Friday, January 25, 2008

Hell With The Lid Off

A phrase once used to describe Pittsburgh from the early steel-town days, this moniker is now used for an annual barleywine festival. From the East End Brewing newsletter ...

"HELL WITH THE LID OFF" RETURNS... The biggest and baddest barleywine festival the Eastern US has to offer is back - and it’s right here in Pittsburgh. Kelly’s Bar and Lounge with again be the site of the largest collection of Barleywines available under one roof (including East End Gratitude 2007... possibly some older vintages too). Two days, four hour sessions, with beer friendly food, barleywines old and new, domestic and imported, big and bigger, and small manageable samples make this one of my favorite events of the year. Tickets go on sale Growler Hours (at East End Brewing) and at Kelly’s next week - $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Feb 23: 4-8pm (sold out last year), Feb 24th: 2-6pm. If you need directions or other info, call Kelly’s at 412-363-6012.

If there is enough interest, perhaps we should see about getting a van up for this trip ... Tim at The Coney has expressed willingness to help our group coordinate events like trips to local festivals. There'd be an additional charge, of course, but it beats a DUI ticket after drinking barley wines (typically from 8-12+% ABV)!

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