Calling all craft beverage and delicious food lovers (so everyone?) — we've got an event you don't want to miss. The Craft Beverage Experience in Pittsburgh is a fun-filled weekend stuffed to the brim with quality drinks of all kinds. The event sees over 100 different vendors all under one roof serving everything from small-batch spirits, craft beer and wine to local coffee, kombucha and even sake.

Whether you're a self-proclaimed beer nerd who gets down with all the flavours in a funky brew or a wine lover who wants to sip and savour different varietals, there's something for everyone at the Craft Beverage Experience. 

Just a six-hour drive from Toronto, Pittsburgh is an easy road trip destination that should be on every foodie's bucket list. The home of the famous Whiskey Rebellion and one of the first pioneers of the American craft beer movement, Pittsburgh's history of craft beverage excellence runs deep. Today, the region is home to more than 50 craft breweries turning out a number of award-winning labels.

A melting pot of different cultures, Pittsburgh's craft beverage scene is as diverse as its 90 distinct neighbourhoods. Discover innovative brews that will tantalize your palate in this craft beer and beverage destination. 

The city is also a foodie hotspot, home to a slew of James Beard-nominated restaurants. Pittsburgh is overflowing with food and beverage options, and you don't want to miss the opportunity to try them all in one place. 

On March 31, dive into Pittsburgh's impeccable craft beverage scene by tasting your way through the over 100 producers at the Craft Beverage Experience. For USD $65, your general admission ticket includes unlimited samples from all of the vendors onsite. Need some nosh to go with all those drinks? For just $40 more, VIP tickets include all your drink samples, plus delicious bites from 11 local restaurants. Chow down on snacks from Millie's Homemade ice cream, the LeMont and many more.

After the event, spend the rest of the weekend exploring Pittsburgh's craft beverage spots offering deals as part of CBX Excellence from March 31 – April 2. With all the draws and culture of a large city, but in a smaller, more intimate setting, exploring Pittsburgh is the perfect way to spend a weekend. 

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Bars, restaurants and breweries to visit during CBX Excellence

1. Braddock's Rebellion

107 Sixth St., Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

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2. LeMont Restaurant

1114 Grandview Ave.

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3. Sly Fox Taphouse

300 Liberty Ave.

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4. Mike's Beer Bar

110 Federal St.

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5. Sullivan's Steakhouse

600 Grant St. Lower

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6. The Speckled Egg PGH

501 Grant St.

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7. Millie's Homemade Ice Cream

246 Forbes Ave.

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8. No Names Pub

4717 Butler St.

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9. Pita My Shawarma

3716 Butler St.

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10. Shorty's Pins x Pints

353 N. Shore Dr.

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11. Coughlin's Law Kitchen and Ale House

10 Virginia Ave.

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