Posts Tagged "pittsburgh"


Pittsburgh Drinks When I was in Pittsburgh for the Three Day Blow conference, one of the other drinks writers I met was journalist Cody McDevitt who, with Pittsburgh bartender Sean Enright, was working on a book chronicling the history of drinking in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh Drinks is now published, and Cody was kind enough to send us a copy. Pittsburgh is known as a shot-and-beer town, and I won’t kid you, there are lots of shots...

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Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse Tour I spent the second happy hour of Pittsburgh’s Three Day Blow Festival taking a tour of the Wigle Barrelhouse. Yes, that’s different from the distillery where I spent the first happy hour. A little while ago, Wigle outgrew its distillery and had to expand to a second location in another Pittsburgh neighborhood. Roughly speaking, they distill their spirits in the distillery and age them in the...

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Where We’ve Been Drinking: James Street Gastropub & Speakeasy At this conference in Pittsburgh for food and drink writers, we ended the one of the evenings by dispersing to various Pittsburgh night spots. One of the recommended venues, James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy, was conveniently located just a few doors down from where I was staying. On a first glance, the ‘pub’ part was easier to see than the...

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