Saturday, September 29, 2007

Stop #29A; Lower Lawrenceville

Date: September 22, 2007
Neighborhood: Lower Lawrenceville
Pitt Stoppers: Jimmy D., Melissa, Serah, Wookie, Josh, Laurel, Mindy, Bruce, Jim S., Richard, Al, Josh S.
Bar: The Iron City Brewery

Pluses: Getting the inside view from Jerry.
Weirdness: We were the very first tour for the recently renamed Iron City Brewing (formerly Pittsburgh Brewing Company).
Aside: Iron City has an awesome great hall where charity events are held. It houses lots of old IC paraphernalia (Remeber "Hey! Gimme an IC light!"?), Pirates schedules, a complete Iron City can collection, and a barber's chair.

Big Thanks to Jerry Lorenz who was a gracious host, tour guide, and bartender. We had a great time!

The IC beer can collection.

A close up of the early cans.

The well-decorated Great Hall.

Jerry explaining the intricacies of corn cracking.

The filters for the water that's piped from Aspinwall.

The outside of the 30,000 gallon mixing tank where the hops are added.

The inside of the same tank.

Anyone for a trim?

Ed and Melissa enjoying our free samples after the tour.

Wookie and Bruce after breaking into the safe.

The copper bar. Richard taking in the ceiling.

Did you leave the seat up, Ed?

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