We wrote in March about the fledgling Pittsburgh Brewers Guild and their first project: A guide to Allegheny County’s big and growing roster of craft breweries.
As of tomorrow, the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide containing details about more than 30 breweries around Allegheny County, is available in two forms.
If you’re a fan of paperbacks, you can get a pocket-sized printed guide with space for a stamp from each brewery. Beer lovers can mark the breweries they visit and make notes on the beers they try. The books, which cost $10, will be available for sale beginning today at all participating breweries. (Bonus: the guide will also be available at our tasting and discussion event with some of Pittsburgh’s hottest brewers on Tuesday night, Aug. 28.)
There’s also a digital option: At the website, which we’re told will be regularly updated, you can get details on each brewery and create virtual maps for planning personalized brew tours. The map will optimize the best route for you to drive, ride-share, bike, or walk from brewery to brewery. And you’ll be able to share and save your maps by sending them to smartphones or e-mail addresses.