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East End Brewing Helps Plan Your Valentine's Day: Social Club Feb. 2

East End Brewing

This week, 90.5 WESA’s Sarah Kovash, Josh Raulerson of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Rachel Carlson of Yelp Pittsburgh travel to East End Brewing’s new tap room in the Strip District.

While sipping on some brews, owner Scott Smith talks about all the work that goes into his carefully crafted beers and the delights of being in the Strip District (hello Gaucho takeout!)

You can also hear more about brewing and beer making at East End’s “Between two Fermenters” talk at the taproom Tuesday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

And if you’re feeling some beer for Valentine’s Day, East End is hosting a beer brunch with prohibition pastries on Sunday, Feb. 19.

Feeling artsy? Check out the Mattress Factory’s Breakfast in Bed on Sunday. In addition to checking out the museum, you can sip on mimosas and bloody marys, as well as nosh on a continental breakfast.

If you’re looking for something more traditional, you can try wine and chocolate tasting at Smallman Galley on Friday, Feb. 9.  

Or have a spirited (get it?) time at Wigle Whiskey on Feb. 14 with their “sweetheart” distillery tour in the Strip District. In addition to the tour, each sweetheart will get a chocolate and whiskey pairing.

And if you’re feeling full on sweet treats – but bold – burn some calories at Cupid’s Undie Run on Saturday, Feb. 11 on the North Shore.

Sarah Kovash previously worked as a web producer for KDKA-TV, as a freelance journalist for the Valley News Dispatch covering local government throughout the Alle-Kiski Valley and at NPR station KPBS in San Diego.