Southern Tier, the New York based craft brewery best known for its numerous stouts, IPAs, and barrel aged brew, opened up an auxiliary brewery and taproom in Pittsburgh, PA in 2016. Last weekend, Southern Tier unveiled an expanded space for its Pennsylvania operation, one- upping an already first class operation with outdoor seating and a beer garden.
This new outdoor space has a bar at its center with 30 seats and 30 taps of beer to match. Surrounding the bar are another 60 seats and an open- air beer garden with an all- season rooftop. This will be great for Pittsburgh craft beer fans that might enjoy a little sunlight with their beer during the warmer times of the year.
Southern Tier co- founder Phin DeMink says the expansion is great for several reasons, among them the simple fact that larger space means more elbow room and more seating for thirsty craft beer fans.
“The plan to add an outdoor beer garden has long been in the works, and now’s the time. We’re excited to offer more space in our North Shore location for game day and everyday visitors,” said DeMink.
Southern Tier’s Pittsburgh location serves many of the familiar and beloved Southern Tier brews, but as any frequent visitor will tell you, this branch brewery also brews exclusive beers of its own. The Pittsburgh- only beers have been dubbed “Pittsburgh Brew’d” and have proven a huge hit with local residents. And Southern Tier Pittsburgh is more than just beer- it is also a restaurant serving a chef-driven menu of elevated pub fair created to match perfectly with the brewery’s creations.
Southern Tier is one of the most recognized craft breweries in the U.S and one of only a handful of craft breweries to expand operations to other states. The Pittsburgh location was already a cool place for beer and meetups and with the addition of a beer garden, Southern Tier has made a great place that much better. Check them out if you live in or near Pittsburgh and bask in the outdoor beer garden, under the sun, with a Southern Tier beer in hand.
For more information on Southern Tier’s breweries or products, visit stbcbeer.com online