Strange Brew - a beer sharing and tasting group

 

The purpose of this group is share craft beers that you might not normally have had a chance to try. We will each bring in a few brews and everyone will get samples until the bottles are empty. We don't want to bring standard beers that anyone can get everywhere. The idea is to bring in beers that are a little more unique: new releases, seasonal, special editions, one-offs, rare to Pittsburgh brews, home brews or even beers that you pick up out of the area... that sort of thing.  This isn't meant as an exchange group as we will be drinking the brews at the meetups.

 

There are basically two sides to what could be brought to the meetups. The first would be beers that you would be able to buy in the area but are a little uncommon. Those would be the seasonal, new releases, special releases, etc. It is possible that many people would not normally get a chance to try these brews either because they sell out or because people do not realize that these are available. Once we get a chance to try these beers we might be able to go out to find them and buy them for ourselves. This is nice because if you try something that you like, you can keep an eye out and get more.

 

The other side would be beers that we would not be able to buy in the area. Those would be home brews and beers brought in from out of the area. Home brews are obviously not available anywhere except at the brewer’s house. When I travel I like to stop in at bottleshops to see what they have available. I often find beers that I have never seen before and that I know are not available in Pittsburgh. This is nice because you would be able to try or share brews that we might never see again, a unique experience.

 

We will be able to try each brew and discuss what we like or do not like about it. People who know a lot about beer will be able to share insight that others might not know and help educate those new to craft beers. People who are just getting into craft beers will be able to taste different styles. They will be able to hear what other like minded folk think about each and compare that to their own opinions.

 

Outside of not wanting commonly available brew brought in, we are NOT going to be a snob minded group. People of all levels of experience and all levels of taste are welcome. The only way to get the Pittsburgh beer scene to grow is to have new people learn about craft beers. The only way to learn about beer is to try a variety.

 

If you like it, drink it!

 

New Group Rules:

  • Bring some unique, unusual or rare (for the area) beer for everyone to try.  Just 2 bottles of 12oz brews, or 1 of larger bottles.
  • Have a good time.
  • Repeat rules 1 and 2 at the next Strange Brew...
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Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 6:30 PM

    Strange Brew 25

    11 Members

    Join us at the Beer Hive to share some beer and chat about what Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week events each of us will be attending.
  • March 25 · 6:30 PM

    Strange Brew 24

    13 Members

    Bring a beer or two and join us for the first Strange Brew of Spring. If it is warm enough  we could go out on the patio, but its March in Pittsburgh, lets not get to... Learn more
  • February 25 · 6:30 PM

    Febrewery Strange Brew 23

    12 Members | 5.00 5.002

    Let's warm up with some brews at the hive.
  • January 28 · 6:30 PM

    Strange Brew Twenty Two

    11 Members | 5.00 5.002

    Join us for the first Strange Brew of 2014 at the deli. I am sure many of you have aired some tasty beers over the holiday, we are looking forward to sharing a few from... Learn more
  • December 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM

    Strange brew goes legal! Strange brew 21!!

    6 Members

    Join us for the 21st Strange Brew Meetup!! A bit earlier in the month for us, we are hoping to avoid the Christmas madness.
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    Adam Tuznik Adam Tuznik joined
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    Adam Tuznik
    "I started homebrewing last year, with great success. I'd like to hear honest opinions about my creations, and I love to share my work"
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    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati commented on Strange Brew 25
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "Just posted all the beers we've had since meetup #17 on the forums (with a picture for 6 of the 8 meetups - missing two of them somehow). If anyone'­s curious..."

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    "New Holland - Blue Sunday Sour Shorts Brewing Company - Good Humans Negev Brewery - Oasis Pizza Boy Brewing Co..."

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    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #23
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "New Glarus - Spiced Ale Weyerbacher - Blasphemy Bell's Brewery - Hopslam Surly - Bender Speakeasy Ales - Black Hand Brouwerij Van Eecke - Poperings Hommelbier Fresh Harvest Clown Shoes - Brown Angel Surly - Furious Brasserie Fantome/Hill Farmstead -..."

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    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #22
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "Ballast Point - Big Eye IPA BrewDog - Dogma Scotch Ale Revolution Brewing Company - A Little Crazy Southern Tier - Choklat (2012) Southern Tier - Choklat (2013) SARL Moulins d'Ascq - Triple Surly - Syx Brasserie d'Achouffe - N'Ice Chouffe Buffalo Bay..."

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    "Rivertown Brewing Company - Lambic Epic Brewing Co. - Sour Apple Saison New Glarus - Moon Man Voodoo Brewing Company - Gran Met Firestone Walker - Walker's Reserve Porter Port City Brewing - Tidings Ale Night Shift Brewing - Mainer Weisse B...."

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    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #20
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "Heavy Seas - Winter Storm Alaskan Brewing Co..."

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    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #19
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    Steve Oldrati

    "Half Acre Beer Company - 2023m2 River Horse Brewing Co. - Special Ale Bell's Brewery - Porter River Horse Brewing Co..."

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  • New Discussion
    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #18
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "New Glarus - Berliner Weiss Mikkeller - It's Alive!..."

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  • New Discussion
    Steve Oldrati Steve Oldrati started Strange Brew #17
    Yesterday
    Steve Oldrati

    "AleSmith - IPA Sierra Nevada - Ovila Belgian Style Golden Ale Roundabout Brewery - Still Summer Saison Samuel Adams - Thirteenth Hour Stout Cigar City - Good Gourd Philadelphia Brewing Company - Walt Wit Cigar City - Homefront IPA Widmer Brothers/Cig...­"

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