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Newtown Brewing Company Opens


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There was a packed house Friday evening for the Newtown Brewing Company’s much anticipated opening. 

The Newtown Township taproom and production facility at 103 Penns Trail is 5,000-square-feet opened its doors just after 5 p.m.

Owner Gregg and Sara Bonstein greeted customers and local business and government officials as they joined in to try the Newtown Brewing Company’s creations. 

The taproom features the brewing company’s beer and also a locally-crafted cider, Sara Bonstein said. 

The taproom does not serve food, but Newtown Brewing Company welcomes customers to bring their own food and snacks.

This time last year, work was starting on construction of the taproom that features an open seating area and a semi-private space that can fit close to three dozen people. 

Customers in the new brewery. Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

Gregg Bonstein said he left his job as a chemical engineer in quality control a few years back and turned his home brewing hobby into his new job. He worked as a brewer at Triumph Brewing Company of New Hope and Blueprint Brewing Company in Towamencin Township, Montgomery County. 

The Bonsteins are 15-year residents of Newtown Township and their kids attend the Council Rock School District. The couple said during the process of looking for a location in Bucks County to open their brewery, they were able to settle on their hometown. 

Newtown Brewing Company marks the township’s first brewery. 

Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com
Credit: Tom Sofield/NewtownPANow.com

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001