Rivertowne Brewery

November 11, 2018
August 21, 2021 Update at the end,

Rivertowne Pour House
312 Center Road, Monroeville
Phone: 412 372 8199 Web http://www.myrivertowne.com/
Brewer: Andrew Maxwell
Owner: Christian Fyke and Lisa Fyke
This is a brewery-restaurant. They have a production brewery located in Export, Pa., Westmoreland County.

The sale of Rivertowne to Helltown was finalized on November 5, 2018. Helltown acquired the Export facility but not the Monroeville facility.

Bankruptcy and Sale of the Rivertowne Pour House

May 8, 2018 Bankruptcy Filing
On May 8, 2018, The Pittsburgh Post-gazette (Kris B. Mamula) reported that Rivertowne filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code. Fybomax Inc. is doing business as Rivertowne.

Rivertowne Brewery filed for bankruptcy in May under the corporate names of Rivertowne Growth Group LLC, Fybowin LLC and Fybo Management. It is controlled by a group of investors that include Christian Fyke, Amelia Boros, Lisa Fyke, Joseph Boros and Andrew Maxwell. Christian Fyke operates the Export brewery.

November 1, 2018 Pre-Approval
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory Taddonio would approve the amended agreement to sell the businesses to Helltown and Brewery Acquisition Co. of Wexford, once all of the creditors approve the revised sales agreement.

November 7, 2018 Monroeville Closure
Through a third party I was told that the staff was informed on Wednesday, 6 November that the restaurant would close. The restaurant was not open on Thursday.

Other Rivertowne Properties
The bankruptcy sale involves properties in Export, North Huntington, Varona and Pittsburgh’s North Side.

December 20, 2018 access of Allegheny County Assessment site
Owner: Sula Simcha Unleashed LLC 178 Blue Grass Cir 15146 since March 28, 2007. Incorporated March 19, 2007. George H, & Lois Fyke.

Rivertowne Brewster
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.

Megan leaves Rivertowne for Rock Bottom in Homestead in June 2014. She will take Steve Ilnicki’s spot as he leaves for Spoonwood Brewing in Bethel Park.

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.

2021 August 21, 2021
The property and license was purchased by BTTR74 ns received a pending brewing license.
See: Brewery at Luciano’s.

Pa. Department of State
Accessed August 21, 2021

Accessed August 21, 2021

Pa. LCB Information
Accessed August 21, 2021