As police continue to investigate the slaying of a New Kensington police officer, friends are sharing memories about the 25-year-old. Officer Brian Shaw, a Burrell High School football player and graduate of Slippery Rock University, "just wanted to help people," a friend told the Valley News Dispatch. Police identified a suspect early Sunday morning, per KDKA, and a $40,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the suspect’s arrest. The police chief in New Kensington, which is located about 20 miles northeast of Downtown, said: "To the individual that did this: We will find you. We will arrest you, and we will prosecute you so that you are held accountable for what has occurred."
By this point, we hope we've convinced you to avoid pumpkin beer at all costs. So this week in Four One Brew, we've rounded up all the best local beers to pair with your holiday meals. From a spicy jalapeño creation (trust us, it's worth a try) to some classic winter warmers, these local brews will pair well with turkey and make for good conversation, too. Here's what to drink this holiday season.
On the Calendar
The Allegheny Artisans Holiday Market features a variety of a local makers in a special setting — a restored barn at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Plus, if you want to get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping, this one takes place before Thanksgiving.
Where: Pittsburgh Botanic Garden at 799 Pinkerton Run Rd. (North Fayette Township)
When: November 19, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Make a bowtie for the dapper dog in your life at this Pop Craft workshop. You'll pick the fabric and leather, use a template to cut out the materials, and put it all together to attach to your furry friend's collar.
Where: Petagogy at 5880 Ellsworth Ave. (Shadyside)
When: November 20, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $34
Hang out with the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation for a Third Tuesday Happy Hour. Have a drink with Downtown neighbors, friends and professionals.
Where: Bakersfield at 940 Penn Ave. (Downtown)
When: November 21, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
It'll be an epic battle for the fate of a Lawrenceville wall. Watch as 20 artists compete to paint a mural inside Belvederes, and then vote for your favorite. The only rules for these artists: They must do original work, and they must incorporate Sweetwater Brewing into their mural.
Where: Belvederes Ultra-Dive at 4016 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)
When: November 22, 2017 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.
How much: Free admission
Thanksgiving morning is time for the annual Turkey Trot 5K, now in its 27th year. Last year's race raised $274,000 and 2,300 pounds of non-perishable food, and the YMCA hopes to raise even more this year. Check out the YMCA's website for several options, including the 5K, along with a one-mile walk and a five-mile run. Registration online in advance is encouraged, but you can register on the day-of, as well. (P.S. Save 10 percent off your race registration with discount code INCLINE10.)
Where: PNC Park at North Shore Drive and Mazeroski Way (North Shore)
When: November 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
How much: $35 for Turkey Trot 5K
One-hundred regional artists will bring handmade wares to the "I Made It! Market," so you can check off everybody of your shopping list. There's also hands-on crafting along with a kids shop on Sunday. The event will be held inside the former Office Depot space beside Michael's Craft Store at the Waterfront.
Where: Former Office Depot at 630 Waterfront Drive East (Homestead)
When: November 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to November 26, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.