Barrel & Flow Fest

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Barrel & Flow Fest

America's First Black Beer Festival  
Black Arts on Tap  l  Voted Second Best Beer Festival by USA Today

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.

A story of celebration, collaboration, & community.

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Frequently Asked

How do I redeem my 2020 Fresh Fest ticket?

Please email with your receipt and receive a voucher code. Only previously unused or those tickets that have not yet been redeemed can be honored.

What is the Covid-19 policy?


We have paid close attention to COVID-19 and related guidance so that we can ensure a safe and enjoyable festival for all in attendance. As a result, we will be requiring that all attendees provide proof of vaccination. This is a requirement for everyone. You will not receive a wristband without providing a proof of vaccine, and no wristband means no service. Both digital and paper copies of vaccination card will be accepted.

We have also instituted other safety protocols: keeping our attendees at half capacity to allow for adequate space to move about without being on top of one another, additional hand washing stations, social distancing signage, and more.

Our policy will continue to be updated per state and local restrictions. We will follow all local and state guidance. You will be required to agree to the following terms and conditions in order to purchase tickets: By purchasing a ticket for this event, you understand and expressly acknowledge that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. In attending this event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19, and waive, release, and discharge the host venue, Drinking Partners, LLC, Barrel & Flow Fest, and all of their affiliates, employees, contractors, staff, and associates from any and all liability under any theory, whether in negligence or otherwise, for any illness or injury.

How can I become a volunteer?

Email for more information on how to volunteer with our festival team.

What is the refund policy?

There will be no refunds unless we here at Barrel & Flow cancel the event, in which case all tickets purchased will be fully refunded. All sales are final in all other instances, however tickets can be given to a friend or family member.

When will tickets be available?

Tickets will be available for purchase March 1, 2022 at and

Does a ticket include one of the 16-pack collaborations?

No, the 16-packs are not included in the event admission ticket price for the in-person event or Digi Flow.

What is Digi Flow?

Digi Flow is our live-streaming coverage of some of the most exciting, educational, and entertaining content from the in-person event. Join us from wherever you are across the world as we celebrate Black arts and craft beer. You will be able to purchase a Digi Pass for virtual, convenient attendance.

Where is the festival?

Barrel & Flow 2022 will be held at The Stacks at 3 Crossings, an open-air plaza along the Allegheny River in the historic Strip District neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This will be our in-person event.

What is the date for Barrel & Flow Fest?

The festival’s main event will be on Saturday, August 13, 2022. Symposiums and a speaker series will be held all day Friday, August 12, 2022 and a Brewer’s Brunch – where attendees can meet some of the festival brewers, artists, and collaborators – will be held on Sunday, August 14, 2022.