Pittsburgh Brewing Co. approved for historic designation by HRC

With all of the brouhaha over the weather, it is easy to overlook other issues. In June 2009, Pittsburgh Brewing moved their production of Iron City Beer to Latrobe Pa and sold their property. The buildings are within stone’s throw of Polish Hill and are quite an impressive installation.

The new owners decided to demolish some of the buildings on the property, but thanks to the efforts of community members, the first steps towards historic designation have been taken —

The Historic Review Commission on Wednesday designated the property historic. City Council must approve the designation, which would limit future changes to the exterior of the more than 20 buildings on 10 acres near the intersection of 34th Street and Liberty Avenue. Read the Tribune Review article

Historic designation for Pittsburgh Brewing

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of conversation, articles and advocacy to raise awareness of the plans for the Pittsburgh Brewing Co. site. The company has produced local favorite, Iron City Beer, since 1861. The Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh is meeting on Wednesday, December 2. One of the items on their agenda is a request from the Lawrenceville Stakeholders for a preliminary determination of the eligibility of Iron City Brewery’s buildings for historic designation. The full agenda for the meeting is available here.

This meeting is open to the public. Please contact Katherine Molnar at 412-255-2243 with questions or comments.

Historic Review Commission of Pittsburgh
December 2, 2009
Meeting begins at 12:30 PM
Discussion about site projected to begin at 2:30PM (approximate time)
200 Ross Street, First Floor Hearing Room

Iron City moving its production to Latrobe

On June 11, Iron City President Tim Hickman announced that the brewery will be moving to Latrobe.

Iron City, IC Light and other brands of the brewery will be produced at the former Latrobe Brewing plant, now owned by City Brewing of La Crosse, Wis. City Brewing is installing a new canning line that will be complete in 90 to 150 days, said Iron City President Timothy Hickman, who called the announcement “exciting news.” Read the Post Gazette article

Iron City has been its current location since 1866, and has crafted beers for Pittsburghers since 1861.

Iron City Times – Christmas edition

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The Twelve Days of Xmas
(Pittsburgh Style)

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:
12 Yinzers Yinzin
11 Sweepers Sweeping
10 Blinkers Blinking
9 Clickers Clicking
8 Yoys a Yoying
7 Drinkers Drinking
6 pops a popping
5 Superbowl Rings….
4 Grinnys Grinning
3 Rivers Flooding
2 Primanti’s Sandwiches
and a case of Arn City Beer N’at

Merry Christmas from those lovely folks at Iron City Brewing! Download the rest of the newsletter here.

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In this week’s edition of the Iron City Times —

Football Quote of the Week:
Trying to maintain order during a legalized gang brawl involving 80 toughs with a little whistle, a hanky and a ton of prayer. ~Anonymous referee, explaining his job

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A special announcement from this week’s Iron City Times. Not sure where to go to watch the election results? Well the folks at Iron City Brewing have a few suggestions.

Attn: Iron City Officially Hits New York City

Are you living in New York longing for a sip of your long lost favorite beer from Pittsburgh? Have you been searching high and low for some Iron City to share with your friends to show them what true beer drinkers enjoy? Iron City is proud to
introduce our newest wholesaler:

S.K.I. Wholesale Beer Corporation
169 Gardner Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11237
718-821-5314

So if you are traveling, moving, living, or have friends in NYC – Be sure to let them know they can now get find a little taste of Pittsburgh closer than they think.

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Steeler Nation – Hawaii: Image via The Burgh Blog

FLASH! Iron City Times new edition! Check out the great recipe for Maple, beer & chili-glazed chicken wings. More great info inside!

Maple, beer & chili-glazed chicken wings
· 3 quarts of water
· 3 pounds chicken drummettes
· 1 cup Vermont maple syrup (the real stuff; the label should say 100 percent pure maple)
· ½ cup Augustiner Amber Lager
· ¼ cup sambol (Sri Lankan chilis) or red chili paste
· 3 Tablespoons corn starch
· 3 Tablespoons water
· 3 Tablespoons malt vinegar
· 1½ teaspoon salt
· 1 bunch chopped scallions

Bring 3 quarts of water to boil. Add salt and chicken drummettes and simmer for
5 minutes, then remove and cool. In 1-quart saucepan bring to boil malt
vinegar, beer, maple syrup and chili. Dissolve cornstarch in 3 Tablespoons of
water and whisk into maple syrup sauce. Simmer 1 minute and remove. Preheat
oven to 400 degrees. Dip wings into sauce and place onto buttered cookie
sheet. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove and serve topped with scallions and a side
bowl of sauce for dipping. Salt to taste. Cut down on the chili paste if you
desire less spice. -serves 8
*recipe from www.coldhardfootballfacts.com

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A new Hockey edition of the Iron City times just came out! from the newsletter –

Fun Facts about Hockey
An ice hockey puck is often frozen before high-level games to decrease the amount of bouncing and friction on the ice.  Download the IC Times