Beer Week

Wigle Whiskey & multiple locations
November 7—13
Various times

An entire week dedicated to locally-crafted booze? We’ll see you at Wigle’s third annual Beer Week!

Spanning the week of November 7th through 13th, this year’s libations lineup showcases the rich landscape of craft alcohol production throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Not-to-miss happenings include Wigle’s release of its new oatmeal stout-inspired Quaker Strength Whiskey, a Homebrewers Festival, Brew School workshops, sampling events, and a Chili Cook-Off.

Paying tribute to the region’s booming steel industry heyday—when exhausted Pittsburgh mill workers requested a shot and a beer pairing traditionally featuring Imperial Whiskey and Iron City— Beer Week will also feature “Imp n’ Ahn Boilermaker Nights” with complimentary samples of the Burgh classic at Industry Public House in Lawrenceville.

For seven beverage-packed days, beer and whiskey will go hand-in-hand. After all, to make whiskey, you first need to mill, mash and ferment grains before distilling the resulting brew. Bridging the gap between beer and whiskey producers and fans—one mouth-watering sip at a time—Wigle’s event will also highlight innovative partnerships with Pittsburgh breweries, bars and restaurants.

Events will take place at Wigle’s Barrelhouse and Whiskey Garden in Spring Hill and Distillery in the Strip District, as well as at participating venues.

During the Brew School open house and workshop on November 10th, attendees will learn about pairings, production, and the magic behind barrel-aging with Neil Klingman of Wigle Whiskey and Jason Lavery of Lavery Brewing Co.

Head to Wigle Distillery on November 11th for the Quaker Strength Whiskey release party featuring the unveiling of an oatmeal stout-inspired whiskey, beer and spirit pairings with Troegs, signature cocktails, live music and the Pittsburgh Po’Boy Food Truck

Fuel up for fall on November 12th, when the Wigle Barrelhouse hosts a classic Chili Cook-Off featuring hatch chili beer from Bloom Brew in West Newton, PA. DIY producers should return to the Barrelhouse on November 13th for the third annual Homebrewers Competition. Guests will sample the People’s Choice entries, enjoy barrel-aged cocktails, and take home a snifter glass with their $20 ticket.

All week the public can enjoy complimentary samplings of Quaker Strength and Troegs Java Head Oatmeal Stout. Added bonus? Bring in your voting stub or “I Voted” sticker between Tuesday and Friday and receive a $5 gift certificate.

View a complete Beer Week schedule and buy tickets.

Looking for more events? Check out our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in November and 10 great family adventures in Pittsburgh this November feature stories.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...