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Newsletter: Black & gold gear and the best bottle shop

Plus, get to know Pittsburgh’s Outdoor Afro community

by Lindsay Patross | November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving looks very different this year due, in large part, to the pandemic. We’re hoping everyone stays safe and healthy this holiday season. We’re gearing up to help you shop local for the holiday season. The bird is the word — still need to pick up a turkey for next week? We’ve got a list of all of the places to pick up a fresh turkey.

One of the few bright spots of 2020 is the Steelers season. We’ve rounded up the best black and gold gear from local shops and artists, and all of these are available online. Between Thanksgiving and football, you are probably going to need a few beers to get you through the next week. we put together a helpful guide to 10 Pittsburgh-area bottle shops for beer gifts and some rare, out-of-market beers one might not normally find here in the 412.


Opt Outside with Kim Refosco of Outdoor Afro

This week on The Slaw, we talked to Kim Refosco, leader of the Pittsburgh Outdoor Afro community. As part of a nationwide nonprofit, Outdoor Afro leads participants on organized group hikes, along with activities like camping, kayaking, fishing and swimming. Kim shares some of her favorite spots to visit here in Pittsburgh and previews some of what Outdoor Afro Pittsburgh has planned for winter.

🎧 You can download this episode or listen via iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher. Join the conversation in our Facebook group for The Slaw.


Worth a click

A few things you might like to know about:

  • 🍻 Trace Brewing selected their first vocational candidate with the aim of diversifying the craft beer industry. The paid opportunity (from January to July 2021) provides hands-on brewing experience and education to a participant in an underrepresented group in the beer realm, including women, minorities and people of color. [ICYMI – check out our preview of Trace Brewing.]
  • 🛍 Tal & Bert, a husband-and-wife duo who have received national attention for their housewares and plant offerings, is opening a brick and mortar shop in Dormont this weekend. If you’d like to visit the plant bar, you can make an appointment online.
  • 🖱 This Saturday you can log on for Cheers, Yinz! A virtual beer festival from Fueled By Hops. All proceeds are being donated back to smaller (local) craft breweries undergoing financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Lindsay Patross

Lindsay Patross

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

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