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Dissecting the IPA

Terry Tan | Senior Staff Illustrator

By Emily Brindley | Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

In 2011, Matt Gouwens ditched his desk job for an office with a much better view. His roof. Back in 2006, Gouwens ordered eight varieties of hops online and planted them on the roof of his garage, testing which strain would fit best with Pittsburgh’s rainy, gray weather. Then, in 2011, Gouwens de...

Culture staff interprets carbonated cameos

Jeff Ahearn

By Culture Staff

April 15, 2016

If you are what you eat, movies are what they advertise. No matter how hard you groan or laugh, there’s no getting around product placement — but some movies do it better than others. In celebration of product placement and our annual beer appreciation edition, The Pitt News recalled some of our favor...

Gene’s Place: Local drafts and loyal drinkers

Nikki Moriello | Senior Staff Photographer

By Josh Ye / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

These days, Eugene Ney knows about half of the customers at his bar. To the regulars, Ney is the guy who teaches classes at Carlow University during the day and serves them beer at his Oakland bar — Gene’s Place — at night. Lately, everyone in the motley group can agree on one thing: They could ...

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

When Pitt’s Athletic Director Scott Barnes first took the position in 2015, he told a local reporter he was open to the idea of selling alcohol at Panther football games. The next day’s headline, “Pitt considers alcohol sales at Heinz Field,” prompted Barnes, months later, to laugh about how he ...

Time is right to bring beer to Heinz Field

Pitt eclipsed its all-time record for football season ticket sales Saturday. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographers

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

There are few places more intrinsically college than a football stadium. So why is it that at most schools, gridirons are the fall’s only beer-free weekend destinations? During the 2015-2016 season, only 34 out of 128 Division I college football stadiums served alcohol to the general public. Only 11 of the stadiums selling booze ...

Gender stereotypes are a buzzkill

Michelle Reagle |Copy Chief

By Amber Montgomery / Columnist

April 15, 2016

There should be no such thing as a girly drink — or a manly one for that matter. Drinking culture is a complex and almost omnipotent aspect of social life for collegiate co-eds — but it doesn’t escape the bounds of gender. On a Sunday morning in Hillman, a friend of mine told me about her pr...

Judge someone not by the color of their beer

Annabelle Goll | Staff Illustrator

By Matt Moret / Opinions Editor

April 15, 2016

I hate Natty Light, but I’m not better than it. Beer doesn’t get tastier with age — it just goes bad. And a high price tag on a beer doesn’t immediately impress most people — something pretty remarkable in our culture. Drinking beer isn’t about affirming social status. It’s about drinking b...

Drinks on them: Pitt leaders dish their favorite sips

By Alexa Bakalarski / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016

If you’ve ever wanted to buy Chancellor Patrick Gallagher a beer, you should probably order one he likes: a hoppy IPA. But if you’ve ever wanted to buy Dean of Students Kenyon Bonner a brew, well, you probably shouldn’t. He prefers water. In the spirit of sharing good drinks, alcoholic or not, ...

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