Inside Groove brings beer and beats to Allentown and gives extra brewery information

Inner Groove Brewing opens a taproom in Allentown.

The Verona-based company – named after the location on a record where bands lay hidden tracks – will occupy 1,400 square feet on East Warrington Avenue. The site will also offer a 1,100-square-meter, winter-proof beer garden on the property next door.

The taproom is due to open in early 2022.

“There’s a lot going on on the Hilltop,” says Jen Walzer, co-owner of Inner Groove. “We wanted to be part of the revitalization. We wanted to be part of a community. “

Inner Groove is already making their brand known in the neighborhood by attending block parties and other events along the busy corridor with a multitude of shops and restaurants. Nearby there are shops such as Alla Famiglia, Black Forge Coffee House and Dr. Tumblety’s Time-Inspired Specialty Shop. The Arlington Beverage Club is opening soon.

The owners plan to work with local grocers to keep beer lovers happy.

Inner Groove’s new location will have a similar, relaxed aesthetic to its Verona manufacturing facility on East Railroad Avenue. Customers can rock out to live music and listen to albums being played on the turntable.

Walzer, who founded the brewery in 2019 with her husband Kevin and business partners Tim and Kelly Melle, says they will also make a special beer at the Allentown location. In the original location, My Verona Golden Ale is always on tap.

It has always been the owners’ intention to open multiple Inner Groove locations in walkable neighborhoods across Pittsburgh.

Photo courtesy Necromancer Brewing Co.

Fears and beer

– Pittsburgh’s Scariest Brewery is hosting a Black Day Halloween Dance Party. On October 29th, from 5pm to 11pm, head to Necromancer’s Brow in your scariest costume for new beer releases, contests, and prizes. Tickets are $ 5 and include your first drink.

– On October 23rd from 4pm to 9pm, Beers of the Burgh is hosting a family-friendly Truck-or-Treat Halloween Food Truck Festival at Bay 41 at 115 41st St. in Lawrenceville.

Adults can enjoy a bite and a beer from some of Pittsburgh’s most popular food trucks and breweries, which hand out candy to any little trick-or-treaters who come in costume.

The beers are provided by Grist House Craft Brewery, ShuBrew, and Strange Roots Experimental Ales. In the mood for some schnapps? The Tipsy Gypsy will be pouring cocktails.

Grub includes offerings from Emporio Meatball Truck, Brisketburgh, Bridge City Brinery, Hoshi PGH, Tango Food Truck, Tocayo Taqueria, and Pappy’s Kettle Korn.

There will also be a DJ, local dealer market, and other activities at the event, which is free and open to the public. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Pittsburgh.

– Beers of the Burgh’s Traveling Beer Market, a free public event, hits the streets later in the month.

Local breweries will set up shop in the Streets of Cranberry (20436 US-19 in Cranberry Township) on October 29th from 5pm to 9pm. Foam dispensers include Dancing Gnome, Sobel’s Obscure Brewery, Strange Roots Experimental Ales, Two Frays Brewery, and Cellar Works Brewery.

Let’s Taco Food Truck will be idle and the Ruff House Band will be providing the music.

Drink the biscuit table

Fueled By Hops, an online community and blog for craft beer enthusiasts, adds a hopeful twist to a Pittsburgh wedding tradition.

Celebrate the joy of dessert beers at Drink The Cookie Table. The event, held on November 6th at Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville, will feature 20 breweries from across the country who specialize in sweet stouts and ales. Many of the local breweries will team up with local bakeries to create unique collaboration beers. Teams include Sarris Candies and Mondays Brewing, Oakmont Bakery and Inner Groove Brewing, Pastries-A-La-Carte and Arboretum Trail Brewing, and The Pie Place and Altered Genius Brewing.

Tickets are $ 55 and include a souvenir tasting glass, unlimited pouring, and entry to one of the two sessions of the event. Ticket holders can choose whether they want to attend from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dedicated driver tickets are also available.

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