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Vortex Brewing Co., located in the historic railroad village of New Freedom, PA, we offer the local community a friendly, modern, upscale taproom environment with hand crafted beers on tap. 

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A Note From Ed

Edward Janiak

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 showing 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.

We are excited to share our passion for our brewery with you, just as Jake shared his love for life. 

Come on into the vortex.

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