Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 East End Brewing Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride

This past weekend featured the 7th annual installment of the Pedal Pale Ale keg ride.  The ride starts at East End Brewing's brewery and meanders through the streets of Pittsburgh, arriving an hour or two later at a mystery destination where the first keg of pedal pale ale is tapped.  It's a pretty slow ride because the leaders are all towing full kegs of pedal pale ale behind their bicycles.  Scott Smith, the head brewer at East End Brewing, was hoping for 1000 cyclists to join him this year; I think there were far less...no numbers yet, but my guess is 600.  The weather didn't look like it was going to cooperate and rained on us until the start of the ride, but cleared up quickly!
Oh and the mystery tap spot?  Penn Brewery!  Fun!

Gallery of photographs from the Pedal Pale Ale keg ride - http://www.jonpratt.com/2011/2011-Pedal-Pale-Ale-Ride-0507

A few pictures from East End Brewing's 2011 Pedal Pale Ale keg ride -

the proper attire is of utmost importance
the proper attire is of utmost importance

we had our own little ride down from my place to the brewery
we had our own little ride down from my place to the brewery

east end brewing took over the streets of pittsburgh today
east end brewing took over the streets of pittsburgh today

more picture opportunities on the 2011 east end brewing pedal pale ale ride
more picture opportunities on the 2011 east end brewing pedal pale ale ride

Alex Talbot and Terry McCourt provide the tunes at the Penn Brewery, the Pedal Pale Ale mystery destination.
Alex Talbot and Terry McCourt provide the tunes at the Penn Brewery, the Pedal Pale Ale mystery destination.

panoramic photograph of the crowd at Penn Brewery
panoramic photograph of the crowd at Penn Brewery

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