Broken Chair Brewery Has Announced They Will Be Closing

Broken Chair Brewery Has Announced They Will Be Closing

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Broken Chair Brewery Has Announced They Will Be Closing

In more sad news, Broken Chair Brewery – out of West Reading, Pennsylvania; has announced that they will be closing (no later than the end of August 2024). In a heartfelt post on their social media just an hour ago, they announced that as they will be easing into retirement, they have decided to close down the brewery.

Broken Chair Brewery has been a staple of West Reading Pennsylvania since 2017. Located at 424 Penn Ave, West Reading, PA 19611 the small but mighty brewery has been churning out amazing beers since 2017 and has garnered quite a bit of a reputation, love, and community following them. Located on the same street as Pagoda Brewing (formerly known as Chatty Monks Brewing), as well as the recently closed Willow Creek Brewery, and The Barley Mow, and Beer Wall on Penn; they carved out a niche as a wonderful brewery to hit in the city.

The Announcement

An exterior shot of Broken Chair Brewery (photo courtesy of Broken Chair Brewing)

Just an hour ago, Broken Chair Brewery made this announcement via their social media:

Dear friends of Broken Chair Brewery,
We are writing to let you know that we have had a tremendous time selling beer and good times in West Reading, but it is time for us to start slowing down and get ready for retirement. Broken Chair Brewery will be closing at the end of August depending on how much beer we have.
This decision was not made lightly. Despite the incredible journey and the many successes we have shared, a recent job promotion in my full time job and actually wanting to start slowing down has made this necessary. The business would need to expand to keep being successful and would need further investment. I just do not have the time and do not want to further invest this close to my retirement. I want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone who has been part of this journey. Whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or have only recently discovered our brews, your support has been vital to our story.
I want to thank our dedicated staff which has been with us for several years. Their hard work is what made our brewery. A business is only as strong as its staff, and we had the best. I will miss every one of them.
To our beloved customers, thank you for the enthusiasm and loyalty you have shown. Your appreciation for our craft has been a constant source of motivation. We hope that our paths will cross again in the future, maybe at a beer fest.
To my family who made this dream a reality I want to give my love and sincere thanks. I am not the easiest person to deal with and you rose to that challenge and kept me in line when it needed to be done. I know you are looking forward to other endeavors and rewards in the future.
We invite you all to visit us for one last toast before we close. It would be a joy to share a final round of cheers with the community that has made Broken Chair Brewery more than just a brewery, but a family.
Thank you once again for all the memories and good times. Although we are closing this chapter, the experiences we shared will always be cherished.
Todd, Joan, Dan

More Information on Broken Chair Brewery

The following comes via Untappd.

Broken Chair Brewery is a micro brewery from West Reading, Pennsylvania. They have 88 unique beers and over 16,000 ratings, with a global average rating of 3.67 (as of 6.18.24). Their Untappd description reads: “Broken Chair Brewery, like most small businesses started in a garage. After getting tired of settling for beers that were extreme in taste, flavor and hoppiness we wanted to create beers that everyone could enjoy. We wanted to make a large variety of beers so that everyone could find a beer they could drink. It took a lot of trial and error and sometimes pouring the beer down the drain until we had beers that we liked. After years of brewing we decided to take our beer to the next level. It took several months to find a place to do this. We knew we wanted to be in West Reading because it is welcoming to small businesses and the community around Penn Avenue is also very supportive. The community is friendly and wiling to get involved in their neighborhood. The tasting room is all brick that we found under a layer of stucco. This was a wonderful surprise that allowed us to keep the patch work tile floor that was there from the tile shop that was previously in the building. The environment is warm and relaxing. When you walk to the back you can see the brewery through a glass paneled door. The brewery is all stainless steel with a small 2 BBL brewing system. This small brewing system allows us to make a variety of different beers and the ability to rotate different beers when one has kicked.

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