Over the last 15 years, Pittsburgh has become a food and tech hub -- and what do foodies and techies like to pair interesting dishes and innovation with? Beer, of course. From Beerfest to the nation’s first black brew festival Fresh Fest, there’s never a shortage of craft beer events in the ‘Burgh, just as there’s never a shortage of craft breweries. It can be hard to focus on the highlights when the field’s this crowded, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to narrow things down a bit.
Here are 12 Steel City craft breweries that locals and visitors alike should visit at some point, including classic establishments, up-and-comers, and joints with special releases that cause lines to wrap around the building. Whether or not these are the best breweries is for you to decide, but these are the ones that are on everyone’s lips -- or at least, the ones that deserve to be.