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:
3.78
Beers:
37
Reviews:
1,930
Ratings:
4,056
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.11
Reviews:
49
Ratings:
116
pDev:
10.71%
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Reviews by bamadog:
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bamadog from Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My friends recently took me on a 'Burgh Beer Tour and this was the first stop. I have to say, it was kind of tough for any place to follow it as it was super solid.

Atmosphere: The atmosphere is cool, and reminiscent of a small, town hall Hofbrauhaus kind of thing with the long, solid wooden tables and benches; there's a nice big, glass wall that looks out onto the copper kettles, and it just looks classic; the parking in that part of the city kind of sucked, but hey, they can't have everything. There are also a couple of nice outdoor areas, one being a quality little bier garden in the center of the outdoor area looking up the ivy covered brick walls -- really pretty.

Quality: I feel that what they offered was really good. I only had one while there (Penn Weizen) but I tasted everyone else's and I was pleased. All of the beers on-tap were theirs, so no guest taps or anything, but I can dig that as there are quite a few beer bars in Pittsburgh, as I found out. The beer I had was phenomenal (see review), and the food was well-made too, especially, and who would have thought it, but the fish pirogues kicked ass.

Service: Our waitress was quick and efficient, and knowledgeable about all of the beers on tap and was able to give a solid description of all of them. She may have been trained to say those things, but they were spot on so I'm more apt to believe that she's familiar with the product.

Selection: As mentioned above, they only had their beers on tap, but there was still easily a choice of 10 different styles.

Food: Also as mentioned above, food kicked ass. The fish pirogues were outstanding, and the pub fries with the BBQ pork were great as well. I really liked that it wasn't over the top food created by a quality chef as it really wouldn't have fit the atmosphere, and it also helped keep the price reasonable.

Value: I feel that we got every penny's worth in visiting this particular establishment and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the greater Pittsburgh area.

Jun 08, 2011
More User Reviews:
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slasich from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

May 16, 2020
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Shantzak from California

3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Jan 18, 2019
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Octoberist from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Sep 16, 2018
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Rubezahl from Pennsylvania

4.44/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Great beer hall atmosphere

Jul 07, 2018
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Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 14, 2018
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

May 23, 2017
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bobpgh from Pennsylvania

3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Jan 22, 2017
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glass_house from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

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
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nwhittin from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Nov 25, 2016
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sep 02, 2016
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rbarrett86 from Maryland

3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

May 31, 2016
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Phewf from Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 25, 2016
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Devman171 from Maryland

4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Nov 16, 2015
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DSWeller from Iowa

3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Nov 09, 2015
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JArt from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Jul 23, 2015
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kkdowning from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Jul 16, 2015
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brother_rebus from Maine

3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

3.86/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

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
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Cnote_crafty_1 from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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
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Wendellmac

4.94/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Feb 26, 2015
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sirsteve42 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Feb 13, 2015
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greg4579 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Jan 11, 2015
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Duoglass from Kentucky

4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Dec 28, 2014
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Andrews85

4.72/5  rDev +14.8%

Dec 09, 2014
Pennsylvania Brewing Company in Pittsburgh, PA
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 4056 ratings