Allegheny County, Brewery Report
Breweries around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PGH Brewery Report as of October 3, 2019
Compiled by Ed Vidunas:

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Allegheny County, has had 55 breweries (by location) since 1986.
39 Active*, 9 Closed (Penn not included) 7 Moved
*(American Beverage in Verona is active but not shown below as it is commercial)

(12 Pending Breweries not included in the count)

Active (Open) Breweries
(38 Active Breweries as of this posting date)
Entries in Italic Type for Interest, Reference or Clarification)
(The Pa. LCB Data Base has known errors)
(These breweries may have a restaurant or taproom, or production only)

180 and Tapped Brewery Allegheny County, Coraopolis
412 Brews (Brewery) Allegheny County, McKees Rocks

Abjuration Brewery Allegheny County, McKees Rocks
Allegheny City Brewery Pittsburgh, North Side
Aurochs Brewery Allegheny County, Emsworth
Aurochs brews Gluten-free beers exclusively

Church Brew Works (see Lawrenceville Brewery)
Cinderlands Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville
Cinderlands Warehouse Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Cobblehause Brewery Allegheny County, Coraopolis
Costar Brewery Pittsburgh, Highland Park
Couch Brewery Pittsburgh, Larimer

Dancing Gnome Brewery Allegheny County, Sharpsburg

East End Brewery Pittsburgh, Larimer
Eleventh Hour Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville
Enix Brewery Allegheny County, Homestead

Grist House Brewery Allegheny County, Millvale

Headley’s Brewery Allegheny County, Heidelberg
Helicon Brewery Allegheny County, Oakdale
Hitchhiker Brewery Allegheny County, Sharpsburg
Hofbräuhaus Brewery Pittsburgh, South Side
Hop Farm Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville

Inner Groove Brewery Allegheny County, Verona
Insurrection Brewery Allegheny County, Heidelberg

Lawrenceville Brewery (Church) Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville
Lincoln Avenue Brewery Allegheny County, Bellevue

Mindful Brewery Allegheny County, Castle Shannon

Penn Brewery Pittsburgh, North Side
Penn has a Taproom on First Ave. in Downtown Pittsburgh plus a restaurant in Pittsburgh International Airport. See their website for these.
Pig Hill Brewery Pittsburgh, Point Breeze d.b.a. as Red Star Kombucha
Pittsburgh, Bottle Shop & Brewhouse Allegheny County, Collier Township

Rock Bottom Brewery Allegheny County, Homestead
Roundabout Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville

Southern Tier Brewery Pittsburgh, North Side
Spoonwood Brewery Allegheny County, Bethel Park
Spring Hill Brewery Pittsburgh, North Side
Stonewall Cider House and Meadery Allegheny County, Verona
Strange Roots Experimental Ales Allegheny County, Gibsonia

The Brew Gentlemen Brewery Allegheny County, Braddock
The Leaning Cask Brewery Allegheny County, Springdale

War Streets Brewery - Biers Pub Pittsburgh, North Side

Breweries outside Allegheny County doing business within
Licensed as a Brewery Storage Unit and operating as a taproom

Brew32 (Novosel LLC) from Pulaski, Lawrence County has a brewery storage unit license for Allegheny County. They have a site in pending.

Burgh’ers Brewing from Zelienople has a brewery storage license for Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood as a taproom/restaurant.

Full Pint operates the Wild Side Tap Room in Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville.

Helltown Brewing taproom in Pittsburgh, Strip District.
Pending brewery storage unit for 1700 Penn Ave. 15222 as of Oct 2019.

Sly Fox from Phoenixville has a brewery storage license for Downtown Pittsburgh. They are open as a taproom at 300 Liberty Ave.

Voodoo Brewing has a taproom in Homestead, which is a brewery storage unit.

Pending Breweries
(12 Pending Breweries as of this posting date)
Please note that these breweries are listed because they have been granted a pending license by the Pa. LCB or have applied for a zoning hearing with a government body. Homebrewers wishing to open but not having a location are listed. They may be listed on other websites.

Acrospire Brewery, Allegheny County, Glenshaw
Located at 1650 Butler Plank Road.

Brewdog Pittsburgh (of Scotland) Pittsburgh, East Liberty
6144 Centre Ave. First mentioned by Bob Batz, Post-Gazette, August 30, 2019.
This will be the brewing company’s first “outpost” brewery in the U.S.
Expected opening: November 2019

Copper Kettle Brewery, Pittsburgh, Garfield
4568 Penn Ave. This may go under a different name.

