House of 1000 Beers
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Taps: 24 / Bottles: 1,000
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 81 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by russwbeck:
4.22/5 rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Had a great weekend in Pittsburgh over New Years and hit up House of 1000 Beers along the way.
A: Exactly what I was expecting, a nice hole in the wall store with a huge selection of beers I've never seen on the Western half of PA.
Q: High quality. You can get growlers, try some on tap, build a 6pack, or buy singles. Really a great set up.
S: Guy at the desk helped me locate a few things. Didn't seem all that educated in beer, but he did know where to find something when I said it.
S: Crazy good selection. They had The Bruery, Allagash, and Lost Abbey (Which are unheard of in Western PA). TONS of Belgians, which are my favorite style. I was very pleased.
01-06-2011 22:02:58 | More by russwbeck
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$$
House of 1,000 Beers really is the premier craft beer destination in the Pittsburgh area.
The owner is a great and pleasant guy. He's always warm and inviting, a pleasure to talk to and I know he works very hard to make sure his store is providing beers that you simply cannot and will not find anywhere else in the region. The problem is that, due to the lengths he has to go through, some of the prices are very high.
Just a couple of examples:
Cascade Kriek Cherry: Retails for $20 on their website, selling here for $50. Yes, fifty dollars.
Goose Island Madame Rose: $50
Deschutes Mirror, Mirror: Retails for $17, selling for $32
Lost Abbey Angels Share: $25 (for a 375mil bottle)
Goose Island Lolita: $30 (selling online for $17)
I absolutely appreciate and respect their desire to provide very hard/sometimes impossible to find product to their patrons, but these prices are a little out of control.
Their prices for normal brews that we're in the distro area for are fine and pretty much in line with everyone else. The prices on the out of distro area stuff tend to get inflated, but they're also offering a premium service that you can't get anywhere else in the area.
Other than the prices, I have no complaints. The service and staff are always amazing and the selection is almost always stellar. If anything, the only other gripe would be the location. New Kensington is a bit of a hike from Pittsburgh and there's absolutely no other reason to visit the town other than this store.
06-17-2014 15:33:13 | More by Preluderl
House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington, PA
97 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.