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9 of the Best Breweries in Pittsburgh PA

Beer aficionados in Pittsburgh will find no shortage of regional classics, hidden gems, and gorgeous taprooms and breweries which define the local craft brew scene.

Published: 2022-10-26 08:07:50

Beer aficionados in Pittsburgh PA will find no shortage of regional classics, hidden gems, and gorgeous taprooms and breweries which define the local craft brew scene. 

A walk along the north shore of Pittsburg’s Allegheny and Ohio Rivers will put you on the path of many of Pittsburgh’s finest breweries. 

Whether you’re looking for the Pittsburgh institutions that everyone knows and loves, or are on the hunt for a little-known microbrew you can bring home to your friends, Mighty Dog has something for you in today’s recommendations. 

Allegheny City Brewing

In between North Avenue and I-279 on Foreland Street, Allegheny City Brewing is a dressed-down microbrewery. The bar usually has 12 different beers on tap, and also sells its product in 4-pack cans. 

Online ordering, curbside pickup, and current beer availability can be found on their website. 

Southern Tier Brewery Pittsburgh

Southern Tier Brewery is located just on the other side of the highway from PNC park, on North Shore Drive. 

This is a modern, dressed-down American bar setting with indoor and outdoor seating, burgers, sandwiches, wings, and a selection of 30 draft beers including many of their own creations. 

412 Brewery

You’ll find 412 Brewery west of Allegheny Commons Park, which is on West Ohio Street. 

The 412 is a true microbrewery. They do not serve food but have 8 rotating custom beer creations on tap. The current tap list, and a menu of its other beverage offerings, can be found here. 

Necromancer Brewing

This microbrewery is located east of McKnight Road on Babcock Blvd. Necromancer has 5 rotating custom beers on tap. Necromancer does not offer its own food but serves catering from local restaurants on a rotating basis. 

The current tap list and upcoming food options are available on their website. 

Penn Brewery

Penn Brewery is a local institution located just minutes from Allegheny’s north shore on Vinial Street. Penn is an old German-style brewery with dozens of classic creations.  

Penn Brewery has 6 beers on permanent tap and a rotating batch of seasonal and customized offerings. The current tap list is available here. 

Grist House Craft Brewery

Grist House is a craft brewery that aims to appeal to all beer lovers with a wide variety of light, bitter, and seasonal offerings. 

Online ordering and a look at the current tap list are available here. 

Grist House is located a short walk north of the Allegheny River, at the southwest intersection of Grant and East Sherman. 

Strange Roots Experimental Ales

Strange Roots is located right next to the Allegheny River on E Ohio Street in Millvale. 

This is a trendy microbrewery open from Thursday to Sunday each week. They have a large selection of custom brews that customers can browse here. 

Strange Roots serves sandwiches from the Pittsburgh Sandwich Society. 

Roundabout Brewery

Roundabout is a local microbrewery serving custom creations on the bank of the Ohio River, just east of Brunot Island. 

Roundabout does not offer food but facilitates orders through local restaurants and food trucks which you can enjoy inside the brewery. 

Here is a list of what’s currently on tap and food offerings. 

Old Thunder Brewing Company

In the Blawnox district of Pittsburgh, Old Thunder Brewing Company is an upscale and modern taproom with indoor and outdoor seating. 

Old Thunder is a laid-back, exposed brick brewery with open floors and a spacious taproom. 

Old Thunder has a rotating list of food trucks that serve food for them. Their current tap list and food offerings can be found on their website. 

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