Top Beer Festivals in Pittsburgh

Top Beer Festivals in Pittsburgh

Cheers to this amazing lineup of Pittsburgh beer festivals 🍻

2022/2023 Upcoming Events

Three Rivers Beer Week First Pour

Date: Oct. 1, 2022
Location: THIS IS RED

The First Pour Beer Festival is the official kick off to Three Rivers Beer Week - a celebration of locally made craft beer. This year, Cleveland is the partner city of the event which means this event is loaded with special collaboration beers! Plus, get a commemorative Three Rivers Beer Week glass, enjoy beer from 20+ Pittsburgh breweries and grab some grub from Mindy's Take & Bake and Streets on the Fly.

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All Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival

Date: Oct. 1, 2022
Location: PNC Park

Voted one of the Top 5 Best Beer Festivals in the world by USA Today, sip on samples of more than 125 craft beer, wine and cocktail options ON THE FIELD during the All Star Craft Beer, Wine & Cocktail Festival! Guests will receive unlimited drink samples, as well as free tickets to a Pirates games and a keepsake sampling glass as they walk the bases, play cornhole, take photos in the Pirates dugout and more.

Plus, they can enjoy live music and entertainment, giveaways and more. VIP and Ultra VIP tickets are available and include early admission, custom gifts and exclusive access to lounge areas with premium samples. 


Three Rivers Beer Week

Date: Oct. 2-9, 2022
Location: Virtual and In-person Locations

Join the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild for a celebration of all things local craft beer! The week-long festival will include a range of  beer-related activities and events. More details are coming soon, so visit threeriversbeerweek.com for the latest festival news and to sign up for email updates. 

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The Steel City Big Pour

Date: Oct. 8, 2022
Location: Construction Junction 

Cheers to craft brewing and fundraising for a great cause! The Steel City Big Pour is celebrating 15 years with  a craft beer event raising funds for Construction Junction, a non-profit warehouse supplying surplus construction materials & appliances at reduced prices. 

The day-long event is all-inclusive, featuring samples from more than 20 craft breweries and a meadery with bites from local food vendors. Learn more about the event and purchase your ticket today!

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Pour at the Park 

Date: Oct. 15, 2022
Location: North Park

Support Pittsburgh's amazing parks in the beautiful North Park Lodge in this beer festival geared towards the whole family. Basket raffles, a kid's sports camp, beer+spirits+food tastings and more make this the perfect fall festival where all proceeds go to a good cause.

The Scary Furnace Halloween Party

Date: Oct. 22, 2022
Location: Carrie Blast Furnaces

Costumes encouraged. Beers of the Burgh and Brew Gentlemen have teamed up to transform the iconic Carrie Blast Furnaces site into the Scary Furnace. This one night only party features a fall mini beer festival by day that transforms into a dance party by night that celebrates the darkness. Scary Furnace even features guided ghost tours of the haunted property itself.

Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

Date: Feb. 24-25, 2023

Save the date. More details coming soon.


Past Events

Good Wood Fest

Date: March 26, 2022
Location: East End Brewing Co.

Love barrel-aged beers? Circle this event on your calendar. Good Wood Fest features Pittsburgh's best breweries showing off their barrel-aged stouts, strong ales aged in oak, barleywine aged in a scotch barrel, cider aged in wine barrels and so much more.

Beers of the Burgh Festival

Date: June 4 and 11, 2022
Location: Carrie Blast Furnaces

Celebrate your love for local beers at the Beers of the Burgh Festival! Enjoy beers from more than 50 local breweries. Taste test ales, ciders, seltzers, mead, lagers and plenty more from brewers unique to the Three Rivers regional area. The event also will feature live music and some of Pittsburgh’s best food trucks including Pittsburgh Smokehouse, Pittsburgh Sandwich Society and Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream. 

A portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation and its mission to promote resource conservation and development. Visit the event website for a full list of participating vendors and to purchase tickets. 

Pittsburgh Beerfest

Date: July 29-30, 2022
Location: Stage AE

Sample more than 150 local and craft brews, as well as new craft wineries and distilleries at one of Pittsburgh's largest craft beer celebrations, held at the always-rockin' Stage AE.

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Pittsburgh Mixed Culture 

Date: July 30, 2022
Location: Freedom Farms

Summer is the season of saison and celebrations! Join Pittsburgh-based Cinderlands Beer Co and Trace Brewing for the inaugural Pittsburgh Mixed Culture at Freedom Farms for a day made for sharing a love of beer.

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Barrel & Flow Fest

Date: Aug. 13, 2022
Location: South Side Works

Previously known as Fresh Fest Beer Fest, Barrel & Flow Fest returns for a new year, a new perspective and a new normal. Recognized as the nation’s first Black Beer Festival, and one of the top beer festivals in the country via USA Today’s 10Best List, the celebratory event embraces and uplifts Black artists, musicians, chefs and brewers around the country. 

Barrel & Flow Fest will feature exclusive collaborations, live music from DJs and bands and a uniquely curated collection of vendors and opportunities to learn more about brewing. This year’s event also will feature special events throughout the weekend including a Friday Evening Bottle Share and a Sunday Brewer’s Brunch. Check out the event website to purchase festival tickets and to view a full list of Barrels (brewers) and Flow (performers). 

North Hills Home Brew Fest 

Date: Aug. 27, 2022
Location: Pittsburgh Shrine Center Pavilion

Local homebrewers duke it out for the top prize at North Hills Home Brew Fest in Cheswick. Only your vote and tastebuds can help crown the next winner! Who knows? You might just be the first to taste the next great beer that will soon be for sale everywhere in the city. 

Oktoberfest

Date: Sept. 16-18 & 23-25, 2022
Location: Penn Brewery

Experience Pittsburgh’s authentic Oktoberfest celebration! The festive celebration will take place over two weekends at the brewery’s mid-19th-century building and biergarten. Enjoy classic German style bier, delicious food, traditional Bavarian music and plenty of fun at Pittsburgh’s oldest brewery.


Rocktoberfest

Date: Sept. 17, 2022
Location: South Side Works

Eat. Drink. Dance. Party. 

If this sounds like your sort of event, come to the Beers of the Burgh Rocktoberfest in the South Side Works! Purchase a commemorative Stein and maximize each pour as you enjoy fantastic brews, live music and tasty bites from the around the city.

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Pro Tips

Headed out for a beer-filled day? Be sure to remember these tips to make the most of your festival experience!

Don’t forget to eat
Drinking alcohol on an empty stomach is never a good idea! Stay hydrated Even though these festivals are taking place in the fall, it can still be hot and humid in Pittsburgh. Hydration can lead to serious health issues, so make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day!  

Try something new
We all have our go-to drinks and favorite types of beers, but don’t forget to have an open mind while attending these festivals. This is your chance to try all new types of beers. You never know what your next new favorite can be!

Plan a ride home
Finding a parking spot can be a challenge, and you certainly shouldn’t plan on driving after a day of drinking. Make sure to have a ride scheduled in advance to get home safely.

Pace yourself and HAVE FUN!
Beer festivals are exciting and filled with plenty of diverse beverages to drink. Know your limit, and make sure you pace yourself, in addition to drinking water and eating food, throughout the day. Most importantly, remember to have fun and look out for you and your crew.   

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