Val managed to find a James Beard award nominee restaurant that was known for their pizza and doesn’t take reservations. We got there right as it opened so we could see how it was. Val really enjoyed it and I thought it was just alright. This was the beer I had there.
Style: American Blonde Ale
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “So, it is your typical start-up brewery story: Brewer wants to open his own place after working for breweries in FL, HI, CA (x3), CO, MO (x2), New Zealand, and PA (x3). Hmmmm, maybe that isn’t so typical. Regardless, we are so excited to finally open the doors to our brewery. Steve was already thinking about opening a small brewery back in 2003 so it took about 10 years and a couple of brewery jobs to make it happen. The support from other local breweries and business owners has been amazing and we are very grateful for their time and knowledge. We are happy to be a part of the awesome Pittsburgh brewing community. Now go out and support Pittsburgh craft beer.”
Random: I always like to pair a lighter beer with pizza.
The beer poured with a half a finger of slightly off white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was most clear and a murky yellow-orange color. The nose was light with some grain and honey and a touch of grass. The taste was very similar to the nose. I picked up some honey up front and then light grain and grass. The body was light with generous carbonation. It had a quick finish with honey. I enjoyed this beer with dinner, but it wasn’t anything I would need to search out again.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0