Quality. Innovation. Craft. Redefined. Pierce Brewing Company was founded in the kitchen of Owner/Head Brewer Dean E. Pierce on March 16th, 2013. This would be where, with nothing but a mere three gallon cooking pot he brewed his first batch of beer, a big Russian Imperial Stout. However, the groundwork for this company began long before this date. Dean fell in love with craft beer in the summer of 2010, when on a family vacation to Portland, Oregon he attended the ?Portland Brewer?s Festival.? Dean would never look at beer the same way. He began attending local microbreweries and craft beer bars, developing a keen sense of taste for craft beer. Some would say this new found hobby would classify Dean as a ?beer snob? but Dean denies this title and instead lovingly refers to himself as a ?beer connoisseur.? Once he began home brewing he was instantly hooked and what started as a fun hobby quickly grew into an obsession of creating new recipes and then improving the same recipes until he was able to have a brew that he was proud to call his own. Dean began entering several local and national home brew competitions and within six months he claimed over two dozen awards for his beers, including a third place best of show finish at the Maryland Good Beer Festival for his Strong Scotch Ale. With the loving support of his significant other he started to seriously consider going professional. After much debating, Dean decided he wanted to take his home brewing skills to the next level and the rest as they say is ?history.?
Pierce Brewing Company is devoted to brewing quality craft beer using the freshest ingredients available. PBC will remain meticulous in living up to the company?s motto ?quality, innovation, craft, redefined.? Pierce Brewing Company will never sacrifice their beer?s recipes in order to save a few pennies. The challenge will be bringing in clientele and keep them coming back to Pierce Brewing Company. In order to accomplish this we will offer very competitive pricing, new and innovated beers/brewing styles, and many weekly/seasonal events and promotions. Ultimately, the most effective way to keep customers coming back to Pierce Brewing Company will be to live and breathe our company motto, ?Quality, innovation, craft. Redefined.? The competition in our location will not be near as competitive as that of Lancaster County but there will be a few breweries that will pose immediate competition to Pierce Brewing Company, they are as followed. - Troeg?s Brewing Company. Hershey, PA - Snitz Creek Brewing Company. Lebanon, PA - Brewery at Hershey. Middletown, PA - Appalachian Brewing Company. Harrisburg, PA - Lancaster Brewing Company. Harrisburg, PA - Appalachian Brewing Company. Lititz, PA - JoBoy?s Pub. Lititz, PA Homebrew Competition Awards NJ State Fair Homebrew Competition 2nd place- American Ale Category "Zephyr" American Nut Brown Ale Erie "Hazardtoberfest" Homebrew Competition 1st place- Specialty Ale Category Vanilla-Coffee Imperial Porter 1st place- American Ale Category "Zephyr" American Nut Brown Ale 2nd place- Scottish/Irish Ale Category "Wee Little Ditty" Scottish Wee Heavy Art Institute of Dayton, OH "Oktoberfest" Competition 1st place- American Ale Category "Zephyr" American Nut Brown Ale 3rd place- Scottish/Irish Ale Category "Wee Little Ditty" Scottish Wee Heavy Good Beer Festival. Salisbury, MD 3rd place- BEST of show category "Wee Little Ditty" Scottish Wee Heavy 1st place- Scottish/Irishe Ale Category "Wee Little Ditty" Scottish Wee Heavy 1st place- Strong Ale Category "Sweet Inebriation" American Strong Ale Hops Bops '13. Philadelphia, PA 1st place- Hybrid, Scottish, Irish, & German Ale Category "Wee Little Ditty" Scottish Wee Heavy Appalachian Brewing Company. Collegeville, PA 1st place- Stout Category "Patty's Pub: Black" Irish Dry Stout MALT Turkey Shoot. Baltimore, MD 2nd place- Strong Ale Category "Wee Little Ditty" Strong Scotch Ale 2nd place- Specialty Beer Category "Imperial Chocolate Stout" Russian Imperial Stout Honorable Mention- Stout/Porter Category "Patty's Pub: Black" Irish Dry Stout Butler Area Society of Homebrewers. Butler, PA 1st place- Stout/Porter Category "Patty's Pub: Black" Irish Dry Stout Lancaster Iron Brew Competition. Lancaster, PA 3rd place- Stout Category "Patty's Pub: Black" Irish Dry Stout 3rd place- Smoked/Wood Aged Category "Smoked-Vanilla Porter" Robust Porter Lebanon Bologna Fest Competition. Lebanon, PA 1st place- Smoked/Wood Aged Category "Phenom" Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout 2nd place- Spice, Herb, Vegetable Category "Mocha Oatmeal Stout" Oatmeal Stout 3rd place- Specialty Ales Category "Midnight Flight" Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA