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Encyclopedia > Pittsburgh Brewing Company
Pittsburgh Brewing Company
Image:Pittsburgh_brewing.gif
Location Pittsburgh, PA
United States
Year opened 1861
Active Beers
American Macro lager
American Light Light lager
American N.A. Low alcohol beer
Augustiner Dark Munich dunkel lager
Augustiner Lager Vienna lager
Drummond Bros. Macro lager
Eagle Malt Malt liquor
Falls City Macro lager
Gerst Munich dunkel lager
I.C. Light Light lager
Iron City Beer Macro lager
J.J. Wainwright's Evil Eye Honey Brown Brown ale
J.J. Wainwright's First Brewing Light Lager Beer Light lager
J.J. Wainwrights Select Lager Macro lager
Light Brigade Light lager
Night Flight Malt liquor
Old German Pilsener
Olde Frothingslosh Pale ale
Penn's Best Light Light lager
Penn'sBest N.A. Low alcohol beer
Prime Time Macro lager
Sterling Macro lager
Totally Dirt Cheap Beer Macro lager
Totally Dirt Cheap Light Beer Light lager
Wiedemann Macro lager

The Pittsburgh Brewing Company is a beer company located in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Image File history File links Pittsburgh_brewing. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Vienna lager is a style of lager beer. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Malt liquor is an American term referring to a type of beer that has a high alcohol content and is therefore considered too alcoholic to be called beer. In the UK, similar beers are called super lager. ... Billy Brand Beer Falls City Brewing Company was a brewery based in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, and operated from 1905 to 1978. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... North American brown ales trace their heritage to American home brewing adaptations of certain northern English beers. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Malt liquor is an American term referring to a type of beer that has a high alcohol content and is therefore considered too alcoholic to be called beer. In the UK, similar beers are called super lager. ... Pilsener or pilsner is a style of beer, developed in the city of Plzeň (Pilsen in German/English), Western Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). ... Pale ale is a name given to beers using pale malts which are top fermented. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Lager beers are alcoholic beverages of German and Czech origin, taking their name from the German lagern (to store). Lagers are brewed principally from malted barley, hops and water at low temperatures (usually between 5°C and 15°C) that cause bottom-fermentation. ... Beer, generally, is an alcoholic beverage produced through the fermentation of sugars suspended in an aqueous medium, and which is not distilled after fermentation. ... Lawrenceville is a neighborhood on Pittsburgh, Pennsylvanias east area. ... Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ...

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History

In 1861, a young German immigrant, Edward Frauenheim, started the Iron City Brewery, one of the first American breweries to produce a lager, in the bustling river port known at the time as the 'Smoky City'. This founder of Frauenheim, Miller & Company started brewing what is now PBC’s flagship – Iron City Beer – in a city thriving on industry and commerce. 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A half drunk pint of lager Lager is the term casually used in English to describe bottom-fermented beers of German and sometimes of Czech styles, though in the latter case the term Pilsener is more common. ...


By 1866, the brewery had begun to grow. The business outgrew its original facilities on 17th Street and moved into a four-story brick building that the company built at Liberty Avenue and 34th Street, then worth an estimated $250,000, where Pittsburgh Brewing still operates. Iron City Brewery later built an additional three-story building – just three years later. 1866 (MDCCCLXVI) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ...


The two buildings, carrying an average stock of about 10,000 barrels of beer, housed only the latest and most-approved machinery appliances the industry offered. Twenty-five of 30 skilled and experienced workmen were employed full-time. Iron City Brewery continued to expand its markets to become the largest brewery in Pittsburgh. Barrel can refer to: Barrels for storage; especialy Barrels for aging alcoholic beverages. ...


After the expansion, Leopold Vilsack, a Pittsburgh native who learned the brewer’s trade at Pittsburgh’s old Bennett Brewery, joined Frauenheim, Miller & Company. The young man later became a partner, investing his small wealth in the firm when Miller retired and another partner died. Iron City Brewery then became Frauenheim and Vilsack Company. A partner is: a domestic partner. ...


Frauenheim and Vilsack’s fame spread throughout the business circles all over the country, for they had built one of the most complete and extensive breweries in the United States. With a brewing capacity of about 50,000 barrels a year, the Iron City Brewery was an impressive operation being able to compete favorably in sales to any brewery west of the Atlantic Coast. Historians and newspapers were amazed that a brewery could be so big. The total value of Iron City, including everything from stock to raw materials, was about $150,000 – an unheard of sum for a brewery. The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one_fifth of its surface. ...


