The snow is gone, the trees are blossoming into color, and the days are getting longer and warmer. So thoughts are naturally turning to balmy evenings spent outdoors, sipping a locally crafted beverage.
That’s why it’s great timing for Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, running from April 17 to 26 – the perfect chance to sample the region’s best craft brews and work up a shortlist for those summer afternoons on the porch.
From beer and movie nights, beer brunches (including the aptly named Kegs N’ Eggs, at Bocktown Beer and Grill), meet-the-brewer events and even Craft Beer Cupcakes, the festival features a wealth of beer-sampling opportunities.
You can even imbibe while practicing your downward dog: The Brew Gentlemen taproom on Braddock Ave. in Braddock is hosting Sunday beer and yoga classes, in collaboration with South Hills Power Yoga. Each hour-long class includes a 5oz tasting glass followed by brunch.
Local brewhouses have collaborated to produce special brews for the event, which will all be on tap at Caliente Pizza & Draft House in Bloomfield.
More than 300 events are on offer before Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week closes on Sunday, April 26 with an unofficial sendoff at Caliente Pizza & Draft House from 5 p.m. “till the beers are gone.”
Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week
April 17 to 26
Held at several venues in the Pittsburgh area.
Heather McCracken is a Pittsburgh-based freelance journalist.