Below are a few of the Pittsburgh area breweries from back in the old days. Breweries like Duquesne, Fort Pitt, Latrobe, Pittsburgh, and Eberhardt & Ober were just some of the major breweries in the area. Check back later as I will be adding more breweries to the list along with reference photos.

Duquesne Brewing Company

South 21st, 22nd, & Mary Streets, Pittsburgh, PA
Duquesne Brewing Co. 1899-1905
Independent Brewing Co. of Pittsburgh 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Independent Brewing Co. of Pittsburgh 1933 – 1933
Duquesne Brewing Co., Duquesne Brewery, 1933-1937
Duquesne Brewing Co. of Pittsburgh, Duquesne Brewery 1937-1972
Pilsner Brewing Co. 1962-1972

Closed in 1972
Status of the building: Still standing; used as residential apartments and a storage facility. Clock tower has been retro-fitted with AT&T graphics.
Beer Produced: Frontenac Ale | Old Nut Brown Ale | Duquesne Beer | Silver Top Beer | Jumbo Beer | Old Carnegie Nut Brown Ale | Old German Beer | Old Monastery Beer | Duquesne Pilsner Beer | Duke Ale | Anteek Beer | Silver Top Old Stock Beer | Sport-I-Duke Beer | Duke Beer | Buccaneer Beer | Steeler Beer | Bavarian Beer | Duquesne Can O Beer

Fort Pitt Brewing Company

16th & Mary Streets, Sharpsburg, PA
Fort Pitt Brewing Co. 1906-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Fort Pitt Brewing Co. 1933-1957

Closed in 1957
Status of the building: Still standing; Administration building used as office space.
Beer Produced: Bock | Cheiftan Dark Beer | Golden Eagle Beer | Grenet’s Hofbrau Beer | Lucky Dew Beer | Fort Pitt Old German Beer | Pitt Special Beer | Dublin Pale Ale | Fort Pitt Ale | Fort Pitt Bock | Fort Pitt Beer | Brown October Ale | Steinhaus Beer | Fort Pitt Half & Half | Fort Pitt Porter | Old Shay Ale | Old Shay Beer | Old Shay Porter

Loyalhanna Brewing Company

Jefferson Street, Latrobe, PA
Loyalhanna Brewing Co. 1901-1906
Loyalhanna Brewery 1906-1920
Brewing Operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Purchased by the Duquense Brewery of Pittsburgh 1934
Loyalhanna Brewery 1934-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Monastery Beer | Pilsener Beer | Export Beer


Latrobe Brewing Company

119 Ligonier & Maple Streets, Latrobe, PA

Latrobe Brewing Co. 1893-1899
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. 1899-1920
Brewing Operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Latrobe Brewing Co. 1934-1987
Purchased By Labatt Breweries of Canada 1987
Latrobe Brewing Co. 1987-2006
Purchased by InBev in 2004
Purchased by Anheuser-Busch in 2006
Rolling Rock is still being produced today.

Closed in 2006
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Latrobe Old German Beer | Gold Standard Beer | Latrobe Bock | Latrobe Beer | Latrobe Ale | Latrobe Dark Lager | Latrobe High Test Pilsner Beer | Latrobe Lager Beer   | Latrobe Old German Lager | Latrobe Pilsener Beer | Red Star Beer | Rolling Rock Ale | Rolling Rock Beer | Rolling Rock Extra Pale Beer


Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Company

1100/1124 Troy Hill Road & 800/825 Vinial Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Eagle Brewery 1849-1870
Eberhardt & Ober 1870-1883
Eberhardt & Ober Brewing Co. 1883-1899
Eberhardt & Ober Brewery 1899-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Eberhardt & Ober Plant 1933-1952
E&O Brewery 1933-1952

Pennsylvania Brewing Co. 1989-Present
Status of the building: Still Standing & Brewing!

Beer Produced: Dutch Club Beer | Dutch Club Bock | E&O Beer | Export Beer | E&O Bock


Pittsburgh Brewing Company

3340 Liberty Ave | Sassafrass St, Pittsburgh, PA
Hoevler S Miller 1861-1863
Frauenheim & Hoevler 1863-1866
Frauenheim, Miller & Co.1866-1869
Frauenheim S. Vilsack 1870-1888
Iron City Brewing Co. 1888-1899
Pittsburgh Brewing Co., Iron City Brewery 1899-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Issued permit for the production of non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Iron City Brewery 1933-1955
Pittsburgh Brewing Co. 1955-1986

Iron City Brewing Co. 2007-Present
Status of the building: Still Standing & Brewing!

