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Brewery Review: Fury Brewing (Irwin, PA)

This review is written by Breweries In PA contributor Ali Miller (@PGHBeerGirl on Instagram)

After seeing the beautiful photos of the beer from Fury Brewing, and hearing nothing but rave reviews, I decided that it was definitely time for a visit.  As a city slicker, I fall victim to the Pittsburgher tendency to stay in your neighborhood.  This wonderful brewery is definitely worth the trip, and the trip to Irwin isn’t even that far!

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Delicious haze and brown ales!

It’s no surprise anymore that juicy, hazy beers are all the rage, and Fury is making a number of great ones.  The aptly named Pittsburgh Fog IPA and Donora Fog DIPA are very popular and not to be missed.  Unfortunately, they weren’t on draft during my visit, but the delicious Flying Pieces New England IPA was.  I was also fortunate enough to visit when they were tapping a cask of their amazing pumpkin beer, Ichabod’s Fury, conditioned on cold press coffee.  The tap list was very expansive in terms of number (12 in total) and variety.  This is a great attribute, because it means that absolutely everyone can find a delicious beer of their desired type, or venture out to try new types.  For example, I’m not a fan of brown ales, but their Nuts of Fury might have changed my outlook!

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One never is enough!

While delicious beer can draw you in, it’s the very friendly and inviting Fury staff that will keep you there.  I saw a number of people who weren’t very familiar with craft beer try a multitude of samples as the staff guided these newbies along the way.  The brewery also just has a nice, relaxed vibe, making it not feel “intimidating” if you’re not a craft beer connoisseur.  In fact, I’m fairly certain that I saw the most diverse crowd that I’ve seen at any Pittsburgh brewery, which is just awesome.

Aside from having amazing beers, Fury also has pretty much everything that you need for a great time.  They often have live music from some impressive local musicians, which luckily was the case when I visited.  Fury is also attached to a great pizza shop, who will even deliver your food right to you while you enjoy your beers!  What’s better together than beer and pizza?  (Honestly, nothing).  Their taproom also looks great and has an inviting atmosphere.  There are lots of tables and seats at the bar, in addition to the beautiful industrial chic style.  Their logo and all of their merchandise is also very attractive.

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A very inviting tap room (courtesy Fury Facebook page)

I definitely recommend to not sleep on this hidden gem of a brewery.  The beer is amazing, the staff are great and there’s really something for everyone in your group to enjoy.  You can keep up with Fury by following them on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or visiting their website.

As always, stop by and see the place for yourself!

And look at this post from a few days ago. Soon you’ll be taking the beer to go!

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