Sponsorship Opportunities with PLW!

Pittsburgh Libations Week is an initiative dedicated to the growth, evolution, and success of the Pittsburgh region’s adult beverage community 365 days a year. We have established the year-round Drink Forward movement as a means of pushing our scene in a positive direction at every juncture, fully focused on placing Pittsburgh in the upper echelon of worldwide libations destinations. Our cause is operated by industry professionals with a vested interest in the progression of adult beverages throughout our region and is dedicated to promoting fun, education, camaraderie, charity, and community.

Our sponsorship opportunities feature benefits that work year-round to enhance the visibility of your business in Pittsburgh and beyond. We take into mind the entire industry at every juncture to provide the best possible results for everyone. We integrate with your social media efforts, create content, promote your brand and events, utilize email marketing, and work in lockstep with you all year long to ensure our platform showcases your business in the best way possible. And if you need more in-depth, personal assistance building your brand, we are here to help you make it happen!

In other words, Pittsburgh Libations Week is not just a 'week.' It's a platform designed to push your brand forward 24/7/365.

A portion of your sponsorship in Pittsburgh Libations Week will be donated to our 2018 Charity Partner, Lending Hearts - a local nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for pediatric cancer.

All of our collective efforts culminate with the nine days of craft libations celebration from Friday, October 12th thru Saturday, October 20th. But the other 356 days of the year are just as important.

Your business is here 365 days a year. So are we.


Sponsorship Packages

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Top Shelf Sponsor - $1,500

  • Complete social media promotion on all PLW’s networks year-round
  • Three written features regarding your business and events on breakingbrews.com and PLW website
  • Three paid Facebook advertising campaigns throughout the year
  • Co-branded event opportunities available throughout the year
  • Logo placement on PLW website
  • Year-Round event publication on PLW website and Breaking Brews
  • Logo placement and mention in all outgoing PLW correspondence
  • 10 PLW t-shirts

Straight Up Sponsor - $1,000

  • Social media promotion through PLW’s Facebook and Twitter year-round
  • Two written features regarding your business and events on breakingbrews.com and PLW website
  • Two paid Facebook advertising campaigns throughout the year
  • Co-branded event opportunities available throughout the year
  • Logo placement on PLW website
  • Year-Round event publication on PLW Website and Breaking Brews
  • Logo placement and mention in all outgoing PLW correspondence
  • Six PLW t-shirts

Session Sponsor - $500

  • Social media promotion through PLW’s Twitter account year-round
  • One written feature about your business and events on breakingbrews.com and PLW website
  • One paid Facebook advertising campaign throughout the year
  • Co-branded event opportunities available throughout the year
  • Logo placement on PLW website
  • Event publication on PLW website during Pittsburgh Libations Week
  • Logo placement and mention in all outgoing PLW correspondence
  • Four PLW t-shirts

On-Tap Sponsor - $150

  • Logo placement on PLW website
  • Event publication during Pittsburgh Libations Week only

But wait, there's more!

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collaboration projects

Collaboration beers are a true showcase of what can happen when multiple minds come together to create something magnificent. Our goal is to see as many collaboration beers as possible for the inaugural Pittsburgh Libations Week, all to be featured at our kickoff event October 12th and all designed to give back to the community with each pint that's poured. As collaboration beers get tapped at sponsored destinations throughout PLW, $1 of each beer purchased will be donated to Lending Hearts.

We plan to support any and all collaborations that come into fruition for Pittsburgh Libations Week and are giving you the freedom to work with whom you choose. In addition to beers, we'd also like to see a small amount of these creations poured into barrels from distilleries and wineries and aged for tapping during Pittsburgh Libations Week 2019.

We are here to help you coordinate any collaboration project you have!

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Non Libations-Producing Organizations

Our initiative is all about celebrating Pittsburgh's thriving craft libations culture...something that wouldn't be what it is without the support of enthusiasts from one edge of the city to the other. To give everyone a true taste of what Pittsburgh has to offer, we have developed sponsorship opportunities for businesses and organizations of all shapes and sizes.

Your company does not have to produce adult beverages or own a bar or restaurant to join our cause. We have opportunities available that will give you and your fellow colleagues a chance to explore this scene up close and personal, all while contributing to a great cause.


We're proud to share our 2018 sponsors!


Learn more about our 2018 sponsors!

The BeerHive

The BeerHive is located in Pittsburgh’s Strip District and is a go-to place for great food and quality beer. They have a killer bottle selection and a constantly-rotating selection of beer on tap. Along with supporting local libations, they support as many Pittsburgh purveyors as possible on their menu. The BeerHive is also behind the Briney Mary bloody mary mix and Pittsburgh Pickle Co.

www.thebeerhive.com | @Thebeerhivepgh on Twitter | @TheBeerhivepgh on Instagram



Bierport is located in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood. They’re a destination for anyone who wants to enjoy beer with other enthusiasts, to discover new brews with the help of our knowledgeable staff, and to embrace the ever-growing beer scene. They have a retail store and a tap room for you to enjoy your libations. Bierport also hosts educational events and is the sister to Row House Cinema where you can enjoy quirky films with a good libation in hand.

www.Bierport.com | @BierportPGH on Twitter | @Bierport on Instagram | Read the Sponsor Spotlight


Bly Rum

BLY Rum is award-winning rum brought to you from the minds at Boyd & Blair vodka. Its amazing flavor ensures you can enjoy it alone or mixed into your favorite cocktail. BLY received a 95 rating in the 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – the world’s most prestigious international spirits and cocktail competition. They took honors as the world’s highest-rated white rum.

