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Old 11-23-2009, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Penn Brewery to brew, serve beer again

This is good news. I see a resurgence of the Deutshtown/East Ohio Street area. I think the permanent loss of Penn Brewery would be a real setback to this part of town.
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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great news!
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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I really hope that works out for him. Looks like he had given up control of his baby a little too soon....
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Old 11-23-2009, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Penn Brewery to brew, serve beer again

This is good news. I see a resurgence of the Deutshtown/East Ohio Street area. I think the permanent loss of Penn Brewery would be a real setback to this part of town.

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Founder leads group to buy back brewery
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:02 AM
 
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Great news. I have to admit I don't drink as much Penn beer as I used to back in the mid-1990s (I've cut way back on German styles in general except for weissbiers), but I think the restaurant in particular is a valuable asset, and the more locally-brewed beers the better.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Philly
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Great news. I have to admit I don't drink as much Penn beer as I used to back in the mid-1990s (I've cut way back on German styles in general except for weissbiers), but I think the restaurant in particular is a valuable asset, and the more locally-brewed beers the better.
while German style beers aren't as popular as they once were (with the explosion in craft brewing there's just a lot more choice) they do make some of the best pilsners I've had (Penn Pils and Kaiser Pils). It may be a niche, but they're good at it. and you're right, the more the better
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Columbus,Ohio
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Glad to hear that! If the closure was permanent I 'd be fearing that the neighborhoods around the brewery that are still somewhat stable would go into steep decline and we cannot afford to loose any more blue collar Joe areas. I hope the reopening will bring revitalization to the northside.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Hooterville PA
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In the grand scheme of things, it does not cost a lot to brew beer.

There is a high profit margin for the right company, if they do it right.

At the same time, giving someone money to come back and probably tax breaks on top of that does nothing for the local economy.

I have said it before and I will say it again, if someone really wanted to do something, they would resurrect the old brews and not try to start new ones.

Yes there is a higher profit margin in brewing your own creation.

If you really wanted to do something, you would brew something that has not been brewed in a long time such as Duquesne ( Duke) beer, Koehler or even Rheingold or Dubois Budweiser.

I will compare it to cartoons or old John Wayne movies. To someone that saw it before it is just a old cartoon, but to someone that never saw it before, it is brand new.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Low costs doesn't necessarily mean high profit margins in a competitive market, because competition will drive down prices toward marginal cost. And there is lots of competition in the beer market.
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Philly
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this is an old beer in my book, pennsylvania's first modern microbrewery.
rheingold? how many crap brews can hipsters drink? there's also no reason why penn brewing or someone else couldn't do both, legacy brewing of reading resurrected reading premium.
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