GOOD WOOD is back with our pals at Wigle Whiskey
Our barrel-aged beer festival is back for the Fourth year! Pittsburgh area breweries will be sharing their best barrel-aged brews alongside a tasting of Wigle spirits. The full price ticket gets you a snifter glass for beer sampling (and to take home), barrel-aged beer sampling, Wigle spirit sampling, and you can purchase food from Justin Severino of Cure & Morcilla restaurants. Plus there's designated driver tickets available too. Get your tickets now before this one sells out...as it has each year.
On Wednesday, January 17th we'll be releasing four of our most requested beers in 16 oz cans, along with FRESH six packs of Big Hop. The beers include: PENNSYLVANIA HANDSHAKE (our Milkshake IPA collaboration with Pizza Boy Brewing), BLACK HOP(a Cascadian Dark ale, aka "Black IPA"), BIGGER HOP (Big Hop's Double IPA cousin), and BBA FATTER GARY (A bourbon barrel-aged Imperial Brown Ale). This is the first time in cans for Black Hop & BBA Fatter Gary, plus a highly anticipated return for PA Handshake and Bigger Hop DIPA. Cans go on sale WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17th at 11am at the Taproom in the Strip and 4pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. If there's a line, 1 case limit for each beer. No line, no limit. All beers available on draft on Wednesday for tasters and pints; no Growler or Crowler fills of Handshake, Bigger Hop, or Fatter Gary until the cans are sold out.
DRAFT BEER UPDATES:
In addition to PA HANDSHAKE, BIGGER HOP, & BBA FATTER GARY, we've got plenty of new stuff happening, including:
- LORD NORDSBERRY BELGIAN ALE 6.1% A rich, bold, reddish brown Belgian ale, lightly hopped and malty with dark chocolate notes, and a bright raspberry finish... probably because of the raspberries we added to the kettle, and in late fermentation.
- LITTLE HOP 4.4% Our session IPA is dry-hopped with a new hop variety on every single batch. This fresh batch is brewed with Huell Melon hops. Try this new batch for a fruity, hoppy flavor and extended drinking session.
Coming soon: GRATITUDE BARLEYWINE and BOURBON BARREL-AGED GRATITUDE, with a special limited-run treat for those pining for the original Gratitude packaging. Look for these beauties to drop sometime soon, probably March.
You like food AND beer??? Perfect! We're excited to announce that we've got a bunch of great dinner partnerships and tap takeovers in January:
JANUARY 7 BEER DINNER WITH LA PALAPA
We are teaming up with one of our favorite food vendors to ring in the New Year right with a 3 course beer dinner, January 7th from 6-8pm at the Brewpub. $30 gets you a 3 course meal each paired with a pint of East End Beer. Click the link to see the full menu & buy tickets.
JANUARY 12 MEAT YOUR MAKER at PORK & BEANS
Pork & Beans downtown is kicking off their first MEAT YOUR MAKER with us! Come drink beers with beer reps & brewmasters on FRIDAY January 12th from 5-7 PM.
JANUARY 14 VANDAL BEER DINNER
It's a 5 course HUNGARIAN FEAST with our pals over at The Vandal, complete with matching East End pours for just $60 per person. Call (412) 251-0465 for reservations.
JANUARY 16 BUTTERJOINT TAP TAKEOVER
Join us at one of our favorite bars, Butterjoint, for a night of East End tap takeovering (yes, I said TAKEOVERING!), featuring some beer rarities alongside great food from the always stellar Butterjoint/Legume kitchen.
NEW BREWERY TOUR OPTIONS!
Want to learn more about how the beer is made? We've got three new options; including a low-pressure, 30 minute "Brewery 101" tour on Saturday, January 6th!
Updates and Events
TRIVIA! We've got Buzzworthy Pub Trivia here every Wednesday night at the Brewpub, starting at 7pm. Bring your pals, get a team name, and get ready to play; it's free!
TAPROOM HOURS Slight change to our schedule at the Taproom in the Strip; from now on we're closing at 5pm on Sundays. Everybody got it? Good.
GOOD BEER EVENT CALENDAR:
- Wednesday, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
PUB QUIZ with Buzzworthy Pub Trivia at the Brewpub 7pm. Free!
- Saturday, Jan 6
Brewery 101 tour for beginnings and casual/interested beer fans. Brewpub, 1-1:30pm.
- Sunday Jan 7
Beer Dinner with La Palapa, 6-8pm at the Brewpub.
- Friday, January 12
MEAT YOUR MAKER at Pork & Beans restaurant.
- Sunday, January 14
VANDAL HUNGARIAN BEER FEAST at the Vandal in Lawrenceville.
- Tuesday, January 16
BUTTERJOINT TAP TAKEOVER at Butterjoint Restaurant
- Saturday, January 20
GOOD WOOD BARREL-AGED BEER FESTIVAL with Wigle Whiskey & food by Justin Severino at the Brewpub, 6-9pm. Tickets for sale here.
- Saturday, Jan 27
GRAINS-TO-GLASS BREWERY TOUR 1-2pm at the Brewpub. More info & tickets here.
- Sunday, Jan 28
BEER BELLY YOGA at the Brewpub, hosted by I am Yoga Squirrel Hill with live music! 10am-noon. Tickets here.