99,679 Ratings
Score: 3.55
The Church Brew Works Claim
3525 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
(412) 688-8200
Mon 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Open Now
Tue 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Open Now
Wed 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Open Now
Thu 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Open Now
Fri 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Sat 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Open Now
Sun 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Open Now
Nestled in historic Lawrenceville, this turn of the century cathedral church turned Brewpub offers a heavenly atmosphere! Enjoy our award winning handcrafted brews and American "Eclectic" cuisine.
Payment options: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover
Parking: Parking lot, Street parking
Price range: $$
  • Good for groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takes reservations
  • Waiter service
Thunderhop IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 65
# Ratings: 14,718
Score: 3.65
Our flagship IPA! Light body and color create a canvas for the hops to shine. Australian Galaxy, American Palisade and German Mandarina Bavaria hops lend juicy and tropical notes to the beer's aroma. A balanced bitterness and ABV make this a sure go-to for any hop head!
Pious Monk Dunkel
Style: Lager - Dunkel Munich
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 13,621
Score: 3.59
Gold Medal Winner of the Great American Beer Festival. It is a perfect example that dark beers are not always strong beers. The body is surprisingly mellow, and the alcohol content is a bit lower than most people might think. It has a wonderfully clean and roasty aroma. Hop bitterness levels are kept in line, but is has a noticeable hop flavor.
Celestial Gold
Style: Pilsner - German
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 7,320
Score: 3.28
Our take on a classic German Pilsner. light, refreshing with a slight bite of noble hops. Prost!!
Thunder Juice IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 1,381
Score: 3.62
Chaotic Discord
Style: IPA - Triple
ABV: 11.0%
IBUs: 100
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Feast your senses upon our decadent creation. With blend of Centennial, Lemondrop, and Mosaic hops, features a sweet and citrusy noes. However, this bold brew finishes dry for its immense ABV!
Thunder Juice 2018
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 55
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
A new spin on our classic Thunderhop IPA. This year's version features Centennial, Cascade and Lemon Drop hops. The finished beer is then conditioned on a blend of Tangerine and Passionfruit juice. Great juicy aroma, with just the right amount bitterness
Pipe Organ Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 6,859
Score: 3.37
American-style pale ale brewed with classic "C" hops and a touch of new school hops as well. The malt profile is kept low, so as to accentuate the hops. Quite quaffable!
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 3,628
Score: 3.54
Our Oktoberfest is a light amber colored beer. It is malty in both flavor and aroma making it a delicate beer which is very drinkable. The hop bitterness is kept low to accentuate the maltiness. Notice the crisp clean character and enjoy.
CBW Christmas Ale
Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 2,128
Score: 3.59
Brewed with ginger, cloves and bitter orange peel, this Belgian-style ale is a little sweet up front. You should notice some toffee, a touch of caramel, a hint of raisin and a slight little touch of chocolate intertwined with that initial sweetness. The ginger should be apparent, but not overwhelming. Those initial complex flavors will fade into the slightly more pronounced flavor of cloves. The hops were kept low to allow the bitter orange peel and cloves handle the very light bitter finish. The same yeast used in our Trippel is featured in this ale to add its own light clovy essence to the party.
Coconut Stout
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 2,052
Score: 3.63
Saaz Monster
Style: Pilsner - Czech
ABV: 6.25%
# Ratings: 1,987
Score: 3.39
Croatian Saaz Pilsner with a smooth beginning and a robust ending.
Pumpkin Stout
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 1,860
Score: 3.59
Cherry Quadzilla
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.3%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1,512
Score: 3.75
A very smooth, tasty quad, with a long fruity finish. One of Church Brew Works's best.
Thunder Hop Extreme Double IPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 105
# Ratings: 1,459
Score: 3.80
Millennium Trippel
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 1,458
Score: 3.79
A Belgian Trippel is a very special type of beer. A Belgian Trippel could be called the beer version of a Champagne. It is very light in color and highly carbonated giving an appearance similar to Champagne. The flavor is somewhat sweet and malty as well as strong.
Renegade Black IPA
Style: IPA - Black / Cascadian Dark Ale
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 1,344
Score: 3.57
This beer isn’t quite a stout but it’s too dark to be an IPA. It might start out tasting kinda like a dry stout, but then the grassy and citrusy Amarillo hops kick in. We used Amarillos for bittering and the flavor/aroma additions. Judging that to be insufficient, we then dry-hopped the beer with Amarillos. We like the way Amarillos taste in this beer, so we went for it.
Coffee Stout
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1,323
Score: 3.64
Mad Brewer Maibock
Style: Maibock / Heller (Helles) Bock
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,181
Score: 3.51
Gold Medal Winner in 2005 at the Great American Beer Festival A bock beer is required by German law to start at 17Plato. For those who are interested, Plato is a measurement of the sugar content before fermentation. It is a very malty lager beer with medium hop bitterness. A maibock is a light to amber colored bock beer. A Maibock is very similar to a Helles/pale bock. Maibocks were originally brewed for the coming of spring, hence the name Mai (German for May). The Mad Brewer Maibock is medium amber in color. It has a very clean and malty nose. The hop bitterness is evident, but not dominant. The Mad Brewer Maibock will finish quite full and have a delicate sweetness.
