Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > Brewing Events & Local Gatherings > North East USA > Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum > Traveling to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2013, 12:24 PM   #1
Fiziks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 30
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default Traveling to Pittsburgh in 2 weeks

Howdy,

As the title says, I will be traveling to Pittsburgh in about 2 weeks and staying for 1 week and I'm looking for some good breweries to check out while I'm down there.

I would prefer more of a brewpub setting where I can bring the lady and child along, but a night out by myself wouldn't be so bad either!

I'm also open to other suggestions from anyone living in the area that knows of some hidden gems in the town that are worth checking out.

Thanks in advance!

__________________

Glass City Brewing Company
http://glasscitybeer.com/

Fiziks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
Misplaced_Canuck
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Misplaced_Canuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NE Columbia SC - Formerly, Montreal Canada
Posts: 2,752
Liked 132 Times on 107 Posts
Likes Given: 40

Default

Church brew works - if only for the novelty of it. http://www.churchbrew.com/

[I wasn't too wild about their beers]

MC

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Misplaced_Canuck
Carbonic bite? Is that like the bubonic plague?
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebstauffer
Needless to say after more than a few drams my mental efficiency matched my mashing efficiency.
Misplaced_Canuck is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2013, 12:52 PM   #3
Fiziks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 30
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Misplaced_Canuck View Post
Church brew works - if only for the novelty of it. http://www.churchbrew.com/

[I wasn't too wild about their beers]
That seems.... interesting. I'll put that down as a possibility.
__________________

Glass City Brewing Company
http://glasscitybeer.com/

Fiziks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2013, 08:05 PM   #4
jags0401
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Posts: 39
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Church Brew Works, Penn Brewery, Rock Bottom, and Hofbrauhaus are all brewpubs within city limits. All have excellent food and good beer for the most part. CBW is the most interesting environment. Penn and Hofbrauhaus are somewhat traditional German settings.

Rivertowne Pourhouse, North Country Brewing, Draai Laag, and Full Pint are brewpubs outside the city. Rivertowne food and beer are eh. NCB has fairly good beer but the environment and food are superb. It is quite a hike from the city. I believe Full Pint is serving pizzas from scratch and their beer is very very good. Draai Laag is a nano that just opened up their pub but I believe they're only open certain days. Their beer is outstanding. Also, Beaver Brewing is a nano outside the city that may or may not have food as of now.

East End, All Saints, and Helltown are the local production only breweries. All have outstanding beer. All Saints and Helltown are a little bit outside the city limits.

There are so many hidden gems in Pittsburgh. Are you interested in must eats, must sees, must drinks or all of the above?
__________________
jags0401 is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #5
jags0401
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
Posts: 39
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts

Default

Also, Church Brew Works was named "Best Large Brewpub" and "Best Large Brewpub Brewer" of the year for 2012 at the GABF. They also won gold, silver, and two bronzes at GABF 2012.

__________________
jags0401 is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-31-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
kaboom133
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Grapeville, PA
Posts: 171
Liked 20 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

All Saints just opened up a nice tap room and started selling pints. The beers they have on now are not their best, but are still good.

Church Brew Works has some great food, and a good dunkel, other than that meh.

Helltown didn't have much set up as far as a taproom when I last saw but that was a while back. IMO the make the best beer in the Pittsburgh area.

There's also a meadery if you're interested. I don't think they have anything on-site, but they have a list of bars that carry it. It would be something to check out if you end up going to Rivertowne.

__________________
kaboom133 is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-03-2013, 12:21 PM   #7
Fiziks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Posts: 30
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jags0401 View Post
There are so many hidden gems in Pittsburgh. Are you interested in must eats, must sees, must drinks or all of the above?
Thanks for all that info, ill check out as much as I can, especially the new guys since I'm planning on opening my brewpub early next year.

As far as the hidden gems go, I'm definitely looking for anything and everything the city has to offer. I really like going to the places that are not really well known that will be well worth the visit. Even if it's just a ma and pa shop.
__________________

Glass City Brewing Company
http://glasscitybeer.com/

Fiziks is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #8
Weezy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Weezy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,176
Liked 161 Times on 120 Posts
Likes Given: 108

Default

cider: http://www.arsenalciderhouse.com/

Wigle Whiskey https://www.wiglewhiskey.com/

Sharp Edge (top Belgian beer pub) http://site.sharpedgebeer.com/


this is decent:
http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/city/14


hidden gems? I guess it depends on what you like. There are a lot of comfortable local bars. If you like German style stuff, check out Penn Brewery or Hofbrauhaus. Piper's Pub in the South Side district is a nice Irish pub (they have Laurel Highlands Mead there too, and its good). There's a kagillion bars to walk to from there.

There are brewery bus tours too. A few different ones I think. Here's one. There's a tour scheudled for Friday the 21st.
http://pabrewtours.com/calendar/

__________________
On Tap: Birch Beer, Millerbräu, Sunshine Daydream clone, Pumpkin Stout
Aging: pale sour solera, yeast bay lambic, dregs lambic
Weezy is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 06-05-2013, 09:30 AM   #9
purpurp
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Posts: 1
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Check out Hough's in the Greenfield neighborhood. They have bout 50 beers on tap, loads of bottles, and usually two or three beers from the attached nanobrewery, Copper Kettle Brewing. My favorite brewpub in the City.

__________________
purpurp is offline
Fiziks Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Traveling Jbird Bottling/Kegging 10 06-03-2013 09:19 PM
Traveling for 2 weeks -- to rack or not to rack? novaraz Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 09-07-2012 12:56 AM
Traveling to ABQ and Tucson chip82 General Beer Discussion 9 06-30-2012 05:05 PM
primary 2 weeks/bottled 3 weeks = ready beer? epistrummer Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 9 05-09-2012 03:06 PM
traveling with keg monk420 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 04-29-2011 01:32 AM