Brew Gentlemen Final Colossus

This was the second beer that I had while at Brew Gentlemen. If you find yourself in the Pittsburgh area, it is definitely worth a stop there.

ABV: 8.2%

Style: American Double/Imperial IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Beer is an experience that goes far beyond what’s in the glass – it’s the sum of all the small details that surround it. That’s why we’ve worked to create a comfortable and elegant brewery and taproom in which to have the best experience possible with our beer, with our space, and with us. Our brewery is located in the historic steel town of Braddock, Pennsylvania. Just down the Monongahela River from nearby Pittsburgh, Braddock was once a booming commercial destination and the heart of Andrew Carnegie’s steel empire. Our taproom offers draft beer for consumption on site, as well as beer to go. While we don’t serve food, we regularly host mobile food vendors. Check out our online menu for an up-to-date draft list, and our food page for our weekly mobile food schedule.”

Random: There was a really nice jewelry store down the street from the brewery.

The beer poured with a one finger, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was hazy and bright yellow in color. There was no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had some dank hops up front that were quickly countered by a bit of grapefruit and citrus. The taste started with the same dank hops with some pine and then went into grapefruit segments and citrus. The alcohol was well hidden. The body was creamy and not too heavy with lighter carbonation. It had a lengthy and oily finish with grapefruit. This beer was another standout that is worth searching out for.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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Brew Gentlemen Miyabi

The next brewery that we visited was Brew Gentlemen, which gets really good reviews, so I was excited to try some of the beers. This was the first one.

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Brew Gentlemen was born out of the desire to carve our own path, build something meaningful, and share great experiences. In November of 2010, while in their junior year at Carnegie Mellon University, Asa Foster and Matt Katase decided to ditch their previous tracks of Art and Math to pursue self-defined majors with a common goal: open a brewery. After narrowly avoiding being kicked out of CMU for brewing on campus, the pair graduated in 2012 and quickly found their home in Braddock. They embarked on an 18-month DIY renovation project to convert an old electrical supply store into the brewery and taproom you can visit today. Brew Gentlemen opened its doors in May 2014, and we haven’t looked back since. Our home at 512 Braddock Avenue has allowed us to learn, grow, and experiment. We’ve brewed countless beers, our original team of two has grown to a family of 10, and people have started coming back to Braddock. Most of all, we’ve had fun. We’re fortunate to have figured out what we loved to do at a young age, and are taking advantage of that by striving to be the absolute best we can be. We’ll continue on this journey as long as we wake up every morning and still love what we do. We’ll continue to grow, while staying true to our core values and purpose. Thank you for being a part of our story.”

Random: They had a falafel food truck outside when we were there and I should have tried it. It smelled really good.

The beer poured with a half finger of pure white head. It dissipated at a moderate pace and left slight lacing on the glass. The body was incredibly murky and yellow with no visible carbonation. The nose started with some grapefruit and went into mango and pineapple and had a white bread note as well. The taste had a marked white bread character and the same grapefruit, mango and pineapple notes. There was a touch of grapefruit zest as well. The body was moderately thick with generous carbonation. The finish hung around with grapefruit zest. I really enjoyed this beer and would have it again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0