Inaugural Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week

By Lee Schmidt

Pittsburgh, PA – February 23, 2012  The Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance is pleased to introduce Pittsburgh’s First Annual Craft Beer Week (PCBW), slated to run from April 20-28, 2012, here in the ‘Burgh.  Local breweries, distributors, bars & restaurants, and other passionate fans will be teaming up for numerous events during PCBW to spread the gospel of all things craft beer.

“Other cities across the country have had craft beer week celebrations for many years, but this is the first time we’re taking the plunge here in Pittsburgh,” said Andy Rich, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance and Head Brewmaster at Penn Brewery.

“Our goal is to educate Pittsburghers about craft beer and help them appreciate the vibrant scene that’s right here in their own back yard.”

Among other events, PCBW will feature beer tastings, beer pairing dinners at local restaurants, and “Meet the Brewers” sessions.  A special highlight will be the unveiling of three “collaboration” beers that will be made by mixed teams of brewers from various local craft breweries.  The collaboration brews will include Cheeky Yinzer, a British IPA made at Penn Brewery; Inaugural Ale, a sour mash red ale made at Church Brew Works; and Home Opener, an American Kölsch-style beer made at Rock Bottom Brewery.  These will be served on draft at participating bars and restaurants during Craft Beer Week. 

Event planning is underway, and a calendar of activities for the week is listed on PCBW’s website,  The list of events continues to grow as additional bars, restaurants, and breweries sign on to participate.

PCBW is being funded via paid sponsorships from local businesses involved with the craft beer industry. More information on sponsorships is also available on the PCBW website. 

Contact Info

Company: Pittsburgh Craft Beer Alliance
Contact: Lee C Schmidt