Collaboration + Illustration. East End Brewing + Toonseum = Illustration Ale. Release Party Sat. Night

Image by 顔なし via Flickr The good folks from East End Brewing who have been providing good beer and really good events are back with another good thing.  This time East End Brewing has partnered with the Toonseum for their limited edition Illustration Ale. Illustration Ale is a a Belgian Dark Strong Ale and it is a very limited edition - only 700 bottles.   There are 6 labels designed just for this beer by Pittsburgh cartoonists. The custom labels were designed by David Coulson, Dave Klug, Pat … [Read more...]

Urban Garden Party Fancy and Free Events

Over on the Northside, tucked into the Mexican War Steets is an old Mattress Factory that is now a museum which showcases works of art that incorporate the entire room.  From their website: The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that exhibits room-sized works called installations. Created on site by artists from across the country and around the world, our unique exhibitions feature a variety of media that engage all of the senses. Each June the Mattress Factory hosts an Urban … [Read more...]

Contests and Giveaways – Burgh Blogs Have Lots to Giveaway

You could be a winner! Check out some of the contests happening around the burgh blogoshpere. 2 Tickets to Zoo Brew - That's Church is giving away 2 pairs of tickets to the Zoo Brew in August I Made It Market Tote Bags - Invite your friends to be a fan of I Made It Market on Facebook and you could win a totebags printed by The Cotton Factory Mattress Factory Urban Garden Party Tickets - Follow the Mattress Factory on Facebook and Twitter - they will be giving away tickets to their gala … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – June 16th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: FoodBurgh visits the JuiceBox Cafe - Nice review with lots of photos from FoodBurgh of the new cafe in Shadyside. Juice Box Cafe offers smoothies, wraps and salads - all with a focus on fresh and healthy. Plans for a new sustainable cafe in Homewood - Construction scheduled to start in August. The building will be powered by a geothermal energy system. "More than just a coffee shop, Café 524 hopes to spur the rebirth … [Read more...]

Links Worth a Look – June 14th

Here are some links/articles/blog posts that are worth a look: Fizzy Drinks Class - Hack Pittsburgh hosts a class on Fizzy Drinks - the history, techniques, and equipment behind a range of fermented carbonated beverages. Also will be making root beer. Sat - June 26. La Gourmandine - New French Bakery Opening in Lawrenceville this week - A couple from Paris has moved to Pittsburgh and will be opening a French bakery on Butler Street. The soft opening is on Tuesday. (via Pittsburgh Magazines … [Read more...]