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03 May 2009 @ 06:28 pm
Hooray Beer!  
Over the weekend, we finally cleared out our storage unit and Goodwilled a ton of stuff. My parents were nice enough to rent a van and help us with the loading and unloading, so props to them. There's now a lot of stuff in my car that must somehow find a home in our wee apartment. We'll figure it out.

The best part of our moving adventure was when my mom suggested stopping at a little hole in the wall in Canonsburg to pick up pizza. Not only did this place have pizza, but they also sold beer by the bottle, and you could buy mix-and-match six packs!!

Now, to those of you living in civilized states/provinces, this is no big deal. To those of us in the land of the commonwealth-controlled liquor stranglehold monopoly, who must buy beer at special commonwealth-owned stores where they sell nothing smaller than a 24-pack, this pizza place is a WONDERFUL MAGICAL LAND OF MAGIC AND WONDER. They even had the fabulously expensive raspberry lambic I'm so fond of, and the mix-and-match is letting us try new beers for the first time in ages (seriously, do you want to buy 24 beers you might not like?).

Only a relative handful of restaurants in all of Pennsylvania have the license to sell beer in six- and 12-packs. Not a single grocery or convenience store does. We're definitely keeping this place in mind whenever we make the trek south of Pittsburgh to visit my family.
a dreamer like youlutraphile on May 4th, 2009 01:56 am (UTC)
This made me lol. Who knew? I've never bought beer in any state, so I had no idea. :)

As far as trying before you commit to the commonwealth-mandated assload of beer, I hear the Sharp Edge is the place to go for teh beers. I know devreux and cayeux really enjoy going there. You would probably like them, in fact. You might be able to convince parowa to introduce you.
Miusheri: spoon too bigmiusheri on May 4th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC)
Yes, sadly... when it comes to liquor laws, about the only state we can laugh at is Utah. Glad it's worth a LOL, though! Enjoy your relative beer freedom in New York!

I have been to Sharp Edge, and to Church Brew works! We keep meaning to go back to both. We also want to go to Penn Brewery.
Applesapples491 on May 4th, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
Miusherimiusheri on May 4th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
They sold a few varieties of the Church Brew Works beer. I snagged a couple bottles of each =D
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Basketcat is pleasedamethyst_hunter on May 4th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Dude, I am so there. (Don't care too much about the beer since I'm not big on alcohol to begin with - unless it's strawberry margaritas or wine coolers - but pizza? DO WANT.) :D
Miusheri: hello_cthulhumiusheri on May 4th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC)
They make a mean white pizza. I'm sure you'd like it!

You'd also like the lambic I mentioned. It's about 90% raspberry to 10% beer. It's even pink in color! Doesn't get much girlier than that!
The Perfidious One, amethyst_hunter: Akabane laughsamethyst_hunter on May 5th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Beer (and pizza) is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. :D
mqstout on May 4th, 2009 01:05 pm (UTC)
There are a few places in Pgh that do that with beer. Sharp Edge lets you (mmm, love that place so much!). D's in Edgewood (also have great selection). Kazansky in Squirrel Hill does. There are others, but they came to mind first.
Miusherimiusheri on May 4th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Sweet! But it is nice to know there's some fun to be had in Washington County. ;)

Whenever we do go out for dinner, would you like to go to Sharp Edge? It's been ages for me and Remy.
mqstout on May 4th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC)
Sure. Joey loves the place, too. Mmm, dessert!
Miusheri: grim reapermiusheri on June 22nd, 2009 06:56 pm (UTC)
::shakes fists heavenward:: KHAAAAAAAAN!