87,892 Ratings
Score: 3.55
The Church Brew Works Claim
3525 Liberty Ave
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
Pious Monk Dunkel
Style: Lager - Dunkel Munich
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 20
# Ratings: 12,192
Score: 3.59
Gold Medal Winner of the Great American Beer Festival. Our beer is fairly dark in color, but don’t be afraid. 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.
Pipe Organ Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - English
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 6,477
Score: 3.37
When the British introduced draught pale ale to America, the Pipe Organ Pale Ale is what they had intended. It is truly British in character. Brewed with pale ale malt and a touch of caramel malt, it has a light copper color and subtle body. The maltiness is carefully balanced with only the best English hops - East Kent Goldings. Although this beer has a fair amount of hops, the caramel maltiness perfectly balances its profile.
Style: Märzen
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 3,212
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. We brewed three batches of this beer so that we can bottle some of it in order to enhance our bottle beer selection.
Pumpkin Stout
Style: Pumpkin / Yam Beer
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1,759
Score: 3.59
Cherry Quadzilla
Style: Belgian Quad
ABV: 10.3%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1,494
Score: 3.75
A very smooth, tasty quad, with a long fruity finish. One of Church Brew Works's best.
Neapolitan Dynamite
Style: Stout - Milk / Sweet
ABV: 4.7%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.25
Neapolitan Dynamite - a strawberry, chocolate, & vanilla milk stout
Honey Badger
Style: Bock
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 23
# Ratings: 1
Score: 2.50
Honey Badger is a Helles Bock conditioned on local wildflower honey. Clean, refreshing and ambit of hops. This Badger has a bit at 6.5ABV. Cheers
Oats McOats
Style: Brown Ale - American
ABV: 5.8%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
American Brown Ale with a ton a oats
Tequila Mockingbird
Style: Strong Ale - American
ABV: 9.3%
IBUs: 33
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
  Freshly dumped Tequila barrels were used with an American Strong Ale for 9 months to round out this big brew.  Tequila dominates the aroma with hints of oak.  The flavor is caramel maltiness with a thin layer of Tequila and complex barrel notes.
Thunderhop IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 13,091
Score: 3.66
We have updated our flagship IPA to include galaxy, palisade and mandarin bavaria hops. If that wasn't enough we obnoxiously dry-hopped this beast to give it some extra POW! Enjoy!
Celestial Gold
Style: Pilsner - German
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 28
# Ratings: 6,521
Score: 3.27
Our take on a classic German Pilsner. light, refreshing with a slight bite of noble hops. Prost!!
Coconut Stout
Style: Stout - American
ABV: 5.9%
# Ratings: 2,049
Score: 3.63
CBW Christmas Ale
Style: Spiced / Herbed Beer
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 17
# Ratings: 1,881
Score: 3.60
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.
Saaz Monster
Style: Pilsner - Czech
ABV: 6.25%
# Ratings: 1,743
Score: 3.39
Croatian Saaz Pilsner with a smooth beginning and a robust ending.
Thunder Hop Extreme Double IPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5%
IBUs: 105
# Ratings: 1,435
Score: 3.80
Millennium Trippel
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 9.5%
IBUs: 16
# Ratings: 1,388
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: 1,341
Score: 3.58
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: 1,298
Score: 3.63
Thunder Juice IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 90
# Ratings: 1,213
Score: 3.61
Blast Furnace Stout
Style: Stout - Oatmeal
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1,083
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: 1,051
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.
Mad Brewer Maibock
Style: Maibock / Heller (Helles) Bock
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1,015
Score: 3.50
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.
You're Killing Me, S'mores
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 1,007
Score: 3.93
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.
Kenyan Sunrise Summer Coffee Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 4.5%
# Ratings: 970
Score: 3.45
Irish Red
Style: Red Ale - Irish
ABV: 5.9%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 777
Score: 3.42
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
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 67
# Ratings: 551
Score: 3.68
Hazy IPA brewed with Mosaic, Citra and Nugget.
O'Casey's Irish Stout
Style: Stout - Irish Dry
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 525
Score: 3.57