Costar Brewery, Allegheny County, Etna
Building a brewery on a vacant lot at 327 Butler St.

Grist House Brewery, Allegheny County, Collier Township
Installing a brewery in the vacant Nike Missile Command Cente.

Links Brewery, Pittsburgh, North Side
Installing a brewery at 519 E General Robinson St.

Mindful Brewery, Pittsburgh, Mt. Washington
In the former Sullivan Hall at 133 Bigham St.

A & M Beer Co., Pittsburgh, South Side
In the office building of the closed Duquesne Brewing complex.
Owners: Pittsburgh, Brewing Ventures

Platform Brewery, Pittsburgh, Garfield
Installing a 10-barrel brewery and restaurant at 4805 Penn Ave.
Platform was purchased by Anheuser-Busch per an announcement on August 7, 2019. Platform says the brewery in to continue.

Rogan Brewery, Allegheny County, Duquesne
Located at 925B Duquesne Boulevard. Taproom planned for Homestead.

Sly Fox Brewery, Pittsburgh, South Side
South 4th Street in the Terminal Bldg., now called The Highline.

Trace Brewery, Pittsburgh, Bloomfield
David Kushner from Remnant Brewing in Massachusetts.

Permanently Closed Breweries
(9 Breweries as of this posting date closed)
(See Special Entries for breweries that never opened)

Draai Laag Brewery Allegheny County, Millvale
Iron City Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Pre 1989
John Harvard's Brew House Allegheny County, Wilkins Township
Milkman Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Rivertowne Pour House Brewery Allegheny County, Monroeville
Strip Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Sweet Water Brewery (D.B.A. Foundry Ale Works) Pittsburgh, Strip District
Three Rivers Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Valhalla Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Note: Penn Brewery closed for a short time but reopened at the same location

Breweries that have Moved Operations
(7 Breweries as of this posting date)

Aurochs Brewery Pittsburgh, Strip District
Moved to Etna
Copper Kettle Brewery Pittsburgh, Greenfield
Moving to Garfield
Draai Laag Brewery Allegheny County, Allison Park
Moved to Gibsonia
East End Brewing Pittsburgh, Homewood Moved to Larimer
Hitchhiker Brewery Allegheny County, Mt. Lebanon
Pig Hill Brewery Pittsburgh, North Side
Moved to Point Breeze
_Note: Pig Hill may be moving once again to Fifth Ave & Hamilton Ave.
War Streets Brewery - Arch St. Pittsburgh, North Side Relocated to Western Ave.

Special Entries
(6 Breweries as of this posting date)

Allegheny Brewery & Pub Pittsburgh, North Side
Became Penn Brewery
Arsenal Cider House & Wine Cellar Allegheny County, Penn Hills
Iron City Brewery Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville Post 1989
Never opened
Robber Baron Brewery Allegheny County, Ross Township
Never opened
Three Mugs Brew Pub (Brewery) Pittsburgh, East Liberty Never opened
Trios Brewery (
now Enix) Allegheny County, Homestead Change of name

Notes, Clarifications or Comments

Breweries that changed name
Allegheny Brewery & Pub was changed to Penn Brewery but never moved.
Trois Brewery was changed to Enix Brewery but never moved.

Breweries that received a brewing license but never opened
Arsenal Wine Cellar, see below, Penn Hills
Iron City Brewery (Post 1989) Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville

Robber Baron Brewery Ross Township
Three Mugs Brew Pub Pittsburgh, East Liberty

Breweries that did business under a different nae
Draai Laag is doing business as Strange Roots Experimental Ales
Lawrenceville Brewing is doing business as The Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania Brewing Company was doing business as Allegheny Brewer & Pub
Pig Hill Brewery is doing business as Red Star Kombucha
Sweet Water Brewery was doing business as The Foundry Ale Works
Many of the breweries have a different corporate name from the operating name but these are noted as these operating names are known by the public.

Establishments that received a brewing license but did not use it
Arsenal Wine Cellar, which remains open but without a brewing license.
Arsenal has a Limited Winery license, which permits it to make wine and mead. But it makes Cider as well. Cider up to 8.5% ABV is a malt or brewed beverage, requiring a brewing license. The Pa. LCB shows an expired brewing license but it may well be active.