Beer Produced: American Beer | Dutch Club Beer | Dutch Club Bock | Iron City XX Stout | Golden Crown Beer | Iron City Half & Half | Iron City Stout | Special German Bock | Special German Beer | Dutch Club Supreme Beer |  | Iron City Dark Beer | Robin Hood Cream Ale | Special German Bock | Tech Pilsner Beer | Uniontown Bock Beer | Fox Hunt Ale | Iron City Ale | Iron City Beer | Iron City Bock Beer | Tech Beer


Brackenridge Brewing Company

849 6th Avenue, Brackenridge, PA
Labor Products and Ice Co, 1897-1933
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Issued permit for the production of non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Brackenridge Brewing Co. Inc. 1933-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Demolished in February 2015.

Beer Produced: Brackenridge Dark Beer | Old Anchor Beer | Old Anchor Cream Ale | Old Anchor Bock | Old Anchor Half & Half | Old German Beer | Otto’s Beer | Old Anchor Ale | All American Beer | Old Anchor Pilsener


Tube City Brewing Company

1200 Walnut Street, McKeesport, PA
Tube City Brewing Co. 1903-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Tube City Brewing Co. 1933-1955

Closed in 1955
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: McKeesport Beer | Tube City Pilsener Beer | Tube City Premium Ale | Tube City Premium Porter | Tube City White Label


Yough Brewing Company

1050 South Arch Street, Connellsville, PA
Tippmann & Bleimer 1888-1895
Joseph Tippmann 1895-1899
Yough Brewing Co. 1899-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Yough Brewing Co. 1933-1940
Yough Brewing Corp. 1940-1941

Closed in 1941
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: Golden Age Ale | Little Bud Beer | Rhineland Lager Beer | Yough Cream Ale | Yough Pilsner Beer | Connellsville Beer | Yough Bock | Yough Beer | Yough Pride Beer | White House Beer | Yough Ale | Real German Beer


Brownsville Brewing Company

15 Bolivar Street, Brownsville, PA
Brownsville Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Brownsville Brewing Co. 1933-1935

Closed in 1935
Status of the building: Still standing, currently used by Water Street Coal & Stone, Fastek Equipment Company, and Fashion Cleaners.

Beer Produced: Brownsville Bock | Brownsville Beer | Brownsville High Proof Beer | Brownsville Pilsener Beer | Edelite Beer | Edelite Lager Beer | Kahn’s Bavarian Style Brew | Old 99 Ale | Old 99 Beer


Mutual Union Brewing Company

Main St between 5th & 6th Streets, Aliquippa, PA
Mutual Union Brewing Co. 1907-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: Aliquippa Beer | Pennsy Select Beer | Pilsener Beer | Porter


Hazelwood Brewing Company

5011 Lytle Streets, Pittsburgh, PA
Hazelwood Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Hazelwood Beverage Co. 1933-1934
Hazelwood Brewery 1933-1934
Derby Brewing Co. 1934-1938

Closed in 1938
Status of the building: Still standing and abandoned. Click here to see the building.

Beer Produced: Bock Beer | Hazelnut Ale | Hazelwood Famous Beer | Hazelwood Old Style Beer | Hazelwood Pilsener Beer | Hazelwood Porter


Union Brewing Company

528 Sampson Street, New Castle, PA
Fred Both 1890-1890
Adam Treser 1858-1880
Treser & Bollinger 1880-1882
Adam Treser & Son 1882-1888
John Treser 1888-1891
Carl Kirst 1891-1893
John Kirst 1893-1895
E. C. Pagenstecker 1895-1897
Standard Brewing Co. 1897-1910
Jocobson Bros. 1910-1911
Standard Brewing Co. 1911-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Union Brewing Co. 1933-1948

Closed in 1948
Status of the building: Partially still standing.


Moose Brewing Company

Good Street & Monongahela River, Roscoe, PA
Moose Brewing Co. 1903-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Moose Brewing Co. 1933-1949
Penn Brewing Co. 1949-1950
Moose Brewing Co. of Lucyville 1949-1950

Closed in 1950
Status of the building: Original brewery buildings burned down.

Beer Produced: Antler German Beer | Duckpin Pilsener | Moose Ale | Moose Beer | Moose Lager Beer | Moose Pilsener | Moose Bock | Pennsy Pilsener Beer | Bohemian Club Bock | Bohemian Club Beer


Greensburg Brewing Company

305 Alwine Avenue, Greensburg, PA
John Hagel 1874-1888
Greensburg Brewing Co. 1888-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Greensburg Brewing Co. 1933-1936
Victor Brewing Co. 1936-1938
Old Reliable Brewing Co. 1941-1942

Closed in 1942
Status of the building: Still standing but abandoned.

