AUGUST 8, 2020
BREW2BREW COLLABS • SPEAKERS • LIVE MUSIC • INTERACTIVE DEEJAYS & ARTISTS • COOKING • BREWING
Due to the effects of and restrictions in place surrounding Covid-19, we will not be able to safely hold our in-person Fresh Fest Beer Fest.
For weeks we have thought on how to further our goals of celebrating Black culture through art, education, collaboration, and representation. And now, we are excited to announce that we are producing America’s first Black (digital) beer festival – a live-streaming event that will be broadcast from the Work Hard Pittsburgh studios and surrounding venues in Allentown. Fresh Fest Digi Fest will offer: live art, music, deejays, podcasts, brewing, cooking, speakers from across the world, and much more!
We are currently developing a free app that can be easily downloaded and will provide an event schedule, updates, links & info for breweries and beer collaborations, vendors, artist and musician information, lead up events, and more.
Stay tuned here and on our other social media pages to learn when the app becomes available.
Our tickets packages will be available July 1, 2020. A single digi pass which will include access to 54 hours of entertainment and education will only be $10.00.
Current 2020 festival ticket holders needn't do anything more to be registered for Digifest. They may also redeem their ticket(s) for one of our future festivals over the next three years. Though we have limited VIP tickets, all regular ticket holders will be upgraded to our early admission when you redeem your 2020 ticket.
Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to making 2020 the #FRESH3ST and safest beer festival in America!
To become a sponsoring partner: https://freshfestdigifest.com/sponsor
Fresh Fest in the nation’s first Black beer festival and second best in the nation, according to USA Today.The annual event showcases the country’s most talented Black brewers, along with Pittsburgh-basedbrewers in collaboration with Black artists, entrepreneurs, politicians, and business owners. Theseimaginative partnerships include brew collaborations, label designs, and/or food pairings for a new beer released exclusively at Fresh Fest. Established in 2018 by the Drinking Partners and Black Brew Culture, Fresh Fest attracts thousands of craft beer industry veterans and connoisseurs as well as novices from across the country to enjoy unique beers, ciders, and spirits while celebrating the Black diaspora. But Fresh Fest is more than just a festival; it is a community initiative that seeks to economically empower the Black community by promoting and providing access, opportunities, and representation in a $79B industry with less than 1% Black ownership or employment. To accomplish these goals, Fresh Fest offers symposiums, live events featuring Black artists and musicians, digital education, and community outreach programs, to name a few. Many of our initiatives are held in minority communities, highlight and overcome hurdles facing the Black community, and our goal is to expand our reach by offering free events, thereby eliminating cost as a barrier. We are excited by what the future holds and hope to celebrate and empower the Black business and arts communities. Media coverage of Fresh Fest has included Thrillist, Imbibe, NPR, Atlanta Black Journal, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast, Vice, The Atlantic, and October.
Check out Fresh Fest 2019 in this Poured in PA feature!