If you drive east from Mechanicsburg, PA on the turnpike for about an hour you will arrive in Adamstown, PA and be greeted by Stoudt’s Brewery, a high quality regional craft brewery. How could I not stop in and sample some of their beers?
While there I gave my $10 to Carol Stoudt, the founder and President of Stoudt’s Brewing Company. Carol started the brewery in 1987. They are not the biggest brewery or the most known, in fact their beer is available in less than a third of the states in the US. Carol and her husband Ed run the brewery in a very simple way: make quality tasty beer.
But I noticed, they do more than that. You will see in the video that they have a restaurant and make several other products. ”We are fortunate to have a business centered around several things that we love: family, friends, beer, food, wine, bread, cheese…”
In addition, they are very focused on sustainable practices; from reusing their water to converting brewing byproducts such as residue hops into fertilizer for farms to recycling clothes into company gear. They don’t waste much.
Check out some of my interview with Carol.
I asked Carol what she was going to do with the $10 and she said that she was going to tuck it away in her purse and use it when she got in a pinch and didn’t have cash on her.
Thanks to Carol for her time and I hope she and her family keep up the good work!