This weekend: Homebrew, coffee week, climbing walls & Clemente

Now that there is a chill in the air, we’ve got lots of ways to warm up with a hot beverage (Pittsburgh coffee week), a beer (Grist House’s new Dream Queen) or an indoor activity, like yoga with a beer (Let it Flow Yoga @ Cinderlands). 

by Lindsay Patross
October 17, 2019

You won’t find these beers on tap anywhere // This Saturday is the 13th annual Brewing Up A Cure event. This beer festival features the beer from Pittsburgh area homebrewers. Tickets are just $50 and all of the proceeds go to cystic fibrosis research.

Coffee before cocktails // October 19-26 is the 5th annual Pittsburgh Coffee Week. We’ve got the scoop on coffee tasting, coffee, and cocktail pairings and the latte throw down.

Elevating community // Our latest video goes inside Ascend, a climbing gym that offers fitness classes, yoga, and community on the South Side.

If you don’t do dairy, do this // We’ve got the top picks for vegan ice cream in Pittsburgh.

Peach, mango, vanilla & honey // Our beer pick for the week is the Dream Queen, a new fruited sour beer from Grist House in Millvale.

Spend the afternoon in Morningside // We love neighborhood festivals. Sunday afternoon is the Made in Morningside festival, featuring a Morningside market, beer garden and food from Bulldog Pub.

Heinz’s hometown // On November 2, our next Local x Global event takes place in Sharpsburg, the hometown of HJ. Join us at Dancing Gnome where Blue Sparrow will be serving up a sandwich that was inspired by Sharpsburg.

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This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday 10/18

A Fire on Venus @ New Hazlett Theater

See Pittsburgh hip-hop artist Brittney Chantele perform songs from her new album “Fire on Venus.”

Saturday 10/19

Let it flow with Ascend Yoga @ Cinderlands Beer Warehouse

Speaking of Ascend, the yoga team from the Ascend climbing gym will be offering a morning yoga class at Cinderland’s Warehouse in the Strip. Tickets are $17 for the yoga class and two 8 oz beer pours after class.

Sunday 10/20

Project Amelia 

Project Amelia is an immersive theater production from Bricolage Theater. Theatergoers move throughout the production and interact with the performers.

Monday 10/21

Open House @ The Roberto Clemente Museum

The Roberto Clemente Museum is only open for guided tours. Monday is one of the rare times that the museum is open in the evening. You can pay at the door or buy tickets in advance.

Tuesday 20/22

Steel City Slam’s Open Slam & Open Mic @ Full Pint Wildside

Steel City Slam hosts an all-ages open slam and open mic. Sign up to participate or just attend to watch all three rounds.

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

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