Four new beers (at least) are due to hit Pittsburgh-area taps in the coming months from both Full Pint and Penn Brewery.
Full Pint is bringing us what they're simply referring to as a "session ale" called Hobnobber. Weighing in at only 4% ABV ("Thank you" - the real beer geeks), Hobnobber is a single-hopped ale for which the hop will change with every brew. The initial batch uses Columbus. It should be available in early February.
Very Gangs-of-New-York. Love it.
Part of Penn Brewery's now evolving lineup under new ownership includes a cascadian-dark ale (black IPA) known as Bee Too, a Kolsch-style beer called Cool River, and an Irish ale called Coney's Pot o' Gold. The Bee Too weighs in at 65 IBU's and 6% ABV. Penn's Andy Rich stated that they used 2-row Euro pils, caramel-60, Munich, black roasted malts, and "lots" of Zeus and Cascade hops. These will be draft only, as approvals were for generic keg collars, not bottle labels (nothing to see here, folks.)
UPDATED: The black IPA was brewed by Penn under contract from the B2 Restaurant Group (Bites and Brews, Elbow Room, 1947 Tavern, Buffalo Blues) and will likely be exclusive to those locations only.
Also notable is the re-branding from Penn. They've received new label approvals from the TTB for some original beers, including Penn Gold, Dark, and Weizen.