Come for the Beer, Stay for the Cocktails. A look at Southern Tier in Pittsburgh

By: Amanda Narcisi

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I have been such a cocktail person lately. Cocktails and wine. Southern Tier in Pittsburgh had me sipping a cocktail, drinking beer and eating a fantastic burger, all while enjoying the patio. For my latest excursion to Southern Tier I was invited by the duo from Discover the Burgh and joined by Alex Eats Too Much. 

The Beer

Ask any Craft Beer Guru about favorite beers, and you may hear a 2XIPA or S’mores is somewhere on the list. These favorites are just a small part of an extensive beer list at Southern Tier. 

A fight of beer at Southern Tier Brewing in Pittsburgh, PA

A fight of beer at Southern Tier Brewing in Pittsburgh, PA

On my patio session this Monday night, I enjoyed a flight of beer. Five small pours of your choice. I eagerly filled out my card. I chose the following:

  • Raspberry Milkshake: IPA Milkshake

  • Lake Shore Fog: IPA-New England

  • Swipe Light: Pale Ale-American

  • Dabble: IPA-Imperial (Sixpoint Brewery)

  • Nu Juice: IPA-American

A highlight is the Raspberry Milkshake and the Nu Juice. They are tart, sweet, and smooth. 

The Food

Southern Tier in Pittsburgh serves a delicious menu to pair perfectly with the beer of your choice. For an appetizer, we ordered the Fried Cauliflower and the Beer Braised Wings that came with a serving of each of the sauces: Buffalo, Honey Bourbon, and Garlic Parmesan. 

For my main dish, I enjoyed Brewer’s Burger. A juicy burger topped with IPA mustard, lettuce, tomato, American cheese and bacon on a brioche bun. The Brewer’s burger, paired with a side of fries,  is tasty and perfect.

The Cocktail

Breweries like Southern Tier and Dogfish Brewing have branched into distilling which allows the tap rooms to have an exceptional cocktail menu. I enjoyed a Ginger Cosmo. 

Visit Southern Tier

Southern Tier is located on the North Shore between PNC Park and Heinz Field. Growler fills are available, and there is merchandise for sale at this location including a sweet growler with the Pittsburgh skyline painted on it. For more information, visit

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