HOP CULTURE’S SPRING OUTLOOK

Hop Culture has officially launched! Hell yes! They’re bringing you a daily online magazine that caters to the newest generation of craft beer drinker with profiles, interviews, and in-depth reviews of everything craft. It’s free & it’s Pittsburgh-based & there’s beer involved- what more could you ask for? And once a quarter, we are lucky enough to have them give us the skinny on what’s happening in the PGH brew scene. So here it is…your spring brew scoop.

#SomethingisBrewing… Oh yes it definitely is! Homestead’s Mike Potter runs the Instagram account @blackbrewculture, which promotes diversity and sub-culture in craft beer. For the last few months, a visit to his website  yielded the oh so mysterious hashtag #somethingisbrewing, and later this month, Pittsburgh will find out exactly what: a new blog covering the rising African-American experience in the craft beer industry. Check it out!

The Barnyard Beer Benefit returns to Upper Saint Clair for an evening of music, beer, food, and fun on May 27th! Last year, the event raised $20,000 for Gilfillan Farm, a 15-acre farm settled in the 1760s and currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Drink lots of beer and donate to a great cause! Tickets cost $55 and can be purchased through the event’s Facebook page.

x The Beer I’m Drinking Right Now: Dancing Gnome Lustra, in cans for the first time this week!

x The Beer I’m Excited to Drink in Three Months: Dogfish Head SeaQuench. Can you say summer?

If you like yoga and you love beer, we have the event for you! East End Brewery has teamed up with popular Pittsburgh yoga studio Yoga Flow to launch Ales and Oms, a monthly weekend class for yogis who like to drink (or beer drinkers who like to practice yoga). Come relax, unwind, and get a little tipsy (but please, don’t try the crow position if you do.) Tickets for the first event are $20 and can be found at here.

Cincinnati-based Rhinegeist Brewery recently announced its expansion into Pittsburgh (Woo-hoo!), making their beers and ciders available in the Keystone State for the first time.  To taste one of their drafts like their Truth IPA or Hustle Red Lager,  head over to Pork & Beans, Mad Mex or Urban Tap.  And look for cans to hit distributors in May.

And for more things on tap, head over to HopCulture for daily dose of all things beer.