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April 24th, 2014 at 9:34:24 AM permalink
Mosca
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: AZDuffman
I have never seen such a micro-brewery here. Wineries a few, mostly in NW-PA near Erie.


Pittsburgh microbreweries:


Church Brew Works - Brewpub Map
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15201
Ph 412.688.8282
www.churchbrew.com

East End Brewing - Map
6923 Susquehanna St
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Ph 412.537.2337
www.eastendbrewing.com

John Harvard's Brew House - Brewpub Map
3466 William Penn Highway
Pittsburgh PA 15235
Ph 412.824.9440
www.johnharvards.com

Pennsylvania Brewing - Brewpub Map
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh PA 15212
Ph 412.237.9402
www.pennbrew.com

Pittsburgh Brewing - Large Map
3340 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15201
Ph 412.682.7400
www.pittsburghbrewingco.com

Rock Bottom - Map
171 East Bridge Street
Pittsburgh PA 15120
Ph. 412.462.2739
April 24th, 2014 at 9:37:51 AM permalink
Mosca
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Evenbob
Micro's are a big deal. We have one called Founders,
that's rated the 3rd best in the country, and in the
top 10 in the world. I love beer but it's very fattening
if your over 40. Vodka is mostly what I drink now.


Founder's has some great brews. Really great. 3rd best in the country? Quite possibly.
April 24th, 2014 at 9:38:09 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Mosca
Here in NE PA we have a few groceries and delis, most notably Wegmans, that serve food and use that to get around the restriction on selling carry out 6 packs. The craft beer sales business is flat out booming up here.


I think Sheetz was the first one to get around that restriction. When I first moved back to PA I saw beer there and did a "triple take." You see when you grow up in PA and go to another state and see beer in the store it always gave you a double take because it was weird. But by then I was used to beer in stores, so when I first moved back and saw beer in the Sheetz model store near Altoona I knew something was amiss.

Being late at night on the way back from a courier run to State College didn't help.
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April 24th, 2014 at 11:48:21 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Mosca
Here in NE PA we have a few groceries and delis, most notably Wegmans, that serve food and use that to get around the restriction on selling carry out 6 packs. The craft beer sales business is flat out booming up here.


It takes some serious money to "get around" the restrictions. Wegmans usually has far more chairs and tables than customers, just so it can appear the proper size. They have separate entrance/exit to keep the "we are a bar and not a grocery store" concept viable. More importantly they can survive the lawsuits from the established distributors.

But you still can't get a bottle of table wine.
April 24th, 2014 at 12:00:17 PM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Pacomartin
It takes some serious money to "get around" the restrictions. Wegmans usually has far more chairs and tables than customers, just so it can appear the proper size. They have separate entrance/exit to keep the "we are a bar and not a grocery store" concept viable. More importantly they can survive the lawsuits from the established distributors.

But you still can't get a bottle of table wine.


They tried to sell wine at Giant Eagle here in WPA. But the state being what it is, they had to build a little, enclosed area within the store. Then the store needed to have a camera hooked in to a State Store employee who would verify the buyer was over 21 and not intoxicated. Only after all of that could you get your wine.

Can't figure out why it never worked.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
April 24th, 2014 at 7:55:45 PM permalink
rxwine
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The last sentence in the following quote was what I was just wondering.

Quote:
They were such an integral part of our existence that it was hard to imagine life without them. It’s even harder to imagine now how they disappeared.

For decades, you could not make a telephone call without an operator physically putting the call through. Then it was only long distance calls that needed that familiar “Operator … ” to connect you. Then such service was only needed to make a collect call or to make sure a line was working.

And then … it has come to this: Most of us don’t even know whether telephone operators still exist


http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20120624/LOCAL10/306249947/
No one has ever proven I am not God.
April 24th, 2014 at 8:06:50 PM permalink
Evenbob
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My mom was an operator at Ma Bell in the
50's. The she worked at the big hotel downtown
on a switchboard just like the one in the link.
We went to work with her sometimes and it
was great fun to play on the thing, get 3 or
4 friends all talking to each other at the same
time.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
May 25th, 2014 at 10:56:00 PM permalink
rxwine
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Seems like the world has changed a lot since Hitchcock was alive.

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May 30th, 2014 at 11:17:06 PM permalink
rxwine
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Threads: 118
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I just noticed I haven't seen no-money down real- estate infomercials for quite awhile. Maybe I just don't see them here. Carlton Sheets. The two dwarfs. Some other characters whose names I don't remember.

All the house flippers.
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May 31st, 2014 at 12:22:08 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
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I understand that two of the top three 'no money down' informercialists had never bought or sold any real estate at all.

Now the flipping commercials are targeted ads on facebook and google.
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