Cheers to Three Rivers Beer Week

Cheers to Three Rivers Beer Week

A new brewery guide and dozens of local events highlight 2023 event

With the Allegheny, the Monongahela and the Ohio always flowing, it only makes sense that Three Rivers Beer Week serves as the annual celebration of the city’s more than 40 breweries, which keep a current of ales and lagers flowing for beer fans near and far.  

This year’s version takes place April 12-16 and features more than 20 events at local breweries. Another major attraction: the third edition of the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide will be released during Three Rivers Beer Week. 

The new Pittsburgh Brewery Guide highlights 44 Allegheny County breweries and nine different brewery trails that wind their way up and down the city’s river banks and through dozens of neighborhoods. The concept of the Guide is simple: Beer lovers can earn prizes by visiting more Allegheny County breweries. 

Guides will be sold at participating breweries for $10 (and online at for $15) beginning April 12 and available until supplies last. These are great gifts for locals and visitors alike. 

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In addition to the release of the new Guide, the two dozen events will offer beer fans plenty of fun. A few of note:

  • The Dancing Gnome (Sharpsburg) Imperial Breakfast will kick things off on April 12 at 9 a.m. and showcase breakfast foods from Mindy’s Take and Bake as well as the Blue Sparrow Bus…along with, of course, tasty imperial ales from DG and some other local breweries. 
  • Abjuration Brewing (McKees Rocks) will once again hold a beer and ice cream event. This year’s, on Thursday., April 13, will feature a variety of Millie’s ice cream flavors along with Abjuration’s unique brews. And Feralcat’s sweet sax sounds will be even cooler than that scoop of vanilla.
  • On April 14 at Arboretum Trail Brewing beers will be paired with Pennsylvania spirits. And if you need to walk off anything you consumed during the week head to one of the city’s more popular neighborhoods on Saturday, April 15, for the first ever Lawrenceville Brewery Crawl, which will take participants to six of that community’s breweries. 
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Visit the Three Rivers Beer Week website to learn more and to schedule your itinerary on a cool interactive calendar. If you won’t be able to make it for that celebration of Pittsburgh beer, have no fear. Our local breweries are always hopping and you can visit to learn more. 

Please drink responsibly

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