Wilkins Township

December 21, 2013

John Harvard’s Brewery
Owner: J H Restaurant Pittsburgh LLC as of 2004.
(J H also owned the Springfield Sq., Baltimore Pike, Springfield location.)
Penn Center Shops (Allegheny County-Wilkins Township)
Opened August 19, 1997, closed September 2008
The original head brewer was Pete Seaman until April 1999 when he left for the Two Stars Brewery in Atlanta. Sean McIntyre was Pete’s assistant until he left for Valhalla in the Strip. Bill Bryson took the lead until his departure in 2001. Bill came from John Harvard’s – Cleveland where he was the number 2 brewer. Andrew Maxwell became head brewer but left in 2006 to open Rivertowne in Monroeville.

List of John Harvard’s brewers (incomplete):
Pete Seaman (1997 – 1999)
Sean McIntyre (1997)

Bill Bryson (1997 – 2001)
Sean McIntyre (1997)

Erik Gruetzmacher
Brad Bernas (worked at Latrobe Brewing until 2001)

Andrew Maxwell (at least 2000 – 2006)
Sean Hallisey

Steve Slone (???? – 2008) went to the Church in 2009

David Wright
Worked at John Harvard’s (unknown dates) as well as Red Star Brewery in Greensburg, Pa.