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Holiday Beers & Cheers

There's snow on the ground as we write this, so clearly Snow Melt Winter Ale hasn't done its job. Therefore we're bringing out the big guns by releasing Homewood Reserve, our bourbon-barrel-aged Black Strap Stout, in cans on Saturday, December 1. This is a big, roasty stout aged in bourbon barrels for that sweet boozy finish that's perfect for Winter. They are $15 for a 4 pack of 16oz cans, on sale Saturday, December 1 at 10am in the Strip and 12pm at the Brewpub in Larimer. Note that this is a can release only; we won't have any on draft.

For the holidays themselves, we'll be closed on Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 at both locations, as well as Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1. Nice when the dates work out like that!

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:

  • Black Strap Stout NITRO 6.2%  Made with real black strap molasses, this is our longest-running stout, brewed in the winter time, and smooth as silk on nitro. Stop in to either location for a pint!

  • Little Hop 4.4%  Our rotating session IPA is always made with a different hop variety to keep things interesting; this batch is made with an experimental variety from Hopsteiner, #09326. Enjoy!

LEAVING SOON:

  • Big Hop Harvest 6.8%  Our wet-hopped version of Big Hop features fresh locally-grown hops for an evolving hop character. It's almost gone on tap with just a few cases left.

  • Partly Clahdy 6%  Our original New England Style IPA is tasting great but running low on draft. But grab a case while they're still here.

COMING SOON!

  • Old Nebby 6.9%  Our Stock Ale (a malty, complex old-style ale) will be coming out on draft soon. Quick, somebody tell Rick Sebak!

Save the date for our Holiday CRAFTS AND DRAFTS on Saturday, December 15 from 12-5pm! We’ll be bringing a bunch of great local artists and vendors into our brewery for some last-minute holiday shopping, along with food from La Palapa, Traditional Mexican Kitchen and desserts from Leona's Ice Cream! Plus a free sample of East End Brewing beer - and Assemble PGH will be here with crafting activities for the kids. Best of all: it's free! Let us know if you're coming!

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For many of us in the craft beer game, Sierra Nevada may have been the first craft beer we ever had...back before we called it "craft". They literally changed the game when they created the definitive American version of the Pale Ale and have remained a proudly independent, world-class brewery.

Located in Northern California near the Camp Fire disaster area, Sierra Nevada just took the unprecedented step of emailing pretty much every brewery in America and asking them to pitch in on a recovery effort the best way we all know how: with beer. 

Using donated grains and hops, Sierra Nevada is asking breweries across the country to brew Resilience Butte County Proud IPA from their recipe and sell it on draft, donating all the proceeds to the Camp Fire Relief Fund. No one's ever done anything like this before, and we're proud to be a part of it. A bunch of Pittsburgh breweries are coming together to brew a big batch here at East End on Tuesday, and the kegs will start to find their way to local breweries around town within the next few weeks. And yes, ALL SALES at these breweries will go to the cause!

We'll keep you updated on the progress, and watch for some more content as the brew day unfolds. We've said it before and we'll say it again: the craft beer community is the best in the world and continues to amaze and inspire us. Join us in raising a glass of Resilience soon.


Online Shopping

Holiday shopping is a drag. You know what everyone likes? BEER and SWAG. Head on over to our online store (or stop in to either location) to pick up some great new t-shirts, hoodies, enamel pins, or an East End Brewing Gift Card. This holiday, give the gift of beer!

Heck, you can even BUY A GOOD FRIEND A GOOD BEER(TM) from the comfort of your phone... they can redeem it at either of our locations just by showing the bartender! Just click here.

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And speaking of Gift Cards, we've got a GREAT deal for you on some GREAT beer. Buy a $50 gift card in person at the Brewpub in Larimer and get a FREE bottle of our 2016 Homewood Reserve vintage, while supplies last! Make someone else happy...and make yourself happy too.

It's a Miracle! The 12 Beers of Christmas Returns!
There really IS a Santa Claus; our 12 Beers of Christmas case is returning (with a slightly different lineup) to save the holidays for one day only, Sunday, December 23rd. For just $65 you'll get 24 cans, two of each of these varieties:

- Big Hop American Ale (12 oz can)
- Fat Gary Nut Brown Ale (12 oz can)
- Monkey Boy Hefeweizen (12 oz can)
- Partly Clahdy NE IPA (16 oz can)
- Green Giant Citra IPA (16 oz can)
- Snow Melt Winter Ale (16 oz can)
- Rescueberry Shake Fruited IPA (16 oz can)
- Britsburgh Ale Nitro Can (16 oz can)
- Highway to Huell Pilsner (16 oz can)
- Big Hop Harvest Wet-Hopped Ale (16 oz can)
- For the Culture Brut IPA (16 oz can)
- Homewood Reserve (16 oz can)

We may even have a few cases available at the Taproom in the Strip, so stay tuned to social media, and let's make this the happiest holiday of all! Note: gift cards not valid for this purchase.

We've all been here: it's December 22, your relatives are in town, and you've run out of things to talk about. Well this year, instead of listening to Uncle Morty's views on soda refills at restaurants, why not do something everyone (over 21) can enjoy, and take a BREWERY TOUR?

This $25 tour is a great value as you learn all about how our beer is made (literally GRAINS to GLASS), plus you get to sample four of our beers, AND when you leave you get a free Growler of a beer on draft, or a $15 voucher towards anything in the bar. Let US do the talking and you do the learning & drinking. Click here for tickets.

Join us for the 5th annual Good Wood Barrel-Aged Beer fest on Saturday, January 19 from 6-9 PM! 

We will have 20 local Pittsburgh-based breweries will be sharing their best barrel-aged brews alongside a tasting of Wigle spirits!

The full price $50 ticket gets you a snifter glass for beer sampling (and to take home), unlimited barrel-aged beer sampling, and Wigle spirit sampling! Click here for regular admission tickets.

We also offer a $15 designated driver ticket that includes a snifter glass and our homemade Barmy ginger ale! Be sure to purchase your designated driver ticket on the Wigle DD page here

Upcoming Events:

  • Saturday, December 1
    HOMEWOOD RESERVE CAN RELEASE, both locations when doors open (10am in Strip, 12pm in Larimer).

  • Wednesday, December 5, 12, 19, 26
    PUB QUIZ, Buzzworthy Trivia at the Brewpub in Larimer, 7pm. Free to play! Bring your own food.

  • Thursday, December 6
    POETRY & PINTS, now at the Taproom in the Strip, 6:30-8pm.

  • Sunday, December 9
    BEER BELLY YOGA at the Brewpub, 10am. Click here to rsvp!

  • Saturday, December 15
    HOLIDAY CRAFTS AND DRAFTS at the Brewpub in Larimer, 12-5pm.

  • Saturday, December 22
    GRAINS TO GLASS TOUR at the Brewpub in Larimer, 1pm. Click here for tickets!

  • Sunday, December 23
    12 Beers of Christmas variety packs on sale today only!

  • Monday, December 24, Tuesday, December 25, Monday, December 31, Tuesday, January 1
    CLOSED at both locations