Gypsy Hollow Gose. Photo courtesy of Cinderlands Beer Co.

Locals know that Cinderlands Beer Co. is good. Now the tiny taproom is getting some national love.

USA Today recently named the Lawrenceville-based business one of the top 20 new breweries in the country. Cinderlands, which currently holds the No. 7 spot, is the only Pennsylvania brewery that made the cut. Last year, Sharpsburg’s Dancing Gnome placed third in the same competition.

“It’s an incredible honor to be in the same conversation with the breweries on this list that we admire. We’re totally floored and humbled,” says Paul Schneider, head brewer at Cinderlands. “We make our beer in a 450-square-foot basement garage under our restaurant, so to be nominated like this should be proof to all that you can do a whole lot with very little.”

The list includes breweries that have opened across the country in the last three years. Rankings will be determined by an online poll and announced on Fri., April 5. Members of the public may vote once per day until March 25.

Schneider and Cinderlands owner Jamie Warden hope to top the list.

Cinderlands opened on Butler Street in December 2017, and another location will debut this spring in the former Spaghetti Warehouse building on Smallman Street in the Strip District.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.