It started in Reading, Pennsylvania, in the 1980s in a bar that advertised “100 Beers From Around the World.” Drink the list of 100 beers, and you won a T-shirt. Before long, Jean Newcomer and Greg Weiler had three T-shirts and a thirst for craft brewery creations.
As of July 2, the craft beer couple have visited 957 breweries, with an eye for hitting 1,000 by early 2019.
Stoudt’s Brewing Company in Adamstown, Pennsylvania, opened in 1987. Jean and Greg count this as their first craft brewery. As No. 1 on their list, it holds a special place in their hearts.