Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Pennsylvania Brewing CompanyPennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania Brewing CompanyPennsylvania Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212
United States

(412) 237-9402 | map
pennbrew.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.75
Beers:
14
Ratings:
3,478
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.11
Ratings:
117
pDev:
10.71%
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Photo of PapaGoose03
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

Stopped here for an early dinner on a Saturday and it wasn't busy. The location is in an old building, and a beer garden is situated in an alley-like area between the pub and the neighboring building. Parking appears to be curb only, but a small lot might be available (I didn't look at the sign). We sat indoors. The interior is a bit dark, and the walls and floor have finished surfaces, the ceiling doesn't. A U-shaped bar with seating is to one side, and a modest number of table/booths provide the seating. The brewing equipment is visible thru windows, and a couple of TVs are mounted on the walls. I liked the vibe. There is also a Ratskeller in the basement.

We ordered a sampler flight of 6 beers so that we could try most of their German-inspired lagers. Every one of them was brewed very well to style so that we ended up with an overall rating of B+ for them. None stood out to be notable for mention here, but all of them were very good.

We also ordered German-inspired food items, and what we ate was exceptional! I wish this place was my local brewery. Food and beer menus are available online.

An additional note: When I looked at the BA ratings for the beers that we sampled I was surprised at the relatively lower ratings compared to what we experienced. I can only guess that many raters don't appreciate lagers or German styles, or maybe many of the ratings are from bottles purchased elsewhere that are old. Just an observation, but don't let he ratings of the beers stop you from coming to this brewery. It's highly recommended.

Mar 05, 2022
 
4.2 by slasich from Pennsylvania on May 16, 2020
 
3.88 by Shantzak from Pennsylvania on Jan 18, 2019
 
4.16 by Octoberist from Pennsylvania on Sep 16, 2018
Photo of Rubezahl
4.44/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25
by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

Great beer hall atmosphere

Jul 07, 2018
 
4.41 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Mar 14, 2018
 
3.75 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2017
 
3.81 by bobpgh from Pennsylvania on Jan 22, 2017
Photo of glass_house
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4
by glass_house from Ohio

Some of their beers are great, some leave a lot to be desired, and most are pretty middle of the road. Typically at least 10 on tap. Never had bad service or a bad meal.

Jan 20, 2017
 
3.84 by nwhittin from Indiana on Nov 25, 2016
 
4 by Tsar_Riga from Indiana on Sep 02, 2016
 
3.83 by rbarrett86 from Maryland on May 31, 2016
 
4.58 by Phewf from Massachusetts on Mar 25, 2016
 
4.08 by Devman171 from Maryland on Nov 16, 2015
 
3.89 by DSWeller from Iowa on Nov 09, 2015
 
3.7 by JArt from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2015
 
3.63 by kkdowning from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2015
Photo of brother_rebus
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
by brother_rebus from Maine

good selection of styles. had a burger that was massive and cooked perfectly. Had live music playing some dead tunes. Will be back again.

Jun 29, 2015
Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5
by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Great spot for traditional German style beers native to Pennsylvania. Great Hefeweizen and Lagers. Would visit again, any time I'm in Pittsburgh.

Jun 22, 2015
Photo of deleted_user_971432
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5
by deleted_user_971432

I just made my way over there with a friend on a Friday night for small after dinner bites and brews. The place is mobbed with people on weekend nights and the service does suffer slightly, but not anything overly irritating. The server was also the bartender which was pretty odd. I think they were a bit under staffed. He was very courteous and generous with extra beer samples. I had the buffalo chicken perogies and my girl had the chili. Both were excellent. I had the ginger beer and she had the Penn Pilsner. The cool thing was that when I asked our server for a sample of the Berlin Wiessen he gave me a generous portion of that and also we sampled the Pendimoniom as well. The Berlin Weiss was pretty sour and tasted like champagne, so not the best choice. Their main beers are very light standard beer drinking beers, but they make interesting seasonal beers and what they call brewers choice beers. There is alot of German style beers which is typical of brewers from this area. I want to go back during the week to see if the service is a bit better when they are slower.

Jun 21, 2015
 
4.03 by sirsteve42 from New York on Feb 13, 2015
 
4.13 by greg4579 from Pennsylvania on Jan 11, 2015
 
4.45 by Duoglass from Kentucky on Dec 28, 2014
 
Photo of ksolekjr
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
by ksolekjr from Minnesota

One of the best Octoberfests I have been to

Dec 05, 2014
Photo of Vero-Dave
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
by Vero-Dave from Pennsylvania

Legit brewery atmosphere. Above average German food and good beer. Recommended!

Nov 25, 2014
Photo of petervicinski
5/5  rDev +21.7%
by petervicinski from Pennsylvania

Fantastic Brewery! A true gem in the beer world.

Nov 22, 2014
 
3.75 by robgage from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2014
 
4.5 by buzzedup from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2014
 
3.8 by Corum47 from Pennsylvania on Oct 18, 2014
Photo of McMatt7
5/5  rDev +21.7%
by McMatt7 from Pennsylvania

Weezy on tap

Oct 15, 2014
 
3.5 by StevensBrewing from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2014
Photo of mattsmith20
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
by mattsmith20 from Pennsylvania

Great, fresh beer and authentic German food. Can't go wrong!

Oct 13, 2014
 
4.72 by Starsong3 from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2014
 
4.04 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2014
 
4.5 by dogma33 from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2014
 
4.5 by WoodBrew from Ohio on Aug 21, 2014
 
4.48 by BigRizz62 from Maryland on Aug 19, 2014
Pennsylvania Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA
Brewery rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 3478 ratings