Beer News: East End Brewing Moving to Bigger Space in Strip District
The new space, called the East End Brewery Taproom, will offer lunch and dinner service, expanded hours and a place for customers to sit and enjoy a pint of beer from one of the brewery’s 12 taps.
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East End Brewing Company will at the end of the month move its Strip District satellite location from the soon-to-shutter Pittsburgh Public Market to a larger storefront located at 102 19th St.
“We’ve been trying to find a new space in the Strip for awhile now. We’ve grown bigger than what we have with the little booth down there (at the PPM),” says East End owner Scott Smith.
Smith says that the new space, called the East End Brewery Taproom, will “give people a better experience than a fill-the-growler-and-go kind of feel.”
Customers will, of course, be able to fill their growlers (plus pick up special-release bottles or a 6-pack of Big Hop cans) and go, but they’ll also be able to sit down and drink a pint of beer from one of the brewery’s 12 taps.
Another perk of the move is the expanded hours: The taproom will be open at 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
Eliza’s Oven (another on-the-move PPM tenant) will partner with East End for lunch and dinner service during the week, plus “beer brunches” on Saturdays and Sundays.
Smith says that the growler stand in the PPM will stay open until Feb 28, and, if all things go smoothly, the transition to the new space should be seamless.
“I’m hoping that we won’t have an interruption in beer service. We like to be someone who can be counted on,” he says.
––Hal B. Klein
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#FilminginPittsburgh: Charlize Theron's Netflix Series ‘Mindhunters’
Netflix is coming to Pittsburgh this spring to film a new original show, “Mindhunters,” produced by Charlize Theron, Jennifer Orme Erwin and “House of Cards” veterans Kevin Spacey and David Fincher.
Fincher, who is directing the show, has been recognized in the past for his work on films like “Fight Club,” “The Social Network,” and “Gone Girl.” Theron acquired the rights to “Mindhunters” several years ago, and after coming close to a deal with HBO – which later fell through – found a home at Netflix.
The show, based on the 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit,” by former FBI agent John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, received $18.7 million in Pennsylvania film tax credits, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “Mind Hunter” was also the inspiration for the 1991 Academy Award winner “Silence of the Lambs,” also filmed in Western Pennsylvania.
“Netflix has been a long-term goal,” Dawn Keezer, director of the Pittsburgh Film Office, told the Trib. “It really illustrates the future of the industry. Our hope is that Netflix is here for a very long time.”
Pittsburgh, shooting is set to begin this spring with a budget of about $80 million.