Apparently next week is Craft Beer Week, a week long celebration of home and craft beers taking place around the country. This morning's Post-Gazette features a story of local events marking the occasion. Some of the highlights include:
- On Wednesday, Church Brew Works is hosting a ladies only beer tasting and tour.
- On Thursday, Penn Brewery is hosting a "Night with the Brewers." $45 gets you three pints of beer, a buffet dinner, tour of the brewery and face to face time with the brewers.
- Also on Thursday, Rock Bottom at the Waterfront is showcasing two winners of a local homebrewers contest. Anyone at the bar before 7 gets a free round of each, including a Scottish Ale, which is my favorite flavor.
- On Friday, the Market District in Robinson is hosting a beer tasting.
- Perhaps the coup de grace, at least in terms of naming, is the Pittsburgh Brewniversity event at Double Wide Grill in South Side to provide a higher education in craft brews.
I've mentioned before in this space that I'm a big proponent of craft brews, so I think this is a really cool thing. Anything that exposes the wider world of beer that exists beyond the big three to the masses is worthwhile.
You can read the Post-Gazette's story here and more information at craftbeer.com, the home of American Craft Beer Week.