District Brew Yards Brewery


March 4, 2021, Revised September 16, 2021

District Brew Yards Brewery
2001 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, (Strip District) Pa. 15222
Owner/Developer: Dan McCaffery

District Brew Yards, Pittsburgh Location

2020 September
District Brew Yards is located in the former KLM Produce Terminal in Pittsburgh.
It was announced in
September, 2020 that District Brew Yards signed on as a tenant.
The owners of District Brew Yards are from Chicago and started in business in 2020, which is a quick expansion. Expanding out of state is also surprising.

Daniel T. McCaffery of McCaffery Interest is developing the Produce Terminal.
He has been present in Pittsburgh since 2004 when he became a general partner in the Armstrong Cork Factory Lofts project.

2020 September 28
The Trib Live reported on this date that there would be three local breweries owned independently and a fourth “try-out wall” brewhouse to be used by smaller operators and homebrewers. It will be interesting to see how this plays out locally. Who will pay for the brewing licenses? Liability?

Commentary
As noted in the Chicago Location, below, DBY is a partnership of three brewing companies. If that partnership signed on with McCaffery why would they seek Pittsburgh brewers to open in the Produce Terminal? Please see the Pa. LCB Information, below.

2021 March 3
Developer Dan McCaffery and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto officiated the opening of the Produce Terminal.

2021 April 22 Deletion from Pa. LCB Database
Accessed on Thursday, April 22, 2021 shows that District Brew Yards Pittsburgh LLC was been removed from the LCB database.

2021 September 14 Aslin Beer Co.
This is here for reference as Aslin is coming in after DBY in not.
Aslin Beer Co. of Alexandria, Virginia is to open taproom and 10-barrel brewhouse in the Terminal Building in the Strip District. Expected opening is 2022.
Pa, Dept. of State: ASLIN IN PA BEER, LLC entry date April 21, 2021. No officers listed.
Kai Leszkowicz, co-owner. Andrew Kelley, co-founder

Pa. Department of State

District Brew Yards Pittsburgh LLC entry date: July 8, 2020 as a domestic compny.
Officers: None listed. Address: Corporation Service Company in Dauphin County.

McCaffery Interests, Inc. entry date: August 7, 2006, listed as a foreign company.
Address: Corporation Service Company in Dauphin County.
Officers: Daniel T. McCaffery, President
Address: 875 N Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611
His Pittsburgh office is at 2000 Smallman Street.
He has worked with Oxford Properties, which Pa. Dept. of State has on of several with this name incorporating in 2007 at

The name Oxford ties into the Strip District development that Cinderlands Brewery is located.
The people associated with Cinderlands are from Illinois.

McCaffery
Daniel T. McCaffery is President, CEO of McCaffery Interest.
Daniel McCaffery is CEO of McCaffery Inc.

Pa. LCB Information
Brewing License

Accessed on Thursday, March 4, 2021
Premises: District Brew Yards
Officers: None listed. Address: None given.
Licensee: District Brew Yards Pittsburgh LLC

Accessed on Thursday, April 22, 2021
District Brew Yards Pittsburgh LLC has been removed from the LCB database.

Allegheny County Property Lot & Block

Lot & Block: 9-D-200
Address: 1615-2001 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222
Sale Date: March 12, 2019 from Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh for $10, from unknow seller on August 26, 1983 for $1,100,000.
Current Owner Name: Produce Terminal Holdings LLC
Current owner Address: PO Box 92129 AVE, Grapevine, Texas, 76092-0102

Note: Produce Terminal Holdings is registered as a foreign corporation in Pennsylvania.
It was entered on July 13, 2018 by Corporation Service Company in Dauphin County, Pa.
There are no officers given in the Pa. State database.


District Brew Yards, Chicago Location

District Brew Yards is a Chicago based company that is “The nation’s first collective brewery, pour-your-own beer hall and shop under one roof”. The Chicago location, opened in 2019, has four breweries:
Around the Bend Beer Co., Bold Dog Beer Co., Burnt City Brewing, and Casa Humilde Cervecería. The address is 417 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622, which is the same for the four breweries as shown on their respective websites. They appear to operate independently from one another but share a common service area.
The breweries share brewing facilities.

Burnt City Brewing appears to be the principal owner of District Brew Yards of which Around the Bend Beer Co., Bold Dog Beer Co. are partners.
Founding Brewers: John Saller, Burnt City Brewing; Ben Saller, Burnt City Brewing; Jerome Stontz, Bold Dog Beer Co.; Dan Schedler, Around the Bend Beer Co

District Brew Yards partnered with Structured Development to transform a warehouse into this beer destination. Burnt City Brewing seems to be the principal brewing company. Casa Humilde Cervecería is noted on District Brew Yards’ website but other entities have them omitted.