2009-06-22 12:47:37 UTC
Updated: 8:22 am EDT June 22, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- Iron City Brewing Co. will brew its last batch of beer
in its Lawrenceville facility this week.
The company is moving its brewing operations to the former Rolling
Rock brewery in Latrobe.
Company officials said the Pittsburgh facility needs to be modernized.
They said sales are too low and costs at the Pittsburgh plant are too
high to be profitable.
Officials said relocating to Latrobe will cost $20,000 to $30,000, as
opposed to fixing the original building, which would cost up to $15
Once the 148-year-old company makes the move to Latrobe, the Liberty
Avenue facility will become a storage warehouse.
Iron City Brewing Co.'s brands are iconic in the Western Pennsylvania
region, and its core products -- Iron City Beer, IC Light and
Augustiner Amber Lager -- are sold throughout the country.