SHORT POUR: Celebrate The Independent’s 3rd Birthday

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Independent Brewing CompanyHappy Birthday, Independent!

When you’re looking for quality, local craft beer at a destination that goes out of its way to showcase it every day, the quintessential go-to for the past three years has been The Independent Brewing Company. And this weekend, they are celebrating their 3rd Anniversary with a two-day “Fear and Loathing at The Independent” extravaganza!

What does that mean? Well, pretty much that they’ll be doing what they do every day: serving fresh beer, delicious food, and delivering memorable experiences to everyone in the house.

The Independent first opened its doors in 2014 with a complete emphasis on locally-sourced craft beer. Their philosophy is that “local beer is fresh beer. Fresh beer is good beer.” This belief has allowed them to create a very local-centric vibe throughout their cozy, laid-back establishment, all while showcasing the great things our local brewers are bringing to the marketplace.

The Independent Brewing Company’s name was derived from a cartel of local brewers that made their home in Pittsburgh in the years prior to Prohibition. The group was created to represent the interests of small, local brewers in the Pittsburgh region. Much like the beer wars still being fought today, the first inception of The Independent Brewing Company’s idea was to band the small breweries together to compete against the national brewing companies. Much like the original Independent Brewing Company, today’s IBC’s concept is to show the world that Pittsburgh is and forever will be a city known for good beer, good food, and good people.

Please join me in raising a pint and saying Happy Anniversary and THANK YOU to The Independent for three years of craft beer and culinary excellence. Cheers to many more! Be sure to check out the party this weekend.

Fear and Loathing at The Independent












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