Pittsburgh Brewing to Brew In-House Once Again by 2022
PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After 12 years of contract brewing in Latrobe, Pittsburgh Brewing Company will once again brew all products in-house by 2022 at the historic Pittsburgh Plate and Glass (PPG) Plant located in Allegheny County’s Creighton, PA. The facility will produce 150,000 barrels per year immediately and ultimately be capable of producing 750,000 barrels per year.
The 140,000 square-foot facility will use state-of-art equipment imported from Germany and be led by brewmaster Mike Carota — who has been employed by the brewery since 1975.
“While the brewery in Latrobe has been a tremendous facility to make all of our products, it will be very satisfying to be able to control our production again from start to finish,” said Carota.
In addition to supporting all flagship brands— including Iron City, I.C. Light, I.C. Light Mango, Old German, American, and Block House— the new facility will have the ability to innovate and produce small-batch recipes. In its 160-year history, Pittsburgh Brewing Co. has made over 100 unique beers like Robin Hood Cream Ale, Augustiner, Golden Lager, Hop’n Gator, and Tech.
The property was originally erected by PPG in 1883 to fabricate glass for cars, planes and buildings. In its history, the plant even created glass used in the first sedans sold with windshields, as well as in airplanes piloted by American soldiers in World War II.
The 40-acre facility located alongside the Allegheny County will eventually feature other attractions like a restaurant, an outdoor event venue, a beer museum, and a marina.
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. also acquired and started renovating the historic complex in Lawrenceville —comprised of nine acres — in 2019. The site currently has plans for a taproom concept and will continue to house the corporate offices that have been used consistently for 150 years.
Established in 1861, Pittsburgh Brewing Co. is one of the oldest operating breweries in the United States.
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