Pennsylvania craft brewing pioneer Stoudts to stop producing beer after 33 years – NBC10 Philadelphia


What there is to know

  • Pennsylvania’s Stoudts Brewing Co., a pioneer in the craft brewing boom, will be producing its last beers this spring.
  • The shutdown comes as master brewer Carol Stoudt plans to retire.
  • Stoudt left the door open to keep the brewery’s name alive. “We are not closing the doors to business opportunities that could help the Stoudts brand come to life,” she said.

Stoudts Brewing Co., the 33-year-old Adamstown brewery and a pioneer in the craft beer explosion, will cease operations in early spring.

The shutdown comes as master brewer Carol Stoudt plans to retire. Stoudt started the brewery in 1987 after adding a 30 barrel brewery to a 70,000 square foot antique mall, restaurant and beer garden along North Reading Road. An on-site bakery and cheese factory then followed. Operations will continue in the other Stoudt entities.

Stoudt, who became the first female master brewer since Prohibition, said the decision to end beer making “was a tough decision to make, but we’re not moving enough volume to justify the expense of the beer. keeping the brewery open “.

In a statement released on Monday, she did not rule out a possible deal to maintain the brewery’s name.

“We are not closing the doors to any business opportunity that could help the Stoudts brand come to life,” said Stoudt.

PBJ.com examines the role of Stoudts Brewing in the making of beer in Pennsylvania, click here.

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