Pittsburgh bars are banning Sam Adams? How silly.

this is a representation of what you should do with any beer brewed at Iron City - Stuart Franklin

So this bar in Pittsburgh isn't selling beers from Boston during the Bruins-Penguins series.

And you know what? That's okay. More for us. As Wysh pointed out, this isn't the first time a city has done some sort of gimmicky anti-Boston food/drink campaign (Vancouver Pizza? Montreal Pizza? PICK A NAME AND STICK WITH IT GEEZ) and likely it won't be the last.

Should Boston bars feel the need to retaliate, however, I think we'll all see we're at a loss here.

What are some good beers from Pittsburgh?








Oh wait there aren't any. Womp womp. I mean, if you've ever had an Iron City, you know why it's not distributed widely. Because it is absolutely terrible. As our own Phunwin said, it's "recycled beer from the bladders of Western PA's finest unemployed steelworkers."

But wait. Do Pittsburghians (Pittsburghers? Yinzers?) even realize a few crucial facts about Sam Adams? That it was actually first produced under contract in THEIR city? (Ironically: at Iron City's brewery. How's that for a laugh.) That its two breweries are a combined 562 miles from Pittsburgh (located in Cincinnati and Breinigsville, PA) and 1,194 from Boston?

So yes, PIttsburgh. Enjoy your yellow-hued vaguely alcoholic water this series. We'll be up here enjoying real beer, thanks. Beer that is brewed so close to your homeland!

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