By 1886, the Iron City Brewery had about 500 reception casks, each up to 60 feet in circumference and 20 feet high, to hold 45 to 50 barrels of beer in each. And the brewery had about 10,000 kegs in constant use, evincing that serving its fans was no little job. 1886 (MDCCCLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Friday (click on link to calendar) // Events January 18 - Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England. ... A barrel is a hollow cylindrical container, usually made of wood staves and bound with iron bands. ... The circumference is the distance around a closed curve. ... The barrel is the name of several units of measurement. ... A keg is a metal container used to hold beer and other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or not carbonated, generally under pressure. ...


During the latter part of the 19th century, trusts became the business vogue, and industry after industry began to draw together to achieve safety through size. The brewing industry proved no different.


On February 3, 1899, the Pittsburgh Dispatch reported that 12 local brewing firms applied to transfer their license to the trust known as Pittsburgh Brewing Company; Wainwright Brewing Company, Phoenix Brewing Company, Keystone Brewing Company, Winter Brothers Brewing Company, Phillip Lauer, John H. Nusser, Ebhardt & Ober Brewing Company, Hippely & Sons, Ober Brewing Company, J. Seiferth Brothers, Straub Brewing Company and the Iron City Brewing Company. February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1899 (MDCCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


In addition to these 12 Pittsburgh and Allegheny County breweries, nine breweries outside the county took part in the merger. In all 21 breweries joined to make Pittsburgh Brewing Company the largest brewing operation in Pennsylvania and the third largest in the country. The combined facilities, worth about $11 million, provided a capacity of more than one million barrels. Greater efficiencies and more modern equipment made it practical to close many of the 21 breweries shortly after the incorporation without relinquishing capacities. Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


Prohibition, starting in 1920, forced many breweries, distillers and taverns to close, yet Pittsburgh Brewing Company survived. One of only 725 American breweries left when the movement was repealed in April 1933, PBC produced soft drinks, ice cream and 'near beer' and ran a cold storage business to endure those years. The brewery’s creative efforts kept alive a Pittsburgh tradition and foreshadowed the future innovations that would again restore security in times of struggle. Prohibition agents destroying barrels of alcohol. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... Distillation is a means of separating liquids through differences in their boiling points. ... A tavern is, loosely, a place of business where people gather to drink alcoholic beverages and, more than likely, also be served food, though not licenced to put up guests. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ...


By 1977, Pittsburgh Brewing was one of just 40 breweries left in the country. To rebound from difficult years, the brewery introduced a new light beer – IC Light. IC Light’s aggressive marketing campaign targeted the young discerning beer drinker. Both men and women enjoyed the new beer that captured 80 percent of the local-light beer market. IC Light’s popularity apparently also heightened the sales of Iron City. Iron City regained the position of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s favorite beer soon after IC Light’s debut. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Look up debut in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In 1986, Pittsburgh Brewing Company was acquired by and merged with Bond Brewing Holdings Ltd. of Perth, Australia. But seven years later, the company’s owner, Alan Bond, suffering financially, gave up the brewery to Pittsburgh entrepreneur Michael Carlow. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other cities named Perth, see Perth. ... Entrepreneur is a loanword from the French language that refers to a person who undertakes and operates a new venture, and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ...


When Carlow was forced to relinquish control of the brewery because of Pittsburgh National City bank’s allegations of a fraud scheme, Pittsburgh native Joseph Piccirilli gained ownership of the brewery. The investment group Piccirilli represents, Keystone Brewing Company, closed the $29.4 million purchase September 12, 1995, at a hearing in U.S. bankruptcy court, showing a new commitment to Pittsburgh Brewing Company’s products. September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, administration - see text) in the UK. Bankruptcy is a legally declared inability or impairment of ability of an individual or organization to pay their creditors. ...


Products

Their most popular products are: Iron City Beer (a macro-style pilsner), I.C Light, Augustiner and Augustiner Dark. They also produce: American, American Light, American Ice, Old German, Brigade and Brigade Light. Other brands include Sterling, Falls City, Drummond Bros., Wiedemann and Drewrys, which were acquired from the Evansville Brewing Company (Evansville, Indiana) in the late 1990s and today are largely shipped to midwestern markets such as Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH and southern Indiana. Pilsener or pilsner is a type of lager beer. ...


