Meet Alley Brewing at Bocktown

Written by Bob Batz Jr. on


The Alley Brewing has beer, it has labels — it has everything a brewing company has but its licensing.

07312013HopDustedOne of the principals, Chris Leber, says that he, Josh Hays and Eric Bedont don’t even have a timetable for going pro, but they are continuing to let people sample their brews.

That’s what the three of them will do from 6 to 8 p.m. next Wednesday, Aug. 7, at Bocktown Beer & Grille in North Fayette.

They’ll be pouring tastes of seven brews, including Reunited Session IPA, Hop Dusted imperial IPA, Porch Sit Belgian IPA, ASL blonde ale and Trolley 68 dark Belgian tripel.

07312013TrolleyTripelThe three friends met in Port Vue and their beer names have Mon Valley inspiration; Alley Brewing evolved from a nod to McKeesport’s old red-light district. They have said that they’d like to bring local beer back to that area.

They started brewing together after college in 2009, and lately they have been brewing at the Cranberry home of Mr. Leber, whose day job is at a chemical and environmental marketing firm. They’d eventually like to open a brewpub.

07312013PorchSitMeanwhile, the labels shown here were created by his sister, Chelsea Leber, Mr. Bedont and Eric Boyd for upcoming tasting events, which include one later this month for members of the Youghiogheny Country Club.
Learn more about them here.

Alley Brewing artwork


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