VisitPITTSBURGH, Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference Announce CBX 2023

Craft Beverage

The weeklong Festival Will Highlight Every Element of the Craft Beverage Industry

PITTSBURGH – VisitPITTSBURGH and the Craft Beverage Expo and
Distribution is proud to announce CBX, a weeklong festival of events
celebrating craft beverages throughout Allegheny County, from March 27-April
2, 2023. Highlighting every element of the craft beverage industry, from
production and manufacture to bottling and branding, including beer,
wine, spirits, cider, sake, mead, and more, CBX will be a county-wide
celebration encompassing three distinctive components of the craft
beverage ecosystem, from wholesale to retail, with an educational and
experiential component: Craft Beverage Expo, Craft Beverage Excellence
and Craft Beverage Experience.

“Our region has been fighting for craft beverage since 1794, dating back
to the infamous Whiskey Rebellion. In contemporary times, our craft
beverage scene has continued to build in scope, reach, and momentum,
making Pittsburgh the perfect destination for a major expo like CBX,”
said Jerad Bachar, President & CEO of VisitPITTSBURGH.  

CBX will kick off with the industry/tradeshow component, Craft Beverage
Expo, taking place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on March
29-31. In addition to the tradeshow elements, CBX Expo will include The
Women in Craft Forum, which focuses on topics unique to women in the
craft beverage industry, with tailored insight and strategies to push
women to the next level in their careers.

“Our goal with this forum is to encourage greater collaboration among
women in the craft beverage industry to take on a larger role in shaping
its direction,” said Kellie Shevlin, Executive Director, of Craft Beverage
Expo and Distribution Conference. “In doing so, we hope to also develop
a community that fuels positive change and growth in our industry,
illustrating what’s possible for women who enjoy working with craft
wine, beer, cider, and spirits.”

CBX Experience is a consumer tasting event that will invite small batch
vendors from across Allegheny County to showcase their products to
industry partners and the general public. The 2023 inaugural event will
take place on March 31, and a limited number of tickets will be available
for purchase.

Ongoing throughout CBX, CBX Excellence will engage and activate
Allegheny County businesses from hotels, restaurants, culture, and other
attractions throughout the region to participate in CBX by offering
specials, discounts, events, and more.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with VisitPITTSBURGH to launch CBX,”
added Shevlin. “We’ve long had an eye on Pittsburgh as an important
region in the ever-expansive craft beverage universe. We’re thrilled to
showcase the masters of their craft from some of the best-known brands,
to the emerging stars of tomorrow, in a city where craft beverages and
innovation go hand in hand.”

About VisitPITTSBURGH:_ __VisitPITTSBURGH is the official tourism
marketing and promotion agency of the Pittsburgh region. The
organization is dedicated to generating business events, sports events,
and leisure travel. For more information, visit _visitpittsburgh.com
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About the Craft Beverage Expo (CBE) and Distribution Conference: CBE is
the leading trade exposition and conference for the entire craft
the beverage industry, with the primary goal of bringing various verticals
beverage markets together to exchange ideas and foster a community of
collaboration based on common goals. Whether it is beer, wine, spirits,
mead or cider, Craft Beverage Expo and Distribution Conference focuses
on small-batch beverages and the issues that producers face, from
finding the right technology and equipment for their operations to
getting their beverages onto stores’ shelves. For more information,
visit craftbeverageexpo.com

About Women in Craft Forum: CBE’s Women in Craft Forum focuses on topics
unique to women in the craft beverage industry. Whether you are in wine,
beer, spirits, cider, mead, or non-alcoholic beverages, this forum will
set you up for success with tailored insight and strategies to push you
to the next level in your career. For more information, visit
craftbeverageexpo.com/women-in-craft.

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