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East End Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
38 Beers
2,066 Ratings
Place Score: 89
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

147 Julius St
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15206
United States
phone: (412) 537-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @eastendbrewing

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Tuesday thru Friday 4-8pm
Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday 10-2pm
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Ratings: 24 | Reviews: 4
Photo of Treyliff
4/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Went to the 2015 Gratitude release. Staff was very friendly and the release was nicely organized. They had about 10 beers on tap inside, along with their own coffee. Nice place, would definitely go back.

Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

I took the brewery tour with a couple of friends on a Saturday afternoon. The tour cost $25, which was kind of a shocker! We had to reserve our tickets online via the brewery website. The ticket gives you access to the tour itself, which lasted about 30 minutes and included some samples during the tour. Not a bad tour overall, Terry was an entertaining tour guide. My friend said the tour was better than the Cigar City Tour! Terry told us they brew about 120,00 gallons a year.

After the tour, the ticket allowed us to sample all of the beers they had on tap; the day we were there they had 12 beers on tap. Also included in the ticket price was a "free" growler full of the beer of your choice to take home. Nice. Instead of a growler, I chose to buy some bottles of the bourbon barrel aged stout to take home to Ohio, so they gave me a $15 discount.

The brewery itself is bare bones. Not much in the way of atmosphere. Their tasting room shares space with a coffee company. It wasn't air conditioned in there and it was a hot day, so it was pretty warm in the tasting room and brewery.

Beers: Of the 12 beers we sampled, most were average quality (I scored them in the 3.5 range). However, I was pleasantly surprised by the Saison, which is new, and the new Green Giant IPA.

Overall, the visit to East End Brewing is definitely worth your time if you are in the Pittsburgh area.

Photo of TGallant
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Finally went down to the Public Market and had a few samples before taking home a growler of the Witte. Great beers, great staff. Cool concept on the local market too. I liked it a lot and I hope it does well.

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev +1%

A visit to Pittsburgh without checking out East End seems kind of silly, I'd say.

When you walk in, you will first be walking past the Commonplace Coffee setup. Over time this gets extremely annoying as the people seem to always be hitting you up to buy coffee. I guess they are the red-headed stepchild of the room.

East End's setup is decent. Kind of the same deal as the old place with the tap handles sticking out of the cooler. When the doors are open, which is not often, you can see all of the brewing equipment, which offers a significantly more sizeable space than was being used previously.

There are always the standard East End brews available here, as well as whatever special releases are going on. And there will always be bottles of something available for purchase as well.

I appreciate East End, and even though I think they're out of touch and not bringing it like they used to or should, I still make it down from time to time when I feel led to try something.

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East End Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA
89 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.