2 09, 2021

Reading Beer Just Memory

2021-09-02T09:19:23-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Breweries, Businesses-Industry|Comments Off on Reading Beer Just Memory

In 1976, due to the rise of larger macro breweries, Reading Brewing Company ceased operations. The following article appeared in the April 15, 1976 edition of the Reading Times newspaper. The Reading Brewing Co. was filling its Bergheim cans today with premium [...]

2 09, 2021

Reading Brewing Company

2021-09-02T09:09:25-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Breweries, Businesses-Industry|Comments Off on Reading Brewing Company

The Reading Brewing Company was founded in 1886 by Philip Bessinger with a brewery at Ninth and Laurel streets in Reading. The beer was originally called Old Reading Beer and was marketed as a Pennsylvania Dutch beer. The brewery began with a production [...]

21 08, 2020

Stocker Mansion and Brewery

2020-08-21T01:14:15-04:00August 21st, 2020|Breweries, Businesses-Industry|0 Comments

While three different brewers lived in this former “brewery mansion” over the years, people generally referred to the place as “the Stocker Mansion,” named for the brewer who built it. It stood on the northwest corner of 11th and Exeter. On this site [...]

1 08, 2020

Spring Garden and Deppen Brewing Co.

2020-08-01T20:34:31-04:00August 1st, 2020|Breweries|0 Comments

When the oldest citizens were boys, and even before, there were summer gardens and other popular resorts in Reading and vicinity. Before the law was enforced prohibiting the selling of strong liquors on Sunday, there were “summer gardens” in connection with some of [...]

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