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December 22, 2014 @ 03:28 AM EDT
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Establishment: Upstream Brewing Company, Omaha, NE

The Upstream is a great looking place done in a "Yup-scale" look. I loved the way it looked and felt. The beer selection was great, though this is far from a great micro-brewery. The Railyard Ale is the best of the taps, but the stout was limp. They were out of Wheat and Brown too. Food on the other hand was awesome. Soups to have include the Smoked Gouda with ale and the Onion. Great for appetizers is the artichoke dip. Our gang thought the rustic beer breads were terific.

Dinner selection could keep me coming back for weeks. The Irish Lamb stew and Jambalaya were hits with us. As for their specialty pizzas, skip them. This is not their forte.

Go and try this place, it is a good place to eat and drink nonetheless. Next time I hope their Brown Ale is in


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Establishment: Foundry Ale Works, Pittsburgh , PA

My Oatmeal stout served under nitrogen was awesome. One of the best stouts I have ever tasted at a micro. They were unfortunately out of their Foundry brown, but their Ale brewed Marzen was also great. Appetizers outstripped the meal. Go for the beer and order many appetizers


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Establishment: Mad Mex, Pittsburgh, PA

For the one in the North Hills: One of the best selections of micro brews both in bottle and on tap, 20+ on tap. Mexican food is the menu, done with a slant on health (no refried beans just blackbeans!!) We love the bug burrito!!


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Establishment: Valhalla Microbrewery and Restaurant, Pittsburgh , PA

A very trendy conversion of a warehouse located next to the Cordage Express Paper Center (great paper people too!!) Food is pricey and too trendy, though the rings and appetizers are great. The strange thing is they have a very Scandanavian look (Valhalla is the ultimate resting place for Vikings killed in battle) but they try to brew German beers and give them Scan names>> During good weather, it is a great sidewalk location on the edge of downtown providing a great pedestrian view. Try it and get some paper at Cordage Express


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Establishment: Pennsylvania Brewing Company aka Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh , PA

The grandaddy of brewpubs in Pittsburgh, they do serve 4 beers at all times, though the Penn Pilsner is their best, followed by a decent wheat beer. Food can vary, but follows a good German routine. German entertainment and long tables add to the enjoyment, and they brew to the Purity Laws!!


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Establishment: The Church Brew Works, Pittsburgh , PA

Beautiful conversion of a old church lends an air of appreciation to the Brewing process prominently displayed in the altar area. Best choice of beers is the Bell Tower Brown in our tastings, though non drinkers will appreciate their brewed Birch beer and Gingerale. Food is great but a tad on the pricey side.


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Establishment: Foundry Ale Works, Pittsburgh , PA

Great conversion of another industrial building into a brewpub. They had 11 beers on tap ~~wow. The best were the Browns and their stoudt. We were on a fast tour, so the food was not an issue. This place shows great promise.The light beers were like Bud...who cares. But we loved the variety ~ something for everone


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