UPDATE: Recently remodeled and expanded lobby with plenty of seating with multiple new beers on tap offered in pints, sample sizes, and growlers. As of late, they have been partnering with food trucks that offer GF food on some Saturday's which is a real treat. If you can't tell from my previous lengthy review, I love this place and if you are a person with Celiac disease, like myself, you must check this place out. ------------------------ How many completely gluten free breweries do you know of? I can almost guarantee that answer can be displayed on 1 hand... This place is amazing! Can't rave about it more than the rest of the reviews so I'll just explain my experience. I had been wanting to visit this place for quite some time but the hours the brewery are open can be challenging to coordingate. But I finally managed to get there one Saturday afternoon and walked into the lobby area. Small, cozy, has lot of displayed merchandise, and a small seating area. The employees were eating when we arrived and there was a sign to poke my head into the back and holler for service. At first I felt a little awkward about this but an employee came running up apologizing and was very friendly and inviting. She proceeded to talk about the brewery and how they are 100% GF, even down to the employee meals. Told me that about half the staff is GF and walked me through all the different beers they currently had on tap and prices. A sample size of a beer was $1 (not bad for the amount received in my opinion) and they had 6 different beers on tap that day. So for $6 I had a flight of all GF beers, I was in heaven. Each beer, even the styles that I usually don't enjoy, were very good. It was 2 dark beers, a blonde, a seasonal, an amber, and one other that I cannot remember at this moment. I felt like I was in heaven because I haven't tasted beer in years and it tasted authentic. I bought a growler of the Amber (very reasonably priced) because it was my favorite and it reminded me of the classic lager (tastes a lot like what I remember Yeungling tasting like!). I almost bought the seasonal because it had hints of citrus which was very good. 100,000% recommend checking out this brewery if you can get there when they are open. Life changing and I will be going back soon to refill my growler!
I’m giving it 5 stars for the beer and 3 stars for the ambiance/location. The beer is great. I used to love Hefeweizens, and their new “golden” tastes just like one. They had 5-6 different beers to try, and they were all good! You have to get either a 2oz sampler for $2 or a whole growler for $25, but you can have as many of the $2 ones as you want. I also tried the cookie which was yummy. They only have cocktail tables to stand around- no real seating or anything, but it was fine for the 4 of us.
One thing which I didn't see mentioned often in the reviews is that this is their main production facility and as a result they do not have a full bar or brewpub attached to it currently. There's no kitchen and they do not provide full pint pours, instead selling tasters. They fill growlers and sell four-packs on site. We tried all three beers that they had on tap at the time we visited and thought they all tastes great. I particularly liked the session IPA which has a nice hoppy flavor, complements the flavor of the grains well, and wasn't too filling (12 oz is 135 calories according to the nutritional facts on the bottom of the 4-pack - nice!). They are focusing on distribution for now which is great news - Hopefully they break through into other states soon and I can find their beer back home in Western NY.
Let me tell you I’ve tried ALL of the gluten free beers out there...and there’s a reason why I just drink wine and cider, but this place has the best and I mean the absolute best gluten free beer I have ever had! 10\10 would recommend to both gluten free and non gluten free beer drinkers!
Wherever you are right now, stop what you are doing, drive here and get a beer. This is the first and only beer that I have had since being diagnosed with celiac disease that tastes like actual beer. The entire facility is GF staff is well educated and friendly. You just have to try it to believe it.
Pretty sure it's Aurochs,and they have reopened! The Owners are so welcoming!! As of now they are opened on Saturdays from 12-6. Ingredients are gluten free AND they send out the grains to recheck there wasn't cross contamination while harvested. Beer is naturally gluten free as opposed to other beers where the gluten is removed. Completely safe for celiacs 👍🏻😀🍻
I absolutely love this brewery! The beer here is excellent, and I don't mean for GF beer... it's excellent period. The entire facility is GF (i.e., employees can't even bring their own non-GF food into the building) and they even offer popcorn and GF pretzel sticks for snacks. If you're hungry for more than snack, you can place an order to Mandy's Pizza (celiac friendly) through your server for delivery. I had such a great experience and can't wait to go back!
Simply put, YES!. stopped by here after we we're passing through and incredibly surprised by everything. Stout, IPA, Amber, Blonde, nitro brown, and pale styles on tap and the bartender allowed me to take a taste of all of them prior to filling up two growler, Incredibly tasty. I'm already looking forward to my next trip to Pittsburgh. Please if anyone from brewery looking at this, you got at least one customer in NY that loves your stuff, for when you start bottling and distribution. Please figure out how to ship or distribute up here!
This place is gluten free heaven for beer lovers. I missed beer so much once I was diagnosed with Celiac's and ciders just don't cut it. These guys make phenomenal brews and this place is one of those most dedicated gf facilities I've ever heard of. You must pay them a visit!