Perkiomen Valley Brewery Featured in ‘Old Montco Images’

The brewery was built on the Perkiomen Creek in 1885 and provided beer and soda throughout the area, according to reports.


An image of the Perkiomen Valley Brewery, show in media section of this article, was featured on the “Old Montgomery County PA" Facebook page.

 "View of the Perkiomen Valley brewery in Green Lane which was located just south of the intersection of Sumneytown Pike and Rte. 29,” said Richard Wagner, who submitted the photo.

Wagner wrote a corresponding story in “The Keg,” the magazine of the Easter Coast Breweriana Association.

According to the article, the small location “made the only locally brewed beer, ale and porter there for some 35 years”

Wagner wrote that Henry Styler built the brewery, but died after being in business for a few months.  The next owner, James O’Hendricks, expanded the brewery and added a soft drink line, providing products through Oaks, Collegeville, Schwenksville, Spring Mount, Perkiomenville and as far as Telford.

After three other owners, the brewery was razed in 1920 due to prohibition; other buildings on the property were destroyed in a fire in 1949.

The William Penn Gas Station was built on a portion of the brewery property, according to the article.

Paula Goff April 01, 2013 at 06:19 PM
The William Penn gas station isn't even there anymore.


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