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Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

Column | Pitt sports as intoxicating beverages

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
Pitt fans are all too familiar with Pitt sports’ heartbreaking habit of dropping close losses and, conversely, the kind of alcohol that may help them forget about that heartbreak. But each of these sports offers their own experience, each different from their counterparts, and I’ve chosen alcoholic drinks to match.
Greg Heller-LaBelle (right) graduated from Pitt in 2006 and now owns Colony Meadery in Allentown.

Pitt alumni ‘brewing’ their way to success

By Andrew Thompson, For The Pitt News March 24, 2021
Two Pitt alumni — Greg Heller-LaBelle, who graduated in 2006, and Brett Taylor, who graduated in 1999 — own their own breweries after starting out as home brewers.
Brew Gentlemen is a craft brewery located in Braddock. Matt Katase and Asa Foster, both Carnegie Mellon University graduates, opened the brewery in 2014.

Pittsburgh craft breweries create new brews, sense of community

By Hayley Lesh, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With over 30 breweries in Pittsburgh alone, there are many options for locals and tourists who indulge in a good craft brew.
According to the American Psychological Association, 22% of people reported binge drinking in February 2020, compared to 27% in April 2020.

Students report drinking less during pandemic

By Allison Radziwon, Staff Writer March 24, 2021
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the added stress, fear and uncertainty has led many to develop new habits as a way to cope. But for many Pitt students, the new standard is drinking less.
Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

Staff Picks: Songs for getting schwasted

By The Pitt News Staff March 24, 2021
These selections are the perfect mix of bangers and slow jams, specially selected for getting schwasted alone or in small groups.
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor was voted the best beer distributor in Oakland, according to The Pitt News’ readership. The store switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario, who owned and operated the distributor for just three months shy of 30 years.

Mellinger’s continues legacy with new owners

By Alex Busterna and Charlie Taylor March 24, 2021
Mellinger’s Beer Distributor switched management in February after the current owners, Neil and Neha Shah, bought it from Diana Bellisario.
Pitt Athletics announced in 2019 that it would begin allowing alcohol sales at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt Athletics stands to gain big from alcohol sales at the Pete

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
Christian Spears, the deputy athletic director at Pitt, estimates Pitt Athletics stands to gain anywhere from $100,000 to $200,000 annually from alcohol sales when the Petersen Events Center can return to full capacity for home basketball games.
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