November 21, 2013

Rivertowne Pour House
312 Center Road, Monroeville
Phone: 412 372 8199 Web
Brewer: Andrew Maxwell
This is a brewery-restaurant. They have a production brewery located in Export, Pa., Westmoreland County.

Megan Seastedt – Rivertowne Brewster
First Brewster in Allegheny County
In December 2012 a historic event took place at Rivertowne Brewing in Monroeville: Megan Seastedt started work. What made this significant was that she became the first professional Brewster in Allegheny County. A Brewster is the name that identifies a female brewer whereas brewer is commonly known to be a male. Megan began her career at Southern Tier Brewing in Jamestown, NY and in addition studied Fermentation Science and Food Service at Oregon State University, Covallis in 2011. The word Brewster has origins in early European history and is not strongly used in contemporary life.

First Married Brewing Couple in Allegheny County
(Jumping the gun with this November 11, 2013 posting)
In September 2014, Megan and James Evans are to be married. James is working as a brewer at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Homestead, Pa. This will place them as the first married brewers concurrently working in Allegheny County. In documenting the brewing history of our region I think it is important to note this.