WE BREW ABOUT 35 DIFFERENT BEERS A YEAR, MANY AVAILABLE THROUGH BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN WESTERN PA.  BUT TO FIND OUR SMALL BATCH AND HAND-BOTTLED SPECIALTY BREWS, YOU'LL NEED TO COME SEE US AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS.

Click here to see our "Year in beer" calendar or scroll down to learn more about all the beers we love to make.

Year Round

EEBC_TapStickers_BigHop.jpg

BIG HOP IPA

Loads of Centennial and Cascade hops make this a truly American IPA, brewed to be nice and hoppy but not especially bitter. Balanced with a solid Munich Malt backbone. Our flagship beer, and by far our most popular overall.

5.8% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and 12 oz cans at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

 

Little Hop  IPA

Just like the name implies, this is the smaller version of our flagship Big Hop beer; lighter on hops, lighter on ABV, still full of flavor. The hop varieties we use for dry hopping on this beer changes with every batch! Perfect for porch parties and barbeques.

4.4 % ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

monkeyboy.png

MONKEY BOY HEFEWEIZEN

We've come up with the perfect way to enjoy a bright sparkling taste of summer, no matter what the season may be.  This hefeweizen carries a distinct banana ester profile, and crisp finish. No bananas were harmed or peeled in the brewing of this beer. It's just a little side benefit that our German yeast strain gives us.

5.0% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

EEBC_TapStickers_FatGary.jpg

FAT GARY NUT BROWN ALE

Once part of our Session Ale series, and now a year-round beer, this deep brown ale is surprisingly light in body and low in alcohol. Dark malt character, light sweetness and modest alcohol content make it a beer that you can spend the day with and not hurt yourself.

3.8% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Seasonal Ales

eye opener coffee porter

The perfect marriage of good coffee and GOOD BEER, just like it is here, at our base of brewing operations on Julius Street. Yes, we share a bit of our Growler Room with our GOOD FRIENDS at Commonplace Coffee. And we share space in bottles and kegs now too.

january-march

5.6% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and Big Bottles at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Bigger Hop double IPA

The granddaddy of our Hop line of beers, this Imperial IPA is for all you hop heads out there. Coming in at a robust 9%, we recommend sharing it with a GOOD FRIEND.

JANUARY-APRIL

9% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and Big Bottles at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Joe Melt Ale

The caffeinated version of our winter Snow Melt Ale. This special brew combines the brown & chocolate malts of Snow Melt with Papua New Guinea coffee from Commonplace Coffee, so locally roasted it's just upstairs. It literally can't be fresher than that!

February-April

7% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

wheat hop

This juicy, tropical-fruit-hop-loaded beer is just BURSTING with notes of peach, fresh melon, citrus, and passion fruit. And at a very "sessionable" 4.5%, you can really spend some quality time with it and not get hurt. 

MARCH-JUNE

4.5% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and Big Bottles at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

East End Witte

A "Belgian White" wheat beer, gently spiced with coriander and bitter orange peel. Light bodied with hints of orange and lemon. A great beer to have in hand as Spring arrives in Pittsburgh, which can take a while.

MArch-july

5.2% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Steelcut oatmeal stout

This beer does not lack in hop or oat character. Lighter in alcohol, we hope you can enjoy more than one over some good conversation and not lose your place. Pairs nicely with cheese, meat, and chocolate. Cheers!

april-june

4.4% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

pedal pale ale

An American Pale Ale, crisp and hoppy with light malt sweetness, fruity esters, and very mild bitterness (in spite of being hopped four times). Each Spring we release it with our KEG RIDE, a charity event consisting of a low speed group ride, following the first kegs of the year to a mystery tap spot. And if you ride, the first beer's on us!

may-september

4.7% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

smokestack heritage porter

We often see this beer in the #1 spot on Beer Advocate in the Smoked Beer category, which is shocking given the infrequency and limited amout of this beer we make. But we'll take it! Usually bottled, but occasional draft. 

JULY-september

5.7% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints and Big Bottles at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

greengiant.jpg

GREEN GIANT IPA

Not only was this beer our Brewer Joe's first recipe here, but it just might have been the fastest moving beer we've ever tapped! (Granted, we took a LOT of this one home ourselves.)

Green Giant is a 7.2% single hop IPA brewed with Citra Hops... first wort and late addition hopping keep the bitterness down and the hop flavor up front where it belongs. 

July-November

7.2% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

BIG HOP HARVEST IPA

Each fall, we take your year-round favorite, Big Hop IPA and do something special with it to celebrate the September hop harvest. There’s a small window where we can get fresh-picked, undried, locally grown hops to toss into the kettle. These “wet hops” provide a truly unique flavor and aroma, almost like the smell of freshly cut grass – if your lawn was completely planted with American hops! Available starting in late September/early October and lasting until it’s all gone.

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

6.4% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Britsburgh ale

We're proud to brew the flagship beer for Pittsburgh's Britsburgh festival. It's a classic English style bitter/pale ale made with British hops, malt, & yeast.

SEPTEMBER

ABV: Come see when it's done!

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Along came a cider

The folks at Trax Farms make some great cider, all with locally grown apples of course.  So we
asked them if they'd be kind enough to blend a special batch leaning more toward the tart side of things so we could ferment it into a  crisp, tart, sparkling fermented cider using our house ale yeast.  Not exactly a "session" strength beverage by our own standards, as it came
in at just over 6% abv.  But it's light, sparkling, tart, mildly sweet, and easy drinking, so be careful with it okay? 

September-april

6% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations.

Black hop ipa

This black IPA carries more malt flavor than most as we believe that a black IPA should contain more than just color malts. Chocolate and roast aromas complement the minty hop aromas nicely. This brew clocks in at 6% and contains multiple hop additions of ahtanum, falconers flight, and a touch of amarillo hops.

NOVEMBER-february

6% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

SNOW MELT WINTER ALE

A rich malty, deep ruby-red, winter ale, best used for frost removal, holiday toasting, and guaranteed to clear the fog off your glasses. Released with the first snowflakes of the year, and lasting until it all melts in March...or maybe April. Hopefully.

NOVEMBER-APRIL

7.0% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Black strap stout

An American Stout brewed with Black Strap Molasses and Brown Sugar - robust and roasty with notes of dark chocolate, and black coffee. Extremely dark, balanced with light sweetness, and a modest American hop flavor.

October-december

6.2% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

FRUIT & SOURS (SAHrs in Pittsburghese)

moonstomp berliner weisse

Our collaboration with Pizza Boy Brewing in Harrisburg resulted in this light, refreshing Berliner Weisse with a low ABV so you can keep drinking all summer long.

MAY-SEPTEMBER

3% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and Big Bottles at both our locations. Kegs through our wholesaler and at the Brewery.

Strawberrye

One of our more popular fruit beers, made with over 100 lbs of strawberries from local farms in the Pittsburgh region. Perfect for taking the edge off a hot summer day.

JULY-SEPTEMBER

4.2% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, and Pints at both our locations. 

Brett hop

It's our flagship BigHop that was fermented 100% with Brettanomyces. It also picked up a bit of lacto-tartness along the way, as it too spent a bit of time in wine barrels. The result is a roller coaster of flavors: fruity, tart, bitter, and sweet with a dry finish of grapefruit pith. There's really a lot going on in this beer, and we're VERY pleased with the results. Which is great, because with a devoted open fermenter, we can definitely brew it again someday.

SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER

??% ABV

Availability: Growlers, Crowlers, Pints, and Big Bottles at both our locations.