Beer Produced: Old Hoss Ale | Old Reliable Beer | Old Reliable Beer | Perfection Brew Beer


Masontown Brewing Company

Masontown, PA
Masontown Brewing Co. 1905-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Masontown Brewery, Palo Bros. 1934-1934
West Masontown Brewery Co. 1937-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Fort Mason Beer


Homestead Brewing Company

614 Hayes Street & 207 7th Avenue, Homestead, PA
Homestead Ale Brewery 1876-1891
Homestead Brewing Co. 1893-1904
Independent Brewing Co. of Pittsburgh, Homestead Brewery 1904-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Homestead Brewery, Div. of Homestead Ice Co. 1937-1953
Homestead Ice & Brewing Co. 1937-1953
Homestead Ice Co. 1937-1953

Closed in 1953
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Export Beer | Hofbrau Beer | Pilsener Beer | Special Brew Extra Pale Ale


Washington Brewing Company

748 Jefferson Ave, Washington, PA
Jacob Zelt 1845-1873
Zelt Bros. Brewers 1874-1884
Louis Zelt 1884-1891
Jacob Zelt 1891-1895
Henry Zelt 1895-1900
Zelt & Bros, Washington Brewery 1900-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Washington Brewing Co. 1933-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: Old Mule Ale | Royal Brew Beer | Pilsener Beer | Old German Pilsner Beer | Washington Lager Beer | Old German Beer | Washington Bock


Acme Brewing Company

Bentleyville, PA
Acme Brewing Co. 1907-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Bentleyville Brewing Co., Inc. 1933-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Unknown.


Victor Brewing Company

1100 Penn Avenue, Jeannette, PA
Victor Brewing Co. 1908-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Granted Permit allowing the manufacture of de-alcoholized beer during prohibition.
Jeanette Beverage Co. 1920-1933

Prohibition Ends!

Victor Brewing Co. 1933-1941
Purchased by the Fort Pitt Brewery in 1941
Fort Pitt Brewing Co. 1941-1955

Closed in 1955
Status of the building: Brewery still standing; current use is unknown.

Beer Produced: Victor Beer | Old Shay Ale | Old Billy Bock | Victor Half & Half | Gilt Edge Beer | Old Pub Porter | Steinhaus Beer | Scotty Stout | Pennsy Beer | Old Sleigh Half & Half

 


Jones Brewing Company

2nd Street & B&O R.R., Smithton, PA
Eureka Brewing Co. 1907-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Granted Permit allowing the manufacture of de-alcoholized beer during prohibition.
Puraqua Products & Ice Co. 1920-1933

Prohibition Ends!

Jones Brewing Co 1933-1965
Fort Pitt Brewing Co. 1965-Present

Currently still operating.
Status of the building: Original brewery building was demolished in the 1970’s.  Currently brewing as part of the Fort Pitt Brewery.

Beer Produced: Gold Crown Beer | Gold Crown Muenchener Beer | Stoney’s Gold Crown Beer | Stoney’s Gold Crown Bock Beer | Stoney’s Gold Crown Pilsener Beer | Stoney’s Lager Beer | Old Smithy Ale | Esquire Beer | Stoney’s Holiday Beer | Golden Anniversary Beer | Nemacolin Trail Beer


Charleroi Brewing Company

1st St & McKean Avenue, Charleroi, PA
Charleroi Brewing Co. 1899-1904
Charleroi Brewery 1904-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Demolished.

Beer Produced: Gilt Edge


Kittanning Brewing Company

Jefferson & Walnut Street, Kittanning, PA
Kittanning Brewing Co. 1905 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: K.B.C. Bohemian Beer | K.B.C. Bond Beer | K.B.C. Export Beer | K.B.C. Porter Beer | KBC Beer


Anderton Brewing Company

24th & Pittsburgh Street, Beaver Falls, PA
James Anderton 1869 – 1891
Anderton Brewing Co., Springwater Brewery 1891 – 1904
Anderton Brewery 1904 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Anderton Brewery 1934 – 1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Unknown.


Home Brewing Company

804 Halken Avenue, Braddock, PA
Braddock Brewing Co. 1898 – 1901
Home Brewing Co. 1901 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Issued permit for production of non-alcoholic beverages.
Home Beverage Corp. 1920 – 1933

Prohibition Ends!

General Braddock Brewing Corp. 1933 – 1937

Closed in 1937
Status of building: Unknown.


Hyde Park Brewing Company

Hyde Park, PA
Hyde Park Brewing & Ice Mfg. Co 1905 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Hyde Park Brewing Co. 1933 – 1934
A. Kim, Victor Brewing Co. 1936 – 1937
Hyde Park Brewing Corp. 1937 – 1938

Closed in 1938
Status of building: Unknown.


Monessen Brewing Company

Monessen, PA
Monessen Brewing Co. 1902 – 1905
Monessen Brewery 1905 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Monessen Brewery 1934 – 1934

Closed in 1934
Status of building: Unknown.


Hill Top Brewing Company

Mount Oliver, PA
Hill Top Brewing Co. 1902 – 1904
Hill Top Brewery 1904 – 1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Closed in 1920
Status of building: Unknown.