Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2017 gets underway on Friday, April 21st and our city will officially switch into full-on Beer Mode! Bars, breweries, and organizations across town will be planning various events to commemorate the 6th year of celebration in our rapidly-expanding, constantly-evolving craft beer community.
Getting in on the action for a second straight year is Spoonwood Brewing Company in Bethel Park. They’ve put together a full week of events designed to entertain, educate, and exemplify the fun they have in their taproom year-round. Last year’s inaugural Cornhole Tournament was an incredible success, with 32 teams competing for the crown of Inaugural Spoonwood PCBW Cornhole Champion. The tournament returns for 2017, along with a week’s worth of live music, beer tappings, dinners, special pairing events, and more.
Here is the full rundown of what’s happening at Spoonwood Brewing Company throughout Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week 2017 April 21st – 30th:
Friday, April 21st | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Live Music with The Vagrants – Kick off PCBW with Happy Hour from 4:00-6:30pm and the musical stylings of The Vagrants from 8-10pm. PLUS, Spoonwood’s PCBW collaboration beer brewed with Mindful Brewing will be on tap for your enjoyment.
Saturday, April 22nd | 11:30am – 4:00pm, Open til Midnight
Tapping of Barrel-Aged Beard of Bees Collaboration Beer with Apis Mead & Winery – Last Fall, Spoonwood and Apis teamed up to brew Beard of Bees – a sweet, delicious Imperial Honey Porter. Thanks to some sweet forward-thinking brewers, a small amount of the batch went into a Wild Turkey barrel and it’ll be tapped today for consumption! In addition, special guest Bedillion Honey Farm will be on-hand with an observation honey beehive. Kids meals will be FREE from 11:30am – 4:00pm, so bring the whole family down for an afternoon of fun.
Sunday, April 23rd | 10:30am – 6:00pm
Regular Brunch Hours from 10:30am – 1:00pm / 2nd Annual Spoonwood PCBW Cornhole Tournament from 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Start your day off properly with Brunch at Spoonwood. Check out the menu and make your reservations here. Then, from 3:00pm – 6:00pm, see if you’ve got what it takes to capture the crown in Spoonwood’s PCBW Cornhole Tournament. A sweet prize pack is on the line, in addition to a year’s worth of bragging rights. Click here to get all the details and to register your team.
Monday, April 24th | CLOSED
Tuesday, April 25th | 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Hops For Heroes with the Mt. Lebanon Fire Department – Hops For Heroes is back at Spoonwood Brewing and a portion of sales from tonight’s event will be donated to the the Mount Lebanon Fire Department. Several firefighters will be in the house and they’ll have one of their trucks parked in the lot for you to check out! Come early for Happy Hour from 4-6:30pm.
Wednesday, April 26th | 5:00pm – 8:00pm
PCBW 3-Course Prix Fixe Beer and Food Pairing Dinner – This event promises to be a true showcase of the phenomenal food and beers you get every time you visit Spoonwood Brewing. Enjoy three courses with three beer samples + one full beer for just $35! The full menu can be found below. Spoonwood’s full food menu will also be available this evening. Click here to make reservations for the Prix Fixe Dinner. Happy Hour from 4-6:30pm.
Thursday, April 27th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Live Music with Jeff Grable – Every Thursday is Live Music Night at Spoonwood Brewing and Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is no exception. Tonight, enjoy the musical offerings of the one and only Jeff Grable.
Friday, April 28th | 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Beer and Cigar Pairing with Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe AND Live Music from The Weathered Road from 9:00pm-11:00pm – Good beer. Good cigars. Life doesn’t get much better. But did you know certain cigars pair better with certain beers? Tonight, Shawn Carroll and his crew from Dirty Dog Cigar Shoppe will be set up at Spoonwood with a variety of cigars for you to purchase. Chat with Shawn and discover what cigar pairs best with your favorite Spoonwood beer(s). Plus, The Weathered Road will take the stage at 9:00pm to add some live music to the evening’s festivities.
Saturday, April 29th | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
2nd Annual PCBW Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby – Baseball season will officially be underway and what better way to bring PCBW to a close than by crushing wiffle balls over the roof of Spoonwood’s brewery?! Last year, this event was a load of fun and 2017 should be no different. A nice prize package is up for grabs. Click here for all the details and to register today!
Sunday, April 30th | 10:30am – 5:00pm
Brunch & Sunday Happy Hour – Another year of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week is officially in the books and it’s back to business as usual at Spoonwood. Fortunately, Sunday business at Spoonwood kicks total ass. Start off your day with Brunch from 10:30pm – 1:00pm, then stick around for Happy Hour from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. Happy Hour includes $4 Drafts (excluding any specialty or barrel-aged beers), $1 off wine, cider, and mead, and $2 off pizzas and shareables. Click here to make Brunch reservations.