Valhalla Brewery


Valhalla Brewery
1150 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, (Strip District-Convention Center area) Pa. 15222
Opened June 1997, Closed September 2003
Original owner: Chris Passodelis Jr. until 1999.
Don Kendall (former CEO of PepsiCo) 1999 to 2003 (brewery ceases operations).
Building acquired by Big Burrito Restaurant Group. Operating as Eleven.
Michael Fitzurka, general manager throughout.
Seam McIntyre came to Valhalla from John Harvard’s in Wilkins Township. He then moved on to North Country Brewing in Slippery Rock.

Chris Passodelis Jr. was in partnership with Crescent City Brewery and Old River Brewhouse, both in New Orleans.

Original brewer
David Strock worked at Crescent City Brewery and Old River Brewhouse.

Tom Barns, writing in the Post-Gazette on September 30, 1996 said
Wolfram Koehler was an investor, head brewer and worked at Crescent City Brewery and Old River Brewhouse. From other sources, Koehler was born in Germany and opened Crescent City in 1991.

Valhalla Brewery, New Orleans
Smallman Brewing Company

3709 Inwood Ave. New Orleans, La. 70131
Chris Passodelis
Founded in 1997.

Pa. Department of State

Valhalla entry date: September 3, 1996
Officers: Smallman Brewing Company; no officers listed.

Smallman Brewing Company entry date: July 15, 1996.
Address is a private home, no officers listed

Pa. LCB Information

Accessed April 14, 2021
Valhalla\Owner: Smallman brewing Co. LLC
1150 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
No officers listed.