Vintage items and antiques from craft brewery owners in central Pennsylvania to be auctioned off



Let the auction begin for a piece of Pennsylvania craft beer history.

Carol and Ed Stoudt, owners of the former Stoudts Brewing Company in Adamstown, Lancaster County, are auctioning off some of the contents of their restaurant and brewery as well as items from their private collection.

Bidders will have the chance to own Art Nouveau brass chandeliers from the Stoudt brewery, German tankards, sculpted Black Forest furniture, whimsical circus novelties, a restored 1932 Auburn convertible and a partially 1937 Ford Woody restored.

The Stoudts officially closed the Black Angus restaurant this year, more than a year after announcing the brewery’s closure and Carol Stoudt’s retirement.

LancasterOnline reported the Stoudts are moving to Vermont to live with a daughter and recently sold the Adamstown complex to three owners of Dentech Industrial in Reamstown for $ 2.75 million. The new owners are transforming the complex into an IronSpire complex and will continue to operate a Sunday antique market and beer garden.

Columbia Kettle Works in Columbia oversees the Sunday Beer Garden and Bar.

Carol and Ed Stoudt auction off the contents of their brewery as well as items from a private collection. The auction includes a 1932 Auburn convertible, pictured above. Submitted photo

When the Stoudts opened the brewery in 1987, Carol was the first female master brewer in the United States since Prohibition. Ed had been heavily involved in the operations of the complex, including the restaurant and its outdoor beer garden.

Carol built the brewery on German beers brewed in the Reinheitsgebot tradition. Stoudts has long been recognized as a premier brewery, winning over 20 awards at the Great American Beer Festival, the country’s top brewing competition.


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In the meantime, many auction items have been collected by the Stoudts on their travels. Objects of interest include a double-sided carved wooden “Derby Racer” carousel horse by The Williams Co., Denver, Co., a vintage Wurlitzer Juke Box, and a running rooster carousel mount. .

Wiederseim Associates in Chester Springs is holding the auction at 9 a.m. on July 24. Auctions will take place live / in person at Wiederseim’s Gallery at 1041 W. Bridge St., Phoenixville, as well as live online via Bidsquare, Invaluable and Liveauctioneers.

A preview will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from July 19 to July 23. For more information, visit or call 610-827-1910.



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