• VisitPITTSBURGH is Partnering with Homebrew Con 2022

     
    POSTED June 3, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Jody Mader Photography

Some 2,000 beer-loving attendees are expected to gather at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh on June 23-25 for the 44th Homebrew Con. In conjunction with Homebrew 2022, several area breweries will collaborate with local homebrewers on a wide range of beers. In addition, The Pittsburgh Brewers Guild (PBG) is partnering with the Masters Brewers Association (District Pittsburgh) and Three Rivers Association of Serious Homebrewers (TRASH) to pair top local performers at TRASH’s annual homebrew competition with a number of PBG member breweries. 

In addition to the collaboration beers and performances, the PBG is working with VisitPITTSBURGH and the Brewers Association (the American Homebrewers Association parent organization) to promote Pittsburgh beer during the course of Homebrew Con. The PBG and VisitPITTSBURGH will operate a space at the convention center to answer questions about Pittsburgh and pour local beer, including some of the homebrewer collaborations. The PBG is also helping the Brewers Association create a special Homebrew Con version of its popular Pittsburgh Brewery Guide, which includes brewery trail maps and information about more than 40 Allegheny County breweries. 

“A number of folks in our industry, including brewery owners and head brewers, started as homebrewers,” said Malcolm Frazer, head brewer at Hop Farm Brewing in Lawrenceville and a Pittsburgh Brewers Guild board member, who helped organize the collaborations. “With these collaborations we get to celebrate and reinforce that connection between professional and amateur brewers. Our member breweries are very excited about this and the response has been tremendous.” 

Cheers to all!

 

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