Plus, a chocolate pop-up, a Lawrenceville bar opening and a new Dormont coffee shop
Opening soon in Westmoreland County -- in Hempfield just outside Greensburg -- is All Saints Brewing Co. It's a reincarnation of sorts by Jeff Guidos, who was the friendly head brewer at Red Star Brewery in the Greensburg train station before that brewpub's lease was not renewed and it closed in March 2010.
With business partner Beth Vreeland, he bought the place's seven-barrel brewhouse, added to it, moved it to the former Braun Baking Co. along Route 119, and is preparing to brew again, old favorites such as his double IPA chili beer as well as new brews. They'll sell kegs to other outlets, but will retail growlers of their beer on site.
They hope to open by the end of June, but that depends upon when they get their federal license. Meanwhile, because of the interplay of the breweries' names, All Saints already has reached out to Helltown Brewing to do something together. Says Mr. Guidos, "That would be great."
All Saints doesn't yet have its own website but is on Facebook.
-- By Bob Batz Jr.