Screamin’ Danger Pinned and Tapped at Carson Street Deli Thursday Night!

Screamin’ Danger Pinned and Tapped at Carson Street Deli Thursday Night! It’s been a few weeks since our friends Coheed and Cambria played an absolutely phenomenal show at Stage AE. It was one of the better shows I’ve attended in recent memory and, without question, the light show that accompanied the music was the coolest I’ve ever seen live. Myself and our brewers Steve Ilnicki and James Evans had the opportunity to hang out with Claudio Sanchez, frontman for Coheed and Cambria, for a few minutes as well. It was …

Brewed in the ‘Burgh, the Evolution of Our City’s Brewpubs

By Hal B. Klein, Pittsburgh Magazine In and around Pittsburgh, brewpubs and taprooms are supplementing and in some cases even replacing the corner bar. The destinations, which serve beer brewed only by the company with the name on the sign, draw both locals and loyalists, serve as de facto community centers and help startups to build their brands. In the past, beer geeks sought out perfectly crafted Belgian lambics or German marzens at import bottle shops or craft-beer bars. Read Full Article Here>

Pittsburgh’s Top 10 Breweries, Ranked

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By Mary Kate Joyce, Thrillist In the last decade, microbreweries, brewpubs, and taprooms have overtaken our Steel City and its surrounding suburbs. Some call it a brewery boom and others call it… delicious. Either way, craft beer connoisseurs and casual day drinkers alike are into it, and with so many breweries to choose from, selecting our top 10 was no easy task. To help us compile the list, we tapped(!) five independent ‘Burgh beer experts to rank the top breweries in the region. Each panelist submitted a list of breweries …

Spoonwood starts small in a big space

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By Mike Pound, Post-Gazette Steve Ilnicki doesn’t have designs on becoming huge.  But that doesn’t mean the head brewer of Bethel Park’s Spoonwood Brewing didn’t start big when the brewpub opened in late January. It’s a big space: a 15-barrel brewhouse, a full food menu, easy seating for 250 thirsty customers – or more, now that the patio is open. And it’s off to a big start. While working as an assistant brewer at Homestead’s Rock Bottom, Mr. Ilnicki answered an ad on a jobs board at the American Brewing …

First Look: Spoonwood Brewery debuts in Bethel Park

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By Tim Schooley, Pittsburgh Business Times Down a hilly suburban road past the new Cool Springs Sports Complex in Bethel Park, Steve Ilnicki is making batches of stouts, Belgian ales, IPAs and other beers out of a custom-built facility in a suburban community that hasn’t had its own brewery before. As the brewer and partner of Spoonwood Brewing Co., Ilnicki has reason to be hopeful after about 250 people jammed the new brewpub during its opening weekend. Read the Full Article Here>

Munch goes to Spoonwood Brewing Company in Bethel Park

By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the introduction of his 2012 book “Brewing in Greater Pittsburgh,” Dr. Robert Musson estimates that from the 1800s to the pre-Prohibition era nearly 100 different breweries existed in what is now considered metropolitan Pittsburgh. But like an increasingly ornery bartender clanging the bell, flipping the lights on and yelling “GIT AHT!” at last call, a combination of the Volstead Act, consolidation, industrial decline and the rise of the national macrobrews all conspired to eventually drain the region’s brewing culture from that of a …