Rock Bottom Brewery


Allegheny County,
Rock Bottom Brewery  East Bridge Street Opened: April 1, 2002, now closed. See below. The Walnut Brewery is the brewing arm of the Pittsburgh area Rock Bottom Brewery restaurant. As typical with brewery-restaurants, each are set-up as separate corporations. List of Rock Bottom brewers (not totally complete) The first brewer was Matthew Carroll until 2007 Dan Kulick was under Matthew Colin Peterman, from the Rock Bottom in Arlington, Va. replaced Matthew. Steve Panos, left in 2012 to Pelican Pub and Brewery, Oregon Steve Ilnicki (as of 2012) was under Brandon Brandon McCarthy (April 2008 – 2015) Brandon came from Church Brew Works and started under Steve Ryan Miller James Evans Meg Seastat (Became head brewer 2015) Robb McCleod, head brewer when the brewery closed in March 2020. Brandon of California upon reopening in 2020. Working under the head brewers: Mat Gibb left to join Hitchhiker Brewing in Sharpsburg. Lauren Hughes as of March 2018, came from Hitchhiker Brewing as well as being a cellarman (she wrote that) at Hop Farm Brewing. In 2010 Rock Bottom was taken over by CraftWorks Restaurants & Breweries. Their portfolio includes Gordon Biersch and Old Chicago Restaurants. Brewery Closed March 2020 Craft Works filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on March 3, 2020 All Rock Bottom Restaurants closed on March 18, 2020. Eighteen-Thousand employees were fired Tuesday, March 31, 2020 when the employee-benefit plans also were terminated, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Pa. LCB on July 22, 2020 showed a new owner for the brewery to be Rock Bottom Group LLLC. The address of the new company, which incorporated May 28, 2020 is 124 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 19105.