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Fresh Fest to showcase black-owned craft breweries online

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

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

By Video by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor

April 14, 2018

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

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)

By Cassidy Power and Samuel Ruppert | Staff Writers

April 13, 2018

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

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

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 across the screen: “Belgian or German wheat beer?”   Professor Robert Parker repeated this ...

Economics of thirst: Pittsburgh transplants brew up romance

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

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 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

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

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 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

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Rashi Seth | Columnist

April 14, 2017

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

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Nick Eustis | Columnist

April 14, 2017

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...

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