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Re: Pittsburgh PA

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:18 am
by El Pinguino
Coronaeus wrote:I don't remember ever being asked about alcohol when crossing into the US border. The few times I have set up IP trades down there I have only brought down 5 or 6 bottles at most though.


Their general question asks if you are "bringing any alcohol, fruits or vegetables" into the country question.

Just crossed this weekend, said I had a bunch of beer in the trunk...which I was bringing to a friends house in the US...they checked the trunk and didn't care that I had about 1.5 cases of mixed bottles.

Re: Pittsburgh PA

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:31 am
by northyorksammy
El Pinguino wrote:
Coronaeus wrote:I don't remember ever being asked about alcohol when crossing into the US border. The few times I have set up IP trades down there I have only brought down 5 or 6 bottles at most though.


Their general question asks if you are "bringing any alcohol, fruits or vegetables" into the country question.

Just crossed this weekend, said I had a bunch of beer in the trunk...which I was bringing to a friends house in the US...they checked the trunk and didn't care that I had about 1.5 cases of mixed bottles.


was it just yourself crossing?
just saying: official US government website says 3 12 oz. beer bottles per adult OK for visitor, ie. Canadian. 1 case can be stopped and confiscated as commercial transaction requiring special permit.
I was told in past from actual border officers they also look that you are staying 48 hours, although I do not see that in writing and they can change what they informally enforce.

Re: Pittsburgh PA

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:41 pm
by DeMarco
Was in Pittsburgh for the 2nd time this year this past weekend. Didn't stop at Voodoo Brewery in Meadville because they werent open yet on Saturday. Stopped at the whole foods in Wexford to pick up some bottles and possibly get a (32oz) growler fill. If you're reading this, PA has pretty crappy laws about bringing beer into their state, and their Distros take forever to bring stuff in. Grabbed 6-pack of Troegs Hop Knife, Oatmeal Yeti and Growler of Stone "it's about thyme" for around 36 US total. 32 oz growlers were not cheap here as they floated around 10 dollar range. They had Draai Laag R2 Koelschip for $16 for 32 oz fill which was a bit much for being a local beer...

Didn't make it to Draai Laag this time as our timing wasn't going to work out in order to catch the Pirates game. The locals seem to really like it there as their bottle releases sell out in a few hours.

Craft beer at PNC is awesome, I'd say better than Comerica if I had to pick. Prices were about 9 US a can.

Went to Proper for dinner, had a 30 minute wait for a really sub par pizza. They had Lost Abbey Red barn on tap.

Stopped by Shadyside GE Market district for some more bottles to go. They don't fill 32OZ growlers here and their bottle prices were very steep. They had Great Divide 21st Anni for 21 US which seems steep. Also 3-4 month old Port Brewing Ipa's for 12+US. Lots of shelf turds that are too expensive. Picked up weyerbacher imperial pumpkin ale (4pack), North Coast Le Merle (4pack), and Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon which came to 39 US.

Hit up a dive bar (don't ask) and they had super cheap craft beers which was a shocker. 2.50 for Two hearted? Wild.

Would go back, but one of my least favourite states to buy retail.

Re: Pittsburgh PA

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:42 pm
by rejtable
Updating an old thread. Was in Pittsburgh this weekend, small roundup...

Proper: enjoyed the pizza and solid beer selection pre-baseball game.
PNC Park: decent craft beer selection.
Dancing Gnome: made it in time for cans on Saturday, didn't have time to have a beer there. Looked like a really cool spot.
Brew Gentlemen: really cool spot a bit outside of town.
Cinderlands: another fun spot, not too far from the center of the city. Good beer and food was really good.
Church Brew: place is REALLY cool, but didn't care for any of the beer I had and food was just meh. Wouldn't hurry back there.
Liberty Beer (store): the only store I hit, had pretty solid selection of locals and regionals.

Fun city, with some really stellar breweries.