n. The main product made by Iron City Brewing Company, which was formerly the Pittsburgh Brewing Company until the brewery moved from Pittsburgh
, PA. While Iron City Beer is classified as a macro-Pilsner
, it is closer in taste to an India Pale Ale
. As such, Iron City Light Beer has more flavor than most "regular" macro-Pilsners. Iron City Beer is known as an "ahn
" by the locals (in Pittsburghese
), and is a significant part of Pittsburgh's culture, and particularly its sports culture.
People who are used to other macro-Pilsners like Budweiser
find Iron City Beer to be too malty and over-hopped--descriptions range from piss
to "the slag off a steel mill."
So I had an Iron City Beer while I was in Pittsburgh and it felt like I drank a bottle of fermented piss.