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Beers of the Burgh Festival and more!!

Hello you beautiful beer consuming creatures! First, thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth at Beers of the Burgh and tried our beer. This Festival was a great experience, had an awesome vibe, and it really showed the comradery of Pittsburgh’s alcohol producers. Everyone here at Milkman got the warm and fuzzies, and we think this type of thing needs to happen more often, even if on a much-smaller scale. For those of you that missed it, we were pouring Dahntahn Brahn and Peppercorn Rye, but you will have plenty of opportunities to have those coming up.

Friday, April 25th we will be pouring at Bocktown Robinson
Tuesday, April 29th at Bocktown Monaca
& Wednesday, April 30th, Tender Bar and Kitchen have put together a beer pairing dinner with us.

Look for the us to finally open our doors at 2517 Penn ave in May for growler sales. Please follow us @milkmanbrewing on Twitter and Milkman Brewing on Facebook for news as it happens! Stay hoppy grasshoppers!

-Jamie

Culminating

So here in Milkmanland, everything is starting to come together. Build out of our space @2517 Penn ave is nearly complete, and our equipment is being put into place… Which means that the “crafting” part of craft beer can soon begin.

In the meantime, go to www.beersoftheburgh.com and get tickets to our first event happening on April 12th in Lawrenceville. We will also be doing some things with @bocktown, which will be around Craft Beer Week…

See you soon!
Jamie

We aren’t being lazy!

Alright, maybe a little lazy, since it really only takes a couple minutes to update our website.

Things are exciting here in the Milkman Brewing camp right now! Our brewery location has finally been realized, so very soon you will be able to stop in to get growlers filled by us in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Things are going to be moving rapidly going forward, so make sure you are connected to us through social media on Facebook and Twitter (@milkmanbrewing).

Hops and kisses!
Jamie

Yearly blog post? I PROMISE WE’VE BEEN BUSY!

OK, I get it. Milkman Brewing Co. hasn’t been doing their part in spreading the word on the interwebs. THAT IS CHANGING! Like us on Facebook, and follow our shenanigans on the Twittersphere @milkmanbrewing.

Coming events!

Monday, October 8th at Diamond Market Grill, a 5 course dinner with beer pairings by yours truly.

Course 1 – Mac and cheese, sweet caramelized pork belly paired with our ESB
Course 2 – Spicy smoked Arctic Char, fennel and mustard green salad paired with our award winning Peppercorn Rye
Course 3 – Infused beef slider w/ caramelized onions, cracked black pepper, cambozola cheese, and balsamic tomatoes paired with the mighty Mean Assed Hank (Irish Whiskey-oaked DIPA)
Course 4 – House-smoked BBQ pulled pork crostini topped with slaw and greens, and a potato puree topped with bbq brisket, paired with Dahn Tahn Brahn, our new smoked-brown ale
Course 5 – Chocolate, marshmallow pretzel drizzled with butterscotch, paired with our Samoa Stout (inspired by the Girl Scout cookie)

Get your reservation into the Diamond Market Grill at 412-325-2000.

Stay tuned for info about 2012 Pittsburgh Brewfest happening Saturday, November 17th.

Kickstarter and Brewfest 2011

The Milkman Brewing Kickstarter is live!

Check it out here

Hello drinking public!  The opportunity to support a newly-arriving craft brewery with your hard-earned money is here.  We know that you should probably put the money towards college funds and tacky Christmas sweaters, however, fermentors and kegs are gifts that keep on giving.

We are moving forward with the brewery this year. We realized that we will not be distributing very widely to start. The Kickstarter is the icing on top of the cake. We want to be able to get more beer, to more bars, more quickly. If we find the support, we will purchase equipment which will let us do that.

 

Pittsburgh Brewfest 2011 & other stuff

Hi all! It has been a long time since our last update… This is partly due to our trying to get our financials together for licensing. We currently have a location for the brewery, and have done some test batches there. The brewery space is near the Mexican War Streets, and we look forward to growing along with other businesses in the neighborhood.

We will be attending Pittsburgh Brewfest this year, and bringing a few beers with us to show off our wares. We will be returning with the Pitt City Peppermint Porter that won the attendees vote at last year’s Brewfest. To go along with last years beer (which tasted a bit like a thin mint cookie), we have brewed the Samoa Stout… think chocolate, caramel, and toasted coconut. We are also bringing a Peppercorn Rye beer that has been getting a very good response. The recipe is 50% rye, and is brewed with a variety of different peppercorns to give a subtle spiciness. For the VIP session, we have an Imperial Peach Ale (that is tentatively being called Impeachment… no political reasons behind the name, we promise!). This beer had fresh peaches added from the beginning to the end of the boil, and is paired with a Belgian yeast strain to bring out additional fruit notes on the palate.

The tickets for the event are $35 or $50 for admission to the VIP session, and are available at http://www.pghrugby.com/brewfest.html. Also, bring non-perishable food items for the food drive benefiting the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Be sure to take a sober driver with you, as there are a LOT of beers to enjoy, and their ticket price is only $10 (which allows them to enjoy the food and entertainment).

More updates to come soon, I promise!

Beer tasting with B&W Autosports on July 23rd at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

Hello all,
This is just a note for those who may be interested, Milkman Brewing Company is doing a beer tasting at Schenley park during the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix festivities on July 23rd. We will be at the B&W Autosports booth at 5pm.

B&W Autosports will also have the Milkman Brewing Company logo on their cars while racing, which we are pretty excited about. We are serving 3 beers, a Kolsch style beer (a German ale that is lagered for a few weeks), an Imperial Stout, and an English-style Pale Ale.

Stop by, say hello, try some beer! Be sure to bring ids as we have to card everyone due to this event being in a public park. The cars are pretty awesome too, so it is going to be a lot of fun.

Father’s Day beer dinners at Evolution Grille and more!

Hello all, first, sorry for the lack of new posts.  We have been busy getting our ducks in a row for eventually doing some production brewing.  Right now we are looking for a small place to set up the brewery, so if anyone has leads (we need a small space with gas/water/electric preferably with a floor drain), let us know.

Mondays, June 13th and 20th we will be doing some beer dinners at Evolution Grille.  We will be pouring some interesting beers that night and I am certain there will be a lot of meat dishes, so call and make your reservations today.  724-294-2088 or email Courtney at evolutiongrille@live.com.

A couple of the beers making an appearance are – Mean Assed Hank (big IPA aged on Irish whiskey-soaked oak) and Genever (a beer made with the same botanicals in gin)

There will also be a few more, and we are really excited about sharing them.

 

We will be doing something with one of the racing teams at the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix in July, so stay tuned.  Beautiful cars, hot weather, and craft beer…

 

Lastly, as we are in the middle of American Craft Beer Week, please support your local breweries!  There are many great beers being made here in the Pittsburgh area.  Try out some beers you haven’t had, you will be glad you did!  (…and remember to drink your craft beer responsibly)

 

Thanks!

-Jamie

T-shirts and other schwag

Hi all! Milkman Brewing Company now has some t-shirt designs up, in addition to some other cool little doohickeys. Check out the designs at http://milkmanbrewing.spreadshirt.com.

From ‘nanos’ big breweries grow

Check out this article from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  It is about “nanobreweries”, and features us and other regional, small-brewing operations. 

From ‘nanos’ big breweries grow.

Support your local breweries!