Allegheny County Breweries & Brewpubs


September 23, 2017 (Pa LCB data was accessed September 18, 2017)
Formatted for 8.5” X 11” printing with 12 point font.
Check with a brewery before visiting as not all are open to the public.

Active Breweries & Brewpubs in Allegheny County
Listings per Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Data Base


Two entries have a restaurant license (R) in which they are not permitted to brew.
They are listed for historical reference.

180 And Tapped (G)
2010A State Avenue, Coraopolis 15108
Timothy Janowiak, manager.

412 Brews (G)
706-708 Island Avenuenue, McKees Rocks, Pa. 15136
Owner: 412 Brews Inc.

Allegheny City Brewing (G)
507 Foreland St, Pittsburgh (North Side) 15212-4910
Owner: Allegheny City Brewing LLC
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Opening day was Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

American Beverage Corp (G) (A) Industrial Manufacturer
1 Daily Way, Verona, Pa 15147
Owner: American Beverage Corp.
Industrial Brewery not open for visitors.
This is a commercial facility and not open to the general public. They make non-alcoholic (Little Hugs) and alcoholic drinks. They also have a distillery license (A). They are noted here for reference as they do have a brewing license.

Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar (G) Under Construction
1700 Universal Road, Penn Hills
Owner: Bill & Michelle Larkin
Received a brewery license on October 14, 2016 for this location. Arsenal has the home Cider House in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Aurochs Brewing Co. (G) Brewers of Gluten Free Beers
8321 Ohio River Blvd (Pa Route 65), Emsworth 15202
Owner: 2124 Brewing Company LLC
Brewery with taproom
Opened November 13, 2012

Reopened after a remodel.
Formerly at 2124 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh.
Established in 2012 and makers of gluten free beer.

Biers Pub (G)
Formerly Benjamin’s Burger Bar
900-902 Western Avenue, Pittsburgh (Northside) 15233-1716
Jake Bier moved and renamed the War Streets Brewery here in 2017.

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
This company has a restaurant in McCandless Township and Upper St. Clair.
They serve their own beer, which is made out of state and not on-site.
This is listed here as they have Brewery in their name but I want to clarify that they do not have an on-site brewery should you want to visit for that reason.

Brew Gentlemen
See The Brew Gentlemen, below.

Burghers Brewing
3601 Butler Street, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)
Restaurant for the Harmony, Butler County based restaurant.
BREWERY IN NAME ONLY – THEY DO NOT BREW BEER

Church Brew Works (R)
3525 Liberty Avenue at 36th St, Pittsburgh, (Lawrenceville) Pa. 15201
Opened August 1, 1996

See: Lawrenceville Brewing Co, below.
The Church is not licensed to brew beer nor is it a brewpub. It is a restaurant having a restaurant license (R). The Lawrenceville Brewing Company (owner of the restaurant) and the Brew Works are within the same building.

Cinderlands Beer Company (G) Under Construction
3705 Butler St, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville) 15201-1819
Business Owners: Jamie & Steve Warden (brothers)

Cinderlands Beer Company (G) Under Construction
2601 Smallman St, Pittsburgh (Lawrenc3eville) 15222
This is an Oxford development project and the brewery may not get underway for a while.

Cobblehaus Brewing (G)
1052 Main Street, Coraopolis
Owner: Cobblehause Brewing Co
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Incorporated on May 12, 016 and received a brewing license in September 2016.

Copper Kettle Brewing Co (G)
557 Greenfield Avenue, Pittsburgh, (Greenfield) 15207-1093
Owner: Matthew Dean Inc.
Brewery with adjacent taproom.
Opened January 4, 2012

Copper Kettle is in the planning stages of opening another location in Garfield.

Costar Brewing (G)
919 N St. Clair, Pittsburgh, (Highland Park) 15206
Owner: Costar Brewing Inc.
Opened February 2013

Costar Way is in the rear of the property.

Scuttlebutt has it that they are looking to open an off-site taproom.

Couch Brewery & Brewery Pub (G) (GP to expire in Dec.)
1351 Washington Road, Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh near Negley Run
Owner: Couch Brewery LLC
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Received a brewery license on October 14, 2016.

Dancing Gnome (G to expire in Dec.)
925 Main Street, Sharpsburg
Owner: Dancing Gnome LLC
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Official opening day was Saturday, October 1, 2016.

