Weekend On Tap is your Friday, Saturday, and Sunday primer for beer and spirits events taking place in the Pittsburgh region. If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do this weekend, let this piece of literature be your written guide to a world of good times and great beer and spirits!
On Tap: February 24th – 26th
Welcome to the “soft launch” of Weekend On Tap! Every Friday, this feature will highlight beer and spirits events happening throughout Pittsburgh. If you know of any libations events that should be listed in upcoming posts, please email Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s what’s happening in the ‘Burgh this weekend:
Friday, February 24th
In celebration of Wigle’s 16-medal win at this year’s American Craft Spirits Association conference in Nashville, they are hosting a “heavy medal happy hour” tonight, complete with music and sampling of this year’s winning lineup. With 16 medals, they are officially the most awarded distillery of 2017 by the ACSA. Free admission with RSVP to anyone over 21 and food from Food Baby Food Truck. RSVP here.
Night 1 – 2017 Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
David L. Lawrence Convention Center | 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Pittsburgh’s largest beer festival of the year kicks off at David L. Lawrence Center with 350 craft beers from local, regional, and national breweries. This event is now ranked in the Top Ten Largest Craft Beer Festivals in the country! As an added bonus, the Friday night session also features a Beer Pong Tournament hosted by Bar-Jutsu and sponsored by the Pittsburgh Thunderbirds. You must have a ticket to Beerfest in order to play. Sign up upon arrival at the event. Purchase Event Tickets Here.
Local Brewery Night Featuring Four Seasons Brewing
Caliente Pizza & Draft House | Hampton Township starting at 6:00pm, Mount Lebanon starting at 7:00pm
Round out your February with some local love as Caliente in Hampton Township and Mount Lebanon welcomes Four Seasons Brewing to the party. Each location will be pouring beers from Latrobe’s award-winning brewery throughout the evening.
Free Will Friday
Caliente Pizza & Draft House Bloomfield | 7:00pm – close
It’s Free Will Friday at Caliente Bloomfield! Enjoy a selection of one-offs and staple beers from Free Will Brewing.
Saturday, February 25th
Day 2 – 2017 Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest
David L. Lawrence Convention Center | New Afternoon Session from 12:00pm – 4:30pm, Evening Session 6:30pm – 11:00pm
Event details above. No Beer Pong Tournament at the Saturday Sessions. Click here to purchase tickets.
Glove Dropper Blood Orange IPA Tapping
Rivertowne North Shore | All Day Long
The Pittsburgh Penguins are set to clash with their cross-state rivals, the Philadelphia Flyers, at Heinz Field Saturday night as part of the NHL’s Stadium Series. To commemorate the occasion, Rivertowne Brewing and Pottstown’s Sly Fox Beer came together to brew what’s been dubbed a “Confrontation Beer” known as Glove Dropper IPA. This 6% IPA was brewed with citrusy hops and blood orange and will be on tap at Rivertowne North Shore before, during, and after the game. LETS GO PENS!
Sunday, February 26th
Trivia at Sidelines Bar and Grill
Sidelines Bar and Grill Millvale | 8:00pm – 11:00pm
Sidelines in Millvale teams up with Pittsburgh Bar Trivia tonight and every Sunday to challenge your minds to some classic bar trivia. It’s free to play and teams of all sizes are welcome. Learn more here.