On Super Bowl Sunday, Lil Man, the Daddy Burgher, and I ventured out in the cold for our first trip to the Strip District. Our main goal was to browse Steelers merchandise and to check out the Pittsburgh Public Market (hello, indoors!). While we were there, I just couldn’t resist “warming up” by sampling a few of the local brews presented by East End Brewing. While I loved the Chocolate Cherry Stout, the winner for game time was a GOLD cider (perfect for cheering on our Steelers!).
Following the delicious samples, we asked to take home a 1/2 gallon glass jug (called a growler) full of the yummy cider. Yes, the growler cost about 2 dollars more than a few tap specials of Bud would’ve cost at the local dive; however, I can’t stress enough how different and overwhelmingly delicious a local brew is! Well worth the spend (which frankly seemed low to me)! After cashing out, we noticed what looked like an over-sized coozie to carry the growler in. Of course I had to purchase the carrier, too!
During the game, we enjoyed the cider (It was called “…and sat down be CIDER”). It definitely was overly fresh and crisp, the way I like a brew to be.
Here is a shot of the growler in the carrier (with snaps for Billy Hill, a great Columbus Tattoo Artist, via the coozie holding my cherry Faygo):