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12-12-2010, 08:27 AM
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WTF! Looks like I have to give up on Penn for the second and probably final time.

Tom Pastorius -- who founded and later salvaged the historic Penn Brewery in Troy Hill -- is out.

"I always thought I worked well with all the partners, and they totally ambushed and betrayed me," said Pastorius, 67, of Sewickley. "I've not been involved in the management or operations of the company since the end of August."
But beer-brewing passions boiled over between the new owners and led to the confrontation that allegedly injured Pastorius, who did not seek hospitalization or police help.

Tensions between Linda Nyman and Pastorius over the restaurant began almost immediately. The lawsuit, filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court, claims that on May 20, after he warned Linda Nyman to limit herself to marketing duties, she called her husband and said Pastorius threatened her.

Stuart Nyman soon came to the brewery to confront Pastorius, "violently hit him on the shoulder, grabbed him and dragged him across the floor," before other employees intervened to break it up, the lawsuit claims.

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