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Strange Roots exists at the intersection of farmhouse brewing tradition and creative, locally-driven experimentation. We’re passionate about celebrating our environment through the use of local ingredients, varying fermentation methods and micro flora, and strive to create unique artisan ales inspired by our surroundings here in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains.

Gibsonia – Brewery

4399 Gibsonia Rd.
Gibsonia, PA

Mon Closed
Tues Closed
Wed Closed
Thurs 4-10pm
Fri 4-10pm
Sat 2-10pm
Sun 2-7PM

Millvale – Taproom

501 E. Ohio St.
Millvale, PA

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 4-10pm
Thu 4-10pm
Fri 4-10pm
Sat 12-10pm
Sun 12-5pm

Gibsonia Location Now Open With Off The Rails BBQ

Great news, Gibsonia! We have finally reopened with a new kitchen  partner!

Off the Rails BBQ has officially joined the Strange Roots fam, serving up a full menu of drool-worthy smoked meats and sides every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at our Gibsonia location.

Thursday 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Friday 4-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)
Saturday 2-10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)

Please Note – Off The Rails smokes their meats daily and the meat is always served fresh (never frozen). Plan to get their early if you are looking to get some of that delicious brisket or some smoked ribs… because they do sell out sometimes.

Happy Hour is from 4-6pm weekdays with $5 beers and food specials. Live music every Friday and Saturday.

We greatly appreciate the patience that you have given us over the past several months while the Gibsonia location has been temporarily closed.  Thank you all for your continued support!

The Strange Roots Team

Frequently Asked Questions

‌ What is wild beer?

Wild beer is a type of beer that is typically fermented with yeast, wild yeast (brettanomyces) and bacteria. The bacteria, often found in other foods like cheese, bread, and yogurt, produces acids that give the beer a tart and refreshing flavor profile. Most of our sour beers are aged in oak barrels for an average time of 9-12 months.

What is a coolship (koelschip)?

A coolship (koelschip) is a low lying, open, flat vessel in which beer naturally cools overnight (24-48 hours). During cooling, resident microorganisms (part of our terroir) inoculate the beer to initiate the fermentation. So, when we use our coolship, we don’t add yeast…it all comes from nature.

What is terroir?

Terroir is a term typically used in the wine industry to explain the complete natural environment in which a particular wine is produced, including factors such as the soil, topography, and climate. The specific conditions create characteristic tastes and flavors imparted by the environment in which it is produced. In the sour beer community, terroir is very important because the process is very much like wine making.

Do you make kettle sours or quick sours?

No. We prefer not to use this method and rely on a more natural approach.

Are you willing to donate beer to a special event?

We love supporting and participating in local events, however like we mentioned before, we’re a small brewery and our ability to donate beer is very limited. Additionally, PA laws are strict on donation of alcoholic beverages. If you have an event that you think would be a particularly good fit, feel free to reach out to Mark at

Can you ship me beer?

We currently can only ship beer to residents of Pennsylvania. To order, visit our online store at

Is your beer available outside the taproom?

A small percentage of our beer is available in bars, restaurants, and retailers in the Pittsburgh area. If you are a local establishment interested in carrying Strange Roots beer or a customer looking for a place to buy it, please contact Dennis Hock at

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! Well behaved dogs are welcome to come and hang out in our outdoor beer garden area (but not inside).

Can I bring my child?

Children are welcome if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Do you have merch?

Tees, glassware, empty growlers and stickers are available for purchase at both of our locations.

Do you fill growlers?

Yes. We will fill 64oz and 32oz growlers of select beers. We also sell empty 64oz growlers for $5.

Do you brew your beer on site?

Yes! Our beer is brewed at our production facility located in Gibsonia, PA.

When is the Beer Garden open?

Same as our regular hours, weather permitting!

Do you serve food?


Our Millvale location has a full kitchen operated by Pittsburgh Sandwich  Society. They are open when we are open. Their kitchen closed one hour before we close.

Our Gibsonia location currently features a rotating line-up of food trucks.


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