My name is Chad and this page is about me. I live in Reading, PA, and I have been collecting PA beer and brewery collectibles for the past 5 years and love every minute of it.  I buy, sell, and trade in PA beer collectibles. I mainly collect from breweries local to my hometown like Old Reading, Sunshine, Deppen, Lauer, Mount Carbon, Mount Carmel, and Yuengling. Recently I’ve been expressing interest in other old PA brewery collectibles too. I’ve even been featured in a local newspaper article about my breweriana collection; click here to view the article.

I find most of my pieces through auctions, flea markets, yard sales, word-of-mouth, other collectors and dealers, and until recently through this website.  I have been an ECBA (Eastern Coast Brewerian Association) member since 2014; my member number is #2453, the BCCA (Brewery Collectibles Club of America) member since 2016; my member number is #34833, and the Rusty Bunch since 2017; my member number is #1254. I attend as many ECBA, BCCA, NABA, and Rusty Bunch meetings and shows as I can through out the year.

My collection has grown considerably in the past year and I am always on the lookout for new pieces to add to my collection. I created this website as a way to grow my collection as well as use it as a resource for other collectors in the breweriana community.  Be sure to check back often as I update brewaf.com regularly; this website is a labor of love.

If you have any items you would like to contact me about or would just like to chat, please feel free to contact me anytime and I will get back to you shortly.

Thanks for looking!

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 Testimonials

Rob

My wife’s family operated the Brewery Inn at 9th & Laurel in Reading for 25 years. When the Inn closed my wife and I got a lot of the old advertising from Reading and Sunshine that was stored in the attic and basement of the bar. I held onto it for a while but recently decided to sell it. Chad was great to work with when we wanted to sell our items.  His knowledge and interest in local beer collectibles was very impressive.  We are glad these items will go to others who can enjoy them and we were treated fairly by Chad.  We highly recommend him to other families and collectors.

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Bruce

Chad was a real pleasure to work with; I found his website through a google search to see if a Sunshine Beer Clock that I had would be worth anything. I filled out a contact form on his website and he was quick to respond. He told me the about the clock and the history of the manufacturer as well as the brewery. He bought the clock from me at a fair price. If I ever come across anything else beer related I will be sure to contact him again. Thanks a lot Chad and I hope our paths cross again in the future.

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Penni

I sold Chad an Old Reading J-Spout Cone Top Beer Can that my ex-boyfriend found in a wall of an old house. Chad was very knowledgable on the can and the brewery it came from. He was fair with what he offered me and was very patient even before we made a deal as well as leading up to the transaction. I’m very happy to have been able to sell Chad my can and I will be sure to call him if I ever come across anything else antique beer related.

Bobby

I was referred to Chad from another local antique dealer. I wasn’t interested is selling anything but rather interested in buying an old Neuweiler Ashtray similar to the one my father gave to my mother back in the old days.  The antique dealer told me “If Chad can’t find it, then you won’t find it”, so I immediately called Chad.  He was very nice to work with and said he though he could find me one.  Within 2 weeks I got a call from Chad, he had found one for me!  I met up with him a few days later; he was very fair on his price and was happy to have been able to help me out with this.  I will definitely keep him in mind if I ever come across any other old beer advertising.