Pittsburgh neighborhood (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

August 7, 2019

Garfield Historical Note

Garfield was named after US President James Garfield (March 4, 1881 – September 19, 1881). Casper Taub of the Delaware tribe had claim to the land. He sold the land to Joseph Conrad Winebiddle and his descendants sub-divided and sold off plots of land. The first plot was sold on the day Garfield was buried, giving the name to the area.

Brewery Locations

Pig Hill Brewery
Red Star Foods
5001 Penn Ave near Gross St
Owners: Joe Reichenbacher & Naomi Auth
Not your father’s brewery in any way. Kombucha is fermented tea and the brand name is Red Star Kombucha. Read more about
Kombucha from the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Relocated from the North Side

Platform Brewery
4801 Penn Ave. 15224-1301 (10th Ward)
Owner: Platform Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio
It was released on January 10, 2019 that Platform was installing a brewery and taproom at this location. Platform’s main location is on Lorain Avenue in Ohio City, Cleveland.
Note: This odd number address, (4805) are in the Garfield neighborhood whereas the even numbered address (4804) are in Bloomfield. Initial news reports had the location at 4805 Penn in Bloomfield, which is incorrect. See Helltown Brewery Taproom, below.

It was announced on August 7, 2019 that Anheuser-Busch has bought Platform Beer Co. As of this posting there was no word as to the status of the Pittsburgh brewery.

Non-Brewing Entries

Eberhardt & Ober
Wainwright & Co.
Hopkins 1890 Atlas (Volume 3 Pittsburgh), Plate 14
Although there were no breweries listed for this area, two predominant brewers owned land here. The Eberhardt & Ober Brewery and Wainwright & Co. each owned a sizable piece of land on Mathilda Street. Eberhardt & Ober owned land north of Mathilda and Wainwright was on the south side of the street. The land was never developed and it appears to be a wooded area.

It is interesting to point out that Wainwright was an Englishman living in Lawrenceville and Eberhardt and Ober were Germans living across the river in Allegheny. Yet they buy land “out in the wilderness” of the East End. This has to be some indication as to how brewers interacted with one another on friendly terms.

Helltown Brewery Tap Room
4801 Penn Avenue
Helltown from Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County was planning to open a taproom at this location but it never materialized.

Hop Farm
Garfield Community Farm
Between Columbo & Corwall Streets, and Wicklow & Fannell Streets.
A portion of land was set-aside in 2012 for the Garfield Hop Project; a project to grow Cascade and Chinook hops. Noah Petronic is head of The Hop Project and planted hops at Soergel Orchards in Wexford, Pa. before this. Once harvested, they are used in some of East End Brewery’s beers.

Hop Farm Brewing in Lawrenceville also grows hops on their property for use in their own beer.