Innovations

  • First snap-top can, produced in conjunction with Alcoa, 1962.
  • First twist-off resealable cap, 1963.
  • First brewery to print scenes honoring local sports teams and individuals.
  • First draught beer available in a can, Iron City.
  • First malt cooler, Hop-n-Gator.
  • First light beer, Mark V, made in 1976.
  • First aluminum beer bottle, 2005

Alcoa NYSE: AA is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, and alumina with operations in 43 countries. ...

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Pittsburgh-based Corporations
(Within the Pittsburgh Metro Area)
Pittsburgh-based Fortune 500 Corporations:
Alcoa | U.S. Steel | PPG | H.J. Heinz | PNC Financial | Mellon Financial | WESCO International
Pittsburgh-based Fortune 1000 Corporations:

Allegheny Energy | Consol Energy | Allegheny Technologies | Dick's Sporting Goods | Kennametal | American Eagle Outfitters | Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel | Mylan | GNC City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Pittsburgh Metro Area is the U.S. Census defined seven county region surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in southwestern Pennsylvania, United States of America. ... City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ... Alcoa NYSE: AA is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, and alumina with operations in 43 countries. ... The United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) is an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States and Central Europe. ... PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) was founded in 1883 under the name Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co. ... H. J. Heinz Company, commonly known as just Heinz, famous for its 57 Varieties slogan, was founded in 1869 by Henry John Heinz in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania. ... PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) is a large bank holding company. ... Mellon Financial Corporation, NYSE: MEL based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is engaged in the business of institutional and high-net-worth-individual asset management, including the Dreyfus family of mutual funds; business banking; and shareholder and investor services. ... WESCO International, Inc. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... Allegheny Energy (NYSE: AYE) is a traditional public utility based in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. ... Consol Energy is a coal and mining company based in the southern suburbs of Pittsburgh, USA. Category: ‪Companies based in Pennsylvania‬ ... Alleghenty Technologies, Inc. ... Dicks Sporting Goods NYSE: DKS is the worlds largest sporting goods retailer. ... Kennametal is a US company on the New York Stock Exchange, symbol KMT. Kennametal is large tooling supplier. ... American Eagle Outfitters is an American clothing retailer founded in 1977 in Pittsburghs north suburbs and has recently announced a move to a new urban headquarters campus in the citys historic Steel Valley. It is now commonly referred to by the abbreviation American Eagle or simply AE rather... Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel NASDAQ: WPSC is a steel manufacturer based in the Pittsburgh suburb of Wheeling, West Virginia, with six major manufacturing centers in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. ... Mylan or Mylan Labs is the second largest generic drug maker in the United States. ... General Nutrition Center or GNC is a Pittsburgh based American commercial enterprise focusing on the retail sale of health- and nutrition- related products, over the counter drugs, and foods/food supplements world-wide. ...

Pittsburgh-based non-public or externally owned corporations:
84 Lumber | Bayer USA | DQE | Eat 'n Park | FedEx Ground | Giant Eagle | Guru.com | Highmark | Koppers | Michael Baker | Mine Safety Appliances | Nova Chemicals | Oxford Development | Pittsburgh Brewing Company | Rolling Rock Beer | Sarris Candies | Respironics, Inc. | Telerama | Vivisimo | Wabtec

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Pittsburgh Brewing Company: Information from Answers.com (3970 words)
Pittsburgh Brewing has remained for 142 years dedicated to all of its products and to the public it serves--a public that returns that favor by continuously showing interest in and enthusiasm for the hometown brew.
Pittsburgh Brewing Company is one of the oldest beer makers in the United States, and one of the 15 largest.
In 1986, Pittsburgh Brewing Company was acquired by and merged with Bond Brewing Holdings Ltd. of Perth, Western Australia.
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Brewing was a popular industry in Pittsburgh's early years, and dozens of small neighbourhood breweries competed for the favour of the Steel City's thirsty blue-collar labourers.
Pittsburgh Brewing was also the first brewery to produce cans with printed scenes honouring the achievements of local professional and college sport teams and individuals, including the Penguins, Pirates and the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.
The company's brewmaster in conjunction with Jim Koch developed the recipe for the first 700 barrels of the award-winning Samuel Adams Boston Lager to be brewed at the Pittsburgh facility.
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