“I miss happy hour!” 

Something buzzing around our group chats here recently! But have you heard of Virtual Happy Hours?!? For those of you who haven’t, to put it simply, it’s zooming with your friends over a beer on your couch. The muted surroundings have made it easier to connect with your friends on what some would say, a deeper level. 

So here’s how the idea started: 

You got the drinks, you got the stool (or makeshift stool), you got your friends, but you don’t have the ability to strike up a conversation with a stranger who may know something you don’t. 

Plenty of times we’ve been in the bar and next thing you know you’re in a conversation with a stranger and learning about something you’ve never heard of before? 

We’re bringing a 3 week- 1 hour or so crash course from our screen to yours with a local brewery, winery, and distillery. This is a completely FREE event that involves engaging conversations with some of the best of the business in the Pittsburgh area. Plug out of the COVID-19 news and plug into the news of the beverage industry. Each course will feature someone (or someones) who lives and breathes the beverage industry for an engaging conversation over trivia, giveaways, and ultimate knowledge. 

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Photo credit; Pittsburgh Bottleshop Facebook

Pittsburgh Bottleshop is going to walk us through all things beer that they can in an hour. We have the head brewer’s coming in to engage in conversation about their own brews! With over 250 recipes of brews that are complemented by an upscale menu Pittsburgh Bottleshop truly does it all. 

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Photo credit to The Standards Facebook

Week 2 we are bringing in The Standard’s bar manager, Leilani! An expert in all things mixology. Pick up your cocktail kit from The Standard this week and join us in a step by step process on switching your drink game during quarantine! The Standard will be giving out gift cards, and 1:1 sessions with Leilani herself on how to become a master of your own bar cart.

Check out who we have coming up to raise your bar:
Week 1: Pittsburgh Bottleshop
Week 2: The Standard
Week  3: Borelli Cellars

Sign up HERE!

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Emma Thompson

Digital Strategist, Made in PGH

Emma is behind our partnership strategies. If you're a local business or brand who wants to collab, reach out to info@madeinpgh.com to grab a cup of joe!

1 Comment
  1. I really enjoyed the virtual happy hour with Standard! And the place looks amazing! Maybe we can have an in person happy hour when we move to the green phase. 😉

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