Disclaimer : There are samplings out the wazoo this weekend for the culmination of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week. We’ve listed a few bigger events that are on our list of ride-bys, but for the full listing and detailed info on tastings you’ll want to check out the PCBW calendar.
The 2nd annual PGHTEE T-Shirt Art Show is operating in conjunction with craft beer week this year. The art show and local beer tasting is as free as they come and starts at 6pm at 2315 Wharton Street on the South Side.
While you’re making your way to/from Carson Street, you should maybe swing by the good old Rowdy Buck and do some drinking with and for your dawgs. The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team is hosting a fundraiser from 6-9pm complete with food, prizes, silent auction, a chance to win a private flight around the city and more, if you can believe it. Just ten bucks at the door to help keep your beloved pup friends off the streets and out of danger.
Listen, we all know Lou “I don’t go to bars to drink with babies” Kroeck doesn’t NEED craft beer week to have a good time. But that doesn’t mean he’ll miss the opportunity to co-mingle his ever-deepening crew with the Oakland college crowd in the name of a free beer sampling. Tomorrow’s Pittsburgh Happy Hour begins with a 6pm Great Lakes Brewery sampling at Fuel & Fuddle before moving to Hemingway’s (or “Hemmy’s”…for the bros) for cheaper beers and all the fish bowls you can possibly handle.
An option for the IPA drinker is Caliente Pizza Bar in Bloomfield. Aside from having a sexy-ass name, Caliente earns man-points by hosting an Extreme IPA Tap Takeover. Come taste and vote on 20 of the hoppiest mo-fos out there.
The monthly Gallery Crawl is on from 5:30-9pm in the Cultural District downtown. Check out the Cultural Trust to get the full list of participating venues. Don’t miss the Pierogie Making Class offered by Braddock’s American Brasserie chef Brian Volmrich at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel on 6th Ave.
Night Market IV is popping up on Friday in conjunction with the Gallery Crawl at the corner of 8th Street and Penn. Stop by from 6-11pm for craft arts, food and music from DJ Soy Sos. Get the full list of vendors (so many! BRGR to Zekes and everything in between) right HERE.
Editor’s Note: If you were lucky enough to contribute to the great Commonwealth Press server crash and land a ticket for the Beer Barge, make sure you show up by 6 as the boat ship sets sail promptly at 6:30. We’ll be all aboard, fa sho.
Start your Saturday off right by running for free beer. Seriously. Meet up with the Pittsburgh Hash House Harriers – the Steel City’s premier group of running drinkers – at Hough’s in Greenfield for a 1:00 trail run and you’ll earn yourself two free Harpoon drafts. As a bonus, get there at noon and take part in the Harpoon Brewery sampling to get a little boost before your work out. (No joke dudes, fitness pros endorse a good beer run.)
Art All Night is back for its Sweet Sixteen! Same location (97 40th Street in the Lawrenceville), same time (4pm Saturday – 2pm Sunday) and featuring the same amazing assortment of local artisans and community supporters getting together in the name of all things artsy fartsy. Free and open to the public, no reason NOT to swing by. The space is awesome and (generally) the people involved are even awesomer. AwesomEST? Yours truly will be tending bar between 8 and 10pm. Stop by for a high five and a beer, or to congratulate me on finally moving out of my mom’s house.
As always, the last Saturday of the month means Down & Derby at Belvedere’s. April’s theme is “Gleaming The Cube”. If anyone out there knows what this means…I mean…???
Stop back at Hough’s again at noon on Sunday and help them set a world record for the largest beer tasting…ever. Tickets are $20 and buy you 4 pints of Flying Dog beer in addition to sampling notes and a chance to make history.