• Neighbors sue popular Pittsburgh brewery over actions of customers


    MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. - Neighbors are suing Hitchhiker Brewing  in Mount Lebanon claiming the business is being a bad neighbor with loud patrons.

    They say customers even urinate on neighboring property.

    "Their quiet enjoyment of their private property, this residential street, is effected by the amount of crowd and the amount of noise and other disruptions that come form Hitchhikers business," attorney Robert Goldman, who represents the neighbors, said.

    Now, neighbors are asking for the brewery to scale back or move the business elsewhere. 

    Bo Hedin lives across the street from the brewery. He said that other than large crowds he has not had a problem.

    "I hope they work it out, because it's a great benifit for the whole Mount Lebanon community," he said.

    Gary Olden, the founder of Hitchhiker Brewing Co., released the following statement:

    Since 2013, Hitchhiker Brewing Co. has been an engaged member of the local business community, operating in compliance with all government and municipal regulations, while remaining conscientious of its commercial and residential neighbors. Many of the allegations contained in the complaint are false or misleading. While we look forward to addressing those allegations, we are more interested in a quick and sensible resolution to this matter so that we can continue to focus our energy on Hitchhiker Brewing Co.



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