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Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

By Video by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2018


Filed under Video

It'll take some time and quite a bit of effort, but you can learn how to make your own beer – especially if you visit Greg Hough at Copper Kettle Brewing Company. Pennsylvania's only brew-in-house facility sits just across the Greenfield Bridge on a 61B or 61D bus. Only problem? They're usually...

Backyard brewers: Students craft their own creations

Backyard brewers: Students craft their own creations

By Cassidy Power and Samuel Ruppert | Staff Writers

April 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

Some students buy kegs for a good time. Others become amateaur mixologists for the night, concocting a batch of jungle juice in their backyards. But a few local college students find joy not in the consumption of the alcohol, but in the process of making the drink itself. They’ve taken it upon...

Students mix beer and engineering

Students mix beer and engineering

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under 2. Featured, Campus, News

Groups of students sat around several computer-topped desks in a Benedum Hall classroom, casually making conversation as they waited for their Thursday afternoon class to begin. Suddenly, a question flashed across the screen: “Belgian or German wheat beer?”   Professor Robert Parker repeated this ...

Economics of thirst: Pittsburgh transplants brew up romance

Economics of thirst: Pittsburgh transplants brew up romance

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Top Stories

The dry river bed in Andrea La Nauze’s backyard inspired her to study economics. Fellow Australian Marcus Cox just wanted to quench thirsts with his self-crafted brews. Together, the two make the perfect duo. La Nauze, now a Pitt economics professor, and Cox moved from their native continent to...

Point-Counterpoint: A good time guaranteed at Gene’s Place

Point-Counterpoint: A good time guaranteed at Gene’s Place

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

No alcohol-themed edition of The Pitt News would be complete without an argument for the best bar in Oakland. This year, we’re bringing you two takes on the controversial issue. Read and enjoy as two of our editors square off on their opinions for the best place to grab a drink in our beloved Oaklan...

Inclusive alcohol advertising combats sexism and oppression

Inclusive alcohol advertising combats sexism and oppression

By Rashi Seth | Columnist

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Beer companies do come up with some good commercials. The Budweiser Clydesdales and the the Most Interesting Man are two iconic images associated with beer brands. But often, beer commercials take the message and end up objectifying women for the purpose of turning a profit. The Route 2 Brews “Le...

Pennsylvania draconian liquor laws need rethinking

Pennsylvania draconian liquor laws need rethinking

By Nick Eustis | Columnist

April 14, 2017


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The beauty of turning 21 meant I could finally purchase alcohol whenever I pleased, a fact I was more than thrilled about. But in traveling to other states, I quickly found that not all alcohol laws are created equal. One night in January, my boyfriend and I walked into a grocery store in Washingt...

Culture staff interprets carbonated cameos

Culture staff interprets carbonated cameos

By Culture Staff

April 15, 2016


Filed under Beer Edition 2016, Culture, Food & Drink, Movies, Specials

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...

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

Pitt facing nationwide issue of alcohol sales at sporting events

By Meg Millure / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Beer Edition 2016, Football, Specials, Sports

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

Time is right to bring beer to Heinz Field

By Steve Rotstein / Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Beer Edition 2016, Football, Specials, Sports

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 ...

More than just a stopgap: spring brews provide myriad options

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

It’s springtime, and, when it comes to having a drink, all you can think of is that Sangria glinting in your glass as you soak up the summer sun. Yet, it’s still too soon. Spring is just the in-between season — a chance for nature to freshen up a bit after a miserable winter. While summer — still mon...

Pipers’ Pub provides a Premier taste of England

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Features

You don’t have to travel more than 3,000 miles from Pitt’s campus for authentic British Isles eats accompanied by a warm atmosphere. In fact, it’s just a bus ride away on Port Authority’s 54 line.Piper’s Pub on East Carson Street in South Side serves cuisine of the British Isles while provid...

Beer of utmost importance to the gameday experience

Beer of utmost importance to the gameday experience

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Sports Columns

In America, we like sports. Sports are fun. Sports are gripping. Sports are heartbreaking. Most importantly, sports are the ultimate excuse to drink beer. But some beers are more fitted for watching sports than others. Here’s your guide to drinking beer like a sports-loving American.As a general stateme...

