Beer. Cider. Mead. Spirits. Wine. Us.


Pittsburgh Libations Week is a new tradition in the City of Champions managed by Drink Forward and designed to celebrate our region’s entire adult beverage culture and the tremendous people who drive it forward. The cornerstones of PLW will be camaraderie, communication, education, and celebration – all revolving around craft beer, whiskey, rum, vodka, mead, wine, cider, and all manner of libations that satiate the thirsts of enthusiasts year-round.

Pittsburgh Libations Week is an organization dedicated to the growth, evolution, and success of the Pittsburgh region’s libations community. We are operated by industry professionals with a vested interest in the progression of adult beverages throughout our region. We strive to increase education to libations enthusiasts, raise awareness of beer, spirits, wine, mead, and cider in our community, and celebrate the efforts of every hard-working man and woman who serve as the lifeblood of this thriving industry.

Our Mission

Drink Forward is a movement designed to push Pittsburgh libations culture in a positive direction. Our year-round presence and initiatives are designed to promote the efforts of every hardworking man and woman in the beer, cider, spirits, mead, and wine industry, shining a spotlight on everything they do to deliver the very best products and innovations to consumers throughout our region. At the same time, Drink Forward is designed to celebrate the enthusiast, providing memorable events and experiences at each and every turn while delivering education, news, product knowledge, and overall connection to the adult beverage scene they love.

The businesses that make this culture tick are working year-round to put Pittsburgh in the upper echelon of worldwide libations destinations. Our efforts may culminate with the inaugural Pittsburgh Libations Week October 12th thru October 20th, but we are focused on making our community better off than we found it each and every day of the year as well. Pittsburgh's adult beverage culture is here 365 days a year. So are we.

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get involved

We want you to be a part of PLW! Host an event, partnering with us, or just offer your support.

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In the News

See where PLW has been featured in the news.

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Meet the board

Meet our Founding Board of Directors.

We want everyone involved with bringing quality beverages to Pittsburgh to be part of making PLW spectacular and we want bars, restaurants, and organizations of all shapes and sizes to be part of the festivities as well. In addition, we want consumers of all beverages, no matter what their preferences are, to fully experience the advantages our city offers when it comes to the adult beverages they love.