Draai Laag (Dry Log) (G) (GP renewed for 2017)
501 E Ohio St., Millvale 15209
Owner: Draai Laag Brewing Co LLC
Brewery’s Taproom.
This is a Belgian inspired brewery founded in 2009 and opened in 2011.

Draai Laag (Dry Log) Brewing Co. (Regional Brewery) (G)
3812 William Flynn Highway, Building 4, Space 4B, Allison Park 15101-3660
Owner: Draai Laag Brewing Company LLC
Commercial brewery
Brewing license for this production brewery posted by the Pa. LCB in June 2015.

Draai Laag (Dry Log) Brewing Co. (Regional Brewery) (G)
4399 Gibsonia Way, Gibsonia 15044-9343
Owner: Draai Laag Brewing Company LLC
Commercial brewery

East End Brewing Co. (Regional Brewery) (G) (GP)
147 Julius St at Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh (Larimer) 15208
Owner: East End Brewing Company Inc., Scott Smith
Brewery with on-site and off-site taproom.
Larimer location opened in 2012 after relocating from the original Homewood location, which opened in 2004.

East End operates a taproom in the Pittsburgh’s Strip District.
102 19
th Street between Penn Avenue and Smallman Street

Eleventh Hour Brewing (G)
Under construction. Brewery expects to open in 2017.
3701 Charlotte Street, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville) 15201
Owner: McMahon Brewing Co LLC
Brewery with on-site taproom.

Full Pint Wild Side Pub
5308 Butler Street, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)
Full Pint Brewery has a brewery in North Versailles (Westmoreland County) but operates a taproom in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood.

Grist House Brewing (Brewpub) (G) (GP to expire in Dec.)
10 Sherman Street 15209, Millvale
Phone: 814 528 2303
Owners: Brian S. Eaton & Kyle L. Mientkiewicz
Owner: Mientkiewiczeaton LLC
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Opened May 24, 2014. Brewing License G502


Helicon Brewing (G)
102 Union Avenue, Oakdale
Owner & Brewer: Chris Brunetti
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Brewer: Any Weigel
Brewing license was posted by the LCB (assessed February 3, 2016). The license is active license as of April 15, 2016.

Hitchhiker Brewery (G) (GP)
230 15th Street, Sharpsburg (building fronts South Canal Street)
In the boiler room of the former Fort Pitt Brewery
Owner: Hitchhiker Brewing Company, Gary & Serena Olden
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Brewer: Andy Kwiatkowski
Under construction at this posting date

Hitchhiker Brewery (G to expire in Dec.)
190 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon 15228
Phone: 412 343-1950
Owner: Hitchhiker Brewing Company, Gary & Serena Olden
Brewery’s Taproom.
Brewer: Andy Kwiatkowski
Hofbräuhaus (Restaurant & Brewpub) (G)
2705 South Water St at South 27th Street
Pittsburgh, (South Side Works) 15203-2391
Phone: 412 224-2328
Owner: Hofbräuhaus Brewing Company (Pittsburgh Brau LLC)
Brewery with attached restaurant
Opened March 29, 2009. Brewing License G407
Brewer: Shawn Setzenfand
Ed Slouffman, Eckhart Kurbjuhn start-up brewers

Hop Yard Brewing (G)
5601 Butler St., Pittsburgh, (Lawrenceville) 15201
Owner: Hop Yard Brewing, Matthew P. & Emily P. Gouwens
Brewery with on-site taproom.
Opened 2012

Insurrection Ale Works (G)
Opened November 27, 2015. Brewing License G543

1635 E Railroad St., Carnegie 15106
Owner: Insurrection Brewing Company LLC
Matthew H. Messer & Brad W. Primozic
Brewery with on-site taproom.
The post office is Carnegie but the borough is Heidelberg.

Lawrenceville Brewing Co (G)
3525 Liberty Avenue at 36
th St, Pittsburgh, (Lawrenceville) 15201
Phone 412-688-8200
Owner: Sean Casey, Lawrenceville Brewery Inc.
Brewery with adjacent restaurant and bar.
Opened August 1, 1996.

Incorporated on August 2, 1995.

Leaning Cask Brewing (G)
See The Leaning Cask Brewing Co., below.
Brewery with on-site taproom.

Mindful Brewing Company LLC (G)
3759 Library Road, Castle Shannon 15234
Owners: Melissa M Jones & Abigail Sorbara
Brewery with adjacent restaurant and bar.
Established in 2015 with an opening date of January 17, 2017.

Parkway Theater
See The Parkway Theater, below.

