A brewing stink: Pa. brewery temporarily shuts down after neighbors complain about foul odorBy AP
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Pa. brewery shuts down over stinky odor complaints
LATROBE, Pa. — A brewery is being blamed for a Pennsylvania town’s bad case of beer breath.
City Brewing Co. has temporarily halted production at its plant in Latrobe after residents complained of a foul odor coming from the municipal sewage plant. Officials suspect sugary drinks now being produced at the brewery are causing wastewater treatment problems.
Municipal authority manager Tom Gray says the stench started about two weeks ago. The Department of Environmental Protection received complaints, prompting it to send an inspector out before the brewery shut down Tuesday.
Local and brewery officials are scheduled to discuss the problem Thursday. Plant manager Jerry Alvery says City Brewing wants to be a good neighbor.
The Latrobe plant used to brew Rolling Rock beer. Now, Iron City beer is among the beverages it produces.