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Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week to be a collaborative affair

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Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week to be a collaborative affair

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Beer: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week to be a collaborative affair

Brandon McCarthy, left, the brewmaster for Rock Bottom Brewery, drinks a cup of coffee while Andy Kwiatkowski, head brewer at Hitchhiker, hoisted a beer before Tuesday’s Pittsburgh Craft Brew Week press conference. By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week once again will be a collaborative affair.

Area brewers, distributors and restaurant and bar owners are working together to promote good beer with 300-plus events from April 17 though April 26.

At some, you’ll have a chance to taste “collaboration beers” that teams of brewers brewed together.

The creativity and fun in these brews capture the essence of the week, an overview of which was laid out at the annual media day at Penn Brewery yesterday. Not all of the beers were ready to be sampled, but here’s what is in the tanks:• King Crimson brewed by Church Brew Works with Draai Laag and Eleventh Hour. Described as “a hoppy Brett” [sour, from the presence of two types of Brettanomyces] red ale with 7 percent alcohol by volume.• Old GUYSer brewed by Penn Brewery with […]

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