Penn Brewery (R)
800 Vinial St., Pittsburgh (North Side)
Owner: Pennsylvania Brewing Company. Brewing License G253
Troy Hill Road & Vinial St 15212 (North Side)
The Penn Brewery is not licensed to brew beer nor is it a brewpub. It is a restaurant having a restaurant license (R). The Pennsylvania Brewing Company is the owner of the restaurant. The Penn Brewery was originally known as the Allegheny Brewery & Pub when it first opened in 1989.
Opened September 12, 1989 as Allegheny Brewery & Pub
Penn Brewery & Allegheny Brewery Ratskeller

Pennsylvania Brewing Company (G)
Received brewing license on April 10, 1989
Pennsylvania Brewing Co. (Est. 1986) Brewpub (Opened1989)
Troy Hill Road & Vinial St 15212 (North Side)
Pittsburgh, (North Side) 15212
PBC was the first brewery to open a brewpub in Pittsburgh with the Allegheny Brewery & Pub. It changed the pub name to Penn Brewery. This is Pennsylvania’s first brewpub as well.

Pig Hill Brewery (G)
6901 Lynn Way, Pittsburgh 15208
Owner: Pig Hill Brewery LLC, Joe Reichenbacher & Naomi Auth

Formerly at 1721 Lowrie Street, Troy Hill

Pig Hill, makers of Red Star Kombucha, has a tap room in Downtown Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Bottle Shop and Brewhouse (G)
1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville 15017-2894
Owner: Pittsburgh Bottle Shop and Brewhouse LLC, Mark Davis
The zip code is for Bridgeville but the Shop is in Collier.

Rivertowne Pour House (G)
312 Center Road, Monroeville
Phone: 412 372 8199
Owner: Fybomax Inc.
Brewery with restaurant.
Opened 1997

Brewer: Andrew Maxwell

Rock Bottom Brewery (G)
171 E Bridge Street under the Pittsburgh-Grey’s Bridge
(The Grey’s were a nationally famous negro-league baseball team)
Homestead (The Waterfront) 15120
Phone: 412-462-2739 Fax: 412-462-4514
Owner: Walnut Brewery Inc.
Brewery with adjacent restaurant.
Opened April 1, 2002
Brewer: Meg Evans.
Brandon McCarthy (prior to 2012) left in late 2015.
Steve Ilnicki opened Spoonwood as head brewer.
First brewer was Matthew Carroll. See the Homestead page for more brewers here.

Rogan Brewing Company (G) Under Construction
925B Duquesne Blvd, Duquesne 15201-2718
Owner and brewer: Rick Morgan
The brewery is under construction. Plans are to have a taproom in Homestead on E 8
th Avenue.

Roundabout Brewery (G) (GP)
4901 Butler St., Pittsburgh, (Lawrenceville) 15201
Opened July 13, 2013.
Owner: James Henry LLC, Steve and Dyana Slone
Brewery with on-site taproom.

Southern Tier Pittsburgh (G)
316 North Shore Drive, (North Side) Pittsburgh 15212-5870
Owner: Southern Tier Brewing Pittsburgh LLC
New York State brewery with adjoining restaurant.

Spoonwood Brewing (G)
5981 Baptist Rd., Bethel Park 15236
Owner: Spoonwood Brewing LLC
Brewery with adjoining restaurant.
Opened January 31, 2015.

Steve Ilnicki left Rock Bottom to become the first brewer.

Spring Hill Brewing (G) Under Construction
1958 Varley St (North Side – Spring Hill), Pittsburgh 15212
Owner:
Under construction and not yet licensed.

The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company (G) (GP)
512 Braddock Avenue, Braddock 15104
Owners: Asa B Foster III & Matthew Katase
Brewery with on-site taproom
Opened May 21, 2014.


The Leaning Cask Brewing Co. (-PENDING-)
850 Pittsburgh Street, Springdale 15144-1623
Owner: A Joshua David Lipke company
British styled beer brewery with on-site taproom.

The Parkway Theater (G) Under Construction
644 Broadway Avenue, MeKees Rocks 15136-3008
Owner: Abjuration Brewing LLC
License: Pending.
Under construction as of this posting date.

Trios Brewing Company (G) (GP) Under Construction
337-341 E 8th Avenue, Homestead 15120
Manager: David Rodrigues

Voodoo Brewery Taproom
205 E 9th Avenue at Amity Street, Homestead 15120
Voodoo has the brewery in Meadville, Pa. but operates a taproom in Allegheny County. The Homestead location is in the former municipal building, which in itself is interesting to see.
No known license.

