PITTSBURGH – August 10, 2021 – Primanti Bros. and East End Brewing Company are again partnering to release their summertime collaboration, Almost Famous Pickle Beer. The beer will be available exclusively at Primanti Bros. and the East End Brewing Co. Brewpub beginning on August 11. The beer, with a new recipe for 2021, has sold out quickly each year of its production.
In addition to the usual hops and barley, the 2021 iteration of Almost Famous Pickle Beer was made with 1,600 pounds of fresh cucumbers that were peeled, chopped, pureed and juiced on-site at East End Brewing’s facility in Pittsburgh. The beer was brewed with dill, sea salt, peppercorn and, for the first time, lemon.
“This year’s Almost Famous Pickle Beer is again born from a labor-intensive brew process,” said Scott Smith, founder, East End Brewing Co. “The fresh ingredients and addition of lemon this year give the beer a tart, yet sessionable, profile. And of course – it pairs perfectly with a Primanti Bros. pastrami and cheese.”
Almost Famous Pickle Beer has a subtle flavor built of the freshness of its fruit, vegetable and seasoning blend.
In previous years, ithas sold out in fewer than 48 hours. And while supply this year will still be scarce, Primanti Bros. and East End Brewing Co. are producing the largest volume of Almost Famous Pickle Beer in the history of the collaboration.
“Each year this beer is a favorite,” said Jim Prezioso, Senior Marketing Manager, Primanti Bros. “It’s a reminder to hang on to the end of summer, slow down and enjoy a little bit of Pittsburgh.”
Almost Famous Pickle Beer will be available in commemoratively designed 16oz, cans and also sold as 4-packs to-go. It will be available at select Pittsburgh-area Primanti Bros. locations (full list at www.primantibros.com), and at East End Brewing Company’s Brewpub at 147 Julius St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
About Primanti Brothers
In 1933, Joe Primanti opened a lunch cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District selling sandwiches to the hungry truckers who were coming and going at all times of the night. Encouraged by sales and positive feedback, Joe expanded to a small storefront where he was joined by his brothers Dick and Stanley and their nephew John DePriter. And that’s how the very first Primanti Bros. location was born – Primanti Bros. currently has 42 locations, all dedicated to that early notion that folks deserve great food, with no pretense, for a good price.
About East End Brewing
Scott Smith founded East End Brewing Company in 2004 after quitting his engineering job at a big corporation, so he could bring fresh, local beer to Pittsburgh. Known for its flagship Big Hop American Ale, the brewery will release more than 50 different beers this year in kegs, cans and bottles at its 17,000-square-foot facility in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood. East End Brewing has been called “The most celebrated local craft brewery,” by Pittsburgh Magazine, and has been named “Best Local Beer,” seven years in a row by Pittsburgh City Paper.