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Beer Available At East End Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
East End Green Giant , East End Saison , East End Eye Opener Porter (Commonplace) 94, East End Crystal Ship , East End Steel City Saison , East End Joe Melt , East End Homewood Reserve 93, East End Old Nebby Stock Ale 60, East End Lord Nordsberry Belgian Ale , East End Illustration Ale 87, East End Toaster 99, East End Monkey Boy 88, East End Pourganic Farmhouse Ale , East End Moktoberfest Altbier
LinusStick (50) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 11, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The man makes the business and Scott is a great guy. This was my first trip that I actually got in (long story). There were Christmas lights in the front in an area that looked like a checkout counter. Down the hallway is where the brewery is. They had a bunch of their beers on draft for samples and sold a few bottles. Scott was explaining some of the brewing process to some people there and showing them some of the equipment. Great atmosphere and a great way to fill up!
DiarmaidBHK (736) Pennsylvania | October 18, 2013
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Now in a different warehouse located a mile from the original location on a very tiny street. They donít yet have a sign thigh they have a banner and the address has been spray painted on the building. They have a small parking lot which leads to a warehouse growler space whic is shared with a coffee roaster. They have 8-10 on draft plus some bombers of more obscure stuff. As others have noted they allow for unlimited samples with the idea that you will procure a growler. Their beers are solid but not mandatory but the bartender was talkative and they have an amazing root beer. Give. The size of the space and lack of larking in the area a brewpub doesnít make much sense.
Drake (478) Free Union, Virginia | May 3, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
On one hand itís your typical warehouse brewery (and a pretty drab warehouse at that), but on the other hand they share the space with a coffee roastery, which is a little unusual but gives the place a nice aroma. Bunches of beers on tap, and pretty much unlimited samples, but I think the expectation is that you get a growler after the samples (which I did). Beers are all very nice. The prices to go are a little high but not unreasonable. The bartender was friendly. A small parking lot, but it was plenty on a Friday afternoon. I wish I could drink their beers more often, so Iím really glad I stopped by.
charule (97) Chicago, Illinois | April 29, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brewery setup with a clean taproom. They will sample anything for you. A couple saturdays a month they have tours($25 but you get $15 to spend in house). Nice growler prices.
tcane7 (45) Pennsylvania | April 8, 2013
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
New growler room is much nicer than their old facility. There were about 10 beers on tap plus some sodas - the ginger ale was real tasty too. The guys filling samples and growlers were very friendly despite the large demanding crowd.
SudsMcDuff (183) .....Manchester United.........., Texas | January 25, 2013
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
growler fill!!! .. 4 beers on tap and 2 bottles for sale (both smoked beers!) .. nice guy working .. hard to find though
artmcd8 (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 1, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
I mean, itís the brewery, so how can the selection not be 15? They are very friendly and accommodating and their new location is convenient even though the area is a little shady.
fiver29 (52) Cleveland, Ohio | February 4, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
I have visited East End Brewing twice in the past 3 years. The most recent visit was about 2-3 weeks ago. You walk into the tasting area from the street. Its a small space with no place to sit. So its mainly set up just for growler fills and thats it. PA crazy liquor laws abound. You canít buy a pint, but they will give you as many free samples as you want. And you have to buy one of their growlers. Another law. The bartender was very knowledgeable helpful in selecting beer to sample and fill. I also bought a couple bottles. But those prices are way too high for the quality of the beer inside. No way Iím going back to buy bottles.
Overall its just a growler stop with nothing more to add. No real ambiance other than to stop in and get a growler fill.
Maduro54 (11) Pennsylvania | December 26, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 1/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 15/20
they are trying real hard so I cut them some slack though offended they made me buy their growler container when i had 2 with me.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 23, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Dingy warehouse in semi-rough part of town. This is a warehouse, not a restaurant or bar. Chris put it perfectly: "You come to have your growlers filled." Probably water or booze on the floor when you get here. Probably 1-2 volunteers filling them while chatting up locals. Probably every local has a free sample in hands... you can try everything for free. Typically 8-10 taps, root beer, and swag and a few bottles for purchase as well. Not much to do but chat, sample, and take to-go, so plan 30 minutes and stop by. If their beers werenít available on tap elsewhere, this would be a must.
JoePeesie (68) Long Lake, Illinois | August 29, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Visited from out of state. A 5 for Ambiance is totally subjective. We were there in December, and the tasting room is a barely insulated room at the front of the brewery with a number of tap heads coming out of the side of a massive refrigerator (although that day it was about 40 in there so the fridge wasnít really needed) I dug it, it was raw an rustic and said "stop in with your growler get your goods and then get back to your day. I thought it was cool.
Selection is also top shelf in my book as I was able to grab a vintage bottle of Gratitude. Its a must swing thru anytime Iím in the Burgh.
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