Five years ago, Carnegie’s craft beer game leveled up when 99 Bottles came to town and set up shop in the heart of the neighborhood on Washington Avenue. Their initial intention was to proceed as being a small, grab-and-go six pack shop, but Carnegie would have none of it. Residents around the area didn’t just want to grab some beers and head out…they wanted to stick around and enjoy a couple of beers on-site.
As things progressed, 99 Bottles became more than just a bottle shop. In addition to their extensive bottle selection, they feature 30 beers on tap with a strong emphasis on the thriving Pittsburgh scene. They’re also home to a full-scale kitchen and boast some of the best smoked wings in town.
Throughout March, 99 Bottles is celebrating five years of craft beer excellence in Carnegie by bringing you fun events all month long. Things kicked off last night with a tapping of Glove Dropper Blood Orange IPA, the collaboration/confrontation beer brewed by Rivertowne Brewing and Sly Fox Beer in honor this past weekend’s Stadium Series clash between the Penguins and Flyers. In case you missed it, the Pens secured two more points and notched a W by the final score of 4-2.
The rest of the month shapes up as follows:
BREWERY OF THE MONTH: Epic Brewing Company
Epic Brewing Sampling Event
Wednesday, March 8th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Event 1 of 2 for 99’s Brewery of the Month. Epic’s brewery rep will be on hand with swag and samples and a handful of Epic beers will be on tap.
Parade Day Celebration with Kegs N Eggs and More
Saturday, March 11th | 8:00am – close
Parade Day is one of the biggest celebrations of the year in Pittsburgh and 99 Bottles will be doing their part to keep the party going starting with Kegs N Eggs from 8:00am – 2:00pm and $1 off all drafts in the house from open to close.
Evil Genius Sampling Event
Tuesday, March 14th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
99 will be tapping some Evil Genius beers and their local brewery rep will be on hand to hang out and hook you up with some samples and swag.
Epic Brewing Sampling Event Part 2
Thursday, March 23rd | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
In case you missed Epic at their first sampling event earlier in the month or just like the cut of their jib and want to hang out with them again, they’ll be back in the house for Round 2 with more beers on tap and more samples for you to enjoy!
Jack’s Cider Sampling Event
Thursday, March 30th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
To round out the month’s festivities, 99 Bottles welcomes Jack’s Cider to the party. Jack’s has been making some serious waves in the Pittsburgh region and tonight’s a great night to see what they’re all about. They’ll be bringing some samples for you to try and will have some giveaways as well.
In addition to these events, 99 Bottles will be continuing their tradition of featuring local craft beer on tap throughout the month. They will also be rolling out a new food menu at some point in March. More details on that to follow.
To get the full story on 99 Bottles, check out November 2016’s Craft Beer Spotlight.
HAPPY 5TH ANNIVERSARY, 99!