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Church Brew Works

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Church Brew WorksChurch Brew Works
BEER AVG
3.64/5
Based on:
66 Beers
1,355 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 201
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3525 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15201
United States
phone: (412) 688-8200

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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
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4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A. Cool looking place, a church brew works! My grandfather was an alter boy here. Stopped by the alter to see the brew, pretty cool.

Q. I had the beer sampler and they were all good, quality beers. The place was clean.

S. Our waitress was very nice and prompt.

S. There was alot on the menu, and a good amount of beers to try.

F. The food was good, I had wings, a kobe cheese steak and fries. I was stuffed. Good stuff from church brew works.

V. Worth a trip out and I should be returning soon. Next time I want to sit at the bar and hang out a while.

The price tag was reasonable.

UPDATE nov 2012

The beer has improved greatly, their extreme double IpA blew my mind. The food was very good, as always.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brock915
4.81/5  rDev +17%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

What a setting

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

This place is enormous. A small brew system occupies the pulpit, with fermentation/serving tanks behind the long bar to the left of this picture. I'm not so sure about the tawdry yellow flags and signs though--it seems to detract from the majesty of this place. They also had un ugly yellow bopping hot air driven promo thing outside that I associate with cut-rate used car lots. It was crowded but not insane and our service was accurate and fast.

We had a pretty good pizza with wild boar and BBQ sauce made with one of their beers along with a side order of terribly cooked fries. My wife and I shared a sampler of all their beers. This was a mixed bag--some were good, others not as thrilling. None were outright terrible, but overall they reminded me of the brewpub beer quality from the early 1990's. My favorite was actually the light lager since it was the cleanest of the bunch. I have a hard time believing that these beers won GABF medals, but I know that things can change batch to batch and possibly brewer to brewer. I tried to look up some details on the brewer, but the garish bright blue website didn't have any information. I would certainly recommend checking this place out, but I found several better places for beer even in the same suburb.

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Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA
92 out of 100 based on 201 ratings.