Newsletter: All the pumpkin beers and Pittsburgh rom-coms

Plus three outdoor beer gardens with a view

by Lindsay Patross
October 2, 2020

Hello fall! Western Pennsylvania is known for offering a spectacular array of fall colors and there are plenty of ways to explore the outdoors. Or cozy up with a local pumpkin beer and watch one of these rom-coms that were filmed in Pittsburgh.

This is a perfect weekend to sip a beer along the river. Check out this beer garden along the Ohio river or this one along the Allegheny River in Verona. Or head up to Spring Hill for an outdoor beer and a picnic (watch our video before you go to learn about the haunted history of the brewery).

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This week on the podcast

The show must go on. This week we talk to T.J. Murphy, the executive director of the Reel Q Film Festival for how they have adapted the festival for the pandemic. Grab your tickets for the closing night drive-in before it sells out.

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher.

 

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Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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