Lolev Beer provides one other brewery, trendy vibes to Lawrenceville scene
Lawrenceville has been a haven for good occasions in Pittsburgh for years. Together with stand-out eating places, golf equipment, and bars, it additionally has a rising craft beer scene, and Lolev Beer is the newest addition.
Opening on Dec. 2, Lolev Beer will convey a contemporary taproom expertise and years of brewing expertise to the neighborhood’s bustling Butler Road.
Began by Ted Slesinski and his brother, Scott, the area has taken on many kinds all through the years, with a brewery solely being the newest transformation. “It’s been a Ford Dealership for 50 years, it’s been a beer distributor, it’s been a mechanic, a daycare, and a gymnasium,” Ted Slesinski tells Pittsburgh Metropolis Paper.
That is stunning, as the nice and cozy, inviting taproom feels prefer it’s all the time been in its present kind. The area options all neon lighting, lounge chairs, and an upscale cafeteria-style predominant room.
“We actually do have a singular area, particularly our lounge space, and we’d wish to make the most of that for occasions, whether or not it being a non-public area or stay music and issues like that,” says Slesinski. “However actually we wish to see how individuals wish to use the area. We’re nonetheless getting acquainted with the neighborhood right here, and that’s pushed a number of our decision-making to date.”
From the beer perspective, Lolev is the end result of a few decade of labor and build-up. From homebrewing for 11 years in Philadelphia to Scott working at Braeloch Brewing in Chester County, Pa., this marks their likelihood to go away an imprint of their very own on the Pittsburgh scene.
“We’re not specializing in any particular model, however usually, what we’d love to do is iterate every model sufficient that we expect it’s distinct, and we have now our personal model of every sort of beer that we make,” says Slesinski.
To start out, their draft listing will embody Array, a light-weight and juicy Pale Ale; Tides, a 6.9% American IPA; Scylla, a ten.5% Imperial Stout; and Revive, a singular and initially common Onerous Seltzer variant. The 20-barrel brewing system will enable for lots extra beer as Lolev continues to maneuver ahead and broaden its shopper base.
For now, although, Lolev provides 4 faucets, visitor meals vans like Stunt Pig and Haskel’s, and an environment that can maintain you coming again.
Lolev Beer. Opens Dec. 2. 5247 Butler St., Lawrenceville. lolev.beer