Blast Furnace Stout
Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1,087
Score: 3.63
Stouts have typically been a staple beverage in the UK. There are many variations of stouts available. You can find dry stouts, milk stouts, Imperial stouts, American stouts, and even stouts made with oats. At the Church Brew Works we have crafted delicious Toasted Oatmeal Stout. The oats were blended with the best barley malt we have – and we didn’t stop there. To give this beer a wonderful roasted flavor, we added unmalted, very darkly roasted barley. The roasted barley is mixed with a generous portion of chocolate colored malt giving the Blast Furnace Stout a beautiful ruby hue. We used our finest hops unsparingly to create a delicately balanced bitterness with a rich roastiness and fresh hop aroma. The Fuggles and East Kent Goldings hops were added with heavy hands at two different times. This unbridled addition grants a full hop flavor to our heavenly drink. A typical oatmeal stout is a bit lower in alcohol than most other stouts as does the Blast Furnace Stout. Ours, though not typical, does have a welcome medium body. As you drink this beer, notice the rich, creamy brown head. Drink it slowly and savor the flavors. We don’t think you will be disappointed. Beer is not just for breakfast anymore.
Heavenly Hefeweizen
Style: Hefeweizen
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 1,054
Score: 3.46
I’m sure everyone here knows, Pittsburgh has some humid summers. What can you do to escape the heat and enjoy yourself? Well I’ve got the answer. How about a light thirst quenching Hefe Weizen (pronounced hefa Vite zen) in the cool environment of our Hop Garden patio. I can hear you wondering, what is a hefe weizen? Allay your fears my friends because I’m going to tell you. A hefe weizen is a special style of beer made with malted wheat and malted barley. Hefe weizens are from Germany. This beer is top fermented (an ale) with a very special yeast. The Hop levels are kept deliberately low in order to bring out the character of the yeast. If you notice the nose of the beer, it has a clove-like or fruity aroma. The grain bill includes 50% wheat malt and 50% barley malt. It is served very carbonated and a touch cloudy. It is cloudy because it is served unfiltered. The remaining yeast contributes flavor, adds B vitamins, and improves the beer as it ages.
You're Killing Me, S'mores
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1,048
Score: 3.92
Imperial Porter brewed with Cacao Nibs and Vanilla Beans. Collaboration for 2016 Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week with All Saints Brewing of Greensburg, ShuBrew of Zelionople, and Mindful Brewing of Castle Shannon.
Irish Red
Style: Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 5.9%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 993
Score: 3.45
Kenyan Sunrise Summer Coffee Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 967
Score: 3.45
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 67
# Ratings: 899
Score: 3.70
Hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Nugget.
Ambrosia Ale
Style: Pale Wheat Ale - American
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 690
Score: 3.32
This is a very unique and special beer. The Nonconformist Ambrosia Ale was brewed with herbs other than hops*. Though singular by today’s standards, herbal brewing was the norm for millennia. Brewers of these beers chose herbs based upon their medicinal, preservative or psychotropic properties. In addition, these herbs would provide flavor and balance to the sweetness of the sugar (not always derived from grain) used in the brew. In 1516, the Reinheitsgebot (beer purity law) was passed in Bavaria which, among other things, limited the ingredients of beer to water, barley and hops (yeast was not understood at the time). Soon after, this style of brewing became predominant in European brewing and has (overbearingly) shaped the way we think of beer today. Well, I say phooey. I don’t care much about convention (although it’s arguable that brewing exclusively with hops is unconventional in the grand scheme of things) and I find hops to be severely limiting a lot of times. So I present to you: The Nonconformist! Ambrosia Ale! Brewed with *censored* and *censored*, The Ambrosia pours a hazy light amber color. The nose is citrusy, fruity, minty potpourri, and the flavor is quite similar. The sweetness of the beer is balanced with the floral and citrus tones and a strong citrusy tartness is detectable in the finish. A long lingering aftertaste sticks with you and begs you to take another drink. A slight hint of yeastiness in this unfiltered beer is also present. *censored* and *censored* were both very popular herbs for brewing and as medicine. *censored* has antibacterial and sedative properties, while *censored* has value as a cough suppressant and also has fairly strong antibiotic properties. On a side note, this beer is not something you’re going to find anywhere. Although brewers do use herbs as adjuncts on occasion, you’ll not find anyone denying hops to this extent. Hopefully this beer will be popular enough to justify more herbal brews in the future. Cheers and high-fives, Witch/Brewer M
King Crimson
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 630
Score: 3.43
2015 Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week Collaboration with Church Brew Works, Draai Laag and 11th Hour
Tom's Pepper Wit
Style: Witbier
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 10
# Ratings: 556
Score: 3.39