Seven Pittsburgh Breweries with craft seltzer

Deviating a bit from our regular beer content - here's a look at some local options for folks who love hard seltzer.

by Aadam Soorma
October 20, 2020

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

Although I love drinking beer and writing about it, this week’s edition of ABV takes a slight deviation from our regularly scheduled programming.

About a year ago – in the Before Times™ – we saw the rise of craft seltzer and the ways seltzer intersected with the brewing community. Pittsburgh-based breweries – including Mindful Brewing, Couch Brewery and others – began to dabble in the seltzer space.

Best part of all, our gluten-free friends could hit the brewery and ACTUALLY drink something manufactured on-site that wasn’t a cider, mead, wine or cocktail.

And that brings us to today – a fun look at another fun drink. Here are seven Pittsburgh-area breweries where you can try a locally made craft seltzer.

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Pittsburgh Breweries Making Craft Seltzer

Eleventh Hour Brewing // Lawrenceville

Seltzer Name // ABV: Eleventh Hour Seltzer // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Open for on-site and carryout.

Grist House // Millvale

Seltzer Name // ABV: Seltza Drip // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Currently carry out only with reduced hours starting next week.

Mindful Brewing // Castle Shannon

Seltzer Name // ABV: Zemu: Lemon Lime Edition // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Open for on-site and carryout.

Couch Brewery // Larimer – Highland Park

Seltzer Name // ABV: Stardust Hard Seltzer // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Couch actually has a whole lineup of different flavored, in-house seltzers. Variants include mango passion fruit, cola and black raspberry – great for seltzer enthusiasts looking to try multiple flavors. Couch Brewery is open for on-site and carryout.

Strange Roots // Millvale and Gibsonia

Seltzer Name // ABV: Lemonade Seltzer or Blackberry Seltzer // 6% ABV

Know Before You Go: Two flavors available for carryout in 4-pk cans. Strange Roots is open for on-site and carryout, check their website for hours of operation as they have changed.

North Country // Harmony and Slippery Rock

Seltzer Name // ABV: Pear Cider Seltzer and Summit Hard Seltzer: Pineapple Basil // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Open for on-site and carryout. Seltzer selections vary by location; we recommend checking online before heading to North Country’s Harmony OR Slippery Rock facilities.

Yellow Bridge Brewing // Delmont

Seltzer Name // ABV: Static Fruited Hard Seltzer // 5% ABV

Know Before You Go: Blended using all-natural blackberry and tangerine puree, the Yellow Bridge team recently unveiled Static – their line of fruited hard seltzers. Yellow Bridge is open for takeout and they’ve got limited seating for on-site consumption both inside and outside (look for the picnic table section to the right of the taproom).

Header photo courtesy of Eleventh Hour Brewing.

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. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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