Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Partners Plan to Revive Stoney's Beer Brand

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Partners Plan to Revive Stoney's Beer Brand

Article excerpt

A historic Western Pennsylvania beer brand gets a spring revival connected to its roots, as the trademarks and licenses for Stoney's beer are purchased by two partners who have formed the Stoney's Brewing Co.

The beers were once brewed in Smithton, Westmoreland County, by the Jones Brewing Co.

One of the brands' new owners is Jon King, great-grandson of William Benjamin "Stoney" Jones, who moved the Eureka Brewing Co. to Smithton in 1907. Jon King worked at the brewery at various times. The other partner is John LaCarte, president of LaCarte Enterprises (Model Cleaners), whose family owned a livery that supplied horses to deliver the beer by wagon and owned a hotel that served it. At least one of his relatives worked at the brewery, too.

Another granddaughter of Stoney Jones is Shirley Jones, the actress. …

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