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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.
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.
The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest, will go digital this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fresh Fest to showcase black-owned craft breweries online

By Anna Ligorio, Staff Writer June 9, 2020
The nation’s first and only black beer festival, Fresh Fest Digi Fest, will go digital on Aug. 8.
Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

Opinion | Must drinking always lead to debauchery?

By Grace McGinness, Staff Columnist April 10, 2019
For all the people who don’t need or don’t want to throw a roof-blasting banger every weekend, here are some activities that are just as good — if not better — than screaming like a lunatic in a South O basement.
Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

Opinion | Drunk horoscopes

By Allison Dantinne, Senior Staff Columnist April 10, 2019
It’s easy to have a hard time figuring out the right drink for you. Why not bring the stars to the bars? It’s time to let your sign determine your drink order.
Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

Beer and Wine edition: Brewing 101 at Copper Kettle

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...

Grant Larson, a sophomore microbiology major, creates a variety of home-brewed beers at a friend’s house including stout, pale ales, IPA’s and cider. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

Backyard brewers: Students craft their own creations

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...

Professor Robert Parker addresses his students during a quiz in his class, Engineering a Craft Brewery, Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Students mix beer and engineering

By Rose Luder | Staff Writer February 16, 2018

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...

Marcus Cox, husband to Pitt economics professor Andrea La Nauze, brews his own beer. Stephen Caruso | Assistant Visual Editor

Economics of thirst: Pittsburgh transplants brew up romance

By Stephen Caruso / Contributing Editor April 14, 2017

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...

Assistant Visual Editor Stephen Caruso enjoying a beer at Gene's Place. Meghan Sunners | Visual Editor

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

By Stephen Caruso | Contributing Editor April 14, 2017

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...

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