The Independent Brewing Company is a tavern located in Squirrel Hill. We are dedicated to serving fresh, local beer, made by Western Pennsylvania breweries. Beer is an incredible beverage and we’re going to do a lot of fun things to show it off. We’ll pair it with cheese plates and chocolate trays, serve it in cocktails both dry and sweet, pair it with our favorite bourbons to bring back the boilermaker, and pit it against wine in regular “beer versus wine” tasting menus. Above all, beer is about fun, and we’re going to have plenty of it in our laid-back tavern filled with good music and good people.
And we’ll do all these great things with the wonderful craft beers brewed right here in Western Pennsylvania.
We named our craft beer tavern after a cartel of local brewers that existed in Pittsburgh prior to prohibition. In the early 1900s, the Independent Brewing Company was created to represent the interests of small, local breweries from the Pittsburgh region. Their idea: we must band together to compete against the bigger regional and national brewing companies. Prohibition brought an end to the Independent Brewing Company. However, in homage to the concept that local breweries can live or die together, we wanted to restore the name and the logo for our tavern. Much like the original Independent Brewing Company, we stand for the concept that local craft breweries and taverns like ours are the best way to ensure that Pittsburgh remains a city known for its good beer, good food, and good people.