June 23, 2009

Iron City brewery goes out with a flood

The last days of a Pittsburgh-area brewery have been plagued by a flood that idled bottling at the plant with workers Tuesday scrubbing out the last of the mud.

Bottling is expected to start up against Wednesday at Iron City Brewing Co. in Lawrenceville, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. The company said the flooding did not affect brewing.

Iron City announced June 12 that its brewing and bottling operations were being transferred from Lawrenceville to a former Rolling Rock brewery, now the City Brewing Co., in Latrobe.

The basement bottle shop was under about 12 feet of water after a storm last week. Iron City officials said a water line to the pasteurization machine also broke from a landslide during the storm.

The plant has now brewed its last batch of beer.