Big news for beer fans!
NextPittsburgh’s Brian Conway broke the news that Penn Brewery is opening a downtown taproom in Pittsburgh’s Firstside Historic District.
Conway writes that the taproom will be housed in the 1st Avenue Lofts, and will be smaller than their Troy Hill location, with room for 30. The 750-square-foot location will also include room for takeout, and outdoor seating.
Penn’s food and beverage director Gene Mangrum envisions a condensed food menu of 12 to 14 items, heavy on hot sandwiches and salads convenient for the takeout lunch crowd Downtown.
The taproom will feature between eight and 12 Penn beers on tap, including offerings from their new pilot batch system, as well as a full bar with PA-made wines and spirits. Six-packs and growlers will be available as well.
NextPittsburgh reports that the taproom is slated to open the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Conway spoke with Penn Brewery co-owner and president Sandy Cindrich about why the brewery decided to open a satellite location, and how the brewery will be able to operate a second location without an additional brewpub license. The full article is worth a read.