According to local Pittsburgh television station, WPXI Channel 11, a rally will be held today in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania by local leaders to build support for the Latrobe Brewery and “find a buyer for the Latrobe brewing company plant in an effort to save 250 jobs.”
Anheuser-Busch announced last week that it was buying Rolling Rock and would be moving production of the brand to Newark, New Jersey. A-B also plans to sell the Latrobe Brewery, which was founded in 1883. It will most likely close this summer, sometime in mid-July seems likeliest.
Channel 11 plans on running a live report on their five o’clock report by news reporter Katrina Owens.
The Latrobe Brewer in downtown Latrobe, Pennsylvania, seen here in 2001.