Pennsylvania Brewing Company | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Exceptional based on 44 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

800 Vinial St.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania United States 15212 [ print map ]
412 237 9402

Hours: 11a-1a

Mayor: FROTHINGSLOSH (6) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 3-6

Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Pennsylvania Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Penn Ginger Beer 31, Penn Pilsner 36, Penn Brick Biergarten IPA , Penn Weizen 71, Penn Pumpkin Roll Ale 37, Penn Penndemonium 44, Penn Berliner Weisse , Penn Mšrzen 48, Penn St. Nikolaus Bock Bier Brewers Reserve 89, Penn Nut Roll Ale 76, Penn Chocolate Meltdown Stout 94, Penn St. Nikolaus Bock Bier 75, Penn Allegheny Pale Ale 33, Penn Gold Lager 22, Penn Overlook IPA 31, Penn Kaiser Pils 59
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44 reviews for Pennsylvania Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  74%
 Selection  59%
 Food  73%
 Value  68%
 Overall  72%
 Rating  77%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK  (735) Pennsylvania | August 1, 2011
Looks like a 19th century building from the outside and a down at the heel biergarten on the inside. Very small bar with only 5 chairs and lots of long tables. They have 10 things on tap almost all Gernan style brews. Nothing I had was particularly outstanding. Luckilly parking is free and thereís even a covered lot next to the brewery.$10 for a five beer sampler is way overpriced. Iíd only come back for the beer tics.
Sammy  (552) Toronto, Ontario | May 11, 2006
The State I have been told by all of the Pittsburgh owners/bartenders is a German beer one. Thatís the only set of styles you find here. Itís here, itís got an outdoor seating area. a place for parties. The beer is good,though not outstanding-- see my ratings. Fresh based on a good turnover, bottling. A couple of nice pilsners.Very friendly and patient staff. A few blocks away, the worst neighbourhood of Pittsburgh.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | July 7, 2013
A German-style brewery on the North Side. Itís not in a great area, although the immediate area surrounding the brewery is ok. It is located in a large brick building - there is a very quaint, European style outdoor patio and indoor seating. The first time I went there was a summer night and we sat outside on the patio. There was a musical group, complete with an accordian, and a group of elderly people who had gotten drunk by that point. It was a weird scene. I was also there during Oktoberfest, which was fun. Apparently they have a special tent with food and beer, but it wasnít open during the particular time of day I was there. They often have local bands that are pretty good. There is an indoor and outdoor beer station. The beers tend to be hit or miss. Out of their regulars, the pilsener and the pale ale are ok (there definitely can be variation) and the seasonals are usually pretty good. Sometimes they serve you water from a cooler which is very minerally. The food is also German style, but not very good in my opinion. Overall, this brewery has a lot of areas to improve in, especially in regards to their beer (and food), but itís still worth a stop. Definitely sit outside in the courtyard; itís beautiful.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
nbutler11  (316) Phoenix, Arizona | April 21, 2012
Neat space with a good selection on tap. It feels a bit touristy, but has massive potential. The service seemed pretty over it, but Iíd recommend stopping by if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Nate  (283) Indiana, Pennsylvania | January 12, 2004| Updated February 5, 2005
Penn makes decent beers, and they go really well with the German food. Long tables give an authentic German kneipe feel. Certain nights provide entertainment, from Jamaican to oom-pah. Great food, above-average service, and fresh brews. Once a year, they host a microbrewer festival, too.
hopscotch  (236) Vero Beach, Florida | January 21, 2009
Rustic and bare-bones, the place is unremarkable in almost every way. Wooden benches to sit on, nice wooden bar with a copper top, no TVs, German fare that I didnít eat. There are several of their own beers on tap and they have six packs and bombers available for carry out. Much of the brewing equipment is viewable from the drinking/eating area... kinda neat in that you can see the tops of large metal vessels coming up through the floor and you just know that they are actually much larger and seated on the first floor of the building. As far as the selection goes, Penn is a lager place and Iím more of an ale guy. Still, Iíd like to go back when I have time to eat and take more of the place in. I just stopped by to quickly try a couple lagers and pick up a few bottles to go.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | November 6, 2005
Very nice brewery in a historic building north of downtown. German fare and house brews, which are excellent. You should definitely check this place out.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88  (218) Portland , Oregon | July 17, 2012
Been here a few times. About 6 beers on tap. Almost all clean and nice lagers. We had a wedding here and the service was amazing, they were very cool. The main area has lots of good German style food and bands from time to time. A very cool older Western PA place. I always enjoy visiting.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 4, 2008
Very cool old building. German decor and ambiance. Brewing equipment visible through large windows within the dining area. The menu is german and includes a nice variety of offerings. The prices are a touch high, but reasonable. The food is good. The beer is decent. Standard, relatively non adventurous offerings.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
cheap  (161) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | April 25, 2007| Updated July 22, 2008
Wow, what ambiance! Big modern shiny brewtanks. Smaller area and less upscale than I expected. Nice copper plated bar. I was expecting to have some special seasonal Penn but they had mostly their common beers, which by the way, are not too common. Friendly people and a nice atmosphere. Back off the pesky murmur of East Ohio Street. I Had a big glass of Hefe Weizen, 22 oz for $4, what a deal. You can walk downstairs to the root cellar where you can observe the beer being lagered. Cool big chrome tanks with temperature gauges on them. Iíve got to check this out in the summer so I can enjoy the garden.

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