The third annual FreshFest is back, and this year the nation’s only black beer festival is going digital. The live-streaming event, FreshFest DigiFest, happens on August 8th (12pm-9pm), and will be broadcast from the Work Hard Pittsburgh Studios and surrounding venues in Allentown. The fest features live art, music, deejay’s, podcasts, brewing, cooking, speakers from across the world, and more!

  • Fresh Fest Beer Fest
  • Fresh Fest Beer Fest
  • Fresh Fest Beer Fest
  • Fresh Fest Beer Fest
  • Fresh Fest Beer Fest

In 2018 FreshFest became the nation’s first black beer fest, showcasing the country’s most talented black brewers, along with Pittsburgh-based brewers. The festival has been an awesome party the past two years, with thousands of craft fans and some of the best brews from across the country. And this year you’ll get access to a large variety of really drinks, all from the comfort of your home! 

The single digi pass ticket is $10 and includes access to 54 hours of entertainment and education. A free app will help to provide an event schedule, updates, links & info’s for breweries and beer collaborations, vendors, artist and musician info, lead up events, and more. The app will be available soon, check out the website and social channels for updates! 

The online party is hosted by Black Brew Culture and The Drinking Partners Podcast, which features comics Ed Bailey and Day Bracey. Their podcast covers a variety of entertaining topics with entertainers, politicians, and entrepreneurs. They will be sure to provide both hilarious and educational takes on the fest! 

Black Brew Culture began in Homestead in 2015, with aspirations to “diversify the craft brew industry. To create a platform that would showcase the brands and stories of black people in beer,” according to the events website. This has led to a national space of curated events, with “exposure, access and equity to the definition of diversity and advocating a far bigger picture than just creating more consumers.”

Tickets for the event will be available on June 15th here. And make sure to use #fresh3st when posting on social media!

Check out our coverage from last year’s FreshFest!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Josh McCann

Josh McCann is a contributing writer for Made in PGH, where he writes about events and music. He's a Point Park University alumnus, musician, and founder of the music blog Where The Bands Are. His writing on rock and roll has appeared in the Globe and the Northside Chronicle.

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