brewed by Penn Brewery - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pilsner is an amber Vienna-style lager beer that is smooth, mellow
and full bodied, with delicate hop aroma. Uses two-row barley malt
and caramel-roasted malt. Based on founder Tom Pastorius' favorite
Today’s Penn Brewery beer brand was born in 1986, when the flagship
Penn Pilsner variety was contract manufactured at Pittsburgh
Brewing. Penn opened its own brewing operation at the E&O site
beginning in 1989, in the historic buildings that had been restored
with the assistance of the North Side Civic Development Corporation.
The restaurant also opened in 1989 as Allegheny Brewery & Pub and
was renamed Penn Brewery in 1994. Notably, Penn was the first “tied
house,” i.e., restaurant tied to a brewery, in Pennsylvania since
Beer Review by Beer Advocate
Although this is titled a pilsner it is fact a Vienna Lager. It's a
traditional German recipe that's dead on for the style according to
the homebrewing bible- Brewing the Classic Styles. extremely smooth
and slightly sweet with a dry finish. Low carbonation makes them
easy to drink and adds smoothness. I love this beer.
The original owner recently came out of retirement and bought the
brewery back. He was upset that his labor of passion was run into
the ground and eventually closed and contracted the brewing out of
the area. Well Penn Brewery is back and is now brewing on site again
and it shows. This is the Penn Brew we loved not that other stuff
that just had their name on it. This is what Pennsylvania German
craft beer is all about my friends. Thanks to Tom Pastorius for
bringing traditional German craft beer back to Pittsburgh. Try it.
It's a great lager. Cheers!
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15212
Phone: (412) 237-9402