Pittsburgh’s been practicing social distancing for a few days now and chances are you need a beer.
Around here, breweries aren’t just places to mindlessly chug, they’re community hubs where neighbors go to talk, listen to music, play trivia, socialize their dogs and get an education.
Even if you can’t belly up to the bar and drink a pint, you can still support your local taproom by grabbing some beer (and perhaps a gift certificate!) to go. When you’re home safe, raise a glass to the men and women who made that tasty beverage.
Here are 19 local breweries offering curbside service:
Brew Gentlemen, 512 Braddock Ave., Braddock
Starting Thursday, Brew Gentlemen will offer beer in 32-ounce crowler cans for pickup. Purchases can be made by calling 412-871-5075 or filling out an online form between noon and 6 p.m. Customers can order up to six crowlers per transaction using their credit card. Cash is not accepted during pickup hours, which will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday this week and Wednesdays through Sunday in the coming weeks. When you pull up to the brewery, just give the gents a ring and they’ll deliver the brews to your vehicle.
East End Brewing Company, 147 Julius St., Larimer
While East End works to get a delivery system up and running, they’re selling to-go bottles and cans from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Credit card transactions will take place in the brewpub’s entryway. The entire East End catalog of packaged beer and Barmy Soda is available for purchase. You can check out the list online.
Grist House Craft Brewery, 10 E. Sherman St., Millvale
A trailer is set up on Sherman Street to sell cans and fill new growlers from noon to 8 p.m. each day. When a six-pack just won’t do, Grist House will drop off a keg. Orders may be placed by calling 412-212-3179 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. for next-day delivery within five miles of the Millvale location. If you live within this radius, you also can get a minimum of two four-packs whisked to your door for $10. Have a valid ID ready when they get there. Grist House also will be selling cans outside its future production facility at 301 Sgt. Messerschmidt Rd., in Collier dailiy from noon to 8 p.m. It’s an awesome place!
Cinderlands Warehouse, 2601 Smallman St., Strip District
You can get great food and beer at Cinderlands Warehouse in the Strip District. Check out the menus, order online and choose pickup or delivery. If you decide to take a drive, park outside of the Warehouse and call the facility at 412-209-1575. Pickup is available from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. For delivery, there is a $25 minimum and a $2 delivery fee. The service is available from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. If beer’s in your order, have that ID handy.
The Leaning Cask Brewing Company, 850 Pittsburgh St., Springdale
Order some of your favorite beers online and the folks at The Leaning Cask will bring it to your car from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The brewery will knock $2 off all available four-packs this week (online prices reflect the discount). There also are free brand-new growlers waiting to be filled.
Allegheny City Brewing, 507 Foreland St., North Side
Grab your cans and fresh growlers at Allegheny City Brewing Wednesday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Gift certificates aren’t available online yet, but you can message the brewery and the staff can send you an electronic certificate.
Abjuration Brewing Co., 644 Broadway Ave., McKees Rocks
This Saturday, stop by Pittsburgh’s nano brewery from 1 to 6 p.m. and pick up cans of Honey DIPA and DIPA. While you’re there, grab some merch — including glasses, stickers and beanies. Abjuration accepts usual forms of payment, but if you want your order ready upon your arrival, place it online.
Strange Roots Experimental Ales, 501 E. Ohio St., Millvale
Strange times call for Strange Roots. The brewery, which has taprooms in Millvale and Gibsonia, recently launched an online bottleshop for Pennsylvania residents. Place an order using the code STRANGE2020 to get free shipping with the purchase of $99 or more (valid for most PA zip codes). You must be 21 or older to sign for your package. Strange Roots is working to launch a curbside service for food and brews. Stay tuned.
Southern Tier Brewing Co., 316 N. Shore Drive, North Shore
The North Shore brewery is offering a special curbside carryout menu for food and beer. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call the taproom at 412-301-2337 to place your order, pull up out front and give them another ring to have your goodies brought out.