Closed Breweries & Brewpubs
These breweries can be found in Pittsburgh & Allegheny County pages


Allegheny Brewery & Pub (North Side)
This was the name of the restaurant of the Pennsylvania Brewing Co. when it opened in 1989.
It continues today as the Penn Brewery.

East End Brewing Co.
Opened 2004 Relocated to Larimer in 2012
Pittsburgh, (Homestead) Pa.

Iron City Brewing Company
3340 Liberty Avenue. Pittsburgh, (Lawrenceville) Pa.
Owner: Iron City Brewing LLC
They appear to be out of business but the company has a license to brew at this address. Their plan was to operate a small batch test brewery that was more economical over a full production plant. The future is uncertain but anything can happen after the existing brewery property is developed.

John Harvard’s Ale House
Opened August 19, 1997 Closed September 2008.
Penn Center (Wilkins Township, Allegheny Co.) Wilkins Township

Milkman Brewery (G) Brewery closed but license id listed as active by LCB
Opened July 2014 Closed April 2015.
Owner: Milkman Brewing Company
2517 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, (Strip District) Pa. 15222
The brewery, which opened at this address in July 2014 will be going out of business at the end of April 2015. Bob Batz of the
Pittsburgh Post Gazette interviewed partners Justin Waters, Kyle Branigan and Jamie Rice said the landlord wants the brewery in that space.

Robber Baron Brewing Corp. (G) Pending
2300 Babcock Blvd., Ross Township 15237-3220
Owner: Robber Baron Brewing Corp
(AKA County Wines)

Strip Brewery and Ale House (Strip District)
Owner: Slam Corporation, which filed on November 12, 1996.
2106 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, (Strip District) Pa. 15222
Opened (after May) 1997 (grand opening June 6), closed June 1999

Sweetwater Brewing Co. (Foundry Ale Works) (Strip District)
Opened November 1997 Closed 2003.
2816 Smallman St, Pittsburgh (Strip District) Pa, 15222
Sweetwater incorporated on June 6, 1995. The principals were Blaze A Katich, William Rogers, William Rodgers Jr., and Paul Williams

Three Mugs Brew Pub (G) (GP)
They went out of business prior to opening.
Owners: Bradley M Smith & Alesha A Smith, Three Mugs Brew Pub LLC
5967 Broad Street in the Bakery Square complex
Pittsburgh (East Liberty) Pa. 15206
Established in 2015.

Three Rivers Brewery (Strip District)
Smallman St, Pittsburgh, (Strip District) Pa. 15222
Opened December 1996 Closed July 31, 2003

Valhalla (Strip District)
1150 Smallman St
Opened 1997 Closed September 29, 2003
Smallman St, Pittsburgh, (Strip District) Pa. 15222
Closed in September-October 2003.

War Streets Brewing (G) (Safekeeping)
1416 Arch Street at Jacksonia Street
Pittsburgh (North Side) Pa, 15212
Owner: Jake D. Beir & Zachary B. Ingoldsby, partners

Definition of Terms


Brewery Pub: A brewery with an adjoining restaurant.
Permitted to sell growlers: Yes, without name/label restrictions, as the pub is a bar/restaurant.
Permitted to sell six-packs to go:
Permitted to sell wines & spirits: Yes, with supplemental license.

Brewery with Taproom: A brewery with a room or area in which patrons can drink only the beer made by that brewery. There is no rule requiring a brewery to have a taproom.
Permitted to sell growlers: Yes, but only with their name/logo on the container.
Permitted to sell six-packs to go: No.
Permitted to sell wines & spirits: No.

Brewery with Adjoining Restaurant: A brewery with a restaurant but unlike a brewery pub that has a GP license this venue has a R license enabling it to serve wines and spirits.
Permitted to sell growlers: Yes, without name/label restrictions but only in the restaurant.
Permitted to sell six-packs to go: Yes, in the restaurant area.
Permitted to sell wines & spirits: Yes.

Breweries may sell beer in any container or package of any volume to individuals for off premises consumption. The beer must be registered with the Pa LCB
Brewery pub licensees are permitted to refill growlers from any source. [40 Pa. Code §3.92]. The reason for this distinction is that brew pubs are treated as eating place retail dispenser licensees and the rules and regulations do not include the “original container” language that appears in the brewery license sections.