Big beer museum brewing in Pittsburgh
Suck it, Cleveland.
Sure, you have the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But we'll have a beer museum.
"We want this to be a first-day destination attraction such as Pittsburgh doesn't have now," Joe McAllister, principal of the National Beer Museum Development Group LLC, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
His hopes are for Brew: The Museum of Beer to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The multimillion-dollar museum, expected to employ 200, would be built within the city, close to Downtown's hotels and other attractions, and would open in phases starting in the winter of 2017 or spring of 2018, McAllister said. It would include a brewery and 300-seat restaurant.
An Indiegogo.com crowdfunding campaign is to begin Oct. 18, with a goal of raising $50,000 in startup funds.
McAllister said he hopes a shop will open at brewmuseum.com before Thanksgiving to raise some additional cash — and some buzz.
It's not the only museum of its kind planned for Pittsburgh.
Wigle Whiskey recently began a Kickstarter campaign to establish WAM! Whiskey of America Museum & Beverage Emporium.
It's popping up all over the place.
No, we said popping not ... nevermind.
Wine, cats, coffee — what more could you ask for?
A Georgia driver hit more than a bump in the road while driving.
Elysia Morris said she was driving her red BMW through a construction zone when a truck was driving toward her without stopping.
She said she veered to the left to avoid a possible collision when her car got stuck in fresh, wet concrete.
"[The truck is] still driving towards me, still honking the horn, so I bear over to the left and my car ends up submerged in fresh, wet concrete," Morris said.
Morris was rescued safely, but her car was lodged deep into the mixture.
She said the construction company told her the concrete would cure in an hour and the tow truck that responded asked her to sign a waiver saying the county wasn't responsible for any damages before they would tow it.
She refused to sign, and they left the concrete to dry around her car, cementing it into the street.
Construction workers eventually used a jack hammer to remove the block of concrete and the car and loaded it onto a flatbed truck.
Condolences are pouring in from all over ... for a girl they never knew. But her story speaks to all of them.