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- Happy 4th of July Weekend! We are NOT open YET but we are getting closer. #keepthefaith #aurochsbrewing #glutenfree #craftbeer #pgh
- Currently installing our @meheenmfg bottler. Thanks to @FanaticBrewing - Check us out #Instagram & #Facebook for pictures and more updates!
- Check out what we've been up to for the past 9 months. Reopening Spring 2016! https://t.co/E4f5fGgv2j #glutenfree https://t.co/njXy18aqpu
- Coming Soon - Spring 2016! #glutenfree #craftbeer #pgh https://t.co/FiTIYXTsaT
- A malty twist on American Gothic in this month's @CraftPittsburgh - Check it out! @RBPittsburgh @SpoonwoodBrewin http://t.co/EgwbYK3SNr
Hours: Tap Room
Currently Under Construction
The brewery and tap room are currently closed for construction. We are upgrading our brew system, our brewery and our tap room. We look forward to serving you again shortly. We will be reopening again this spring.
When we reopen we will be selling growlers and serving drafts and sample portions out of our brew house.
About Aurochs Brewing Co
We set out to honor the spirit of the Aurochs, a legendary beast that roamed the wild countryside thousands of years ago. We brew with ancient, untamed grains to impart complex flavors shaped by generations of growth in the wilderness. We develop our own unique, original recipes that hark back to a time when man and beast refused to give up a life of freedom. Our commitment to quality ensures that every beer is naturally gluten-free and brewed from only the purest ingredients. We give our consumers the right to choose something wild and untamed because, much like the Aurochs, our beers are Never Domesticated. Always Free.
About the Aurochs
Standing over 6 feet tall and sporting razor-sharp horns large enough to hold a yard of ale, the Aurochs lived in an uneasy truce with primitive man. Humans hunted the Aurochs for food and clothing, and in return the animal would remain free to roam its natural habitat.
This balance collapsed with the advent of modern agriculture. Orderly rows of wheat, barley, and rye overran the once wild landscape, while stone walls enveloped herds of recently domesticated animals. Unlike its fellow creatures, the Aurochs refused to be tamed and instead chose a slow extinction as it freely roamed what little countryside it had left.
About The Team
At Aurochs, when it comes to enjoying a beer we believe you shouldn’t have to choose between great tasting and gluten free.
Ryan was diagnosed with gluten intolerance in his mid-twenties and had loved and lost when it came to craft beer. Now medically required to avoid all gluten, enjoying a dynamic, flavorful beer was no longer an option.
Looking for alternative options, Ryan turned to his long time friend Doug to help navigate the gluten free landscape. Doug had been diagnosed with Celiac disease at the age of 5 and been following a gluten free diet for over 20 years.
After an exhaustive, and ultimately unfruitful search, we resolved to create our own great-tasting beer made with naturally gluten-free ingredients.
Starting small, in Ryan’s small apartment we began malting, researching, innovating and learning. We’ve created a unique brewing process using ancient, naturally gluten-free grains that allows us to make great tasting, gluten-free beer. After four years, hundreds of brews and thousands of learning experiences we are ready to open our doors and share our beer with the world.
About the Brewery
Our brewery is located on the Ohio River just outside downtown Pittsburgh, an area once home to ore refineries, great steel railroads, and markets that kept the city running with endless shipments of meat, produce, and beer. We can think of no better place to set our roots than our hometown of Pittsburgh. A city city for beer – forged by mountains and rivers, hardened by industry, and ultimately cast in the form of unbridled optimism and resiliency.
We are passionate about brewing naturally gluten free beer. Beer brewed in a dedicated gluten free facility without ingredients that contain wheat, barley, or rye to guarantee our beers are all naturally gluten-free.
Visit our brewery and tap room in Emsworth, PA (Pittsburgh) located on Ohio River Blvd. at 8321 Ohio River Blvd – turn onto Williston Ave to enter our parking lot.
All of our brews are 100% naturally gluten-free. We test each of our ingredients to ensure our beer is pure and safe. And, of course, we drink it to make sure we like it. For more information about gluten-free or drinking beer, check out our blog.
Aurochs White Ale
Try something wild. Our refreshing, versatile white ale—brewed from untamed grains—offers hints of citrus and a bit of spice. Smooth and slightly tart, the beer pairs well with most food, especially fish, lighter Mexican dishes, and desserts. Drink it with dinner or on its own—it tastes great either way.
German Tettnang, Czech SaazABV:
Aurochs Amber Ale
Our Amber Ale is about balance and breaking down barriers. The malt base of light roasted millet and quinoa offers hints of toast and biscuits, which is complemented by the spicy and floral notes from Styrian Golding and Cascade hops. This beer is perfect for any occasion and any season. The caramelized roast character make it a perfect pairing for barbecue and burgers. The floral and spicy hop notes pair well with Mexican, Thai, and Vietnamese food. The light body and 4.7% ABV make this a perfect beer for any drinking session.
Styrian Goldings, CascadeABV:
Aurochs Pale Ale
A perfect blend of aromatic notes of pine and citrus blend with just the right touch of bitterness to create a personal favorite of Aurochs Brewing Co. staff.
Aurochs Brown Ale
Caramel flavor compliments dark roasts of millet malt, finished with a cascade hop to create a beer thats perfect for burgers and BBQ. America!
Styrian Goldings, CascadeABV:
Dark with strong roast character, the Aurochs Porter is malty and delicious. This beer highlights a blend of deep roasted malts and quinoa for a creamy finish.
Styrian Goldings, Czech SaazABV:
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Track the Aurochs
Welcome to Track the Aurochs. Here we give a voice to the Aurochs in all of us.
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