Turns out, there's a lot more than just beer to buy for your beer-loving loved one this holiday season. Sure, a growler of beer is always nice, but it only lasts for a few days. From a brewery license plate to a beer-themed disc golf set to brewery tours, here's your holiday gift guide for Pittsburgh beer fans, courtesy of Four One Brew.
Virtual bird watchers will soon have a better view of the Hays eagles thanks to a brave crew who lassoed the camera from its old spot, rappelled down a steep hill, climbed a 60-foot tree and rerouted power lines to place the camera in its new location. The footage captures in real-time the life of a pair of bald eagles — the first to nest in the city in more than a century, the Tribune-Review reports. Millions have watched the birds since the camera was first installed in 2014.
On the Calendar
This Boozy Book Fair and Brunch event brings together food and drink writers for author talks, book signings and shopping. Each author talk will be paired with a drink included in the $12 ticket price. Brunch is available for purchase from the Threadbare Cider and Mead kitchen.
Where: Threadbare Cider and Mead at 1291 Spring Garden Ave. (Spring Garden)
When: December 3, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $12
At "The Tipping Point," talk with restaurant owners, bartenders, servers and guests alike about the future of pay in the restaurant industry. A panel will be led by Nicole Battle, President, United States Bartenders' Guild - Pittsburgh; Don Mahaney, owner of Scratch Food and Beverage; and Brian Keyser, owner of Casellula (which recently abandoned its no-tipping policy).
Where: Scratch Food and Beverage at 1720 Lowrie St. (Troy Hill)
When: December 4, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Head Downtown for a dark twist on the holiday season. Krampus — a half goat, half demon — arrives at 7 p.m. There will be photo ops, a performance by the all-Krampus band Sleigher and a Krampus Krawl bar crawl. Intrigued? Here's everything you need to know about the festivities.
Where: Market Square (Downtown)
When: December 5, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a free concert from Pitt's Symphony Orchestra. Musicians will perform several pieces, including Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major.
Where: Bellefield Hall at 315 S Bellefield Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 6, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Whether you loved or hated the Pittsburgh "Parts Unknown" episode, you'll want to check out this event focusing on the parts ignored by the show. The event includes time for networking before leading into a panel discussion with Jamilka Borges of Spoon; Josephine Oria of La Dorita; Jen England of 412 Food Rescue and Gary Matson of The Oven Pizza Co. with moderator Jeff Rose of Local Pittsburgh. Discussion will center around the city's entrepreneurial scene and issues facing this burgeoning industry.
Where: Alloy 26 at 100 South Commons, Suite 102 (North Side)
When: December 7, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $25
Get a behind-the-scenes look at artists' studios at the Carnegie Mellon School of Art Open Studios. Juniors and seniors in the art program will welcome the public to view their studios for one evening only, showing off work in a variety of mediums from painting to video to animation. Some work will be available for sale, and you can even bring a T-shirt for live screen printing.
Where: College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University at 5000 Forbes Ave. (Oakland)
When: December 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free