Beer Week event o' the day: 4/27

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


Did someone say "draft pick"? Good luck with that today.

There's another BIG menu for this, the last day of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week.

There are several standout events, including the annual East End Brewing Pedal Pale Ale Keg Ride to deliver that beer by bicycle to a "secret" bar and then share it with the riders (and proceeds go to two good causes).

But that took off this morning. My event of the day would have to be the first-ever Pittsburgh Cider & Mead Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. at the old Pittsburgh Brewing plant in Lawrenceville to benefit that neighborhood's historic Arsenal Park. I wrote about the fest here this week. Above is the menu. Bill Larkin of Allegheny Cider House & Wine Cellar, which organized the event, says you can still get tix at the door, and reminds everyone to bring their IDs.

You couldn't ask for a nicer day, so get out there and get to something today or tonight on the full PCBW events calendar. Your choices include a very cool sour-and-funky beer fest and some beer-and-cheese tastings (including one in Mars) and a beer dinner in Homestead. Happenings are spread out from a Butler County golf course to a Beaver County classic beer bar to a ski resort in Somerset County.

And as always, we love for you to share photos of your day's festivities, or from anytime from Craft Beer Week, here.

Arsenal Cider flier

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.