Sterling Pig Celebrates 1 Year With Big Gunz, 600 Bottle Release
(Media, PA) – On Sunday, 11/20, at 11:20 a.m., owner Loїc Barnieu and head brewer Brian McConnell will celebrate Sterling Pig Brewery’s one-year anniversary with a special party and bottle release of Big Gunz, their “dangerously drinkable” double IPA brewed with Horizon, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe and Citra hops. Sterling Pig fans and guests are asked to line up at the garage door in the back of their brewery in Media, PA to purchase this very limited bottle-conditioned version of Big Gunz, available in collectible 22-oz. “bombers” for just $12. Only 600 bottles will be made available, with a limit of three per person, while supplies last.
In addition, Barnieu will be offering Sterling Pig’s reliably delicious menu of down-home barbecue and wood-fired pizzas, including: The Pera, with caramelized onions, fig sauce, pear and mozzarella; The Hawaiian, with BBQ pork, pineapple, red onions and sweet peach sauce; and The Crudo, with prosciutto, mozzarella and pecorino-romano. Sterling Pig’s shareable BBQ Combination Platters, featuring house-smoked pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, pulled chicken and smoked sausage will also be served all day inside the taproom. Guests are encouraged to ask their server for food and beer pairings.
“We cannot wait to share our biggest and boldest beer with everyone,” says Barnieu. “Sterling Pig has been a labor of love from day one, and Big Gunz is our love note to the beer community. Brian and I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it.”
Established in July 2015, Sterling Pig has quickly earned heavy praise and recognition as one of the most exciting new start-ups in the Philadelphia area’s rich craft brewing scene. The brand’s playful messaging belies their serious mission: creating drinkable, balanced beers that represent the best of small-batch ales and lagers. Anchored by The Snuffler, their easy drinking flagship IPA, with hoppy notes of citrus and tropical fruit, Sterling Pig offers eight house rotating drafts and seasonal releases on site. The brewery’s increasingly popular This Little Piggy series of experimental IPAs relies on a single hop varietal, allowing McConnell the freedom to showcase different hop profiles, and bring out their most interesting flavors and aromas.
About Sterling Pig… Accomplished chef and restaurateur Loïc Barnieu partnered with head brewer Brian McConnell to found Sterling Pig in July 2015. The brewery and restaurant has quickly earned a reputation for boldly flavored, playfully-named beers that are both a perfect pairing with their menu of wood-fired pizza and smoky barbecue and infinitely drinkable in their own right. Future plans include a canning line and greater distribution, though Barnieu and McConnell remain absolutely committed to the small-batch quality of their beers. Barnieu is also the chef-owner of La Belle Époque Wine Bistro and Diego’s Cantina and Tequila Bar, all in Media, PA. McConnell is an award-winning brewer whose work at John Harvard’s Brew House and Rock Bottom Brewery earned him multiple medals from the Great American Beer Festival and Real Ale Festival.