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Drake’s Folly Beer Festival – 150 Years of Titusville, PA

I’m FINALLY getting caught up on all things beer related now that I’m settled in my new job which is where I’ve been the last 2 weeks.

You need to get to Titusville, PA tomorrow for what will be a great bash of craft beer, history and pure deliciousness. The Blue Canoe will hold a beer fest tomorrow from 1p-4p and 5p-8p. I know all of these guys coming in to serve you and can say with confidence that you won’t be disappointed.


EVENT – Brufest at Station Square

So like an idiot I thought I was over the flu and guess what, I wasn’t. No review today because I need to get ready this weekend for the greatest thing to ever grace the shores of Station Square.

The 2008 Pittsburgh Brufest will be Friday, November 14, 2008 at Bar Room & Saddle Ridge in Station Square from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and can be purchased here! A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit The PLEA Agency and entertainment will be provided by

Oh did I forget to mention that yours truly along with sickpuppy from Should I Drink That, Zeke from Y108, Ron Man from B94 and a surprise local celebrity will be the official beer judges.

Stop out, get your drink on and help support a good cause.



2008 Podcast Awards – keep on voting for SIDT!

Voting ends November 6th at 23:59:59 so keep on voting for Should I Drink That?” (that would be my podcast) in the food & drink category! Finalists for the 2nd year, we want to come home with the hardware and can only do it with help from you!

You can vote every 24 hours so write yourself a reminder!


Event – Podcamp Pittsburgh 3

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PodCamp Pittsburgh is a FREE community UnConference, run by and for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about:

* blogs
* vlogs (video podcasts)
* audio podcasts
* web video
* social and content networks
* new media monetization
* more!

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17.  SIDT will be providing and serving the craft beer 🙂  Make sure you attend the after party Saturday Night. It’s where legends are made!

  • WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day
  • WHERE: Art Institute of Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map/directions)
  • COST: free!
  • Register today!

    See the PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 schedule. Add a session you’d like to give, or request one you’d like to attend.


    Event – Drink like a Pirate today!

    I really can’t stand Talk Like a Pirate Day. I think it’s cheesy and annoying as all hell. I say the hell with it and if you have to deal with people speaking like pirates you might as well drink like one! Here are my suggestions on how you too can Drink Like A Pirate Today!

    Sailor Jerry – Step away from the commercialism of bottle shelf quality Captain Morgan’s and get yourself a quality rum. Sailor Jerry will not only make a man out of guys but a wench out of you ladies. Trust me, it’s a state of bliss that can only be compared to liquid love.

    Beer (you’re only getting overviews this time kids)

    1. Anything from the Heavy Seas collection at Clipper City. 2 of my favorites are:
      • Peg Leg Imperial Stout – 8% ABV. Dark, medium body and tastes like coffee and chocolate.
      • Loose Cannon IPA – 7.5% ABV and my session IPA. Perfect blend of hops, decent head and that perfect little twang to make you remember who’s boss
    2. Piraat Blonde – 9% ABV Belgian Strong Ale from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V. Great head with a golden body and flavors of citrus and banana. Also causes you illusions of pimp appeal to the opposite sex.
    3. Shipwreck Porter – 7.8% ABV from Arcadia Brewing. Punch you in the face and steal everything you have craft beer. For the last 3 years this has been in my top 5 of favorite all time beers. It ferments in whiskey barrels so the character will absorb some of that flavor. Like beer? Like Whiskey? Try them both together and find out why you can only drink 2.

    There is your list. Go out and drink like a pirate today but remember, even modern medicine can’t cure everything. Be responsible.



    Event – Brewing Up a Cure

    Drinking great craft beers while raising money for a good cause! The guys at TRUB are throwing the 2nd annual Brewing Up a Cure with all proceeds going to Cystic Fibrosis.

    From the Brewing up a Cure website:
    The members of the Three Rivers Underground Brewers Club (TRUB) invite you to their Second Annual “Brewing Up a Cure” to raise money and awareness for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on Saturday, October 18th from 7 – 10pm at Mr. Small’s Funhouse in Millvale, PA.  Tickets are now available online for $30.

    Join us for a wonderful evening where you can taste the home brewed beers brewed by the local TRUB members, enjoy excellent food from several local restaurants, live music performed by Highway 13 ( and The Beagle Brothers ( as well as great auction items. In addition, all attendees will receive a souvenir tasting glass. This is a 21+ event.  Checks may be made payable to the “Cystic Fibrosis Foundation”.  All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    Should I Drink That is giving away 2 tickets to the event. Listen to EP43 for details.  There will be additional goodies you can purchase at the festival so bring your wallet!