For the 5th year, the city of bridges will host Barrel and Flow, the country’s premier craft beer festival.
Did you know that Pittsburgh is home to the largest festival celebrating Black breweries? Over the past five years, the Barrel & Flow festival has grown beyond a beer festival. In addition to highlighting Black brewers and breweries, the Barrel & Flow festival celebrates Black artists and businesses.
More than just beer, the annual beer festival in Pittsburgh wants to continue to utilize the brewing industry to connect opportunity, accessibility, and artistry in ways that empower the Black community.
You may notice some familiar faces on the Barrel & Flow Fest team! Ed Bailey and Day Bracey are also the hosts of our show “Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh.” On each episode of “Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh” Ed and Day visit a different neighborhood to meet local business owners, try out some new activities and visit some local breweries.
You can stream all eight episodes of Season 1 of “Ed and Day in the ‘Burgh” for free on the Very Local channel! Download the Very Local app for your phone, streaming device or TV to start watching.
Pittsburgh does not currently have any Black-owned breweries, so how do you plan a festival celebrating Black brewers? Barrel & Flow Fest has a unique solution to this problem. Each year the festival pairs Black artists, business owners and nonprofits with local brewers to create collaboration beers. Check out the list of all of the Black breweries plus more than 50 collaboration beers that will be featured at the festival.
Interested in learning more about some of the collaborations? Check out our profiles on some of the collaborations from the 2019 festival here.
The Barrel & Flow festival offers more than beer and beverages.
Musicians performing at Barrel & Flow Festival include:
DJs performing at Barrel & Flow Fest:
You can see the entire list of Barrel & Flow Fest vendors here.
|Date:||Saturday, August 13, 2022|
|Time:||VIP: 12:00 pm (noon) – 9:00 pm|
EARLY ACCESS: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
GENERAL ADMISSION: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
|Location:||The Stacks at 3 Crossings, 2875 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.|
In addition to the main festival on Saturday, the Barrel & Flow Fest organizers have put together a week of events to celebrate Black arts, music and food.
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