One of the greatest things about Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is the brewery collaboration brews. It gives all the local brewers a chance to get together and work in each other’s brew houses and see how the other side works, bringing ideas and ingredients together to create unique brews to be showcased throughout the region during craft beer week. The first year there were 3 brews brewed. The 2013 edition features 5 brews from 5 different breweries, 25 individual brewers from 15 local breweries. The loose guidelines set early on for these brews were to keep them under 8.5% ABV. With that the brewers were split up by draw out of a hat. The brainstorming began and we are not far from tasting the fruits of their labors. Here is a quick run down of the beers created.