Part Five: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

The Lawrenceville brewery goes dark, and untold relics of city history are sold off.
Editor Charlie Deitch tells us about diving into the long and tumultuous history of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, nine years after its contested move out of the city to Latrobe.

Part four: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

Iron City goes bankrupt yet again and the city wants its due
Editor Charlie Deitch tells us about diving into the long and tumultuous history of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, nine years after its contested move out of the city to Latrobe.

Part Three: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

Yet another owner, Joe Piccirilli, attempts to reinvigorate Iron City, and fails
Iron City was once marketed to the people of Cleveland. You can guess how that went.

Part Two: The agony and the ecstasy of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

Australian billionaire and yachtsman Alan Bond buys out Pittsburgh Brewing Company in an effort to compete with Budweiser
Editor Charlie Deitch tells us about diving into the long and tumultuous history of Pittsburgh Brewing Company, nine years after its contested move out of the city to Latrobe. Listen to part one here.

The agony and the ecstasy of the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, brewers of Iron City Beer

The rise and fall of Pittsburgh’s favorite beer
How did Iron City Beer go from booming, producing 1 million barrels a year, to bankrupt?

In our last installment of the Isaly’s story, Brian Butko explains the difference between chipped ham and chipped chopped ham.

Is it chipped or chopped or chipped chopped?
Isaly’s, the once beloved chain of dairies and delis, sold Pittsburghers their chipped ham for years, but what exactly is this iconic regional food staple?

Brian Butko returns for more on the history of Isaly's and its iconic Klondike bars

“The funny thing about Isaly’s and their products is that Pittsburghers embrace them as their own, and yet much of the Isaly’s story and their products come out of Ohio.”
As America's appetite for ice cream rose in the early 20th century, Isaly’s developed one of its most delicious creations: the Klondike bar.

Brian Butko gives us five minutes in the food history of Isaly's, a once-beloved local chain of dairies and delis

"The business ethics they brought to it really became part of what Pittsburghers consider their identity of being hardworking yet generous."
Celine discusses the history of the beloved, bygone Islay's with Brian Butko of the Heinz History Center in this week's Five Minutes In Food History.

Five Minutes in Food History talks amari with Alyssa McGrath of Casbah Mediterranean Kitchen and Wine Bar

“The producers are using what is at hand, what emphasizes the terroir of that specific region.”

D Stubblefield explains the difference between first-, second- and third-wave coffee.

"The third wave is coffee as an art."

Allie Contreras takes us back through a recent history of bartending in Pittsburgh

“What is this magical thing that’s not a flaming Dr. Pepper!?”
We talk to bartender Allie Contreras about her career as a bartender in Pittsburgh and her love of flaming drinks.

Tripoli Street Bakeyard in Pittsburgh evokes history of communal ovens

“This is not a new idea; this is an old idea -- an idea that’s worth redoing and bringing back to a community.”
M. Michelle Illuminato brings a communal oven to Pittsburgh's North Side with Tripoli Street Bakeyard.

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