Spoonwood starts small in a big space

Mike Pound Spoonwood Brewing Article

By Mike Pound, Post-Gazette Steve Ilnicki doesn’t have designs on becoming huge.  But that doesn’t mean the head brewer of Bethel Park’s Spoonwood Brewing didn’t start big when the brewpub opened in late January. It’s a big space: a 15-barrel brewhouse, a full food menu, easy seating for 250 thirsty customers – or more, now that the patio is open. …

Munch goes to Spoonwood Brewing Company in Bethel Park

By Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette In the introduction of his 2012 book “Brewing in Greater Pittsburgh,” Dr. Robert Musson estimates that from the 1800s to the pre-Prohibition era nearly 100 different breweries existed in what is now considered metropolitan Pittsburgh. But like an increasingly ornery bartender clanging the bell, flipping the lights on and yelling “GIT AHT!” at last …