Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh finally open!! Beer Connoisseurs applaud!
We’ve been waiting for it (for a long time), but it’s here – Hofbrauhaus Pittsburgh. It is one of only three in the nation and will be brewing beer to the German Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot. In layman’s term, that basically means it’s really good.
Make sure you get the Hofbräuhaus pretzels and bier cheese – a very big tradition.
We’ll be down there to review the place, but we have experienced the site in Newport On The Levee in Kentucky …. and it was perfect. It took me back to the weekend dinners we had at my Grandma’s house (the German side of the family), and instantly reminded me of the vintage pictures my Grandfather had of the old beer halls in Germany when he lived there.
The new HB site is in SouthSide Works.
Update: Click here for a more detailed article on the opening from the Post-Gazette. Also check out the article from the PG on beer hall etiquette featuring Eckhard Kurbjuhn (the German brewmaster at Haufbrauhaus-Pittsburgh)
PS – For those new to German Beers (real ones), then tend to be strong – so if you are planning on drinking more than two bring a designated driver and a digital camera so your friends can catch a snapshot of you turning various shades of green. If you get a few good snaps – send ‘em in, we’ll post them here :-)