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    Naked Brewing Company

    by June Portnoy

    The Naked Brewing Company in Huntingdon Valley got its start when two Bucks County friends, Brian Sucevic and Jim Crossland, both craft beer enthusiasts, started talking about brewing beer. Before long, they set up shop in the garage of Brian’s Feasterville home where they brewed their first craft beer, a cherry chocolate stout.

    They surprised themselves by how good it tasted! And as they say, “The rest is history!”

    Their initial experience inspired them to create other recipes, resulting in a variety of flavors. Before long, they were distributing their beer to restaurants, pubs and bars in Philadelphia, Bucks and Montgomery counties.

    Although licensed as a production brewery and distributor at Brian’s home, it soon became evident by their successful distribution that it was time to expand their business. This led to the opening of the Naked Brewing Company five years ago.

    This is a production brewery consisting of a full taproom with 10 craft beers on tap. Several staple crafts available year-round include wheat, sour, IPA, stout, porter and Saison beers. Other than those, the beer selection is constantly changing.

    According to Brian, “the key to good beer is all in the flavor.” And so Brian and Jim, along with Nick Sadowski, the Head Brewer and the entire Naked Team, continue to experiment with different ingredients, sharing the best tasting recipes with their customers.

    For fall, try their seasonal Ginger’s Spice Wheat Beer. Beer is served in pints, flights, growler fills for off-site consumption and limited 22-ounce bomber bottles.

    Although Brian emphatically states that the primary draw of this business is the beer, customers also enjoy staying for the entertainment. Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:00pm, local musician Gary Senavitis, performs live acoustic rock in the taproom. Enjoy Quizzo Thursday evenings, starting at 7:00pm.

    Beginning this fall, there will be live music most Saturday nights. And don’t miss Football Sundays on two flat screen TVs, and on NFL Redzone.

    On December 3rd, start celebrating the holidays early during the Annual Festivus Celebration. Be prepared to “air your grievances” for the occasion. Check out the Naked Brewing Company on Facebook for a complete listing of upcoming events.

    With seating at two different bars, along with a seating area, there is plenty of room to sit and hang out with friends, while indulging in a craft beer. Also, consider hosting a small gathering or party for up to 50 people at Naked Brewing Company.

    This establishment is a BYOF, meaning you are welcome to bring your own food because food is not served on the premises. However, local restaurants will deliver here and food trucks often stop outside.

    The Naked Brewing Company is proud to announce they now serve wine exclusively from Crossing Vineyards and Winery, located in Newtown.

    More good news is that the Naked Brewing Company has expanded its volume of distribution throughout five counties, so look for their name on the tap list when you’re at other venues.

    Hours of operation are Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00pm to 10:00pm, Fridays from 2:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturdays from noon to 10:00pm and Sundays from noon to 8:00pm. Experience the local craft beer movement at the Naked Brewing Company, located at 51 Buck Road in Huntingdon Valley. It’s located in the rear of the industrial park, at the opposite end of Beat Street.

    For more information, call 267-355-9561 or visit www.nakedbrewingcompany.com. With the holidays just around the corner, gift cards to the Naked Brewing Company make an ideal present. Ask about them when you come by for a beer.

    Cheers!

    PHOTO CAP: Naked Brewing Company owners Brian Sucevic and Jim Crossland take time for a celebratory toast to their long- awaited new equipment.