This Weekend: 15 years & 15 beers, Holiday Markets & Yinzer Yuletide

This week we’re celebrating good beer and talking to brewers in Pittsburgh. We’ve also got all the details on the last few holiday markets and all of the holiday performances. 

by Lindsay Patross
December 12, 2019

THROWBACK: Bricolage brings the 2015 cast back for a holiday Midnight Radio
Each year, Bricolage Theater has been producing a holiday version of its popular Midnight Radio series. This year, Bricolage is bringing back “Yinzer Scrooged” with the same cast that performed the show in 2015. We’ve got all the details on the show and an intro to Midnight Radio for those who haven’t been before. Tickets are going fast!

BEER: 15 Years of East End Beers
As part of East End Brewing’s week-long 15-year anniversary party, the local trailblazing brewery is giving a collaborative hat-tip to the first 15 beer producers in Allegheny County. This week’s edition of ABV walks through East End’s 15-way tap takeover, cake cutting ceremony, Crafts & Drafts maker showcase and everything else happening at their Larimer brewpub from Dec 10-15.

PODCAST: Where the brewers drink in Pittsburgh
In Episode 06 of The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh, we talk to Lauren Hughes, assistant head brewer at Penn Brewery, about women in brewing and which breweries she visits when she is not on the job.

GIFT IDEA: Just add ice
Take the stress out of holiday party prep. Boyd & Blair, a vodka distillery in Glenshaw, offers a line of pre-batched cocktails that come ready to serve. We were skeptical of a premade cocktail but these are surprisingly very good. You can pick up a bottle at any local liquor store.

SHOP LOCAL: Last call for holiday shopping
We’ve put together a guide to every Holiday Market in Pittsburgh. Here is where to shop local this weekend:

🎁Holiday Pop Up @ The Butterwood Bake Consortium [FRI]
🎁I Made It! Market Last Minute Shopping @ The Block Northway [SAT]
🎁Highland Park Pottery Tour @ Union Project [SAT & SUN]
🎁Made & Found Holiday Market @ Ace Hotel Pittsburgh [SUN]
🎁Crafts & Drafts @ East End Brewing [SUN]

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES: Old favorites and new Pittsburgh holiday classics
Skip the slippers and coffee mugs. A better holiday gift is taking your friends and family to one of the many holiday performances happening around town.

🎄12/12 – 12/23: Yinzer Yuletide: Pittsburgh Lights & Legends Hosted by Rick Sebak
🎄FRI 12/13: Cathedral Concerts – Christmas in East Liberty
🎄FRI 12/13: Holiday Harmonies at the Frick
🎄12/14 – 12/22: Yinzer Yuletide: Breakfast with Santa & Mickey’s Christmas Carol
🎄SAT 12/14: The Fetterman’s Present: It’s a Wonderful Life
🎄SAT 12/14: Christmas with the Shadyside Brass

SAVE THE DATE: New Year/New Galaxy with Starship Mantis
We’re partnering with Epicast, Dancing Gnome  & Black Forge Coffee to bring an out-of-this-world collaborative event to fruition on January 4, 2019. Music by Starship Mantis, Trio+ featuring Shad Ali & DJ Femi. Tickets are limited! (Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for a code to get a bonus beer at the event.)


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This weekend in Pittsburgh:

Friday // DEC 13

Nightmare Before Christmas Skate @ Neville Roller Drome

Spend Friday the 13th skating into the holiday season with Jack Skellington. Admission is $8 and skate rental is $3.

Saturday // DEC 14

Yinzer Yuletide: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation @ Pittsburgh Public Theater

Avoid your family and watch the Griswolds celebrate Christmas on the big screen at the Pittsburgh Public Theater.

Sunday // DEC 15

Decorate a Gingerbread House & Drink Beer @ Cinderlands Foederhouse

Cinderlands in Lawrenceville (now called Cinderlands Foederhouse) is hosting a gingerbread house decorating party. For $20 you get a gingerbread house to decorate and a beer.

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

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