Pittsburgh’s Traveling Beer Market is Making its First Stop in Lawrenceville

You don't have to be a beer connoisseur to enjoy what these local breweries have to offer.

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If you missed sharing drinks with friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new festival will have you saying “Cheers.”

Throughout the summer, the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild and Beers of the Burgh are teaming up to host a monthly Traveling Beer Market through at least October. The first market takes place from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, June 4, at the Bay 41 event space in lower Lawrenceville. 

Beers of the Burgh founder Mark Turic, who also helped organize the beer market, says the event is a way to bring people together in the aftermath of the pandemic.

“We wanted to put something together that could safely happen in this environment and would help out the breweries,” he says. “We felt that this concept, though it is not exactly a beer festival, could be a fun little way to bring people together until larger events can return.”

Here’s a look at Friday’s brewery lineup: 

  • Brew Gentlemen: The beers from the Braddock-based brewery featured at Friday’s market include Heptagram, a double IPA, VII, a barrel-aged stout/barleywine blend made with vanilla bean, and the classic General Braddock’s, according to Brew Gentlemen co-owner Matt Katase. Our entire profile of beers can be described as soft and balanced” he says.  
  • East End Brewing: Larimer’s East End Brewing Company will serve up Central Lawrenceville, a hazy double IPA that’s part of its neighborhood beer series, as well as Grodziskie, a Polish champagne-smoked wheat beer. 
  • Levity Brewing:  The Indiana-based brewery will offer everything from its signature IPAs, stouts, saisons, pilsners and sours to pale ales and cider. 
  • Old Thunder Brewing: This Blawnox Brewery features high quality lagers, ales and strong beers with mixed fermentation recipes.
  • Shubrew:  The Zelienople-based brewery — Butler County’s first restaurant to earn a platinum designation from Sustainable Pittsburgh — will offer a variety of IPAs, as well as some lagers and stouts.
  • Leaning Cask: Specializing in English brewing methods, Springdale’s Leaning Cask will offer a variety of craft ales and traditional cask-conditioned ales.   

The event also will feature several food trucks, including Blowfish BBQ and Progression Bistro. To stay up to date with upcoming details of the Traveling Beer Market, follow @beersoftheburgh on Instagram and Facebook. 

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