Three Beards Brewing Announce Closure

Three Beards Brewing Announce Closure

Three Beards Brewing to Cease Operations at the End of the Year

Just a bit ago, at 9:50 PM, Three Beards Brewing posted to their social media announcing the end of operations at the end of the year. They announced they will be closed effectively January 1st, 2024.

They posted a simple text message, with the above image that gave much more clarity. Their message and post could be found here:

Big sad 😢 Please keep the comments section respectful.

We will be open until the New Year. Help us kick some beer and food.

Three Beards Brewing – Facebook Post

I came home from work to find this, and was very saddened by this news. One of Amy and SueAnn’s favorite venues was Spyglass Ridge Winery; and then once the brewery opened – by extension they also loved the brewery.

Its a beautiful scenic view, beautiful location, and a wonderful venue.

By the wording of the announcement it does look like the winery and the music venue will continue to be in operation – it will be just the brewery that will be closing, and with that it appears the restaurant as well.

The image announcement reads:

It’s with a knot in our stomachs and heavy hearts that we announce Three Beards Brewing will not continue operations into the new year. Its been a wild ride through the ups and downs of covid and an ever-changing economic landscape. The above average cost of food, labor, brewing ingredients, and utilities certainly made things difficult. We also all have careers and young families that need to see more of us, and tying to run a business in addition to that proved to be more of a daunting task than we could have imagined. The support of our families ultimately let us start this venture and they deserve the world.

We would like to thank each and every soul that has supported us along the way. Whether it was dining with us, buying our beers on the shelves, sharing a beer at one of the backyard concerts, waiting in line at beer fests for a sample, or just simply spreading the good word of a few guys trying to turn a hobby Into something special.

Thank you to our current and previous staff as all have left a lasting positive mark on Three Beards. They really are the face of this business and will undoubtedly have some difficult times coming with this unfortunate news. Please be patient and kind to them in these last few weeks.

Thanks to Tom and Tammy Webb for giving us a shot to work towards the goal of making this one of the most memorable brewpubs in central Pennsylvania.

Please come see us during our remaining days to help liquidate remaining beer and food. We would love to see our friends one last time, We may run out of certain menu items, but we will try to continue providing business as normal these last few weeks.

We stopped selling ft cards as soon as the decision was made. Please try to use these by the end of the year. If you are unable to use them in that time frame, please message us and we will do our best to make it right.

Three Beards Brewing – Facebook Post


This is certainly surprising news. And very unfortunate news as well. Amy, SueAnn, Scarlet, and I got to do a Sunsbury brewery hopping trip back in October; our trip included Three Beards and the beers were good and the food great and the atmosphere there was wonderful as always.

They will be missed.

Beards, Brews, and BBQs

Beards, Brews, and BBQs has made a very poignant remark to the announcement, and I am posting his heartfelt comment here:

This one hurts man. Three Beards Brewing felt like another home close to home for us. A lot of memories here for our family. The Mrs and little one are sleeping, but are going to be devastated when they hear.

The building itself is one to behold. One of the best looking breweries you are going to find with one of the nicest views, and it was just a short drive for us. I remember the first time we saw the building. We were looking for Spyglass Ridge Winery to do the first River Rat Brew Trail to try the beer. We came up on this huge building, got out of the car, and thought that was the brewery. The door was open, we walked in, and were amazed at how nice the building was. Turns out that wasn’t where we needed to go as no one was in there, and in the spirit of not having the 👮‍♂️ called for trespassing, we drove down the hill to the winery where the beer was sold at that time. But, we left thinking about that building, and what it could be.

Fast forward, and it turns out to be Three Beards Brewing. The food, beer and atmosphere was awesome! Heck, I was even close to having a dream come true and ending up on a beer can! But, that isn’t what is important now.

To Ken, my guy, do not give up the dream of brewing. You have massive creativity, and a heart and passion to match. Keep doing what you love my friend ❤️

To Colin, our favorite server, thank you for being an awesome server and dude. Make sure you hit me up on Destiny 2, and to Ms Natalie, one of the little one’s teachers, thank you as well.

To all the waitstaff, cooks, brewers, and everyone in between, BBB knows you all land on your feet. From being the first place we went after we had Covid the first time, to the time you wrote a get well message on the pizza boxes for the little one when she was sick, and only wanted your pizza. Thank you for that and everything in between.

Sad day, but thanks for the memories…



Beards, Brews, and BBQS – Facebook Post

Closings and Openings and Expansions and Closings

A lot of industry talk has been made about closures and closing announcements, not just in 2023 but in 2022 as well. Some are discussing all of the great expansions and new breweries and growth as well. And this is wonderful and essential and optimism is great to keep forward. But real discussions need to be had about the economic nature of the industry as a whole, and more research needs to be done on key statistics, information, and data.

Hopefully 2024 will see a trend of upward growth for the industry. I hold out hope, and will keep my fingers and toes and beer bottles crossed.

Closings and expansions will actually be one of several topics we’ll be discussing with Lew Bryson on his podcast in the upcoming weeks. Announcement of our podcast will be made in the next few days.

Three Beards Brewing

For more information on Three Beards Brewing – the following comes from Untappd. Three Beards Brewing (Pennsylvania) is listed as a brew pub in Sunsbury, PA. They have 166 unique beers and exactly 6,900 ratings with a global average rating of 3.78 (as of 12.19.23). Their Untappd description reads: “Started in 2011 as a bunch of reckless homebrewers with a thirst for chaos and creativity. Fast forward many years and we are finally finishing construction of our 15bbl brewpub on the grounds of Spyglass Ridge Winery in Sunbury, PA. Open now!”

You can follow them on social media at the following pages:

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