337 E. 8th Ave., Homestead.
Opening: Summer 2017
Between Voodoo Brewing and gastropubs like Blue Dust and Dorothy 6, Homestead already has a lively craft beer scene. It will become that much livelier with the arrival of Trios Brewing in the former Levine Brothers Hardware Store. The name is a riff on “tres rios,” appropriate since manager David Rodriguez spent the last six years opening brewpubs in Spain, one of which, Fábrica Maravillas in Madrid, was named one of the 10 best in Europe by The Guardian.
After bringing American-style beer to Europe, the owners intend to use their 15-barrel brewhouse to bring European-style beers to Pittsburgh: expect farmhouse-style saisons and Belgian quads and tripels in addition to more standard ales and lagers. The first floor of the building will host the main bar and a restaurant whose menu will be heavily influenced by Spanish cuisine. Ownership plans to turn an adjacent lot into a beer garden with communal tables and a small concert area. They’re even keeping the small bowling alley that currently occupies part of the building’s second floor.
The search for a permanent home for CoStar Brewing . . . continues. Co-owner Dom Cincotta says that they “haven’t found the right location yet” but they continue to scour the city for the perfect spot. They also won’t part with any stake in ownership: “brewer owned and brewer made always,” Cincotta says. In the meantime, keep an eye out for their beer at bars like Squirrel Hill’s Independent and Smallman Galley. You can learn more about CoStar in our feature from 2015.
And that’s not all:
Gluten-free brewers Aurochs Brewing Company are currently open Saturdays at their Emsworth taproom and should be open full-time in the near future. Conny Creek Brewing has plans to open in North Apollo, while Levity Brewing Company‘s expansive Indiana taproom is now open to the public. Finally, Delmont’s Yellow Bridge Brewing hopes to open by the end of 2016.
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