Pittsburgh Brewing Company, in the wake of its popular summer release of Iron City
Turner’s Ic’d Tea, has announced another local collaboration to produce Harvest PA Helles Lager. In a joint effort with Giant Eagle and Food21, Harvest PA is made with Pennsylvania-grown and produced Allegheny Mountain Malt and with Pennsylvania hops.
“With a team of experts from agronomy, agriculture, malting, brewing and marketing,” said Vince Mangini, Food21 Value Center Manager, “Harvest PA leverages our region’s assets, both human and economic, in a sustainable way.”
“It was great for Pittsburgh Brewing to work with everyone on all levels to complete this PA collaboration,” agreed Todd Zwicker, President, Pittsburgh Brewing Company. “This will bring awareness to the endless brewing opportunities within PA.”
Harvest PA Helles Lager is available at select Giant Eagle Market District and GetGo stores. “At Giant Eagle, we have a unique passion for supporting local producers and purveyors as we work together to enrich the communities we collectively serve,” said Roy King, Giant Eagle’s Sr. Category Merchant for Beer. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with strong Pennsylvania partner organizations like Food21 and Pittsburgh Brewing Company to create a truly hometown beer, one brewed by a local brewery using locally sourced barley and made available at your local supermarket. We look forward to highlighting our region in a meaningful and enjoyable way as we share this hometown beer with our guests.”
“Bringing quality food to market is essential to building a resilient food economy,” said Food21 President Joe Bute, “including locally grown and processed malts and hops. This also improves the financial sustainability of our region’s family farms, enabling them to move away from commodity agriculture toward value-added crops. Harvest PA demonstrates the power of connecting local farms’ capacity to one of the fastest growing industries in the country – craft brewing. This is a key part of the Food21 Mission.”