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 once flowing keg to a veritable skunked pull-tab can by the mid-1980s. Read the Full Article Here>