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Greg Heller-LaBelle (right) graduated from Pitt in 2006 and now owns Colony Meadery in Allentown.

Pitt alumni ‘brewing’ their way to success

By Andrew Thompson, For The Pitt News March 24, 2021
Two Pitt alumni — Greg Heller-LaBelle, who graduated in 2006, and Brett Taylor, who graduated in 1999 — own their own breweries after starting out as home brewers.
Grant Larson, a sophomore microbiology major, creates a variety of home-brewed beers at a friend’s house including stout, pale ales, IPA’s and cider. (Photo by Kyleen Considine | Senior Staff Videographer)

Backyard brewers: Students craft their own creations

Some students buy kegs for a good time. Others become amateaur mixologists for the night, concocting a batch of jungle juice in their backyards. But a few local college students find joy not in the...

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