www.Boydandblair.com/Bly-rum | @Boydandblair on twitter | @boydandblair on Instagram


Boyd & Blair

The folks at Boyd  & Blair believe in quality over quantity. They craft every single batch by hand. Their attention to detail and skill is in every bottle, from creating their own potato mash to sealing and signing every bottle. The result is a classic vodka meant to be savored one sip at a time.

www.boydandblair.com | @Boydandblair on twitter | @boydandblair on Instagram


Breaking Brews

Breaking Brews started as a craft beer blog by Jason Cercone and has grown into a full-service libations media organization specializing in promotions, marketing, sales, consulting, branding, content creation, and social media management. It’s Jason’s mission to push Pittsburgh’s craft beer and libations scene forward by connecting enthusiasts to bars, breweries, distilleries, and organizations through education, conversation, commentary, and entertainment.

www.BreakingBrews.com | @breakingbrewsco on Twitter | @jasoncercone on Instagram



Brewed2Burn is an independent, Pittsburgh-based candle business created by Michelle Dangelo Arnoni. She’s dedicated to crafting bespoke, hand-poured, beer-inspired candles. Each locally-sourced candle contains soy wax, an environmentally sound substance that burns cleanly from start to finish. The extensive palette offers a scent for everyone.

www.Brewed2Burn.com | @brewed2burn on Twitter | @Brewed2Burn on Instagram | Read The Sponsor Spotlight


Brooklyn Brewery

Founded by Steve Hindy and and Tom Porter in 1988, Brooklyn Brewery has grown into an internationally-lauded brewery. In Pittsburgh, Natalie Kiro continues to champion the Brooklyn Brewery brand while supporting the local beer scene as their Event Ambassador in Pittsburgh.

www.brooklynbrewery.com | @BrooklynPGH on Twitter | @BrooklynPGH on Instagram


Craft Beer Industry Podcast

Every other week, Jaron Barton hosts the Craft Beer Industry Podcast. It features conversations with various people making their living within the craft beer industry. Topics discussed include what’s happening in their part of the craft beer scene and what it took to get them to where they are today.

www.craftbeerindustrypod.com | @Boxingandbeer on Twitter | @JaronBarton on Instagram


Fat Head’s Brewery

Fat Head's Saloon was founded in 1992 in Pittsburgh, PA, and was an early pioneer of the craft beer industry in Pittsburgh. They later moved production to Ohio, but we still think of them as our own. Bob Gera, Regional Sales Manager, oversees their growth in this area.

www.fatheadsbeer.com | @bobthebeerguy on Twitter | @bobthebeerguy on Instagram


Full Pint Brewing Co

Full Pint was established in 2009 in North Versailles, PA, and has been brewing award-winning ales since 2010. Closer to the city, their Wild Side Pub in Lawrenceville serves up pub classics along with their unique beer selection. Their core brands are well-known in the ‘Burgh (and beyond) thanks to the dedication of Tom Marshall.

www.fullpintbrewing.com | @fullpintbrewing on Twitter | @fullpintbrewing on Instagram


Lending Hearts

Lending Hearts is our 2018 charity beneficiary. Founded by Vasso Paliouras after her youngest sister was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hogkin’s Disease, their mission is to provide emotional and social support to children and young adults with cancer through unique activities, education, and advocacy.

www.lendinghearts.org | @lendinghearts on Twitter | @Lending_Hearts on Instagram


Modern Cafe

The Modern Cafe was established in 1933 on Pittsburgh’s North Shore and is currently owned by the Zotis family. After a fire on NYE of 2009 in an neighboring business, The Modern reopened as the largest craft beer bar on the Northside. Their kitchen has won numerous awards for their sandwiches and homemade soups. The Greek Cheese Steak is a must-have!

www.themoderncafe.com | @ModernCafepgh on Twitter | ModernCafe1933 on Instagram | Read the Sponsor Spotlight


PA Beer Alliance

PA Beer Alliance is an incorporated, non-profit, trade association made up of franchised beer wholesalers licensed by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to purchase and sell malt or brewed beverages as importing distributors. PBA nurtures and supports the socially and environmentally responsible development and growth of the malt beverage industry in Pennsylvania.

www.pabeer.com | @PBAbeer on Twitter | PABeerAlliance on Instagram | Read the Sponsor Spotlight


PA Pure Distilleries

Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries is an independently run American distillery founded on the idea of creating exceptional spirits using locally grown ingredients and packaging. They’re the minds behind Boyd & Blair Potato Vodka and BLY Rum.

www.boydandblair.com | @Boydandblair on twitter | @boydandblair on Instagram


Threadbare Cider House and Meadery

Threadbare Cider really began when the team at Wigle Whiskey made seasonal whiskeys celebrating the region’s apple bounty. Located in a historic tannery in Pittsburgh’s Northside, they’ve finally found a year-round home for their apple-themed libations. Try their cider, spirits, and a selection of the area’s craft beer while enjoying small plates in their Cider House.

www.threadbarecider.com | @threadbarecider on Twitter | @threadbarecider on Instagram


Wigle Whiskey

Wigle Whiskey is the older sibling of Threadbare Cider, the only whiskey distillery in the region, and the first distillery in Pittsburgh since Prohibition. Meredith and Alex Grelli, along with Eric Meyer and a cast of other family members, worked to bring whiskey back to its home and they’ve been producing award-winning whiskeys and other spirits in their distillery in the Strip District since 2011.

www.wiglewhiskey.com | @wiglewhiskey on Twitter | @wiglewhiskey on Instagram