special holiday hours)

Collaborating with Chris and John Trogner

Collaborating with Chris and John Trogner

Chris and John Trogner have been making great beer - excuse me... great PENNSYLVANIA beer for an awfully long time. At least 22 years seems like a long time to me. Especially if you measure it in Craft Beer Years, which are longer than dog years I think.

So when I dropped them a line about getting together to brew a collaboration beer for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, and they said "Yah", we were pretty thoroughly stoked!!! (And later on, I was pleased to learn that I correctly assumed that yah = yes, but in some weird, obscure central Pennsylvania dialect. More in-person study is required.)

After a few rounds of emails, a couple conference calls, and some group text messages about WHERE we'd brew, WHAT we'd brew, and HOW we'd brew it, we settled on a plan: We'd brew it here at East End. We'd brew a low-bitterness, hop-forward IPA, with loads of late addition Comet, Azacca, and Simcoe hops, and it would be dry-hopped with more of the same. And that we'd brew it with as much Pennsylvania malt as we can get our hands on, on short notice... which all ended up being in Central PA.

After a few phone calls with Deer Creek Malthouse and Double Eagle Malt, we secured about 2,000 lbs of Pennsylvania's finest malt, which John and Chris stuffed into their Suburban, along with a few hundred pounds of hops... and enough Tröegs Beer to get us through most of the brew day. Luckily, when they got to meet Pennsylvania's Turnpike's Finest (hauling a ton of malt down a mountain can apparently make you roll in excess of the posted limit), they didn't get asked about the sacks of suspicious looking cargo. So the fine was just for speeding.

We started the brew day with a slightly modified version of the traditional Tröegs Collaboration Brewday Donut Toast, thanks to some sweet treats from our GOOD FRIENDS over at Prohibition Pastries, and we were off...

Then much MUCH later, after a long double brew day, lots of shared beers, some dinner, more beers, and possibly a Tiki Cocktail or two, we settled on the name "BORN AND RAISED - Pennsylvania IPA".

You'll be able to find BORN AND RAISED Pennsylvania IPA on tap at "better beer establishments" all around town during Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. You can also get a glass or some 16oz cans of BORN AND RAISED at both EastEndBrewing locations when we release it on April 12th... and if you come to our Julius St./Brewery location, you'll also get to enjoy a Tröegs tasting and guest tap, while the folks from Tröegs tell you all about everything beer-related going on in their Hershey, PA home.

And speaking of Hershey... you Central PA GOOD BEER Fans will soon find a bit of BORN AND RAISED showing up at the Tröegs Brewery Tasting Room... though, I'd say it's more like an airplane hangar filled with happiness than just a "room". I'm not sure when it'll land or when it'll go on tap, but I'm sure you can pester them about it on social media or something like that.

March GOOD BEER News

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GRATITUDE RELEASE DAY MARCH 24th!

Barleywine is a beast of a beer style, there's no debating that. And it's always held a special place in our hearts and in our glasses here at East End Brewing. Unique in its composition and presentation, and in its ability to gain complexity and improve with age, barleywine is also really tasty.

We've been brewing our Gratitude Barleywine with the exact same recipe since our very first year, as an annual thanks to you, our GOOD BEER Fans, for supporting us throughout the year. 

This has been yet another year of big changes for us here, so we've decided to offer you some extra appreciation this time... with THREE forms of Gratitude available on March 24*, from 10am-1pm (while supplies last):

  • Bourbon Barrel aged Gratitude in 16oz cans
  • "Regular old boring" Gratitude in 22oz wax-dipped bottles
  • A limited run of Gratitude in our original packaging, with brand new artwork on hand silk screened over wrap labels, hand waxed, signed, numbered, and suitable for framing.

Okay, maybe you can't frame a bottle. But this is BY FAR the most ridiculous and beautiful package we've ever put our beer into. And while it's a massive amount of extra work, it's something too cool to not bring back on a smaller scale every once in a while. And this is the year!

Plus, on Gratitude Release Day, you'll also find:

  • Vintage Gratitude bottles from the last couple years.
  • Vintage Gratitude Flights with all sorts of gems from our deep-deep cellars.
  • THE Gratitude Label Artist, and all around bird maven, Mary Tremonte will be here with a pop-up store.
  • Prohibition Pastries will be feeding us all day at the Brewery.

Follow us on social media or at the Facebook event for more information closer to the date. (Stuff like pricing, details on the flights, and maybe even a food menu.)

*This year, we're opening up a bit early, because as barleywine fans already know, March 24 also the date of Kelly's infamous Hell With the Lid Off Barleywine festival, so plan your day accordingly, and responsibly.

