Strange Roots Experimental Ales’ Taprooms Open (Sat., 6/27/20)

It may look closed, but the Strange Roots' staff is inside, ready to carry beer to your car.

Both Strange Roots’ Millvale and Gibsonia taprooms are open, but online ordering and curbside pick-up will continue. However, customers can now only shop online on Tuesdays for new beers. For curbside pick-up, which is during taproom hours, an employee will bring out the purchase in a bag and place it in the trunk of the customer’s car. See the brewery’s website for more details as well as what’s on tap and what bottles and cans are available. Some past favorites include Infinite Hibernation 2020 (13.4% ABV), an ale brewed with crystal malts and Belgian candy sugar, and Ragnarok (8.8% ABV), a dark sour with a name that means “end of the world” in Norse. Both locations also serve food including smoked meat sandwiches, tacos and several vegetarian friendly items. Strange Roots opened in Millvale in 2011 as Draai Laag, specializing in sours and other innovative brews. It became Strange Roots in 2018. 

Thursday thru Friday: 5-10 p.m.
Saturday: 2-10 p.m.
Sunday: 2-7 p.m.
501 E. Ohio St., Millvale and 4399 Gibsonia Rd., Gibsonia. (CM)

Ben Gibbard serenades us over drinks.

Strange Roots Ragnarok is fine for taproom and home drinking.

Photos by Christopher Maggio.