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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFShkbshyZV/

Grist House // Millvale

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

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CEhUYw3D9h2/

Mindful Brewing // Castle Shannon

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

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

https://www.instagram.com/p/CB8airBjGar/

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.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CESQmT_DDeU/

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).

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGDR8iHhUpR/

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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