For the sixth year in a row, Pittsburgh is celebrating its craft beer scene with one boozy week, jam-packed with beer-related events across the city.
Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is a celebration of everything brewed, fermented, and poured in Pittsburgh. Different bars and breweries will be hosting events from Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 30, highlighting unique beers, and beer-related activities. Every year, as Pittsburgh’s craft beer scene gets bigger, so does PCWB.
This year, Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week has over 100 PCBW-sanctioned events, from trivia nights, to collaboration releases, pairing dinners, and more. We’ve outlined a list of some of the top events sure to widen your horizon on Pittsburgh’s beer scene, and have you asking for another round.
Friday, April 21
Keglet Scavenger Hunt
All day – Pig Iron Public House
Search for Keglets filled with prizes and gift cards at Pig Iron Public House.
New Belgium Glass Etching Night
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – House of 1000s Beers
New Belgium Brewing will be on site etching glasses – buy a beer and keep the glass.
Saturday, April 22
Breakfast Beer Doughnut Pairing & Brunch
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Pig Iron Public House
Enjoy a brunch of donuts and breakfast beer.
Record Store Day Bottle/Record Swap
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
ShuBrew is opening their production brewery to the public for the first time ever for a record and bottle swap. Bring your favorite record to listen to on their floating playing, or bring an extra copy and make a trade.
Beard of Bees Release Party
11:30 am – Spoonwood Brewing Co.
Spoonwood is releasing draft Bourbon Barrel Aged Beard of Bees, an Imperial Honey Porter brewed in collaboration with Apis Meadery. Bedillion Honey Farm will be onsite with a honey bee exhibit.
Sunday, April 23
Pancake Apocalypse – A Flight of World Class Breakfast Beers & All You Can Eat Pancakes
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Caliente Pizza & Draft House Mt. Lebanon
All you can eat pancakes brunch paired with breakfast beers.
Designer Discard: Hair of the Dog
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – East End Brewing
A yard-sale market vintage pieces from local artists and designers. There will also be coffee on nitro and food from Coop Chicken and Waffles.
Monday, April 24
Paints and Pints 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Grist House Brewery
Three hours of step-by-step painting and drinking at Grist House Brewery. Tickets include three drinks.
Choose Your Own Beerventure Kick Off
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm – Bierport
Starting during Craft Beer Week, on the third Wednesday of every month, Bierport will host “Choose Your Own Beerventure,” where customers can infuse draft beer using a French press.
Tuesday, April 25
PCBW Moos and Brews Pairing Class
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – Grist House Brewery
Pittsburgh cheese catering service, Wheel and Wedge, and Grist House Brewery are teaming up for a cheese and beer pairing class at the brewery.
Between Two Fermenters: Collaboration
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – East End Brewing
Between Two Fermenters is a discussion panel of Pittsburgh’s food and drink scene. The third edition will feature Scott Smith of East End Brewing, Al Kominski of Pizza Boy Brewing, Caroline Moore, author of “Punk Rock Entrepreneur,” and be moderated by Hal Klein, of Pittsburgh Magazine. The theme is “collaboration.”
Beer Cocktail Dinner
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm – ShuBrew
Exclusive meal paired with Beer-Cocktails.
Wednesday, April 26
Disc Golf Tournament
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Schenley Park
East End Brewing is hosting a Disc Golf Tournament – meet at the brewery at 4:00 p.m. with enough time to have a beer before a 4:30 departure for Schenley Park.
Charity Beer Fest & Video Game Tournament!
6:00 pm – 9:30 pm – Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Unlimited samples of beer and two projection screens going with Mortal Kombat and Mario Kart! Each game will have it’s own tournament bracket.
Allegheny City Brewing: Animal Rescue League/Western PA Humane Society Collaboration Beer Fundraiser
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Allegheny City Brewing
Pawsitivity is a wheat beer, brewed with peach-puree, and infused with white tea – $1 will be donated to the Animal Rescue League/Western PA Humane Society for each pint of the sold.
Thursday, April 27
Troegs Beer Tasting and Cupcake Pairing
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm – Cousins Lounge
This event will pair Troegs Beer with homemade specialty cupcakes by local baker Theresa Richter.
Sierra Nevada Cards Against Humanity Tournament
9:00 pm – 11:30 pm – Caliente Pizza & Draft House Bloomfield
Cards against Humanity game with plenty of Sierra Nevada beer, and a grand prize for the overall winner.
Friday, April 28
4:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Industry Public House North Fayette
A party of 30+ craft breweries and distilleries, games, exceptional bands, and brews from some of the greatest breweries in the world.
Saturday, April 29
13th Annual Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride
9:00 am – 1:00 pm – East End Brewing
Deliver the very first Pedal Pale Ale kegs of the season bike by to a secret destination! Ride with a group cyclists for a slow, meandering, 6-11 mile journey. Proceeds benefit Danny Chew, a prominent member of Pittsburgh’s Cycling Community, and founder of The Dirty Dozen Race, who suffered a tragic bike accident this past September
Sunday, April 30
Beer Belly Yoga
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – East End Brewing Taproom
45 minute yoga class in our EEB’s taproom, followed by a beer. Tickets include the session, beer, the glass, and a free yoga class at I Am Yoga in Squirrel Hill.
2017 Brewers Olympics
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Local breweries will compete in feats of strength, agility, and knowledge in the pursuit the Brewer Olympics crown.