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About Anthony | Burgers Blog

Brewtus is homemade from the burgers to the beer



Published: Wed, May 4, 2016 @ 12:00 a.m.

If You Go...

Where: Brewtus Brewing Co.

Address: 23 Chestnut Ave., Sharon, Pa.

Phone: 724-308-6293

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday and Monday.

Menu: Five burgers ($10 to $12)

Website:www.brewtusbrewing.com

Rating: 4 stars

By Anthony M. Fuda

BurgerGuyz@hotmail.com

Everyone wants to be master of the grill, and some even take it a bit further and want to be the brew master who makes their own craft brews that go with those cookouts. We found both at the Brewtus Brewing Company.

So, what goes better with a grilled burger than a cold beer? How about a home brewed cold beer with that locally grown, hand-made burger?

That’s exactly what you get at Brewtus. Co-owner John Larocca

started home brewing in his garage, while his nephew Jason Camerlengo started brewing in college, trying to make that $140 case of Belgium beer.

After years of mastering their skills, in 2013, they found the perfect location on Chestnut Avenue in Sharon, Pa, and with the help of Jason’s wife Shelby and John’s wife Patty, the Brewtus Brewing Company was started.

They have a nice selection of craft beers that lead you in to those 1/2 pound handmade burgers. The beef comes from a local farm in Grove City, where the cows are grass and corn fed with no hormones, steroids or GMO’s, which explains the high quality and exquisite flavor.

Our waitress throughout the evening, Amy Ketchum, guided us on tonight’s burger journey.

We located the burger menu and even though there are only five burgers on the menu, the decision was tough, because they all sounded so good:

  • Brewtus Burger (choice of cheese on a toasted brioche);
  • Hangover Burger (beer soaked caramelized onions, pepper bacon, beer cheese sauce and a fried egg, on a pretzel bun);
  • Steakhouse Burger (peppered bacon, bleu cheese, BBQ sauce and 2 beer battered onion rings, on a pretzel bun);
  • Diablo Burger (Ghost Pepper Jack cheese, jalapeño peppers, Carolina reaper mayo);
  • Patty Melt (grilled onions, American, Swiss and thousand island dressing on local seeded rye bread).

Each burger comes with your choice of a side: fries; or for $1 more you can get sweet potato fries, salsa and chips or onion rings. You also get some cheese choices for your burger: Cheddar, provolone, Swiss or Ghost Pepper Jack.

I found the Steakhouse Burger to my liking, but substituted the bleu cheese for Cheddar cheese, and enjoyed this juicy, flavorful gut stuffer. The burger was huge and if it didn’t have a pretzel bun, I would have had to finish it with a fork. And this is a good thing! The burger oozed flavor with the perfect amount of seasoning in each bite, while also catching the fresh lettuce, tomato and onion, as well as the onion rings, and adding a hint of cheddar to the BBQ sauce to send my taste buds to ultimate bliss. Add two thick pieces of bacon and the smile in my stomach told me everything I needed to know.

Scott also had the Steakhouse Burger, but stuck with the bleu cheese, adding, “The burger had a great taste with just the right amount of bleu cheese bite.” He paired his burger with the one of Brewtus’ craft beers, the Bimbo Ale, and noted, “I usually find that craft beer is a bit much for my taste, but the Bimbo Ale was very smooth and tasty which was a pleasant surprise!”

Eric saw the Diablo Burger, and dove head first, ready to swim in the heat, and said, “My selection for the evening was, big surprise, the burger known as the Diablo. With the inclusion if the words Ghost Pepper and Reaper in the description I wasn't about to pass it up. The above I am referencing was the Ghost Pepper jack cheese and Reaper pepper mayo included on my burger. These just made everything that much better. Add to that perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked beef and a bun that held up against the onslaught of heat perfectly -- this burger definitely put a smile on this BurgerGuyz’ face. The real delight was the inclusion of 2 jalapeño poppers nestled in between the bun and meat. In my travels I've never seen anything this creative. For a final decision about this burger I feel it's best to paraphrase Seinfeld; it was real heat and it was spectacular.”

JT chose their classic burger, The Brewtus, saying, “It came a perfect medium-well with lettuce, tomato, onions and a slice of provolone. For classic burger lovers, I can't imagine it getting better than this. The juiciness, the seasoning, the freshness of the toppings and the bun; this might be the best classic I've had yet. I tip my hat to to all that were involved, from the chef to the cow! This was a great burger.”

Johnny “Gotham” found something a little different, and noted, “I had the Hangover Burger ordered medium, and one of the best things about this Burger was the caramelized bacon and over easy egg that topped this juicy burger. The bun was a soft doughy pretzel which tied the whole experience together.”

We happened to go on open mike night and caught Ryan Ross playing some great tunes, so we just sat back, listened to the music and enjoyed our burger. Ryan noticed us and between songs told us that Brewtus was a great place for a burger and that their Hangover Burger was the best invention ever -- and we wholeheartedly agree.

There’s another place in Sharon who have some good wings, but if you head a hop and a skip down Chestnut Ave. you’ll find a handful of burgers on the Brewtus menu that will tantalize your taste buds and make you think you’ve found Sharon’s best burger restaurant.

Keep reading the Valley food section each Wednesday for the best food the Valley has to offer.

If you know of a burger that should be on our hit list, send the info to mvbrb@hotmail.com, or on our Facebook page BurgerGuyz.


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