All of the new Pittsburgh breweries that opened in 2020

We counted 9 Pittsburgh-area breweries that celebrated grand openings during 2020. Here they are; plus two coming very soon in early 2021.

by Aadam Soorma | December 22, 2020

ABV is our weekly series that highlights a different beer from a local Pittsburgh brewery every week. Check out our past picks here.

Whew! After a doozy of a 2020, we’re finally nearing the finish line. And — like many of our fellow media folks in town — It’s end-of-year recap time.

Here’s a quick roundup for folks who may have missed some of the Pittsburgh breweries that opened this past year.

Breweries that Opened in 2020

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Trace Brewing

Neighborhood: Bloomfield

Location: 4312 Main St. Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Our Story: Trace Brewing in Bloomfield

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Altered Genius Brewing Co.

Neighborhood: Ambridge

Location: 411 Merchant St. Ambridge, PA 15003

Our Story: Altered Genius in Ambridge

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Monday’s Brewing

Neighborhood: Peters Township

Location: 1055 Waterdam Plaza Dr. McMurray, PA 15317

Our Story: Monday’s Brewing in Peters Township

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Neighborhood: East Liberty

Location: 6144 Centre Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15206

Our Story: BrewDog Pittsburgh in East Liberty

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Mastic Trail Brewing

Neighborhood: Glenshaw

Location: 1044 Saxonburg Blvd. Glenshaw, PA 15116

Read about Mastic Trail: via Next Pittsburgh

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Acrospire Brewing

Neighborhood: Glenshaw

Location: 1650 Butler Plank Rd. Glenshaw, PA 15116

Our Story: Acrospire Brewing in Glenshaw

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Headley’s Brewing

Neighborhood: Heidelberg

Location: 1743 E Railroad St. Heidelberg, PA 15106

Our Story: Headley’s Brewing in Heidelberg

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Truss Brewing

Neighborhood: Pleasant Hills

Location: 42 Old Clairton Rd. Pleasant Hills, PA 15236

Read about Truss Brewing: via Next Pittsburgh

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Acclamation Brewing

Neighborhood: Verona

Location: 555 Wildwood Ave. Verona, PA 15147

Read about Acclamation Brewing: via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Coming Soon Breweries

Old Thunder Brewing: Get to know the guys behind Old Thunder Brewing in Blawnox. They have cans coming very soon and plan to open their taproom sometime in early 2021.

Necromancer Brewing: We chatted with head brewer Lauren Hughes about the upcoming Necromancer Brewing, which opens in March 2021 on Babcock Blvd, just north of Pittsburgh.

Header Photo courtesy of Julie Kahlbaugh and Trace Brewing.

Aadam Soorma

Aadam Soorma

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries.

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