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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
Tue Closed
Wed 3-7pm (Pickup Only)
Thus Closed
Fri 3-7pm (Pickup Only)
Sat Closed
Sun Closed

Millvale – Taproom

501 E. Ohio St.
Millvale, PA

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 3-7pm (Pickup Only)
Fri Closed
Sat 3-7pm (Pickup Only)
Sun Closed

INTRODUCING LOCAL BEER DELIVERY!

Hey everyone!  We have some important changes that we want to share with you regarding our business operations going forward.

THE BAD NEWS –  Due to the increase in Covid-19 cases we have decided to close our locations for on site consumption until further notice. We know this is a bit of a bummer but we feel like this is the appropriate action that we need to take at this time for the safety of our customers, staff and community. We will keep you posted on when we plan to reopen.

THE GOOD NEWS – We are excited to try out a brand new local delivery system that will allow us to bring beer (both bottles and cans!) directly to your doorstep in a timely manner and at a great price. The price to have beer delivered (both bottles and cans) is $7.99 for orders below $50 and $4.99 for orders over $50.

Strange Roots Local Delivery will be launching a practice round today at noon and beer will be delivered tomorrow (Wednesday 11/25) between 12pm and 6pm. You will receive a phone call or a text message 15-30 mins before your beer is delivered. You must be 21 or older to order beer for local delivery. You also must be home and have a valid ID to be able to receive your beer (we cannot leave your order on your porch). If we miss you, you will be able to pick up your beer at the taproom during our designated pick up hours. Local delivery is currently only available for the following zip codes but we hope to be able to expand as soon get the system down –  15139 15147 15201 15206 15208 15209 15212 15213 15214 15215 15217 15219 15221 15222 15223 15224 15232 15238

After this week (starting first week of December), beer deliveries will be made every Saturday between 12pm and 5pm. Anyone who wants to use the local delivery system must have their orders in by 11:00pm on Friday evening to get on the delivery route for the next day.

Finally,  both locations will remain open for taproom pick up orders of beer. This week the pick up days / hours are Wednesday and Friday from 3-7pm. We will be adjusting our weekly pick up hours the following week.

Thank you all for continuing to support us and all of the other local breweries in our community during this difficult time. We GREATLY appreciate it and can’t wait to have a beer with you once this is all over. Stay safe out there.

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.

Are all of your beers aged in oak barrels?

No, but most of them are. We believe that barrel aging is necessary for some beers, but other benefit from extended bottle maturation instead. Any beer aged in barrels is clearly identified on the label and explained in the description. Our barrel aged beers typically age approximately between 9-12 months. That being said, we do have a various barrels beyond 12 months but we don’t begin to taste them until 18 months. We have barrels aging from 18 months up to 4 years.

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 mark@strangerootsbeer.com.

Where can I find your beer outside of Pittsburgh?

We’re a small local brewery and the Pittsburgh market is our priority. When we’re able, we distribute our products in limited quantities throughout the US through Shelton Brothers Importers and in Philadephia through Shangy’s Beer Distributor.

Can you ship me beer?

We currently can only ship beer to residents of Pennsylvania. To order, visit our online store at https://store.strangerootsbeer.com/.

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 dennis@strangerootsbeer.com.

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.

What about for private events?

We do not host private events during our normal business hours. If you are interested in having a private event at either our Gibsonia brewery or Millvale taproom during days that we are normally closed, please contact Jaclyn at jaclyn@strangerootsbeer.com.

When is the Beer Garden open?

Same as our regular hours, weather permitting!

Do you serve food?

Yes! Both of our taprooms have full kitchens that specializes in smoked meat sandwiches and tacos. We also have several vegetarian friendly items on our menu.

 

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