We pieced together our brewery with equipment from other breweries that were upgrading. We bought equipment online, in auctions, brewery marketplaces and just built a lot of it our selves.
Forged out of the same blue collar work ethic that drove the steel industry and continues to drive the hardworking people of Southwestern Pennsylvania today, the Blue Collar Brewery was born to create premium craft beer at an affordable price.
The Blue Collar Brewery is the registered trademark of The United States Patent and Trademark Office and may not be used or reproduced by any means or in any form without written permission from the Blue Collar Brewery, LLC. Copyright © 2013-2014 Blue Collar Brewery, LLC. All rights reserved.
8 Stainless Steel BOP Steam Jacketed Kettles from Criveller
-20 – 25 gal to the steam jacket (40 -45 gal in all)
-Converted to 4 1 Barrel Mash Tuns
289 Gallon Conical Fermenter
300 Gallon Glycol Jacketed Dairy Tank
-Converted to an open fermenter and chiller
2 Stainless Steel Fermenters
-one 400 Liters other 300 Liters
Flomax Heat Exchanger
14 Sleeve Filter
Monarch 1/3hp 115v Boiler
2 Letina 165 Gallon Closed Top Conical Bottom Conditioning Tanks
Blue Collar American Ale (Our Flagship Ale)
-This light but rich malty ale is what craft brewing is all about
-Amber in color with a medium bodied mouth-feel and malty finish
-The Cascade Hops provide mild bitterness with a slight citrus aroma
Blue Collar American Brown Ale
-Brown in color with a medium bodied mouth-feel and a chocolate finish
Blue Collar American Pale Ale
-Deep gold in color with a medium to light mouth feel and a hoppy taste and aroma from start to finish
- Founded in 2009 by a consortium of home brewers and fellow beer enthusiasts, our products began selling locally in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Soon after our popularity grew, we began selling products and merchandise online through ebay and at www.bluecollarbrewing.com.
- Incorporated in 2010 to further support the drive and stability behind our growing franchise, the Blue Collar Brewery, LLC was formed and registered with the Pennsylvania Department of State.
- In 2012, after winning several long battles over the ownership our our name and brand, Blue Collar Brewery was registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
- In 2014 our t-shirt shop and Etsy sites were launched to further expand the reach of our brand with new items created weekly and posted to our shopping sites.