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American Craft Beer Week (Or: How Garrett and Russ Accidentally Got on TV)

Just over one year ago, May 20, 2011, Russ, Garrett, and a number of friends celebrated their recent graduation from The Pennsylvania State University by taking a trip to western Pennsylvania, hitting up a number of breweries along the way.  Among the stops was Penn Brewery, located in Pittsburgh; it also happened to be our first stop after arriving in town.

We arrived shortly before noon and immediately took to looking about the place.  With an inviting outdoor patio, and friendly, attentive waitstaff (being the only ones there at that hour probably helped), we were already having a great experience. We ordered a few choice drafts that we’d had previously at a Z-Bar “Meet The Brewer” Event, where we also had the privilege of meeting Sales Manager Eric Heinauer, who we were pleased to run into again.

Before long, we spotted a small KDKA TV crew roaming about the place.  We eventually learned that they were doing filming for a television piece on American Craft Beer Week, and what Pittsburgh area breweries (there are many great ones) were doing in celebration of this occasion.  It didn’t take long for Eric to visit our table (after all, we were the only ones there before noon) and ask if we were willing to talk to the TV crew.  We happily obliged.

We spoke with the TV crews for several minutes each, but, understanding the limitations of television and timing allotted, our pontifications were cut a bit short.  Nevertheless, here’s Russ and Garrett in all their television glory (at 1:33):

And the article on KDKA’s site: Local Breweries Celebrating ‘American Craft Beer Week’

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Written by Garrett Miller and Russ Beck

Garrett brings a somewhat different perspective on beer to the table. While always thrilled to try any new, exotic brew that finds itself his way, Garrett finds that he's often quite satisfied with reliable, common craft choices. As such, Garrett is a fan of trying and reviewing these (admittedly less expensive) beers, and using them to introduce the exciting, flavorful world of craft beer to those not-yet-acquainted. Garrett’s favorite styles are IPAs and bourbon stouts, but won’t turn his nose up at anything. Find Garrett Miller on Google Plus

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