Pumpkin in a bottle: Pitt News’ guide to the best fall brews and ciders

Pumpkin in a bottle: Pitt News’ guide to the best fall brews and ciders

By Grace Kelly / Staff Writer

October 6, 2014


Filed under Culture, Food & Drink

As fall approaches, the bars begin to break out their “fall brews”: Usually weak ciders, “pumpkin” beer that tastes like you inhaled allspice and an array of Jolly Rancher green apple martinis.In a simple sense, you get what you pay for in the fall. Quality will always be more expensive, and...

Craig Street’s Ava Lounge brings nightlife back to Oakland

Craig Street’s Ava Lounge brings nightlife back to Oakland

By Sam Bojarski / Staff Writer

April 9, 2014


Filed under Archives

The dining room at the Ava Lounge is small and intimate. A lone poet mutters his cryptic verse into a microphone in the corner of the room, which is full of old Ava Lounge faithfuls, as well as artists. People at the long, expansive bar turn their bodies toward the sound, one hand on their drinks. Mos...

TPN’s resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

TPN’s resident beer nerd picks the best spring brews

By Jackson Crowder / Senior Staff Writer

April 7, 2014


Filed under Archives

At long last, spring is springing. The lingering traces of winter are (slowly) disappearing and the sun is shining a bit more brightly than it was just a few weeks ago. What does this all mean? New beers to drink, obviously.Spring is a versatile beer season — not so cold that it demands something he...

Buzzworthy: The Porch, East End Brewing co. release honey ale

Buzzworthy: The Porch, East End Brewing co. release honey ale

By Jackson Crowder / Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2014


Filed under Archives

There’s a new reason to go to The Porch at Schenley. No, the restaurant hasn’t reduced its prices or started serving shot pitchers. It has, however, added a new beer to its rotation.Partnering with East End Brewing Co., one of the city’s finest craft beer institutions, The Porch has recently released the ...

Maryland-based brewery concocts a strange, seafaring stout

Maryland-based brewery concocts a strange, seafaring stout

By Jackson Crowder / Staff Writer

November 4, 2013


Filed under Archives

My Washington, D.C., upbringing exposed me to the Atlantic Ocean’s fresh bounty at a young age, making an indelible impression. Now, whenever chance takes me home, I make sure to hit one of the city’s many unpretentious seafood joints with old friends and tear into a mountain of crabs or clams.T...

Homecoming Edition: Hydration key to a great tailgating experience

By Vincent Smith / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Archives

If Pitt football is playing at noon on a Saturday, you can bet that Andrew Hansen, senior at Pitt and a member of Pitt’s Greek Life, will be resting up Friday night for the upcoming tailgate. “There is nothing worse than waking up an hour before the game, realizing you have to go straight into the stadium,” sai...

Homecoming Edition: The Beer Nerd’s guide to tailgate brews

By Jackson Crowder / Staff Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Archives

If beer is the best thing on earth, then sports are the second best. Thus, it should come as little surprise that beer and sports go together as well as they do. Beer and sports go together like peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper and Catelyn and Eddard Stark.Naturally, things that go together well...

Inside craft beer’s controversial contract-brewing debate

Inside craft beer’s controversial contract-brewing debate

By Jackson Crowder / Staff Writer

September 16, 2013


Filed under Archives

Fresh and local. These are ideas that everyone, in some way or another, can get behind. It feels good to go into a store and, in my case, buy a six pack or two that was brewed right here in Pittsburgh. It makes me feel like I’m supporting my adoptive community, putting the few dollars I have back ...

Pipe Organ Pale Ale: a solid warm weather brew

By Jackson Crowder / Staff Writer

September 2, 2013


Filed under Archives

Pipe Organ Pale AleBrewery: Church Brew WorksGrade: BIt is an inarguable fact that the best thing to do during a long summer weekend is drink beer outside. There is a magical connection between cold beer and a hot day, one akin to baseball and hot dogs (or baseball and beer, for that matter). But drink...

Welcome Back: For Pittsburgh’s best beer options, step outside of Oakland

Welcome Back: For Pittsburgh’s best beer options, step outside of Oakland

By Jackson Crowder - Staff Writer

August 18, 2013


Filed under Archives

So, you’re back in Oakland for another semester and looking for a good beer. The usual places around campus have begun to feel a bit played out. Never boring, but maybe somewhat traveled upon. You need a new place to get your beer fix, one to break the routine and shake things up a little bit. Fortuna...

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