Welcome and thank you for your interest in Breaker Brewing Company. We are a Micro Brewery & Brew Pub in Northeast PA’s coal region that brews, serves and delivers handcrafted beer to local bars and pubs. Our small batch craft brews are dedicated to the hard working people who have been and still are examples of our rich heritage.

 

Regular Hours:
  • Tuesday 4PM – 9PM
  • Wednesday 4PM – 9PM
  • Thursday 4PM – 9PM
  • Friday 4PM – 9PM (Happy Hour 4PM to 6PM)
  • Saturday 12PM to 9PM

We offer our beer in 5oz, 13oz & 16oz pints as well as in 32oz crowlers, 32oz & 64oz growlers to go. We also have a food & appetizer menu that has features that change daily.

We are located at 787 East Northampton St Wilkes-Barre Twp.PA 18702 in the former St Josephs  school. We recommend that enter the property from the Lehigh St entrance as that will put you at the tap room entrance. Also please do not park on the road … you may be ticketed or towed.

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Contact Us

  • 570-392-9078
  • info@breakerbrewingcompany.com
  • www.breakerbrewingcompany.com
  • 787 East Northampton St
    Wilkes-Barre Twp. PA 18702

  • Regular Hours:
    Tuesday 4PM – 9PM
    Wednesday 4PM – 9PM
    Thursday 4PM – 9PM
    Friday 4PM – 9PM (Happy Hour 4PM to 6PM)
    Saturday 12Noon to 9PM

    Looking to book an event at BBC? email us at events@breakerbrewingcompany.com

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OUR STORY

The idea of The Breaker Brewing Company resulted when long time friends, Chris Miller and Mark Lehman, decided it was time to take their interest and appreciation of fine craft beer to the next level. Their intrigue in the complexity of the brewing process coupled with their quest to make a quality product, led to their decision to start creating their own beer.

DSC07582The adventure began in 2005, in a similar fashion as it is for many other home brewers. After several trips to the local home brew shop for basic supplies, countless hours of research, and a few rounds of recipe experimentation, they were hooked. The process began with utilizing five gallon home brew kits in the kitchen. Although this introduced them to the basic beer making steps and stages, they wanted to be more involved in the creation process…

While the equipment needed to produce five gallons of beer was readily available, having the goal of brewing on a two tier ½ bbl system involved a little more work from the ground up. After several months and countless trips to a local scrap yard, various pDSC08284purchases from the hardware store, and numerous hours of brainstorming sessions, the brewing system was created. The primary design served its purpose, but building and research also proved to act as valuable teaching lessons in the brewing process. With the new brewery, they could brew 12 gallons at a time. Several great recipes and fantastic brews resulted from the use of the initial homemade system. The original beer making hobby turned into a great desire and passion for creating small batch, hand crafted brews.

 

DSC07245Mark and Chris then decided that they wanted to share this appreciation for great beer, by making the goal of bringing it to the local pubs and restaurants of Northeast Pennsylvania their main objective. The Breaker Brewing Company first began brewing and selling commercially in 2009  on a 1.5 BBL brewery system, which was created by going back to the drawing board, and determining what they needed to take the next step in making this new system.

 

About a year after selling commercially and with the increased demand for Breaker beer DSC02318they decided the 1.5 BBL system was not big enough. They sold the nano brewing system to a now running brewery in DE called Argilla Brewing Co. A new brewhouse was fabricated producing 3 BBL’s at a time but now the space that the tiny brewery occupies is maxed out and the search for a new home began.

 

 

 

 

DSC00451In the spring of 2011 BBC purchased the 2.5 acre property that was formally St Josephs Monastery & School in Wilkes-Barre Twp (George Town). Due to some zoning variance issues they didn’t begin working on the property until spring of 2012.

