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Pittsburgh City Paper Booze Battles: The Independent Brewing Company vs. Maggie’s Farm 

Up this week: the Dark & Stormy

  • CP photos by Celine Roberts

Each week, we order the same cocktail at two different bars for a friendly head-to-head battle. Go to the bars, taste both drinks and tell us what you like about each by tagging @pghcitypaper on Twitter or Instagram and using #CPBoozeBattles. If you want to be a part of Booze Battles, send an email to food-and-beverage writer Celine Roberts, at celine@pghcitypaper.com.

Location Details The Independent Brewing Company
1704 Shady Ave.
Squirrel Hill
Pittsburgh, PA
Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Drink: Indian-spiced Dark & Stormy

Ingredients: Masala-infused Indian rum, Bermuda rum, lime, house-made ginger beer

Our take: Masala adds a nice depth and lingering heat to the already spicy ginger beer. The combination of rums adds a molasses-like sweetness to the drink, while the citrus notes from the lime help to lighten and balance. 

Location Details Maggie’s Farm Rum Distillery
3212A Smallman St.
Strip District
Pittsburgh, PA
Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Drink: Smooth Sailing

Ingredients: Maggie’s Farm white rum, house-made ginger beer, lime cordial

Our take: It lives up to its name by being smooth and slightly sweet. Lime cordial amps up the citrus flavors, and ginger adds a little bit of zing.


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