Inner Groove Brewing, 751 E. Railroad St., Verona
Inner Groove is now selling 32-ounce crowler cans (16-ounce varieties are in the works) with curbside delivery. Hours are Wednesday-Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. You can order by phone at 412-828-1351 and pay with a credit or debit card, and they will deliver your crowlers to your car when you pull up. Curbside orders will also be taken and food trucks will be on-site.
Roundabout Brewery, 4901 Butler St., Lawrenceville
Roundabout is offering pickup and curbside service from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.Their four-pack, 16-ounce can selection is posted on the website and orders also can be placed by calling 412-345-1933. The brewery is selling Leona’s Ice Cream Sandwiches, too!
Eleventh Hour Brewing Co., 3711 Charlotte St., Lawrenceville
Eleventh Hour’s to-go taproom hours are noon to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Canned beers and 32-ounce crowlers of current offers will be available via credit card payment only. If you would like the beer brought to your door, call 412-676-8034 upon arrival. A different food truck will be stationed outside the brewery each day. Beer delivery is free to anyone within a five-mile radius of the taproom, with a minimum purchase of $20. If you live outside of that area, the minimum is $80. Cases, mixed four-packs, mixed six-packs, crowlers, growlers, sixtels and half-barrels will be available in the coming days and that information will be posted online.
Spoonwood Brewing Company, 5981 Baptist Road, Bethel Park
Spoonwood’s full food menu is available for takeout by calling 412-833-0333 from 4 to 8 p.m. While you’re there, stock up on cans and growlers of beer.
Mindful Brewing Company, 3759 Library Road, Castle Shannon
Mindful Brewing Company is open for carryout each day from 3 to 9 p.m. All food orders must be called in at 412-668-3857. Small numbers of customers can peruse the bottleshop selection to make mix-and-match, six-packs and crowlers are also available.
Helltown Brewing, 5578 Old William Penn Highway, Export
On Friday, Helltown’s Export taproom will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. selling to-go cans of beer and merchandise. The brewery is planning a drive-by event April 1-4. From 5 to 10 p.m. each night, six-packs and cases will be loaded into your vehicle curbside. There also will be various food trucks on-site to fill your belly. Bring an antique ride for a chance to win a taco bar event catered by the Vagabond Taco Truck.
Acrospire Brewing Co., 1650 Butler Plank Rd., Glenshaw
One of Pittsburgh’s newest breweries will be filling growlers this Saturday, March 21, from 2 to 10 p.m.
Dancing Gnome Beer, 925 Main St., Sharpsburg
Dancing Gnome’s online store displays four-packs available for pick-up at the brewery. Hours are 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
Aurochs Brewing Company, 8321 Ohio River Blvd., Emsworth
Need some gluten-free beer? Aurochs offers to-go cans, growlers and crowlers Thursday-Friday 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday noon to 8 p.m.
Hitchhiker Brewing, 190 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon
Hitchhiker Brewing has cans, growlers (new fills only, price includes new glass), sixtels and merchandise for sale online for pick up at its Mt. Lebanon location only. Pick up is held Thursday and Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m.
Hop Farm Brewing, 5601 Butler St., Lawrenceville
Hop Farm’s online portal is open for business. Pick-up cans, growlers and kegs between 3 and 7 p.m.
Red Star Kombucha, 6620 Hamilton Ave., Larimer
If fermented tea is more your style, Red Star Kombucha’s got you covered. Order online for delivery Wednesday and Thursday or pickup your brew Friday and Saturday at the taproom.
Beer Wear from First Sip Brew Box
Want to show your support for the local beer community? First Sip Brew Box is selling a special T-Shirt.
The monthly subscription service, which sends craft beer swag to hopheads all over the world, will put 10 percent of all “Stand Strong. Support Local Breweries.” shirt sales into a fund for workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
The shirts are now available for pre-order. They range in price from $24.99 to $26.99 and come in sizes medium through 3XL. There will be an initial run of 100 shirts, with more to follow if there is a demand for it.