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Church Brew Works

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Church Brew WorksChurch Brew Works
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

173 Ratings
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 10.51%
Active Beers: 79
Beer Ratings: 1,296
Beer Avg: 3.64
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Visited on 11/25/07 during a weekend trip to Pittsburgh with my wife.

This place is amazing to behold! Everything about the church is still intact, from the pipe organ to the stained glass windows. Massively huge cathedral ceilings stretch far beyond the hardwood floors and ornate woodwork. The bar is quite large and zig-zags around the left side of the brewpub with enough seating for about thirty patrons. Lots of tables are dispersed throughout, and you can view the brew tanks from just about any spot in the wide-open room. The centerpiece of the establishment - brew tanks on the alter - is priceless! It was even more fitting that we visited on a Sunday afternoon.

Selection was pretty good, including four regulars and four seasonals (including one on cask). They had the following beers during our visit: Celestial Gold, Pipe Organ Pale Ale, Pious Monk Dunkel, Thunderhop IPA, 4-Grain Harvest Ale, Non-Denominator Dopplebock, and a Pumpkin Stout on cask. They were out of the Blast Furnace Stout.

Service was prompt, and the bartender described all of the available beers to a "T". I started with the 4-Grain, and also had the IPA and the Pumpkin Stout, with my favorite being the 4-Grain. The quality of the beers was up to snuff, and all of the brews looked and tasted fresh. All were served at proper temperature in nice glassware.

Service was a little slow, considering there were only two other people at the bar, but nothing to shake a stick at. We also ordered lunch. We shared the hummus appetizer, which was quite good. For the entree, I had sun-dried tomato pesto pasta with chicken which was a bit greasy, but pretty tasty. My wife had the portabella mushroom sandwich with fries, which she enjoyed. The server forgot my bread, but it was brought promptly after I mentioned.

This is such a unique place that, even if the beer was lacking (which it wasn't), I'd still visit while in Pittsburgh. I've never been anywhere like it, and I will definitely return on my next trip to Pittsburgh.

11-30-2007 00:40:26 | More by ffejherb
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Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA
91 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.