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

Up this week: the Dark & Stormy

click to enlarge CP PHOTOS BY CELINE ROBERTS
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., Pittsburgh Squirrel Hill

412-422-5040

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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., Pittsburgh Strip District

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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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