Food, craft-beer pairings will highlight Sewickley Art Brew benefit
Sip on the area's finest beer and sample savory hometown fare at Sweetwater Center for the Art's inaugural Art Brew on July 12.
Bank Street in Sewickley will be blocked for the event, which will feature craft beer from eight local breweries and food from Pittsburgh's favorite food trucks: Franktuary, The Steer & Wheel, Nakama, Bella Christie and Lil' Z's Sweet Boutique.
“This event serves a dual purpose for us,” says Elysia Cecchetti, Sweetwater artistic director. “It benefits all of our classes and programming, but we also wanted to give back to the breweries and support our local beer.”
Mike Murphy, owner of Carson Street Deli and Craft Beer Bar in the South Side, is charged with pairing the beer and food. He says he will aim to complement or contrast, though most of the original beer offerings partner well with all kinds of foods.
Lavery Brewing Co. of Erie will contribute a refreshing wheat beer to the evening, which Murphy says would go well with anything, but especially the spicier Asian food from Nakama. Penn Brewery's Chocolate Meltdown is more palette-specific and will accompany desserts.
The brewers “understand the basics and tradition and are bending it at the edges,” Murphy says. “These guys are merging styles, adding new ingredients and trying new things with thoughtful and beautiful execution.”
Other craft choices will include malty Scottish ales, blond goldens and Belgian-style tripels.
In addition to the heavy refreshments, a large canvas and water balloons filled with paint will be set up for guests to help create a Jackson Pollock-inspired work of art. Olga Watkins Band, a local blues group, and bluegrass string band Broke Stranded & Ugly will perform throughout the event.
Board member Scott Schober of Sewickley says the event will help fund several center initiatives, like exhibitions, art classes, children's camps, music lessons and cooking classes. The added revenue also provides scholarships to those who otherwise would not be able to participate in the programs.
Art Brew “will be a great evening of not only food and beer, but art activities and live music,” Schober says. “I think it represents what makes Sweetwater Center for the Arts and Sewickley so unique.”
Emma Deihle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-8513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- WPIAL Class AAAA notebook: Pine-Richland has titles in 3 classifications
- Tire comes off, hits oncoming car, kills 1 on Route 28
- Pine-Richland tops defending champ Central Catholic to capture WPIAL title
- The holiday season ushers in the gift of another layer of fashion — the coat
- Author DeKok’s ‘Murder in the Stacks’ looks at Penn State student’s 1969 killing
- Air Force reservist apparently settles firing lawsuit against U.S. Steel
- Report lays out red flags, failures in rearing of shooter at Conn. school
- Former youth volunteer facing federal child pornography charges
- Dick Cavett memoir looks back on more than TV show
- The Word Guy: In formal prose, rely on ‘pleaded,’ not ‘pled’
- Carnegie boy gets to be mayor for a day