 

 

 

In April of 2013 BBC opened the doors of the old school house to the public with a tap and tasting room for growler fills  and soon after in the spring of 11041519_10153383345934437_5546769782168358138_n2014 we obtained our brew pub license for pint and food sales.  We offer a full dining menu with daily features form our kitchen.  We keep 8 to 11 rotating taps flowing all the time and are always brewing up some new and exciting beers.

 

 

 

10341588_10153967145734437_5322433922614483846_nIn early 2016 we finished our dining expansion of the old school house with second bar,  tap system and seating for about 50 more.  We also offer an outdoor beer patio which is nestled between the old church & school building…yes we are patio pet friendly 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The latest BBC project is to renovate the old church to get it ready for our new 15 BBL brewing system. This project was wrapped up August of 2017 and we are now brewing on our new system as well as opening the space for customer overflow on the weekends!

 

 

 

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As to the origin of the name, “Breaker” Brewing Company, it is tied to a time in our not so distant past when the coal breaker was a common sight in the Wyoming Valley and surrounding areas. Mining anthracite coal brought prosperity, fame, and a rich heritage to our little corner of the map, so the name pays tribute to the hard working coal miners who also displayed great determination and strong work ethic to provide for their families, while completing a most dangerous job. It is with pride that the Breaker Brewing Company salutes the men and their families who helped bolster the region’s coal industry. For that, the association of coal mining and Northeast PA is an honor. The Breaker Brewing Company hopes to deliver on their promise to provide the region with a variety of brewings that will be appreciated by those who search for “great craft beers”. We thank you in advance for your support and interest.

 

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Strawberry Lactose

Strawberry Lactose

Strawberry Lactoes is our double milk sugared, double oated, double dry hopped and now double fruited IPA! Brewed up with Pilsen, wheat, milk sugar, and a massive amount of ma...
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DoubleBangBang

DoubleBangBang

Double! Bang! Bang! is Juiciee! Bang! Bang!’s bigger, stronger, and faster older brother and it was brewed heavily with malted and flaked oats and malted grain. Hopped and doub...
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Cookie Swap Stout

Cookie Swap Stout

Cookie Swap is an imperial stout mixed 4 pack that was brewed with a mix of dark malts, including a new extra dark malt, milk sugar, and malted oats. Each flavor was rested on ...
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Juciee Bang Bang

Juciee Bang Bang

Juicee! Bang! Bang! is and IPA brewed with wheat, Pilsen malt, and a whole lot of malted and flaked oats. Hopped with Citra, Palisade, Mosaic, and Motueka hops and Simcoe lupul...
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Breaking Ohhts

Breaking Ohhts

The Breaker/Imprint Collaboration: Breaking Oats Double IPA - Brewed with sturdy German malt and an immense amount of malted and flaked oats. Kettle hopped with a team effort o...
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Tropical DS

Tropical DS

Tropical Dreamsicle IPA - Brewed with a huge amount of malted and flaked oats and a mix of 2 row, wheat, and pilsen. Hopped with Citra and Simcoe lupulin powder and double dry ...
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Pumpkin Dreamsicle

Pumpkin Dreamsicle

Pumpkin Dreamsicle is...you guessed it...the “All Hallows’ Eve” to the Dreamsicle series. Conjured up with Pilsen, wheat, and a monstrous amount of malted oats and terrifyingly...
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Mango Frez

Mango Frez

Brewed with a mix of Pilsen, wheat, and spelt grains with loads of flaked and malted oats. Hopped and then double hopped with an awesome amount Citra, Mosaic, and Simcoe lupuli...
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Wilkes-Berry DS

Wilkes-Berry DS

A creamy, sweet, and palatably hoppy berry IPA brewed with German malted grain and a marriage of flaked AND malted oats. Hopped with an abundance of our favorite BFFs Citra and...
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Metamorphosis003

Metamorphosis003

For our 3rd addition to the Metamorphosis sequence we used malted grain imported from the Netherlands. Kettle hopped with pound after pound of Apollo hops and a touch of Citra....
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Lactoes

