Pittsburgh’s been practicing social distancing for a few weeks now and chances are you need a beer.
Around here, breweries aren’t just places to mindlessly chug, they’re community hubs where neighbors go to talk, listen to music, play trivia, socialize their dogs and get an education.
Even if you can’t belly up to the bar and drink a pint, you can still support your local taproom by grabbing some beer (and perhaps a gift certificate!) to go. When you’re home safe, raise a glass to the men and women who made that tasty beverage.
Here are local breweries offering curbside service:
Acclamation Brewing, 555 b Wildwood Ave., Verona
The new brewery opens Thursday, July 2 from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday noon to 8 p.m. For their inaugural weekend, they’re offering $2 off a 64-ounce growler fill and $1 off a 32-ounce growler fill. Bring your own clean receptacle or buy one of Acclamation’s. https://www.acclamationbrewing.com/
Brew Gentlemen, 512 Braddock Ave., Braddock
Brew Gentlemen offers beer in 32-ounce crowler cans and General Braddock’s American IPA in slim can four-packs for pickup. Purchases can be made by filling out an online form. Cash is not accepted during pickup hours, which will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and Saturday noon to 5 p.m.. When you pull up to the brewery, just send the gents a text at 412-212-3657 with your last name and vehicle descriptions and they’ll deliver the brews to your trunk.
East End Brewing Company, 147 Julius St., Larimer
East End is selling to-go bottles and cans from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Credit card transactions will take place in the brewpub’s entryway. The entire East End catalog of packaged beer and Barmy Soda is available for purchase. You can check out the list online. The brewery also offers Saturday beer delivery from noon to 5 p.m.
Penn Brewery, 800 Vinial St., Troy Hill
The North Side restaurant and brewery is closed until further notice, but you can continue to purchase Penn Brewery kegs and cases there by calling 412-237-9400 in advance. Additionally, as of now, the brewery’s Pittsburgh Airport location remains open for business.
Church Brew Works, 3525 Liberty Ave., Lawrenceville
Church Brew Works is open for dine-in food and curbside beer sales. Grab a growler, a six-pack of cans or a minikeg. Check out the menu online. Call 412-288-8200 or 412-304-3804 to place your order.
Grist House Craft Brewery, 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale and 301 Sgt. Messerschmidt Rd., Collier
Grist House offers pick-up sales at its Millvale and Collier locations daily from noon to 8 p.m. Growler fills purchased online can only be picked up in Millvale. Send and email or call or text 412-212-3179, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to order beer for delivery. The minimum order is two four-packs and there is a $10 delivery fee. They deliver within a five-mile radius of the Millvale location.
Cinderlands Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St., Strip District
You can get great food and beer at Cinderlands Warehouse in the Strip District. Check out the menus, order online and choose pickup or delivery. If you decide to take a drive, park outside of the Warehouse and call the facility at 412-209-1575. Pickup is available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For delivery, there is a $25 minimum and a $2 delivery fee. The service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. If beer’s in your order, have that ID handy.
The Leaning Cask Brewing Company, 850 Pittsburgh St., Springdale
Order some of your favorite beers online and the folks at The Leaning Cask will bring it to your car from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Allegheny City Brewing, 507 Foreland St., North Side
Grab your cans and fresh growlers at Allegheny City Brewing Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Gift certificates aren’t available online yet, but you can message the brewery and the staff can send you an electronic certificate.
Place your order online and pick it up Saturday 1 to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 4 p.m. While you’re there, grab some merch — including glasses, stickers and beanies.