Sobel’s Obscure Brewery’s New Location – Grand Opening

Sobel’s Obscure Brewery’s New Location – Grand Opening

Sobel’s Obscure Brewery logo

Sobel’s Obscure Brewery

If you are from the Pittsburgh area – or are a fan of dad jokes – you might know of Sobel’s Obscure Brewery. They are currently a small micro brewery in the greater Pittsburgh area (Jeannette, Pennsylvania), and have their beers distributed in the area. (I had my first – and sadly still only – beer from them while at The Meadows Casino outside of Pittsburgh, PA.) They are well known on social media for their dad jokes (I’ll have a section about that later in the article).

But first, before we get into their grand opening and discuss it, let’s take a look at Sobel’s and the brewery itself.

According to Untappd; they are a micro brewery from Jeannette, Pennsylvania. They have 57 unique beers and 9,839 ratings, with a global average rating of 3.52 (as of 10.13.22). Their Untappd description reads: “Like many other brewers, we started out with a passion for drinking beer. Which grew into a passion for home-brewing and creating new, exciting, and oftentimes obscure recipes. Born out of our garage, we set out to create exciting new and different recipes. After gifting some brews to our friends and family, and being awarded at competitions, we decided to give it a try on the big stage! Founded officially in 2012, Sobel’s Obscure Brewery is a family endeavor run by David Sobel and his two children, Gordon and Jackie. Always ready for fun and laughter, we endeavored to create not only a great product, but a quirky brand that would spur consumers to try us and follow our progress! Get to know our beer gnomes! Keep on the lookout for the funny antics they get up to! Download our app (coming soon!) and play some games!

You can follow them on their social media pages here:

Their current business hours are (from their official website):

The Pop-Up Tap Garden is OPEN!!

Hours of Operation are as follows:

  • Thursday 4:00 – 8:00
  • Friday 4:00 – 9:00
  • Saturday 1:00 – 9:00
  • Closed Sunday – Wednesday!

    108 S 4th St, Jeannette!

Grand Opening – New Location

Sobel’s Grand Opening – 500 Clay Avenue, Jeannette, Pennsylvania

Sobel’s Obscure Brewery has been posting #sneakpeak pictures and videos and such things on their Facebook about their new location / grand opening of their new location. You can see all that on their Facebook page: Sobel’s Obscure Brewery. Looks like they will be keeping this up going into the opening in a week.

As shown above, and shown on their social media pages, the first weekend of their Grand Opening at their new location will be:

  • Friday – October 21st, 4:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Saturday – October 22nd, 12:00PM – 10:00PM
  • Sunday – October 23rd, 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Their grand new location is located at 500 Clay Avenue Jeannette, Pennsylvania. In the following map you can see the distance to their grand new location from where they are doing their Pop Up Tents: Google Maps – 108 S. 4th Street Jeannette, PA to 500 Clay Avenue, Jeannette, PA.

They have created an event page on Facebook: New Location. GRAND OPENING! The event description reads:

“It’s finally time! Join us for our GRAND OPENING WEEKEND at Sobel’s Obscure Brewery’s new Taproom location.

500 Clay Ave, Jeannette

Friday the 21st 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturday the 22nd 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Sunday the 23rd 12:00PM – 6:00PM

Elegant Catering Food truck will be onsite Friday the 21st
PGH St Food Truck will be onsite Saturday the 22nd

Seating is first come first served. No reservations. Please be patient with us and our new staff as we acclimate ourselves to the new bar!

The following week, we will begin our regular hours of:
Mondays CLOSED
Tuesdays CLOSED
Wednesdays 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Thursdays 4:00PM – 9:00PM
Fridays 4:00PM – 10:00PM
Saturdays 12:00PM – 10:00PM
Sundays 12:00PM – 6:00PM”

New Location. GRAND OPENING!

New Brewery Location

The following photos and videos are courtesy of their Facebook page – you can pop over there to see them, as well as the dad jokes, and much more from Sobel’s Obscure Brewery.

There is also a great video they have posted showing the love they have for their new brewery. You can tell that both Jackie and David love what they do and have fun working together as father and daughter:

If the video doesn’t work due to Facebook Watch issues (which is likely a thing, due to how Facebook and Facebook Watch works), you can go directly here:

Here is the YouTube version of it, and should hopefully work no matter what:

The new location will be a lovely new addition to Jeannette, Pennsylvania. It is a 18,000 square foot old building (built in 1904 – so over a hundred years old already); it was a former antique shop, hardware store, and department store. They will be primarily using the downstairs first floor for the brewery and their taproom, this will be 6,000 of its 18,000 square footprint.

Their bar will sit 15 guests at a time and they are having 20 taplines which they plan on keeping up to date at all times. As you can see from the above draft boards, they will be having 20 beers on tap at their grand opening.

Currently food trucks will be their go to for food at the venue. They are local minded and the food trucks will be from the area, as well as they will be letting local restaurants table deliver inside their brewery.

Thats not all of the renovations that they’ve done that has taken them so long and so much hard work. They have also purchased the building adjacent to their brewery which they tore down, and will be using as a huge outdoor patio. They are a bit of a ways yet from getting that off the ground – but its winter anyway, so look for it most likely in 2023.

And of course – most importantly – with a bigger building comes a bigger brewhouse! (The thing most of you readers are concerned, worried, and wondering about anyway!) With the new brewery, they’ve gone from a 1BBL system to a 7BBL system. This should help in keeping those 20 draft lines flowing at all times. (Well, all business hour times.)

Dad and Daughter Owned

Sobel’s Obscure Brewery is unique in that its owned and operated and brewed by a father and daughter duo / team. Jackie Sobel and her father David Sobel. If you’ve been following their social media, you are sure to have seen many of their dad jokes they have on their page. You can find some below:

More Information

For more information on Sobel’s Obscure Brewery, you can check out their links below:

And check out the event page for their Grand Opening:

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Thanks For Reading

As always everyone, thanks so much for reading. We really appreciate it! This article has been updated periodically with some of the new pictures that Sobel’s Obscure Brewery has posted on their social media. The new building looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to make it out there. We will definitely try and make a stop on our next Pittsburgh trip (who knows when that’ll be with Scarlet only about a month away now from being born).

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