On Tuesday our work meetings ended early. We stopped in at a small diner in Pittsburgh and chatted and purchased some beverages. As 6 o’clock approached we decided to go grab some dinner and then head to bed early.
Instantly, I remembered my folks talking about a Church in Pittsburgh that was transformed into a Brewery. They had suggested I check it out if we had time… and it appeared that yes, we had time.
I called up Ernie and got him to check the internet for me to see if we could find directions. Sure enough, the church was reasonably close. Just outside downtown Pittsburgh. We jumped in the car and off we went.
The Church Brew Works is a pretty big place. It’s not done quite as nicely as it could be, but it wins serious points on uniqueness. Walking through the huge wooden doors forces one to feel a bit… well? wrong. The holy water basins are still there as well as the organ and all the stained glass. Where one would normally find the alter, there stands the huge equipment for beer brewing. Down below, where one would expect to find pews, are tables and chairs set for dining.
The food was German in nature. We had some pierogies and traditional hummus to start and followed it with some steak. The food was great. The others got some beer, of which there was a wide variety available, and I had myself a water.
It was a good time and I’d recommend it as a stopping point if you find yourself in Pittsburgh. Though I don’t think it’s a place I’d regularly visit.
Check out the website, along with a picture or two… here.