Photo courtesy of Insurrection Aleworks
Ahhh, sweet Friday! We’ve made it. As we settle in to all things weekend and relaxing, it’s time to think about a place to celebrate making it to springtime! This week, I’ve got just the place for you to enjoy.
Insurrection Aleworks has opened their doors once again for food and drinks on premises in their Carnegie taproom! Huzzah! This is one of my favorite places to go because I know that I’m going to get great food alongside my brews. Home of an amazing menu and low-key the best cheese curds I’ve had outside of Wisconsin, this place is amazing. I’m still dreaming of the charcuterie boards that I had their pre-COVID. You can get some of the most unique meats and cheeses. Basically, this place is heaven.
Here’s the scoop for going down to Heidelburg The taproom is open again from Wednesday-Saturday and a reservation is required. Check out their website to book one. As of today (3/19), food is required with purchase as well, but may be subject to change in the future as restrictions lessen. Regarding the appetizers, I cannot recommend the fried cheese curds enough. They’re IPA battered and meant for all of us beer nerds. The rest of the menu is full of tasty wings, sandwiches and salads to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. The Korean BBQ Flank Steak Tacos and the Pickle Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich are what I would get. They sound amazing! Build your own charcuterie is also back as of today!
The beer, of course, is top notch as well. Insurrection produces some of the best IPAs and hop forward brews that I’ve had in Pittsburgh. We’ve been fortunate enough to also see them at our local Giant Eagle, so check yours for four packs! At the brewery,there’s plenty of styles available as well. Still enjoying those Saint Paddy’s Day Vibes? Check out Leprechaun Crown, an Irish Stout. A dry, smoky 4.4% brew, this will be your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! I’m a big fan of DIPAs and Owsley is an 8% big boy that sounds right up my alley. Loaded with hoppy, piney and citrusy taste, this is a balanced brew perfect for the weekend! There’s lots of other tasty treats available on tap and in cans to go as well, so check Insurrection’s site to ensure you grab what brews you need.
With hours ranging from Wednesdays-Sundays, make this place a must stop this weekend for some time away from home! Head down to Insurrection Aleworks in Carnegie and tell ‘em Fueled by Hops sent ya!