Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pregame with the Groundhog

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pregame with the Groundhog

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Punxsutawney Phil isn't just hibernating until his big day - Groundhog Day - on Feb. 2.

This weekend, the weather-prognosticating whistlepig will be in Pittsburgh for at least three drinks events that lift him up before the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club does.

The folks from Wigle Whiskey are calling this "Phil-A-Palooza weekend" and kicking it off with the release of Phil's Shadow, a rye finished in maple syrup barrels on which it collaborated with the Punxy organization.

The family-friendly party runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Strip District distillery, where attendees, for $12 admission, get a sample of the rye, one maple whiskey cocktail, bottle discounts and groundhog-themed activities including photos with Punxsutawney Phil. Plus, Bloomfield's Baby Loves Tacos will be selling tacos and the groundhog club will be selling swag. …

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