War Streets Brewery Taproom

War Streets Brewery operates a 1.5 BBL (46 gallon) nanobrewing system in the basement of the building.  With this small scale operation, their brews are exclusively served at the pub!  Head brewer and owner Jake Bier designs each recipe and brews every single batch of beer that passes through our taps.  Brewery tours will be available soon.

Beer List

Railroad Riot Rye IPA 6.2%ABV 70 IBUs
Our Rye IPA is hoppy but not overly bitter to the palate.  It is crisp and clean with tropical hop flavors and aroma and a smooth finish.  Notes of Citrus, pine and grapefruit from the Chinook, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops.  A slight hint of spice is present from the rye malt used in about 30% of the grain bill.  This brew pays hommage to the Great Pittsburgh Railroad Strike of 1877 and raises awareness to the current railroad issues in our Northside neighborhoods. 

Mary Barry Bier X-Mas Ale 7.5% ABV 40IBUs
Our annual holiday ale is named after my grandmother and it uses some of her favorite ingredients- cranberries, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and vanilla. This ale is amber/brown in color with a rich mouthfeel and crisp finish.  Hints of spice from the ginger and cinnamon used at the end of the boil, sweetness from the honey and a little tartness from the cranberries, this is a perfect holiday ale to sip by the fire. 

Buena Vista Brown Ale 5.3% ABV 30 IBUs
This sweet nut brown ale is rich, malty, smooth and balanced with some roasted overtones from the brown roasted malts.  It features New Mexico Pinion Pine nuts that are aged on the beer after fermentation to bring a unique flavor profile and a taste of the earth. 

Arch St. Amber Ale 5.6%ABV 35 IBUs
This malt forward ale is ruby/amber colored and crisp like a lager style beer, but with American Ale yeast (WL060) to give it an interesting blend of flavors. Notice hints of roasted malt flavors and a sweet aroma.    This ale is lightly hopped with Cascade, Goldings and Fuggle hops.  

Resaca Red Ale 5.4% ABV 35 IBUs
An Irish style red ale that is malty and rich with a smooth dry finish.  This ale is hopped with Fuggle and Goldings hops and then dry hopped after fermentation with Cascade to give it a light hop aroma that balances well with the malty flavor profile.  

Palo Alto Pale Ale 6.5% ABV 65 IBUs

This American style pale ale is hop forward with Cascade, Ekuanot, and Simcoe hops.  It has tropical and citrus notes and a piney aroma.  It is a clean, refreshing pale ale for hop lovers.  


Sherman Ave Stout 5.8% ABV 25 IBUs
This rich, dark Irish style  stout has notes of chocolate, roasted barley, and is finished on Cacao nibs.  It has a smooth mouthfeel and a dry finish from the Irish Ale yeast strain (WL004).  

Carrington St. Kolsch 4.7% ABV 24IBUs

This light, crisp German style ale is clean and easy drinking.  It is classified as an ale from it's yeast activity, but has many lager characteristics.  Light hop additions of Tettnanger and Fuggle hops allow the flavor profiles from the Kolsch yeast strain to come through.  Notice hints of fruit and banana in this ale. (Available 12/7)

Also include a rotating supply of other local brews!