Produced by Rachel Jones | Written by Steve Gifford and Darrah Resnick of Greensburg Community Development Corporation | Photographs from Savvy Shots Photography
Microbreweries are popping up all over Westmoreland County, and we’re taking advantage of the surge! From humble beginnings to new techniques, these breweries offer an array of beers with distinct profiles and unique flavors to suit the tastes of everyone hanging with friends in the taproom or taking a tour of the space. Some of these brews are even available at local restaurants, waiting to be paired with one of your favorite fall dishes. Tap into the great options in the Greensburg area and look into the plans these breweries have for the season ahead — they’re getting crafty!
Yellow Bridge Brewing Company
The doors to Yellow Bridge Brewing Company open this month in Delmont, right off Route 66. With a focus on American-style ales, the new brewers will add in fun flavors that reflect the season or their individual creativity. (Their favorite beers are hop-forward remakes of standard styles!) Visitors will get the full experience of the brewery each time they visit, as the brewhouse is situated right in the taproom. Food trucks, catered food, and occasional live music keep every visit new and fresh. For the holiday season, we recommend the Fig Braggot. The mead-beer hybrid is perfect for chilly winter nights! Yellow Bridge Brewing Company, 2266 Route 66, Delmont. yellowbridgebrewing.com.
For the adventurous beer drinker, make Bloom Brewery in West Newton a future stop. Co-owners Jeff Bloom and Steve Denk have a combined eight years of home brewing experience to create an exquisite repertoire of 24 craft beers on tap. Each one is created in small batches, using as many local ingredients as possible. Some are even grown by Bloom and Denk themselves, as the pair owns a two-acre fruit orchard, raises their own bees, and grows some of their own hops. Taste the freshness in one of the brewery’s IPAs, porters, stouts, sours, fruit beers, or classic favorites. The flavors speak for themselves! Bloom Brewery, 100 Riverside Drive, West Newton. 724.322.4494. bloombrew.weebly.com.
Fury Brewing Company
Located on Route 30 in North Huntington, Fury Brewing Company is another new brewery on the block. Founded by three friends with a shared interest in brewing, Tom Jenkins, Stephan Hoffer, and Ryan Slicker will be ready to fill growlers for guests by the end of the year. We look forward to trying the Graham Cracker Stout and Christmas Spiced Ale — both great options to bring to a holiday party or sip on a night snowed in. Fury Brewing Company, 13380 Route 30, North Huntingdon. 412.641.9056. furybrewingcompany.com.
All Saints Brewing Company
Since 2011, Jeff Guidos has become the unofficial leader in the Greensburg brewery scene. While serving as the assistant brewer at the Red Star Brewery for nine years, Guidos knew that owning a brewery was in his future. He just didn’t have a name. As a Saint Vincent College alum, Guidos naturally wanted to name his new brewery after a saint, but he couldn’t choose just one. So, he named it All Saints Brewing Company. He continues to pay homage to the holy ones with brews like St. Timothy Hop Harvest Rye Pale Ale and St. Dora Orange Wheat Ale. And the varieties have been enjoyed by the masses on tap lists across the area, from the Oakmont Country Club and the Art on Tap happy hours at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, to Pittsburgh locales like Piper’s Pub, Blue Dust, or the James Street Gastro Pub.
If you’re in Greensburg, opt for dinner at Oliver’s Pourhouse. All Saints’ Greensburg Lager, which is influenced by both the Boston Lager and the Noble Pils provides a hoppy aroma and clean finish that will pair well with the grilled salmon sandwich, topped with fried onion straws and spicy aioli. All Saints Brewing Company, Route 119 and Roseytown Road, Greensburg. allsaintscraftbrewing.com. Oliver’s Pourhouse, 8 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Greensburg. 724.836.7687. oliverspourhouse.com.
From restaurants to taprooms to breweries, Rivertowne Brewing has done it all! With locations in Verona, North Huntington, Monroeville, and the North Shore, beer enthusiasts have plenty of options for enjoying a creative brew like the Hala Kahiki Pineapple Ale, Babbling Blonde American Blonde Ale, and Old Wylie’s IPA, to name a few. See where it all began at Rivertowne’s brewery in Export. There, you can take a tour, grab a pint in the Tap Room after, or purchase beer to take home to friends.
This holiday season, try the festive Rudolph’s Red. The imperial, red-style beer stands out with its unique hue and burst of cinnamon flavor. Our friends at Tapped Brick Oven & Pourhouse have taken it to the next level, creating pan-seared duck breast with Rivertowne Rudolph’s Red and blueberry-spiked glacé. Add a side of root vegetables and you’ve got a comforting dish to warm up to. Rivertowne Brewery, 5578 Old William Penn Hwy., Export. 724.579.2145. myrivertowne.com. Tapped Brick Oven & Pourhouse, 6044 Lincoln Hwy., Greensburg. 724.850.8277. tappedoven.com.
Four Seasons Brewing Company & Pub
After several years of home brewing and volunteering at local breweries, Mark Pavlik was ready to take the leap and open his own brewery. Specializing in quality craft beer, he produces ales, porters, and lagers, while also offering seasonal creations for extra variety. The combined brewpub-brewery spot lets you see exactly how the pint in your hand was crafted and makes for a great happy hour spot. Enjoy one of 12 beers on tap, including the current choices of Dunkleweizen, Brown Ale, and an American-style Barleywine. Light fare is always available, and food trucks stop by every weekend for an expanded selection of eats. Or if you can’t make it out to Latrobe, you can still find Four Seasons’ best, including Kickin Kolsch, Local — American Pale Ale, and Bang Bang Double IPA, at 65 bars and restaurants in the Pittsburgh area.
This winter welcomes the return of the award-winning Dark Side of the Pint. The coffee-like oatmeal stout is a smooth partner for the delicious fire-grilled Colorado lamb porterhouse with a fresh mint chimichurri sauce at The Headkeeper Tapas Bar. Yum! Four Seasons Brewing Company & Pub, 745 Lloyd Ave., Latrobe. 724.520.4111. fsbrewing.com. The Headkeeper Tapas Bar, 618 S. Main St., Greensburg. 724.838.7439. theheadkeeper.com.
If watching the Steelers play is also on your list of events for this season, stop by Beeghly and Company Jewelers for the ultimate accessories for Pittsburgh fans. Perfect for a game-day tailgate or black-and-gold day at work, these beautiful pieces show team spirit without skimping on style! Beeghly and Company Jewelers, 401 S. Main St., Greensburg. 724.832.1500. beeghlyandcompany.com.
Support Small Business Saturday® on November 26 at the Greensburg Art & Shopping Crawl! In addition to the great gifts available for your holiday shopping pleasures, the participating retailers and dining destinations in Downtown Greensburg will also be showcasing beautiful works created by regional artists, as well as The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s “Opposites Attract” exhibition. For more information, visit greensburgcrawl.org.
For a dessert that truly embraces the flavors of fall, check out The White Rabbit Café and Pâtisserie’s decadent new lineup. Amber Kunselman is whipping up seasonal treats like spiced plum galette, butterscotch swirl pecan cheesecake, pumpkin gobs, and sticky toffee pudding. Each one is meant to be enjoyed with a cozy cup of coffee, boosted with house-made butterscotch, pumpkin, or ginger syrup, or a refreshing glass of house-made Italian soda. The added splash of ginger or blood orange syrups or cranberry-apple shrub in the bubbly beverage makes it even sweeter! The White Rabbit Café and Pâtisserie, 113 N. Main St. Greensburg. 724.216.5229. thewhiterabbitcafe.com.