11 Hot Spots in Pittsburgh for Beer Flights and Tastings

TABLE staff suggests places where flights, combos, and beer tastings will expand your hops horizons.

Bonafide Beer Co. 

155 21st Street
Christian Simmons, co-founder of Four Seasons Brewing, and Travis Tuttle, co-founder of Butler Brew Works, opened this Strip District brewery at the end of 2022. While their beer and cocktail menu is already enticing enough, the inviting atmosphere featuring plush seating options, and superb mood lighting provides the perfect escape.

Strange Roots Experimental Ales

Gibsonia, Millvale, New Kensington
Strange Roots Experimental Ales uses only local ingredients to create uncommon artisan ales for those looking for outside-the-box brews. They specialize in wild beers—fermented with yeast, wild yeast, and bacteria—and offer mostly sour options.

Allegheny City Brewing

507 Foreland Street
Nestled in Pittsburgh’s historic Deutschtown neighborhood, Allegheny City Brewing’s offerings of hazy, dark, and sour brews, as well as a rotating guest cider, will please any beer lover.

Trace Brewing

4312 Main Street
Relatively new to the Pittsburgh brewery scene, Trace Brewing offers coffee, tea, wine, and cocktails alongside its craft beer selection, ranging from lagers to sours and IPAs. A food truck can be found parked outside every day of the week.

Proper Brick Oven & Tap Room

139 Seventh Street
If this Downtown scratch kitchen’s handcrafted cocktails aren’t calling your name, utilize their beer-flight offerings and select from 30 (mostly) local craft beverages.

Cinderlands Beer Co.

Lawrenceville, Strip District, Wexford
While a visit to any Cinderlands will be enjoyable, we suggest checking out their Lawrenceville establishment. The Butler Street facility is their original location and it’s where the craft brewery makes their delectable brews. They also offer unique beer-inspired food served from their scratch kitchen.

Hitchhiker Brewing Co. 

Mt. Lebanon and Sharpsburg
Hitchhiker Brewing Co. is devoted to “refining time-honored styles and discovering new ones.” Smoky brews, pilsners, and beyond populate their menu.

Eleventh Hour Brewing

3711 Charlotte Street
From IPAs to pale ales and sours and saisons, this Lawrenceville brewery offers a wide variety of locally produced top-notch beer styles. Plus, there’s usually a food truck on-site.

The Church Brew Works

3525 Liberty Avenue
Located in the former St. John the Baptist Church, the distinguished Great American Beer Festival awarded The Church Brew Works with the title of “Best Large Brewpub in America.”

Pittsburgh Bottleshop

1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville
Find a selection of national and international craft beers alongside specially brewed drafts made at the Bottleshop itself. Even some of the entrées include beer! Create a flight and find your next favorite brew.

412 Brewery

847 Western Avenue
Come for the delicious local brews created in McKees Rocks, then revel in the stunning North Side taproom featuring exposed brick and a plethora of Pittsburgh décor.

Story by Jordan Snowden

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