Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week kicks off on April 17.

The big events begin Friday, but some people got an early start on Wednesday at Caliente Pizza and Draft House in Bloomfield, where they sampled a new “Collaboration Beer,” one that a team of brewers made together.

Caliente teamed up with East End Brewing for the event.

Craft Beer Week wraps up on April 26.

One of the events that day is the first “Brewer’s Olympics” at Millvale’s Grist House Brewing Company.

For $15, you can watch brewers compete, and get a souvenir glass for tasting their brews.

For more details and a calendar of events, visit: