On The Banks of the Allegheny…

sits Four Mile Brewing, the first brewery to open in Olean, NY in over 100 years. The culmination of years of planning by Gregg Piechota Nicholas Bohdanowycz, Jaye Beattie (Heard in episode 18), and Craig Clark brings some great beers to a beautiful location on Greene Street in the former home of The Olean Brewing Company.

I got to talk to Gregg and Craig about their offerings, process, history, expansion, and reception.

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About the guests: Gregg Piechota and Craig Clark.

Taken from www.FourMileBrewing.com


  • Born: In The Mysterious Alleghenies
  • Lives: Four Mile Valley
  • Credentials: Running barefoot (YES, barefoot), creating vegan recipes, attempting to grow a vineyard, and a little gardening here and there.
  • Favorite Beer: Allegheny IPA

Four Mile Brewing craft beer was first created in Gregg’s home on Four Mile Road, Olean, NY five years ago. It began as a hobby which quickly fermented into a passion. While taking time to acquire the ideal location, Gregg continued to perfect and experiment with various techniques and ingredients. Inspired by the rolling banks of the Allegheny River, 4MB has found its true home and is driven by its mission, “ to produce & sell awesome beer within a highly enlightened environment”.


  • Born: Unknown Origin
  • Lives: Portville, NY
  • Credentials: YES
  • Favorite Beer: Allegheny IPA

Whether it’s electrical rewiring, structural repair or a shoulder to cry on, Craig is your man. Oh, let’s not forget he makes some of the best damn IPAs, too. After all, he’s been home brewing for more than 25 years AND built his own nano brewery! With both mechanical and chemical “engineering” skills Four Mile Brewing is his personal laboratory. Coincidentally, Craig gets most inspired when Gregg goes on vacation… nothing like a cup of coffee and some death metal to get things hop’n.

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