Holy Brewery, Batman!

A Pittsburgh brew-pub located inside a historic church.


So, while on a business trip to Pittsburgh, my collegues and I were looking for a good place to go for dinner.  “The Church” came up almost right away from some of the locals and when we discovered that this was a local brew-pub, well that pretty much sealed the deal.

Some of the brewing tanks

The restarurant and brewery are housed inside what was originally St. John the Baptist’s parish in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.  Much of the original 1902, structure is still in place but the altar is now a set of gleaming stainless steel and copper tanks where the beer is brewed.  The atmosphere is great, with seating made from the original pews, stained glass all around and a massive pipe organ above the entrance.

I had Pierogie Sauté with housemade pancetta which was excellent.  I had to try a bit of the beer (of course) which was also very nice.  This is a place that I would certainly recommend going to see for the history and the atmosphere and for a nice selection of brews.


The Church Brew Works
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA

Featured image:
Olympus PEN EPL6
14mm @ f 3.5 – 1/20 sec – ISO 1600

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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