Monday, November 26, 2012

Pretzel Throw Down - Penn Brewery, Pittsburgh

Gosh, you must be sick, sick, sick of hearing about this everlasting road trip from Huntington Beach, CA to Philadelphia, PA. Well, if not, thank you for still reading! It took 5 days to get from Surf City to Steel City. We arrived at the Inn at the Mexican War Streets, a gothic mansion purchased in the early 80s by the existing owners for $100k, who, later got it appraised to have $100k worth of blood marble in around the fireplace alone. Nonetheless, it's an incredibly luxurious bed and breakfast for a fantastic price and an opportunity to be part of Pittsburgh's rich history. 

The mister and I urban hiked to Penn Brewery, and while I don't have much to say about their beers besides being reminiscent of Budweiser, I do have to say their pretzels were delicious. Chewy and soft inside, the outside provided a pleasantly lye ridden crust. The Original Penn Beer Cheese - basically sharp cheddar blended with cream cheese and Penn pilsner - has become a memorable favorite cheese with the husband. I thought it had a nice bite, but nothing too crazy special. For $4.95 for two large pretzels and a good dose to beer cheese, Penn Brewery gets thumbs up for their knot, not for their beer. 

Penn Brewery
800 Vinial Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212


Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

I for one am loving this road trip! It is making me want to go back to America to discover more of the country!

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Banana Wonder said...

Anna - You should come back for the big one!

Ruth Abatzoglou said...

Looks like a wonderful trip. I can't wait until I get to visit too.

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