The March of Progress


Hello craft beer fans! Just a quick update for you on the progress we’re making with #PCBW 2015 to start the weekend off right.

The Printed Guide

First, as of today our first-ever printed guide to Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is off to Rob at CraftPittsburgh to get designed and prepped for the printer. We should have 10,000 copies of this amazing companion to your PCBW festivities in bars, restaurants, distributors, and your hands just in time for the start of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week on April 17th, so look for your copy about a week or so before this. If you get an early copy, post a picture of yourself with it and tag us @pgh_beerweek with the hashtag #PCBW.

Print Media

Thanks to our friends at CityPaper, you should expect to see some nice coverage and a big reminder that the week is coming in the issues the week before and in the middle of PCBW this year.


While we’ve had t-shirts each year, the ones that Commonwealth Press are planning this year are easily the best ones yet. You’ve told us we need to freshen things up, and thanks to Dan and his team, we’re doing just that. Check for more on these, and trust me, you’re definitely going to want one.



Are you a fan of Untappd and all its beer tracking awesomeness? Love getting new badges? Well, this year we’re teaming up with the guys over at Untappd to bring you the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015 badge. The badge is still being designed, but should be out soon. Check back here for more information and a peek at the badge you’re all gonna want.



We’re still a few weeks away from PCBW 2015 and we’re already just a few events shy of 300! That averages out to just about 30 events per day! With all this amazingness going on, you’re going to want to use some vacation time for sure. Check out the events calendar here and start planning your week now. Trust me, it’s going to be epic.

There’s a lot to be excited about this year for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, so get ready and don’t forget to hydrate. Cheers!

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015 Sponsorship



Sponsorship for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, April 17-26, 2015

Sponsorship is currently open for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2015, and the first deadline is quickly approaching. The deadline to have your events listed in our new printed guide to PCBW 2015 is March 9th. This means to have your event listed in the printed guide as well as online via our custom and newly-updated calendar app, you must be signed up to be a sponsor and have your events submitted by the 9th.

Want to publish an ad in the printed guide? Deadline for completed art for ads is March 16th. Have a favorite venue you want to be a sponsor, or a favorite brewery that you think would be perfect to host events for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week? Direct anyone you feel would be interested in sponsoring and hosting events for PCBW 2015 right here to


Become a sponsor

Purchase a printed guide ad


New Year, New Look

Out with the old and in with the new. Websites are like beer, in that some age very well and others are best kept fresh. We believe Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week’s page should be as fresh and up to date as possible, which is why we’ve worked tirelessly to make the site fresh and new just for you.

The new site is laid out in a simple one-page format that allows you to scroll through the various sections to get all the information you need in a quick and easy format. Instead of going to page after page to find what you’re looking for, now you just need to scroll and it’s right there.

Everything that was in the old site is here in the new, so take a look around and let us know in a comment below if you find any issues with the new site or need some help finding anything. PCBW 2015 is coming up soon, and we just wanted to put on our best new suit to celebrate.


My #PCBW: Wrap-Up


Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014: Closing Time

Wow, what a week. From firkins to t-shirts to breakfast cereal, it was a pretty good time.

But, as with all good things, it has to come to an end at some point. Just like the last pint out of a keg, PCBW will be missed, but that shouldn’t stop you from reliving it by going to the venues and sponsors of PCBW 2014 and making your own fun the entire year.

Check out my review of PCBW 2014 and, as an organizer for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, I thank you all for coming out and supporting the craft beer scene in Pittsburgh. While it’s a good time, it’s a lot of work for us, but it’s all worth it when I see people out at an event or talking about how much fun they had.

So thank you for doing your part and making Pittsburgh one of the best beer cities in the country. Cheers!

Closing Time: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014 Wrap-Up


My PCBW – Days 6 & 7 – Great Friends, Great Experiences, and More

As I sat down to put together this installment of My PCBW, reality hit me, both bad and good.

The bad is that only three more days remain in Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2014. And yes, it will bring a much-needed rest for all those involved, including myself. But you still hate to see it go.

But the good is that I’ve packed so much into the last seven days, learned so much, carved out so many experiences, and forged so many new friendships, I’ve created a journal of memories that will last a very, very long time.

To me, this is the true essence of what Craft Beer Week is all about. Sure, we all love our beer. But the social element that comes with the events that beer inspires, as well as the relationships that form, truly makes it all worthwhile.

So strap in and read up as I recap my experiences through days 6 & 7 of PCBW 2014!

Breaking Brews