Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery For Sale

Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery For Sale

Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery in Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania (photo taken by The Beer Thrillers pre-COVID)

Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery Is Up For Sale

The Middletown brewery and distillery appears to be up for sale. Nearly ten years in business, they opened in 2015, as a veteran owned brewery and distillery (the first in the state). In recent months (less than two years or so) they have opened a location in Lancaster – their barrel house – as well as took over the upstairs bar and restaurant at Hollywood Casino (Tattered Flag at Hollywood Casino).

They previously also had a location in Hershey – the Tattered Flag Bar and Lounge – which they are sub leasing to YAH Brew.

PennLive broke the story this morning:

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works in Middletown is for sale.

The nearly 10-year-old brewery and distillery at 1 S. Union St. is listed for an undisclosed price by Nik Sgagias of NAI CIR, a commercial real estate company in Lemoyne. Tattered Flag remains open for business.

The sale includes a 13,000 square-foot state-of-the-art brewery with canning and bottling lines, distillery, and full service restaurant with seating up to 200 guests, according to the listing.

Dauphin County brewery / distillery with restaurant listed for sale – PennLive

In 2020 they announced they would be shipping statewide with their “Supply Drop” feature, letting you order their beers anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

Their locations in Lancaster (the Barrel House) and Gettysburg (the tap room) are currently listed as temporarily closed.

Justin Hoak, a former head brewer of theirs, now runs his own brewery – YAH Brew – at their former location in Hershey, next to Duck Donuts.

Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery

The brewery, restaurant, and distillery were a staple to the Middletown (Dauphin County), Pennsylvania community. Located on Union Street in the center of Middletown, it was typically a very busy restaurant.

Over the past year or so there has been a lot of changes with them. Their head distiller left to move to the Caribbean, they’ve changed multiple brewmasters and brewer staff (Dave Marrow, Cliff Plank, Justin Hoak), and at one point they were up to five locations (the Middletown location, the bar and lounge in Hershey, the Lancaster Barrel House, the Gettysburg tap room, and the Bar and Restaurant at Hollywood Casino). There was even talks at one point of them opening a bar and restaurant in other Hollywood Casino properties – not just the one in Grantville, Pennsylvania.

A few months ago a former employee of theirs had lamented to me that he felt they might have “over reached” and “over stepped” themselves, coming out of COVID – 19 and the coronavirus pandemic. Opening and spreading a bit too far and too wide.

This wouldn’t be the first or last brewery (or business in general) that has done that.

As per the sales listing the owners are willing to stay on to assist the new owners in the transition of the company.

Tattered Flag dates to 2015 when military veteran Pat Devlin and his Susquenita High School friends opened the brewery and restaurant at the former Elks building following a major renovation project. They converted the two-story building including three storefronts and a meeting room into the brewpub and distillery.

Dauphin County brewery / distillery with restaurant listed for sale – PennLive

Sales Listing

From the sales listing, the building is listed as being built in 1910. They offer the following specs for potential buyers:

Property Description

Unique opportunity to purchase turnkey, award-winning brewery and distillery in the heart of Dauphin County, PA. Sale includes 13,000 SF state-of-the-art brewery, distillery, and full service restaurant with seating up to 200 guests. Must see property that features a big city vibe located in Middletown, PA. Tattered Flag was founded by a military veteran and several of his friends and business partners in 2015. Since then, the company has evolved into a brand recognized throughout Pennsylvania for both quality and customer service experience. The Tattered Flag brand is known for quality and innovation in producing award-winning hand-crafted beer, spirits, and cocktails. Upon sale, ownership is willing to stay on to facilitate a smooth transition to new owners.


  • Award-winning brewery, distillery, and restaurant for sale
  • 13,000 SF building with 6,000 SF fully-functional lower level
  • Includes all bottling and canning lines
  • All FF&E included in sale
  • Downtown Middletown, PA , less than one (1) mile to PSU Harrisburg
Tattered Flag Brewery – NAicir

It is zoned retail, commercial, and offers 13,000 square feet. The listing site also gives information on demographics in the area, a map to the location, and more if you are interested in purchasing the brewery (no price listing directly on their page).

The Beer Thrillers and Tattered Flag

Canning Day at Tattered Flag

I really sincerely hope that someone comes and buys the brewery and wants to do good with it. Its a beautiful building, a beautiful brewery, and much can be done with both the brewing and distillery options of the building.

Personally I’ve had a lot of good memories in the building. I used to help Justin, volunteering, on canning days for beers, and helping to can, label, and move beers on beer release days. Myself, Amy, and Scarlet also enjoyed going their for the food and atmosphere, having recently gotten to go to their big St. Paddy’s Day fest.

Hopefully someone with good intentions, and good brewing, and good business knowledge will purchase them.

Our Articles About Tattered Flag

Looking to read more about Tattered Flag, check out our articles here:

Tattered Flag Brewery Information

The following comes from Untappd about Tattered Flag Brewery – they are a micro brewery from Middletown, Pennsylvania, with 637 unique beers, and a global average rating of 3.78 (as of 7.7.23). They have 119,110 ratings. Their Untappd description is currently blank.

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Articles About YAH Brew

For articles about YAH Brew (the brewery owned by one of their former head brewers), you can check them out here:

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