Hitchhiker Brewery

April 28, 2021


Hitchhiker Brewery
On January 12, 2015 (posting date by Pa. LCB) Hitchhiker Brewing Company, which was founded in Mt. Lebanon, received a provisional license to move the brewery to 1200 Muriel Street at South 12th Street. The move never took place due to issues with the sewer line and cost prohibitive expenses demanded by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

230 15th Street (Canal Street (now Mary Street) at 15th Street)
Allegheny County, Sharpsburg
The brewery is housed in the boiler room of the Fort Pitt Brewing Company.
This is the second home to the Mt. Lebanon based brewery.
They received their brewing license on June 7, 2017.
Hitchhiker brewed its first large scale batch on Sat
Street address
City, (neighborhood) Pa. ZIP
Owner
Business name

Mt. Lebanon Location

Hitchhiker Brewery
190 Castle Shannon Blvd., Mt. Lebanon, Pa. 15228
Owners: Gary P. & Serena Olden
November 2013 entry: Based on information in the Pa. LCB database the Mt. Lebanon location only had a brewpub license, which would have been for a brewery with attached restaurant. The Bridgeville location was licensed as a brewery only, which is a flex space facility.

As of the summer of 2017 this location has ceased brewing and the equipment sold. All brewing is now taking place at the Sharpsburg location.
A soft opening for the brewery and pub was May 10, 2014
Brewer: Andy Kwiatkowski (starting March 2014)

Andy was a cellarman at East End Brewing Company, September 2011 – April 2012. Assistant Brewer at Hitchhiker was Tiffany Thompson until July 31, 2015. She moved on to the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh. Hart Johnson, who continues to nurture the cask ales at Piper’s Pub, (Pittsburgh, South Side) is now Andy’s assistant as of August 3, 2015.

Hitchhiker Brewing Co. (Brewery)
580 Mayer St., Bridgeville, Pa. 15017
Owners: Gary P. & Serena Olden
The Pennsylvania LCB in 2013 gave this location a license to manufacture malt beverages. The municipality is given as Collier Township. The address has Bridgeville as that is based on the location of the post office that serves this address. This location (which I do not believe never opened) has been removed from the LCB list.

Pittsburgh (South Side) Location

Hitchhiker Brewing Co. (Brewery)
1200 Muriel St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15203
Owners: Gary P. & Serena Olden
On January 12, 2015 (posting date by Pa. LCB) Hitchhiker Brewing Company, which was founded in Mt. Lebanon, received a provisional license to move the brewery to 1200 Muriel Street at South 12th Street. The move never took place due to issues with the sewer line and cost prohibitive expenses demanded by the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority.

Sharpsburg Location

Hitchhiker Brewery
1500 S Canal St #2541, Sharpsburg, Pa. 15215
Owners: Gary P. & Serena Olden

230 15th Street (Canal Street (now Mary Street) at 15th Street)
The brewery is housed in the boiler room of the Fort Pitt Brewing Company.
This is the second home to the Mt. Lebanon based brewery.
They received their brewing license on June 7, 2017.
Hitchhiker brewed its first large scale batch on Sat

Pa. Department of State

Accessed: April 28, 2021
Hitchhiker Brewing Co. LLC entry date: February 24, 2004.
Officers: Gary Olden, President.
Address: Private home.

Pa. LCB Information

Accessed: April 28, 2021


Allegheny County Lot & Block