Beer is good, but local beer is better. In Pittsburgh we are blessed with so many delicious local craft breweries — there are always more to explore and discover! Here are a few for your next city adventure.

Acrospire Brewing Co.

A family-friendly neighborhood brewery offering great beers, trivia, live music, and various events throughout the year, Shaler’s Acrospire Brewing Co. sits in a fresh space right in the heart of the Mt. Royal Boulevard business district.

Served by super friendly beer-tenders, the beers range from approachable ales to more complex Belgian-styles, lagers, triple IPAs plus a rotating menu of guest cocktails.

You’ll also find food trucks, merch, gift cards and did we mention great craft beer? Follow them on Instagram @acrospirebrewing!

Magnetar Brewing

Having opened in late 2023, Homewood’s Magnetar Brewing is the new brewery on the Pittsburgh craft beer scene. They have a range of beers featuring styles from the oldest in the world to the newest, playing with the latest and greatest hops, and experimenting with new styles as well. You’ll find New England, West Coast and sour IPAs, fruited wheats, coffee stout, scotch, sahti ales and a smoked lager.

Not shy with being willing to try new things, they have fun experimenting with new tastes and, therefore, fun experiences. This week, they are introducing their binary series IPAs: New England and West Coast IPA brewed with identical hops and malts. As the Magnetar brewers explain it: “Since the ingredients are the same, a true comparison of the styles is possible to show how flavor and aroma are affected. Certainly a fun tasting to do at home or with friends!”

If you mention this article when you arrive at the brewery, you get $2 off of any 4-pack. Swing in for a swig and join the adventure with Magnetar Brewing! Follow their Instagram @magnetarbrewing.

Penn Brewery

Pittsburgh’s craft brew staple that has withstood the test of time, Penn Brewery is known for their year-round lagers. But they also have new small batch brews available such as the recent viral collab with Oakmont Bakery: Paczki Pittsburgh Cream Ale.

Penn Brewery is one of the oldest craft breweries in the country and the second oldest brewery in Pennsylvania. Their 19th century brewhouse and outdoor biergarten were built brick-by-brick by German immigrants. In fact, you can still view the original lagering caves from the early 1900s just off their biergarten.

Plus, check out their new menu item: the Wurst Pierogie Ever. This contains your choice of sausage on a fluffy potato and cheese filled Pierogie Bun. Follow them on Instagram @pennbrewery!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Mo Macel

Mo is a pun-loving Pittsburgher who likes to take photos and write. When not focusing on her kiddos, you'll find her pursuing happiness and working on living the American Dream via one craft beer at a time. She blogs at and

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