A new beer and food festival is scheduled for the second week of 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center.
The inaugural Pittsburgh Brew 'N Chew -- on Saturday, Jan. 11 -- is being put together from the folks at GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, which presents other food shows in the region.
The concept behind this one is to serve beers from "brewers both big and small, alongside a wide range of food pairings from several local eateries. Not your ordinary beerfest, the Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew will also give attendees a chance to work up an appetite or enjoy the sweet taste of victory at a number of interactive stations. Whether it’s darts, pool, bowling or simply taking in the sights, sounds and smells while lounging at golf’s 19th hole, attendees will have the opportunity to eat, drink and be merry throughout the day."
This according to today's news release, which continues:
" 'The Pittsburgh Brew ‘N Chew is a new take on the modern beerfest,' said event organizer and President of GoodTaste! Pittsburgh, Dee Weinberg. 'We’re taking an interactive approach by offering more than just beer and food. Visitors will be able to take part in games, learn tailgating tips and tricks and listen to live music from popular Pittsburgh bands. And, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and Give Kids the World, visitors can feel good knowing that their participation is helping make a difference in the community.' "
Tickets are for $35 (or $15 for designated drivers) for each of two sessions -- 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. You can get them, already, here.
We'll write more about it closer to the event.
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