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Craft Beer. Passionate Brewers. Award Winning.

Welcome to the vortex

quality ingredients

passionate brewers

award winning

Check your worries at the door and enjoy an array of craft beers brewed to perfection. 

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We only use the highest quality & locally sourced ingredients to achieve the best possible beer.

Vortex Brewing was founded on friendship. Our brewery is a place for you to check your worries at the door.

Award winning beers and personalities is what we're made of. We can't wait to serve you.

how it all started

Created out of love and friendship

Ed Janiak and Rich Foard are turning what was once just a conversation – and a dream – into a reality.  Ed and Rich are excited to start this new venture together combining their strong and diverse skill set to provide the New Freedom community with quality, delicious craft beer. 

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where we are

located in the greatest state

Located in the historic railroad village of New Freedom, Pennsylvania ,you will be able to sit back, relax, and enjoy the friendly, modern taproom along with live music and delicious food. While the saying goes, “it’s 5 o’clock somewhere,” at the Vortex, we say “it's always 6:59” because time stands still and the fun never ends. Come see how Vortex draws you in, and you too will never want to leave! 


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The Vortex Brewing Company is dedicated to my youngest son, Jake, who was taken from the world too soon at 19 years old. Jake’s love for family and friends, deep connection to animals, and genuine compassion for those marginalized in the world continue to inspire me to be a better person. After years of working through the grief and pain in the wake of his passing in 2015, I decided to pursue my lifelong dream of opening a brewery. 

In honor of Jake, I am committed to sharing my passion as Jake did, and show my son, Zach, and my daughter, Jen, that you are never too old to make your dreams come true. I know Jake would be proud, and I can even hear his resounding “h*ll yeah!” of approval. Life was never meant to be easy – and for a lot of us it can feel bittersweet – but the only way to really live is to keep moving forward. 

to jake,
my youngest son.

A note from ed