Lactoes

Lactoes is our new lactose IPA. Brewed on an impressive amount of malted oats, wheat, lactose, and massively hopped with Citra and Motueka lupulin pellets. Double dry hopped wi...
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Smooph

Smooph

Smooph IPA is brewed with Pilson and wheat malts. Apollo, Mosaic and Citra hops are in the boil and then is double dry hopped with more Citra & Mosaic hop. Batch release...
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Sour Peach DS

Sour Peach DS

Sour Peach Dreamsicle is a kettle soured IPA brewed with Citra hops and milk sugar, rested on a mountain of fresh peach puree, vanilla beans from Mexico, and more Citra Hops. N...
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OJ Simcoe

OJ Simcoe

OJ Simcoe is our juicy hazy IPA bursting with a 90’s white bronco full of oranges and Simcoe hops. Brewed with pounds and pounds of Simcoe hops and a touch of milk sugar. Then ...
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TBC The Basket Case

TBC The Basket Case

Breakfast Club "The Basket Case” (Slightly) Soured IPA is brewed with the Basket Cases’s lunch(Cap'n Crunch and Pixy Sticks). We also brewed it with flaked oats, pale & whe...
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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Pils is brewed with Pilsen malt, flake maize, and hopped with generous amounts of Motueka and Hallertau hops. A simple Pilsner with a crisp and refreshing lime finish....
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Metamorphosis 002

Metamorphosis 002

Metamorphosis Batch #002 Notes of Passion Fruit, Fresh Limes, and orange peel. ABV: 7.3% Malt: Pilsen, Spelt, Rye, Flaked Oats, Crystal Kettle hops: Motueka, Ekuanot and A...
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Short Shake

Short Shake

Brewed with wheat, pale, and crystal malts hopped with Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic hops, a touch of milk sugar, then rested on a crazy amount of Madagascar vanilla beans. ...
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TBC The Princess

TBC The Princess

Breakfast Club "The Princess" IPA is brewed with oats, pale malts, hopped with Simcoe, Citra, and Mosaic hops, kissed with milk sugar, then rested on strawberry puree and a...
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Metamorphosis 001

Metamorphosis 001

Metamorphosis Batch #001 is our new and exciting trip down the double dry hopping rabbit hole. Every batch will feature experimentation's with a single kind of hop or a blend o...
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Wild Watermelon

Wild Watermelon

Wild Watermelon IPA Kettle soured IPA that is conditioned on gallons and gallons and even more gallons of freshly juiced watermelons. Notes of watermelon Jolly Ranchers, fr...
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Mule Driver Mango IPA

Mule Driver Mango IPA

Our favorite mango IPA is finally getting its own can! Brewed with Pilsen and wheat malt and tons of flaked oats. Hopped and then double dry hopped with those fruity and fl...
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TBC The Jock

TBC The Jock

The Breakfast Club: The Jock was brewed with a medley of wheat malt, Pilsen malt, spelt grain, flaked oats after flaked oats, and milk sugar. Hopped with Citra hops and then doub...
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TBC – The Brain

TBC – The Brain

Breakfast Club "The Brain" IPA is brewed with oats, pale malts, hopped with El Dorado, Hallertau Blanc, and Mosaic hops, kissed with touch of milk sugar, then rested on a gazilli...
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I’m Your Ice Cream Man

I’m Your Ice Cream Man

Our first collaboration with the guys from The North Brewery, I’m Your Ice Cream Man is brewed with loads of flaked oats, milk sugar, and waffle cones and marshmallow fluff tosse...
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TBC – The Criminal

TBC – The Criminal

The Breakfast Club: The Criminal (Blueberry Waffles) is the first in The Breakfast Club series. Brewed with handful after handful of Mosaic and Citra hops, a few buckets of loc...
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Lime Life

Lime Life

Originally an experimental sour member of the Dreamsicle Series, Lime Life grew up and moved out of the taproom and into cans! Lime Life is a kettle soured IPA brewed with mal...
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