Pa. brewery shuts down over odor complaints

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - August 5, 2010

City Brewing Co. has temporarily halted production at its plant in Latrobe after residents complained of a foul odor coming from the municipal sewage plant. Officials suspect sugary drinks now being produced at the brewery are causing wastewater treatment problems.

Municipal authority manager Tom Gray says the stench started about two weeks ago. The Department of Environmental Protection received complaints prompting it to send an inspector out before the brewery shut down on Tuesday.

Local and brewery officials are scheduled to discuss the problem on Thursday. Plant manager Jerry Alvery says City Brewing wants to be a good neighbor.

Iron City beer is among the beverages produced at the Latrobe plant.

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