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Some of you may know that even before we moved into our current home back in 2012, Commonplace Coffee has been roasting coffee beans in our building. It's been a wonderful partnership over the years, mutually beneficial on so many fronts. Not only does it fill the building with even more wonderful aromas, but we've been able to use their coffees in our Eye Opener Coffee Porter, JoeMelt, & Vanilla Latte Cream Ale - not to mention keeping a steady stream of cold brewed coffee on our nitro tap.

So it's with mixed emotions that I tell you that last month, Commonplace has moved on to bigger things, quite literally. They're now doing all of their roasting in a great big warehouse right down the road. And while we're sad to see them go, we couldn't be happier for what's ahead, or be more proud of what they've brought to Pittsburgh's coffee scene in just a few short years.

And don't worry. That nitro cold brew we have on tap isn't going anywhere. GOOD FRIENDS and a good brew go together like, well, coffee and beer. Congrats to everyone at Commonplace!

DRAFT AND CAN RELEASE UPDATES:

Earlier this week, we released a whole bunch of hop-forward beers in cans and on draft. As of this writing, there's still some  of everything left here, so come grab some for the beer fridge.

And as a reminder, you can always click on TODAY'S BEERS on our website to see a current list of draft and bottle & can offerings. Here's what we've got for you:

  • CAUTION SLIPPY NE DIPA 8.2%  A big, dank New England Style Double IPA with Eureka and Experimental 06297 hops. 16oz cans and draft.
  • PARTLY CLAHDY 6.0%  With some nice updates from our first release of this beer, this New England style IPA focuses more on flavor and dry hop additions than on bitterness, with El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops. 16oz cans and draft.
  • BIGGERHOP 9.5% A new batch of our classic West Coast Double IPA with Simcoe & Amarillo hops. Best enjoyed FRESH. 16oz cans and draft.

And in Draft Only news...

  • PREMIERE SAISON 7.3% Spring calls for farmhouse ales and our Belgian-style Premiere Saison answers that call with a light, crisp, dry-finishing ale.
  • STEEL CUT O'ATMEAL STOUT 4.4% Punctuation liberties aside, our hearty Oatmeal Stout will be back on draft this month, lower in alcohol and perfect for a nice long session on St. Patrick's Day. 
  • MASHUGANA STOUT 14%??? Later this month (we aren't exactly sure when), we'll be releasing a great big bunch of "nonsense" that we put together for you. It's a strong stout beer brewed with a couple hundred pounds of belgian dark chocolate, loads of actual marshmallows, and then dry-crackered with crushed graham crackers. We think it's pretty delicious, but it'll take a bit more time before it's finished up.

And while I know this is the "DRAFT ONLY" section, we're going to see about getting some Mashugana into cans for you too. Campfires at the ready... stay tuned!

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Sweet Horror is Back!
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday March 4! Sweet Horror is back at the Brewpub; It’s a pop-up featuring vegan treats and horror/pop-culture inspired art (think zombies, aliens, and the whole realm of horror pop-culture) And the event is free and family friendly! Get a beer for yourself and a housemade root beer or ginger ale for the kids. It's the best vegan treats in Pittsburgh, under one roof with some great artists. See you Sunday!

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PEDAL PALE ALE KEG RIDE TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Ride a bike, have a beer, raise some money for charity!
Saturday, April 21 is this year's Keg Ride, where we meet at the Brewery and then escort the first kegs of Pedal Pale Ale through the city to a mystery destination...
Tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW, okay?
Get your tickets now!

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This Saturday, March 3 we're excited to be selling beer at the screening of the new Betty Davis documentary "They Say In Different" at PGH Filmmakers Regent Square theater. Come for the screening and live performance by Davis's band Funk House, and get a can of FRESH LOCAL BEER to enjoy during the show. We'll be donating a portion of our proceeds back to PGH filmmakers. Tickets on sale now!

Other Upcoming Events:

  • Sunday, March 4
    SWEET HOROR 4.0, 1-4pm Vegan treats and horror-inspired artwork at the Brewpub.
  • Wednesday, March 7, 14, 21, 28
    PUB QUIZ with Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub 7pm. Free!
  • Thursday, March 4
    POETRY & PINTS, 6-8pm Bring poetry to read, or just listen! At the Brewpub. Free!
  • Sunday, March 11
  • BEER BELLY YOGA with the amazing instructors from I Am Yoga Squirrel Hill. 10am-noon, tickets available here and hurry, the January yoga sold out!
  • Saturday, March 24
    GRATITUDE RELEASE DAY, 10am-1pm
    Come get your Barleywine at the Brewpub!
  • Saturday, March 24
    GRAINS-TO-GLASS BREWERY TOUR 1-2pm at the Brewpub. More info & tickets here.