FROM BARN TO BOTTLE:
THE STORY OF STABLE 12 BREWING COMPANY

Stable 12 Brewery had a modest beginning, with three beer-loving high school best friends deciding to adopt a new hobby after college, focusing on something they all love: beer. Quickly outgrowing the kitchen they started in, they commandeered a vacant barn at the family horse farm on which they grew up, and began brewing there. It was from this barn that Stable 12 Brewery was born. Whether growing their own hops, updating their infrastructure, or testing new recipes, there is always something new on the horizon at Stable 12 Brewing Company.

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From the barn to the bottle, beer with a kick.

About Stable12
Richard Wolf

Richard Wolf, CEO

One of the two owners of Stable 12, Richard Wolf grew up on his family farm, Saddlebrook Equestrian Center, in the little town of Skippack, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school he attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. While at Penn State, Richard was part of the Equestrian Team and a member of Pi Lambda Phi fraternity. After graduation Richard went home and quickly developed a passion for brewing beer, and this passion evolved into what is now known as Stable 12 Brewing Company. Rick, as he's known to most of the regulars, looks forward to continuing to brew beer with longtime friends and bringing some awesome, local brews to Phoenixville and beyond.

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Chris Carbutt

Chris Carbutt, CFO

One of the two owners of Stable 12, Chris grew up in Collegeville, Pennsylvania where he was the oldest of three children. With his family actively involved in anything sports-related and a household full of pets big and small, there was never a dull moment. In middle school, he became friends with his future business partner, Rick. With college approaching and his long time curiosity for understanding the inner workings of various mechanical gadgets, it was no surprise when he decided to major in civil engineering. At Penn State University, he joined Pi Lambda Phi fraternity, and held the position of Marshall and Treasurer. Chris met his wife, Kelly, at Penn State. They were married in August 2013. Rick and Chris kept in touch throughout college and brewing started as a collective hobby. A usable extra kitchen on Rick’s farm provided the perfect space for this small-scale operation. As their passion for brewing (and drinking) quality craft beer strengthened and positive feedback from happy beer drinkers poured in, the Stable 12 brand really began to evolve. Cheers!

Mike Deger

Mike Deger, Brewmaster

Mike Deger is a local guy, and the head brewer at Stable 12.  His family has been in the Phoenixville area since the mid 1800's and owned Deger's Dairy on West Bridge Street in 1912.  His grandfather still volunteers at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area on Church Street. Just like many other Brewers, Mike started his journey in the beer industry by homebrewing in 2007.  After graduating from Immaculata University with a BA in Financial Management, he realized that pursuing a career in Finance was lame.  So, he left the Finance industry in 2010 and scored a job as a grunt at Sly Fox Brewing Company.  During the next 5 years Mike worked in many facets of the brewery.  His duties included, but were not limited to, running the canning line, filtering the beer, and brewing.  The experience Mike has gained over his career is reflected in the beer made here at Stable 12.  His objective is, "To make quality lagers and ales for the people of Phoenixville and beyond

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SPECIAL THANKS

We'd like to thank a few people & businesses who have helped us along our journey: