Photos courtesy of Trace Brewing
I’m so excited about this, friends! I had the pleasure of dropping by Trace Brewing this past Friday night to enjoy one of their first days serving pints on premises. I adored all of their can releases that I’ve tried, so I was really excited to finally get to taste a brew straight from the taps! And the coolest part about the taps? Aadam Soorma, Trace’s Marketing Manager, told us they pull straight from the brite tanks rather than kegs, so you’re definitely getting a fresh brew!
I have not been out to a lot of places for a beer lately, but Trace made everything worry-free with the limited-capacity seating. All seats are spaced with more than enough room and they’re doing menus via a QR code for easy access. Of course you need a meal to consume alcohol on premise, and they’ve got pepperoni rolls from Rolling Pepperoni and wraps from Everyday’s a Sunday Cafe. We had a pepperoni roll and a chicken Caesar wrap that were both utterly fantastic!
Now, the most important part, the BEER! They are already absolutely killing it straight out of the gate. At the moment, there are 3 beers on tap and 5 can pour options. There are also cocktails featuring Maggie’s Farm spirits if you’re not feeling a brew. My personal favorite? Orange Sap, a 7% IPA. A New England hazeboi with Simcoe and Chinook hops, expect lots of citrusy goodness laced with a little bit of that piney IPA taste we’ve all grown to love. This beer goes down easy for a 7%! We left with two four packs and I can’t recommend it enough! You need to try this one!
Orange Sap, however, wasn’t the only excellent brew I tasted. Trust me when I say every brew I tasted was excellent! Coal Hill, a Dortmunder lager, is a crisp, clean, and crushable malty brew. Trace also makes an excellent saison! Woods, a 5.2% saison with Saaz and Motueka hops, made me fall in love with a style that I don’t often reach for.
Currently, Trace is open for limited seating Thursdays-Sundays. I highly suggest that you call the brewery for a reservation prior to going – the brewery line is 412-904-3555. Some walk up seating has been available for this weekend but is not guaranteed! Cheers to an excellent Friday night… I’ll be back again ASAP, Trace!