On this Day- Nov 22, 1976 – Reading Brewing Company building demolished

The Reading Brewing Company history can be found in this article.

Reading Brewing Company

Millions of gallons of golden “suds” rested in the holding tanks, in the above photo, over the years the Reading Brewing Co. was in operation. In all, 23 tanks holding 650 barrels with 32 gallons of beer per barrel were located in the building at 9th and Laurel streets, which was bought in April by Interstate Wrecking Co. Inc, Springfield N.J.

The firm, now in the process of demolishing the building, paid $17,000 for 601 to 691 S. 9th St., 900 to 918 E. Laurel St, and 901 t0 923 South St. An Interstate employee, bottom photo, stands before the partially demolished building with housed 12 wooden ale fermenting tanks. The brewing company sold its label and formula to the C. Schmidt & Sons Brewing Co. in Philadelphia. – Eagle Photo by Walter A. Romanski

Reading Brewing Company

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Brian Engelhardt
Brian Engelhardt
2 years ago

Sad historic pictures ending an era. However suddenly i am thirsty. U
Unfortunately will not be able to “Reach for Reading.” At least for the real stuff.
Great post.

Todd C Jeffries
Todd C Jeffries
2 years ago

I wonder if the wooden fermentation tanks could have been saved and put into use today? If nothing else, it would be a great marketing angle for a PA microbrewer!

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