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Rock Bottom Pittsburgh and Burnside Brewing Join Forces on a Collaboration Beer
Meg Evans at Rock Bottom Brewery has been a busy brewer as of late. Her mission has been to change the misconception that Rock Bottom is nothing more than a corporate chain restaurant and, rather, a local brewery connected to the Pittsburgh community that brews original, creative, high-quality beer.
Rock Bottom has rapidly become a hot destination in Pittsburgh for fun events, including brunches, happy hours, one-off beer releases, and more. The crew at Rock Bottom is hosting the release of the Pink Boots Society’s Big Boots Gose along side a Chili Cook-off tomorrow, March 30th, starting at 6:00pm. Rock Bottom will also be the home of a Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Kickoff Party on Thursday, April 14th.
In addition to all the events, Meg and fellow Rock Bottom brewers Matt Gibb and Adam Kubala have been doing several collaboration beers with various breweries and members of Pittsburgh’s craft beer community. The Gose with Pink Boots mentioned before, a collaboration beer with other breweries for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, a special beer and sandwich collaboration with Carson Street Deli, and now, a collaboration beer with a brewery on the other side of the country!
Natalie Baldwin, a brewer with Burnside Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon, made the trek across America on Easter Sunday to join Meg at the kettle Monday morning to brew Two Sounds of a Revolution. This beer is a rice saison that Meg and Natalie brewed with puerh rice tea and East Coast Yeast-Saison Brasserie. This collaboration will be featured at the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference that will take place in Philadelphia May 3-6.
Two Sounds of a Revolution will also be on tap at Rock Bottom during Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week or shortly after. Stay tuned for local release details.