This Weekend: 92 beers young, Phil & Phyllis & a flea market 

It’s a super weekend. From flea markets to groundhog clubs, we’ve got a few ideas to help you win at winter all the way from Pittsburgh to Punxsutawney.

by Lindsay Patross
January 30, 2020

This week we learned about a meditative yoga practice that is entirely set to heavy metal music. Our recent podcast episode features the Inner Circle of Punxsutawney Phil — tasked with taking care of the headliner, and his wife Phyllis, year-round. For the beer lovers, we have a preview of  ShuBrew’s all-inclusive Valentine’s Day beer dinner and share the details on a MASSIVE flea market in Oakland.

But wait, there’s more… we’re hosting a beer game show, and don’t forget that Fresh Fest tickets go on sale this weekend

HOLIDAY: The guys behind Groundhog Day
We went to Gobbler’s Knob to get the pro tips from the guys in top hats. Here’s everything you need to know before you make the trek to Punxsutawney.

DATE NIGHT: ShuBrew for Valentine’s Day
Point a craft beer couple to this stellar 5-course beer dinner menu at ShuBrew in Zelienople.

FINDS: Secondhand gems
A gigantic indoor flea market has popped-up in Oakland. Here’s how long you have to browse the deals.

BEER BRAINS: Flex your brewery knowledge
We’re debuting SCORE! A retro, beer game show that’s kinda like Bumble for breweries. Here’s where (and when) you can play.

FLOW: Meditative metal
BLACK YOGA – a weekly yoga practice in Allentown – has a uniquely dark mainstay: the soundtrack.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Fresh Fest tix
We’ve got the details on how to snag an early-bird Fresh Fest ticket. Fresh Fest started in Pittsburgh in 2018 and is the first craft beer festival that celebrates black brewers and the accomplishments of people of color in the beer industry.

 

This weekend from Pittsburgh to Punxsutawney:

Friday // January 31

George Martin’s 92nd Birthday Celebration @ Allegheny Elks

Help Pittsburgh’s oldest regularly scheduled bartender celebrate his 92nd birthday. George Martin will serve 92 drinks to mark the occasion. Proceeds will go to Elks Charities and the Elks lodge,

Saturday // February 1

Artist’s Talk with D.S. Kinsel @ City Books

City Books hosts D.S. Kinsel, a Pittsburgh artist and founder of BOOM Concepts, for a discussion about is photography and artwork. The event is free to attend and related books will be available for purchase.

Sunday // February 2

Cinelunch: Groundhog Day @ The Oaks

Lunch from Oakmont Bakery at 11 am, Bill Murray hits the big screen at noon. Tickets must be purchased by 6 pm on February 1.

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

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