Fort Pitt beer making comeback in Sharpsburg
Fort Pitt beer is flowing again.
The beer, formerly brewed in Sharpsburg, is on sale again through Duquesne Brewing Co. and will be celebrated in the borough it used to call home next month.
James Sharp Landing in Sharpsburg will host the Sharpsburg Fort Pitt Barbecue on July 12, from 2 to 8 p.m.
Mark Dudash, founder of Duquesne Brewing Co., presented Sharpsburg with a case of Fort Pitt beer earlier this month to kick off a promotion for the event.
He previously resurrected the Duquesne Beer brand and said he was moved by the stories and tributes he saw from people who grew up with the beer.
“There's just something about Pittsburgh and those memories,” Dudash said.
Dudash said he always wanted to bring back the Fort Pitt name. The beer was brewed in Sharpsburg until the late 1950s.
“I really believe the people of Sharpsburg have those same memories,” Dudash said.
The barbecue will serve as a fundraiser for the Sharpsburg Volunteer Fire Department's truck fund. Besides Fort Pitt beer, the event will feature food, entertainment, local vendors and pontoon boat rides through Boat Pittsburgh.
Tickets cost $15 for adults and $6 for children 12 years old and younger. Tickets are available at the borough office at 1611 Main St., Northwest Savings Bank at 905 Main St., R & G's Fish and Tackle Bait Shop at 1014 North Canal St. and the Northern Area Multi-Service Center at the corner of 13th and North Canal streets.
Councilman Greg Domian, who is organizing the barbecue, said the borough is pleased the brand is on the shelves again.
“We're very excited to have Fort Pitt beer back,” Domian said.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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