CEO Brian Walsh and Head Brewmaster Mike Carota at the PNC Park Block House Corner Bar
Master Brewer Mike Carota’s introduction to brewing goes back to his college days when he first started working at Pittsburgh Brewing while studying at a nearby St. Vincent College. Combining a love for creating balanced bears with a passion for creativity and innovation, Mike has embodied the values of Integrity, Quality and Tradition for which the Pittsburgh Brewing Company has been known for since 1861.
Starting his brewing career in the side of product development, Mike was instrumental in developing I.C. Light – one of the first light beers in history. While rooted in tradition of crafting beers with an eye to the balancing of hops and malts, he has been at the forefront of developing new beer styles, teas, and juices. This cutting-edge product development passion coupled with his traditional styles is evident in many of Pittsburgh Brewing Company’s products, including I.C. Light Mango and seasonal beers offered from Block House Brewing Company.