Pittsburgh’s Milkman Brewing Company
will open a brick-and-mortar location next month at 2517 Penn Avenue in the Strip District. The brewery is an addition to the revitalized 2500 block that also hosts the newly opened Kindred Cycles
full service bike shop — near the new Pittsburgh Public Market location.
Milkman Brewing co-owners Justin Waters, Jamie Rice and Kyle Branigan met at a home brew event in 2010 and have been brewing beer together ever since. Rice and Waters say Milkman Brewing has “bounced around,” making appearances at events and festivals, but that they are excited to have found a home in the Strip.
Their May opening will bring a spot to fill up your growler. Patrons can choose old favorites such as the Dahntahn Brahn Ale (brown ale), Peppercorn Rye (made with a variety of peppercorns and rye grain bale) and The Mean Ass Hank (an Irish Whiskey-oaked DIPA) or try one of the new brews they are planning.
Eventually, Waters and Rice say they hope to host events at the new brewery.
While there is no grand opening date yet, the milkmen invite locals to stay apprised on opening news by following them on Facebook
In the mean time, Waters and Rice noted Milkman has three upcoming events: a tasting at Bocktown
in Robinson on April 25, a tasting at Bocktown in Monaca on April 29 and a beer dinner at Tender
in Lawrenceville on April 30.
Writer: Caroline Gerdes
Source: Milkman Brewing Company
, Justin Waters, Jamie Rice