Pittsburgh Sure Likes its Beer
First time in Pittsburgh this weekend. Went bar-hopping Saturday afternoon on Carson Street (south side).
Spent the day drinking fresh from the tap:
Dogfish 90 IPA
Leffe (the dark Leffe, I forgot what it's called)
Sierra Celebration Ale
Oatmeal beer I've read about on this site--forgot what it's called.
I was very impressed (and drunk). Was a ton of fun watching penguins game in fatheads.
Pgh is definitely a beer town, and pretty sophisticated about it too. They have a ton of micro and mid sized breweries in town. The glaring exception is IC light, which is just as nasty as bud or miller light, but it's very local and hugely popular. If you get a chance you should try the church brew works, or the german brewery on the north side??
If you ever get a chance to try any beers from the Sly Fox Brewery, do so. I have had their Phoenix pale ale and it's wonderful.
Glad you enjoyed the beer in the burgh (and go Pens!). If you come back, you might also like the selection at the Sharp Edge and Mad Mex. I also agree with theboatmanscall that the Church Brew Works and Penn Brewery are fun and tasty.
If you spend a day on the Southside its not enough to see all the bars and restaurants there.I worked there for years and was a manager for a beer place.I can tell you that the Burgh loves its beer.We sent out nearly 65 trucks a day to service the area.The Southside is an attraction and the food is probably the greatest I have ever had.Ethnic food is awsome no matter what you desire and you can enjoy all types of that your heart desires.
It's been years since I was there. Is that pretzel shop on Carson St still there. One of those would be great with a big IPA.