Last Updated on May 4, 2021 by Jeremy
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There are a number of reasons to love Levity Brewing in Indiana, PA.
First off, they make stellar beer (really all that matters for a brewery). Second, you can round out your visit with food to make a meal out of it. Finally, and perhaps most interesting to us beyond the brews, is that they are located just steps off of the 10-mile Hoodlebug Trail and a short drive from the trailhead for the Ghost Town Trail in Black Lick.
So if you need reasons to make a day out of it when making the hour drive to the brewery, well, you've got some great options to consider!
Levity is a One-Stop-Shop for Beer and Food
In a way, Levity is the kind of brewery that always has something for everyone. Odds are good you'll find a mix of IPA, brown and red ales, pilsners, porters, stouts, and even fruited sours (wild, kettle, and other) on their menu at any given time.
As our first visits to this one were during COVID, we were only able to get full pours at the time, but Levity is truly the kind of place where we could get several flights and still not work our way through their wide draft list.
Our first pours here included The Tenured Double IPA which hits you with its high ABV and no shortage of bitterness as well (with some sweetness from the double for good measure) as the B-Side Acoustic Set. The latter was a wild sour aged in French oak that was a collaboration with Pittsburgh's leading wild beer producer, Strange Roots. This one came with an exceptional tartness that you would expect from a wild, especially those in any way connected with Strange Roots, but with a nuanced flavor profile partly thanks to the French oak smoothing out the brew.
We rounded this order out with a four-pack of End of Haze cans, a New England IPA, to enjoy later. We got lots of citrus notes in this one but with an increase in that dank bitterness you expect from an IPA. In fact, as far as New England IPAs are concerned, this one packed a punch!
From there, the food menu at Levity really lured us in. This one offers up a mix of gastropub fare (nachos, tacos, sliders, and sandwiches to name a few) with some novel twists thrown in. So whether you want an Italian panini or mac and cheese smothered in beer cheese, odds are good you'll find something that fits your appetite as well as beer pairing (many menu items have combo recommendations).
During our first visit, we opted to go the sandwich route and went with pulled pork sliders and the Jacked Rabbit sandwich.
The sliders themselves were fairly straightforward and has everything you'd expect. Copious amounts of pulled pork that was overflowing from the tiny buns and topped with pickled onions and coleslaw for a textural pop. While I could've easily consumed two more after our bike ride, this is definitely a good one for those who want a modest meal all the same.
The Jacked Rabbit, on the other hand, is a bit more out-there in terms of what you get. This one is loaded with turkey and bacon and is topped with horseradish cheddar, jalapeno, and a spicy chili mayo for good measure. It brings the heat but is not overwhelming (we'd always be happy with more) and was also not lacking for meat as well. It really came together for a savory bite with a nice kick to it that we can fully appreciate.
Overall, Levity Brewing is one of those places we love because it has something for everyone. Beer? Food? Brewery access from a bike trail? You really can't ask for much more- well, other than them being closer to the city. It is a drive to Indiana, but one that is worth it if you are going for beer!
Levity Brewing is located at 1380 Wayne Avenue #A in Indiana, PA. They have a second taproom in Altoona as well.
Looking for more Pittsburgh breweries? Check out our guide to dozens upon dozens of breweries in the region at the previous link!