Laurel Highlands Brewing is proud to be the first brewery in Uniontown since 1948. We are a community focused brewery bringing their idea of “common beers, uncommon flavor” craft beer to the Uniontown and surrounding areas. By mixing science, the art of brewing, and incorporating local ingredients they will showcase what the Laurel Highlands region has to offer not only locally but to the entire craft beer community.
Meet the Laurel Highlands Brewing Team
Bob Kotarsky is an owner and brewer at Laurel Highlands Brewing. Bob has always had a passion for science and beer. After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Biotechnology he began to apply his knowledge of science with the art of brewing. Bob has been brewing for 7 years and has been planning a commercial brewery in the Uniontown area for the past 3 years. By combining local ingredients with his passion for brewing Bob is excited to showcase the possibilities of what can happen when craft beer combines with everything the Laurel Highlands region has to offer. In his free time Bob enjoys biking, hiking, and snowboarding with his wife and child throughout the region he calls home.
Matthew Smiley is an owner and brewer at Laurel Highlands Brewing. Matt has been brewing beer for 7 years and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Matt enjoys the creative process required to create a memorable beer. Everything from the color, smell, and taste are carefully considered for each brew. Matt enjoys traveling with his wife to other breweries to enjoy all the regional beers they have to offer. You can also catch him fishing one of the many beautiful streams within the Laurel Highlands.
Allison Kotarsky is our web + graphic designer and official taste tester. When not in the LHB office, she enjoys spending time outdoors and traveling with their two year old son, Luka. Allison’s favorite part about being a brewer’s wife is getting to taste the new recipes!
Amy Smiley is our Director of Marketing and loves building the LHB brand with the team! Born and raised in the mountains of the Laurel Highlands, Amy is thrilled to be a part of this craft brewery. When she’s not working for LHB, she’s busy being a mommy to her daughter Sloane. Amy wears many hats for LHB besides her marketing one such as cheerleader, taste tester, model and brand ambassador!