Three Rivers Beer Week is a celebration of Pittsburgh breweries and beer organized by the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild. It includes featured events organized by the PBG and dozens of events led by its nearly 50 member breweries.

In 2022 Three Rivers Beer Week will run from Sunday, Oct. 2 through Sunday, Oct. 9

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Yes! The First Pour beer festival will kick off Three Rivers Beer Week – our annual celebration of locally made craft beer – in a big and fun way. At First Pour, beer lovers can:

  • Enjoy all of the special collaboration beers brewed with breweries from this year’s partner city – Cleveland (see below)
  • Receive this year’s commemorative Three Rivers Beer Week glass
  • Enjoy your favorite beers and rare finds from more than 20  Pittsburgh breweries
  • Purchase food from Mindy’s Take & Bake and Streets on the Fly food truck
  • Enjoy THIS IS RED, a former church turned marketing agency that features unique music-themed backdrops
  • Hang out with some of our beer friends from this year’s partner city: Cleveland (a new partner city each year will continue to be a unique element of TRBW)
  • Listen to a playlist curated by @jagoffbrewer (Hitchhiker’s Andy K.)
  • Help support programs operated by the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild, such as the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide 

VIP ticket holders get all of the above, plus:

  • Early entry (6:00 p.m.)
  • Access to the third floor VIP section, where you can relax, sip on rare beers from select Pittsburgh breweries and enjoy catered meats and cheeses

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the annual kick off to Three Rivers Beer Week. Produced with the support of VisitPITTSBURGH and THIS IS RED.


Yes. The best thing that is possible for all of our member breweries and supporters is for more people to feel good about having a beer at more places. We will ensure everyone working and attending First Pour pledges to act responsibly and treat everyone involved with respect.  

Yes. The Pittsburgh Brewers Guild teamed up with the organizers of Cleveland Beer Week to help line up a number of different collaboration beers that will be highlighted during this year’s Three Rivers Beer Week. The collaborations – which represent the geographically unique brewery trails laid out in the PIttsburgh Brewery Guide – will feature at least one brew per trail:

  • Allegheny City Brewing x Collision Bend Brewing (North Shore Trail)
  • Arboretum Trail Brewing x Magic City Brewing (East Pittsburgh Trail)
  • Brew Gentlemen x Noble Beast Brewing (Mon River Trail)
  • Coven Brewing x Missing Mountain Brewing (City Trail)
  • Grist House Craft Brewery x Masthead Brewing (Allegheny River Trail)
  • Helicon Brewing x Butcher & Brewer (Ohio River Trail)
  • Hop Farm Brewing x Fat Heads Brewery (City Trail)
  • Southern Tier – Pittsburgh x Southern Tier – Cleveland (North Shore Trail)
  • Spoonwood Brewing x R. Shea Brewing (South Hills Trail)

The beers will be available at the host Pittsburgh brewery and likely some other participating breweries on each trail. You can also enjoy all of those collabs in one location at the second annual Three Rivers Beer Week: First Pour beer festival on Saturday, Oct. 1 (6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.) at THIS IS RED in Munhall, PA – about seven miles up the Monongahela River from downtown Pittsburgh. 

At this time we think we have things covered. If a need for volunteers comes up, though, we’ll post about it on and include information in email updates.

Visit You’ll see a cool interactive calendar you can use to find, save, and share events. 

Yes. Proceeds from Three Rivers Beer Week: First Pour are used to support the programs run by the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild, a nonprofit organization that helps promote the nearly 50 breweries located in Allegheny County. 

At this time we are not planning to have any sponsorships or events at bars or restaurants, but if you have an idea or a question please contact