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Barrel & Flow Fest

New Year. New Block. Same Party.

2022 Festival Vibes

“A beer festival that actually looked like America. Black folks, white folks, all kindsa folks, queer folks, straight folks, womenfolk, menfolk. Folk, folk. Ran smooth. Crazy beautiful vibes, zero negativity … Damn nice beers!”
- Garrett Oliver

What to expect in 2023:

Exclusive Collaborations

sip our exclusive collaborations as we celebrate Black breweries

Vibe & Imbibe

dance to the beats of some of the best deejays & bands across the nation

Explore Opportunity

learn about brewing and explore job opportunities

Crafters Market

shop our uniquely curated collection of vendors in the Crafters Market

Networking & Community

connect with non-profits and investigate how to help

Experience Live Art

watch live artists paint, sculpt, and craft works of beauty and mastery

Create & Connect

build bridges between local creators & local businesses

Arts Initiative

apply for an arts-based scholarship through our art + biz program


About Barrel & Flow Fest:


Barrel & Flow is one of America’s favorite festivals, as voted by the readers of USA Today, and we strive to be the most welcoming festival as well. We are more than just beer and want to continue to utilize the brewing industry to connect opportunity, accessibility, and artistry in ways that empower the Black community. Join us August 12, 2023 from 3 pm - 9 pm (VIP noon - 9pm) in Pittsburgh's Strip District - The Stacks at 3 Crossings ( 2875 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222).

Why Barrel & Flow? To honor what we see as interconnected and important sectors of Black arts. To celebrate Black arts and artists. And to express and share how collective art is greater together than the sum of their individual parts. Through the barrel flows this collective creativity of music, visual art, and culinary art. Our collaborations and aims of economic empowerment for the Black community continue, just as significant and necessary as ever, with global aspirations and national amplifications.

Barrel & Flow's lineup reflects our commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming festival environment and showcasing Black breweries, artists, & small businesses. We invite you to join us as we celebrate brewing + art with this exceptional collection of breweries from across the country pouring festival-exclusive collaborations, a varying and talented cast of musicians spanning genre and style, and a unique selection of food vendors, indie artisans, and local non-profits.

Join us in 2023 to become part of this story of celebration, collaboration, and community.

Media coverage of Fresh Fest has included Forbes, Thrillist, Imbibe, NPR, Atlanta Black Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast,Vice, The Atlantic, and October. In addition to national and international media coverage Fresh Fest, has been twice voted the second best beer festival in the United States by USA Today and is featured in the Smithsonian Institution.

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