Copper Kettle Brewery
Bloomfield Brewery (Proposed)
Pine Jump Brewery (Proposed)

July 7, 2021

Greenfield Location

Copper Kettle Brewery
Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
Owner: Matthew Dean LLC (per Pa LCB License)
557 Greenfield Ave.
Opened January 4, 2012
The Copper Kettle will cease being a brew-your-own brewery and will convert to a production brewery at the end of 2018. The last session of brewing your own beer will be December 1st. The brewery will close for remodeling at the end of the month. This was reported by Bob Batz in the Post-Gazette on September 27, 2018.

This is not your traditional brewery or even a brewpub. The premise behind this brewery is to allow customers to brew beer themselves. The brewery is owned by Greg & Matt of Hough’s Bar next door. The zoning request for this brewery was reported in October 2010. The building was formerly Greenfield Hardware that closed the last day of 2009.

The brewery has six copper-clad brewing kettles capable of producing 50-liter batches. They are not heated with fire but use steam. Steam has some advantages over direct fire in some beers.

Brewpubs became legal in Pennsylvania in 1986 but nobody though to venture into a business like this. It is believed that a similar business was attempted in Philadelphia some time ago but was not long-lasting.

Under Pa. law, one can brew beer for personal use but it cannot be sold in any form without a license. Under Federal law one can be a brewer at 18 but if a state has a greater restriction then the greater restriction applies. As Pennsylvania has a minimum age of 21 then the brewer must be at least 21.

2021 July 5 Reported Closed
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that “Hough's Taproom and Copper Kettle Brewing Co. in Greenfield listed for sale on Craigslist”. Craigslist reported during a check on July 5 that the post was removed by the author. Writing for the Times, Tim Schooley said that “All indications are the operation continues to be open as Greenfield pub and unique brewpub companion are marketed for sale.” The bar/brewery’s social media said they will be closed for the 3rd and 4th.

2021 July 7
Checking Craigslist on this date it was seen that both Copper Kettle brewery and Hough’s bar was for sale or lease.

Greenfield Lot & Block

Copper Kettle L & B 54-L-19-1
557 Greenfield Ave. 15207 (15
th Ward)
Property Owner: HCORE Properties, LLC
3946 Nantasket St, 15207 is in the rear of Hough’s but has no Lot & Block.
L 7 M Products Company

Copper Kettle L & B 54-L-19
559 Greenfield Ave.
Property Owner: HCORE Properties, LLC

Hough’s L & B 54-L-21
563 Greenfield Ave.
Property Owner: HCORE Properties, LLC

Bloomfield Location

Bloomfield Brewery
4568 Penn Ave. 15224
Pittsburgh, (Garfield) Pa.
D.B.A. Bloomfield Brewing Co.
This has been in the planning stage for some time. Status currently unknow.
Property owner is Richland Capital of Wexford, Pa. who purchased the property on February 6, 2017 from Penn Highland Group. Richland Capital has an address of 563 Greenfield Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15207 Allegheny County according to the Pa Secretary of State. This is Hough’s taproom. See Ric
hland Capital’s proposal for the Bloomfield location and prepared for the Progress Fund.

Pine-Richland Location

Pine Jump Brewery
Pine-Richland Townships – formerly Tilt’s Pub
In a funding website, Mr. Hough said: The Pine Jump will be a coffee shop, brewery, cidery and restaurant combined all under one roof. An advert was placed in Probrewer in 2014 for a head brewer. The
Trib Live reported on this on February 21, 2018. The estimated project cost is 6 to 10 million dollars.
See:
https://wefunder.com/the.pine.jump/ask
No entry in Pa. Dept. of State.

The investment video on the website suggests that each location will be under the Pine Jump umbrella. The company planned to brew beer, cider, spirits and coffee. They planned to have two location opened by October 2019 but that never happened. The four locations were to be Bloomfield (Pittsburgh), Cranberry, Greenfield (Pittsburgh) and Pine Township.

Pa. Department of State

Accessed: April 13, 2021
Hough’s entry date: June 15, 2006
Officers: Matthew D. Hough and Matthew Dean Inc.
Address: 563 Greenfield Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15207 Allegheny County.

Matthew Dean Inc entry date: June 15, 2006
Officers: Matthew D. Hough as P, VP, Sec, & Treasurer.
Address: 563 Greenfield Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15207 Allegheny County.

Copper Kettle Brewing Company entry date: June 21, 2010’
Officers: Matthew D. Hough and Matthew Dean Inc.
Address: 557 Greenfield Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15207 Allegheny County.

557 Greenfield Avenue is the address of the Copper Kettle Brewing Co.
563 Greenfield Avenue is the address of Hough’s Taproom.

Pine Jump entry date August 5, 2013
Officers: Matthew D. Hough
Address: Private home
Location: 4109 Bakerstown Road Gibsonia PA 15044 Allegheny County

Pa. LCB Information