Millvale – Taproom

Located just outside the Pittsburgh city limits, this small brick building is the heart and soul of the Strange Roots experience. Though our brewing operation has outgrown the 2 BBL system we started out with here, we are proud to remain a member of the vibrant Millvale community. Visit the original taproom and outdoor beer garden, designed with farmhouse stables in mind to create an old-world escape you won’t find anywhere else.

Find Us:

501 E. Ohio St.
Millvale, PA

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Hours:

Mon Closed
Tue 5-10:00pm
Wed 5-10:00pm
Thu 5-10:00pm
Fri 5-10:00pm
Sat 2-10:00pm
Sun Closed

Kitchen

Our Millvale location currently offers a full kitchen menu during normal business hours with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Currently Pouring

Bourbon La Peinture

8% ABV

A distinctively tart and complex American sour, reminiscent of a West Flanders style ale fermented with fresh cherry juice and local yeast. Aged in French oak red wine casks then matured in fresh Bourbon barrels. Notes of bright tart cherry, candied blue and purple fruit, cotton candy, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, tobacco, finishing with a subtle leathery funk

Brewers Tap – IPL

4.9% ABV

Indian Pale Lager brewed with Tettnang and Hallertau hops then dry hopped with Simcoe. Notes of lite malty undertones and soft cracker like finish accompanied with soft citrus, spice, and piney undertones.

Brewers Tap: Ginger and Elderflower

7.9% ABV

Sour ale fermented with elderflower and ginger. Tasting notes: white tea, yellow apple, peach flesh, fresh cherry blossom, hay

Infinite Hibernation 2018

9.6% ABV

This year’s Infinite Hibernation was created using selected casks of spontaneously fermented beer from 2017 and refermented in bourbon casks with homemade molasses and locally sourced honey. Aromas of molasses, American Oak, brown sugar dominate, with subtle notes of fig, raisin, dates and very mild leather. Flavors of honey-bourbon sweetness, stone fruit and red grape (Malbec), are assertive, with characteristics reminiscent of Pedro Ximenez sherry. The soft acidity with a sweet/sour affect provides a finish that is attenuated and rich, but with a dry tannic residual.

Rollin with the Puncheons

6.7% ABV

A blend of wild cask ales aged in puncheons. Notes of red and blue fruit, oak and funk.

Slowpoke Gonzalez

8.9% ABV

Mexican mole stout, Bourbon barrel aged, with ancho and chipotle chili, cacao, cinnamon, and El Arbol coffee from Commonplace. Notes of soft smokey pepper, bourbon, warm spice, tobacco, and coffee.

The Koel – Aid Concord

8.4% ABV

Cask aged beer blended with fresh concord juice.

Thief Share

8.9% ABV

Hand selected old stock brown ale (aged 3-4 years) blended with young stock red ale (aged 1-2 years). Notes of soft acidity, dark chocolate, raisin, oak, black currant, cherry, and plum.

Available Bottles

Goedenacht

8.5% ABV

Farmhouse ale brewed with apples, orange blossom honey, coriander and fermented with Brettanomyces Claussenii. Notes of crisp yellow apple, pear, and vibrant undertones of honey.

Hive Alive

19.6% ABV

100% Still Honey Ale fermented with Pennsylvania wild yeast and matured in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Casks. Hive Alive expresses very rich aromas of sweet raw honey comb, light kiwi, honeysuckle and hay. The undertones are soft elements of warm baking spice, vanilla and caramel. Although it is a beer, the texture, taste and flavors combined are reminiscent of part sherry, mead and ice wine. Conversely, the finish is actually relatively dry in taste, reminiscent to viognier, but with a slightly higher viscosity.

Infinite Hibernation 2018

9.6% ABV

This year’s Infinite Hibernation was created using selected casks of spontaneously fermented beer from 2017 and refermented in bourbon casks with homemade molasses and locally sourced honey. Aromas of molasses, American Oak, brown sugar dominate, with subtle notes of fig, raisin, dates and very mild leather. Flavors of honey-bourbon sweetness, stone fruit and red grape (Malbec), are assertive, with characteristics reminiscent of Pedro Ximenez sherry. The soft acidity with a sweet/sour affect provides a finish that is attenuated and rich, but with a dry tannic residual.

Peaches and Dream

7% ABV

The second release from our Farm to Fermentation series featuring peaches form Soergel's orchard.

Queen of the Yellow Dolls

7% ABV

Mixed culture farmhouse ale fermented with Western Pennsylvania yellow watermelon from Shenot farms. Notes of must, straw, white tea and vibrant melon.

Ragnarok

8.1% ABV

Equal parts Strong ale, Scottish ale and Viking metal concert. Ale fermented with elderberries, black currant, red raspberry, and black cherry juice. Notes of dark fruits, red fruit jam, accompanied by smokey undertones, earthiness, and peat.

Rosé Sour

8% ABV

A blend of cask aged 2017 spontaneously fermented ale. Refermented on Pinot Noir and Zinfandel grape must to create a Rosé inspired integration of two artisan methodologies for the harvest celebration.

Spontaneous Roots – Cherry

6.6% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on Montmorency cherries. Notes of tart cherries, strawberry, rose petal, funk, straw and hay.

Spontaneous Roots – Raspberry

7.9% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale, cask aged between one to three years and refermented on raspberries. Notes of candied raspberry, violet, red and purple fruit jam, hay, and subtle funk.

The Balloonist

7.9% ABV

Sour golden strong ale brewed with orange peel. Notes of fresh apple and pear accompanied by bright citrus and honey.

Thief Share

8.9% ABV

Hand selected old stock brown ale (aged 3-4 years) blended with young stock red ale (aged 1-2 years). Notes of soft acidity, dark chocolate, raisin, oak, black currant, cherry, and plum.

Trois

8.5% ABV

Spontaneously fermented sour ale aged in Pinot Noir casks for 1 year, aged in Cognac casks for 1 year and bottle conditioned for 1 year. Notes of currant, stone fruit, leather, oak, and earthy truffle.