Flight: A quick sampling of Pittsburgh beer news

As part of our weekly beer content series ABV, we’re introducing ‘Flight’ - a semi-regular recap of local brewery news you can use.

by Aadam Soorma | June 2, 2020

ABV is our weekly series that highlights a different beer from a local Pittsburgh brewery every week. Check out our past picks here.

As part of our ‘ABV’ series, every Tuesday – for the last 70 Tuesdays – we’ve tried to find thoughtful ways to celebrate the Pittsburgh craft beer scene.

We’ve written about:

  • New beers you can try at local breweries
  • New breweries opening their doors
  • Collaborations between local breweries
  • And, last month, we even got to know Pittsburgh’s local beer historian

But there is more beer news to share! Below is our first edition of Flight; think of this as a quick sampling of beer news you can use.

Flight aims to recap recent beer news into a simple, easy to digest format. Some of the snippets in Flight tie back to our own stories and content. Some of what you’ll find in Flight is sourced from our friends at other publications.

ABV, volume LXX

Insurrection Ale Works Expands to the Strip District

Insurrection Ale Works has confirmed their plans for expansion. After exploring an option in Shadyside, the brewery – based in Carnegie, PA – will open a taproom at 1812 Penn Ave in the Strip District.

Learn More: Breweries in PA story

Follow: Insurrection Ale Works on Instagram


Altered Genius Brewing opens in Ambridge

In May, we wrote about the launch of Altered Genius Brewing in Ambridge. Although the grand opening was a subdued, quiet affair, the Beaver County-based brewery is offering beer for takeout and plans to throw a launch party (to showcase their shiny, new taproom) in the future.

Learn More: Our story on the launch of Altered Genius Brewing

Follow: Altered Genius Facebook page

New Trail Brewing (Williamsport) is now distributing to Pittsburgh

As first reported by the team at Breweries in PA, New Trail Brewing is now distributing to Pittsburgh for the first time. The Williamsport-based brewery has cultivated an avid fan base in central PA and consistently earns glowing reviews for their highly sought after beer.


Learn More: Breweries in PA story

Follow: New Trail Brewing on Instagram

A pair of Pink Boots Collaboration beers are now available

You can support the advancement of women in the beer industry by picking up a growler of Virago’s Fury at Penn Brewery. Proceeds from sales of this collaboration beer benefit the mission of Pink Boots Society – a nonprofit that funds educational opportunities and scholarships for women beer professionals.

Learn More: Our story on the 2020 Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day

Follow: Pink Boots Society on Twitter

Follow: Pittsburgh’s Pink Boots chapter on Instagram

Full Pint hasn’t quite fully closed their doors yet

Although Full Pint closed the Wild Side Taproom (Lawrenceville) and had announced a complete end to brewing operations in North Versailles, it appears that isn’t quite the case. You can keep an eye on Full Pint’s Facebook page for updates to continue getting growler fills; at least for the time being.

Follow: Full Pint Facebook Page


Header photo taken at Mindful Brewing. Photo by Pat Hogan.

Aadam Soorma

Aadam Soorma

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries.

Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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