LinusStick (65) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 22, 2007
This is a great place. I was there on a Sunday afternoon so the place was empty. The atmosphere was awesome. A big church with a fancy looking bar and tables and the brewing equipment where the pulpit would be. My problem with the service is I was sat at a table and after 15 minutes of waitresses walking past me, I had to go up to the bar to get a drink (which is where I stayed). The bartender was awesome and knew about their beers (never heard of Ratebeer but I forgave her). Had the friend I was meeting shown up I would have had food, but alas all I did was drink. I would love to rerate this place higher at a later time.
Gorgeous site, probably better on the inside than without (certainly don’t have to hear the hum of the high-tension wires that dominates this avoidable area). Service was quite good (probably the best I’ve had in two or three years) and very quick despite the crowd. Seems like a very merch-forward ‘scene’ restaurant, as if the brewing is fundamentally important but still doesn’t get as much energy as it should. Sat at the bar with an obstructed view, felt like an Islanders fan. Boothed seats are better for the view, vaulted and long enough, reminded of something in the vein of a Munich beer hall or Oktoberfest tent. Would love to come back just for the atmosphere and food, my spicy Italian sausage pierogis were just right. Beer a little less so, but still solid. Even if I don’t love the beers (and it’s still too early to tell), I’d still recommend this as a stop in wider Western PA, even as a designated driver. [2017.05.23: 90]
Visited here for dinner in late September ’16 while in the area for business. Amazing interior, really kept the feel of an old church. I love the effect of the altar area bathed in blue with the brewing equipment. I sat at the huge bar that runs almost the entire length of the place. Quick, attentive service. Have about a dozen of their beers on tap, the three I had were pretty solid, all true to style. Food was reasonably priced and pretty decent. I had bratwurst with Pierogies for an appetizer. I was only in Pittsburgh one night, and this is the one place I wanted to make sure I visited - glad I did!.
A sight to behold and an experience you need to have if you’re in Pittsburgh. Keeping the original stain glass from the church was a very nice tough. I tried three beers: two about average, one above average. Bonus points for properly cooking my buffalo burger to order.
For the location, a+ it was just a beautiful place with so much of the original church architecture and design left over. were were sitting in pews drinking beer facing an alter where the brew-house now lives. pretty amazing. The beers were okay, staff seemed a bit overwhelmed by our presence (group of 15) but I think the food was like really freaking good. top-notch quality of food and the beers were worth trying but not worth a growler fill. maybe that’ll change but this place has potential.
Stunning location, probably the best church brewery I have ever been to. Service was good, but we were sitting with the brewer so things were likely better than normal. Selection was decent and flights were available. Food was solid. The beer was OK.
What an amazing place. In an old church, of course, with the brewhouse set up on the altar. Long bar off to one side. Great service, very attentive, and patient in explaining their beers despite being very busy. Food was delicious and varied. Beers were all very solid. A must-stop while in Pittsburgh.
I loved this place. They had 7 beers on tap, 4 regulars, and 3 newbies, which they change up often. I liked all but one. The baby Kale salad I had was the best meal I had in ten days on the road. If you’re going to P-burg, and like cool places, good beer, and good food, give this place a try!