Pittsburgh Craft Breweries

Cheers to a city that is full of craft beer culture

Continually ranked as a best city for beer drinkers by SmartAsset and also named a top city for craft brewing by MoveBuddah.com, Pittsburgh is a must-see destination for craft beer enthusiasts.  

Full of unique, only in Pittsburgh breweries, the scene here continues to grow, impress and draw industry attention. Award-winning brews, including Church Brew Works' Pious Monk Dunkel, Helltown Brewing’s Mischievous Brown and Brew Gentlemen’s General Braddock’s, named one of the 25-best beers of the decade, are among many quality brews you’ll find in the city. 

Whether you’re looking for a New England IPA, a unique sour, a refreshing clean beer or something completely new, Pittsburgh breweries have you covered. 

Pittsburgh Brewery Trail 

The second edition of the Pittsburgh Brewery Guide has been release by the Pittsburgh Brewers Guild. Featuring 38 breweries and multiple ways to earn prizes, the limited run booklet can be found at breweries throughout Allegheny County. The guide also features seven pre-made brewery trails to help you plan a visit to various areas of the city. Or, use the interactive, online map to create your own custom trail. 

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Craft Beer Culture

Pittsburgh celebrates craft beer culture with a rich history of beers and award-winning festivals. Penn Brewery, the oldest and largest craft brewery in Pittsburgh, specializes in German-style beers brewed in the tradition of German immigrants, while Strange Roots Experimental Ales Brewery is a unique style brewery that specializes in foraged ingredients, spontaneous fermentation and experimentation.

The award-winning Barrel and Flow Fest (formerly Fresh Fest), the nation’s first Black brew festival, features craft beer veterans, connoisseurs and novices from across the country for a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. 

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The Breweries

Pittsburgh is a town united in its love of beer. And when it comes to craft breweries, you’ll find no shortage of unique options wherever you find yourself in the city. Below you'll find some of our favorites organized by region.