Places You Can Still Buy Liquor in Berks County

Virtually everyone has been affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic and many of you know that for safety reasons all liquor stores in Berks County and the state of Pennsylvania are all closed. The good news is that for those of you who are a little crafty, there are still quite a few places where you can score some liquor and a couple of bottles of wine for the remainder of your quarantine. 

 

Reading Distilling Guild

Reading Distilling Guild

Distilleries have been allowed to stay open and keep producing spirits. Reading Distilling Guild has had its stock depleted but they say they have increased production to meet the new demand and will reopen this week for curbside pickup of Reading Distilling Guild branded spirits including vodka and a few different types of rum. 

Reading Distilling Guild @ 503 Penn St, Reading, PA

Rebel Hive Meadery

Rebel Hive Meadery

If you haven’t tried honey wine then you are missing out! This stuff is delicious and clocks about twice as much alcohol content as regular wine. Rebel Hive Meadery is a local company that is taking orders for delivery online and sells its products at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market. 

Available at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market

Online orders at rebelhivemeadery.com

Hillbilly Hooch Distillery

Hillbilly Hooch

Hillbilly Hooch is a small local distillery who also sells their spirits at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market. If the pandemic has got you down there is nothing like a bottle of 180 proof moonshine to cheer you up! This stuff is also great for making homemade hand sanitizer! Their location in Orwigsburg is also open from Wed-Sat for pick up orders.

Available at the Fairgrounds Farmers Market

hillbilly-hooch.com

 

Local Wineries

Berks County is home to more than a dozen local wineries who are all most likely still selling bottles and cases of wine for pick up orders. There are too many to list here but you can check out our article on Award-Winning Wines in Berks County if you need a few recommendations.

 

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Joe DiRosa

Joe DiRosa is the Founder, Publisher & Editor of BerksLuxury.com. I am an Entrepreneur, own several brands and web properties, and am a Licensed Real Estate Agent with RealtyTopia in Wyomissing PA.  I have experience as a Mortgage Loan Officer and have been previously licensed as a Real Estate Agent in the State of New York as well.

If you have any questions or are looking for a property you can call me at 610-390-1331 or email me at Joe@BerksLuxury.com

 

3 Homes for Sale in Berks County to Escape the Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone across the globe. Many of you are in cities like New York and Philadelphia where the pandemic is hitting the hardest. If you are looking for properties to escape from those metropolitan areas and you want Hampton’s style living at a fraction of the cost, then you might consider these luxury estates in Berks County. 

 

479 Imperial Dr, Mohnton, PA 19540 – $2,225,000

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This magnificent home features 6 bedrooms, 9 full baths and 2 half baths on 9.3 acres in Berks County. This 20,000+ sq ft. home features nearly every amenity you can ask for including a full basketball court, a gym, an incredible man cave game room with a pool table, poker table and full bar.  The highlight of this property is the 3 level indoor saltwater pool and hot tub. This house is truly luxury living!

 

1081 Grange Rd, Leesport, PA 19533 – $2,425,000

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This 4 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath property features nearly 7,000 sq. ft. of luxury living located on nearly 53 acres of conserved land. It features and beautiful 30′ x 50′ pool with waterfall spa, pool house, tennis court, and a horse barn. Plenty of luxury amenities add to the charm of this beautiful estate, also known as Emerald Green. 

325 Huntzinger Rd, Wernersville, PA 19565 – $1,950,000

 

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Perfect property for the experienced Equestrian or the avid hunter. Words cannot describe this amazing 176 acre one-of-a-kind property. Amazing, the restored stone farmhouse offers original charm with updated details & amenities-Great for entertaining/Stone bank barn with stalls & custom workshop/Large Garage with Apartment or Full Guest Suite/Multiple pastures/ Scenic spring-fed pond/Many wooded areas/Large outdoor riding ring/ Multiple decks & patios…This incredible property has something for everyone!!!

 

About the Author – 

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Joe DiRosa

Joe DiRosa is the Founder, Publisher & Editor of BerksLuxury.com. I am an Entrepreneur, own several brands and web properties, and am a Licensed Real Estate Agent with RealtyTopia in Wyomissing PA.  I have experience as a Mortgage Loan Officer and have been previously licensed as a Real Estate Agent in the State of New York as well.

If you have any questions or are looking for a property you can call me at 610-390-1331 or email me at Joe@BerksLuxury.com

Taste of Berks (2020)

The Taste of Berks (2020) event was presented by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The event featured over 40 different food and beverage vendors offering samples of their delicacies. The sponsors were Member’s 1st Credit Union, Chester Perfetto Agency and the Matt Wolf Team @ Remax.  Check out all the photos from the Taste of Berks (2020)!

Photo Credits: Joe DiRosa, Dave Zerbe Photography (Courtesy of the GRCA)

Reading Film Fest (2019)

BerksLuxury.com has all the photos from the Opening Night Gala of the 2019 Reading Film Fest at the WCR Center for the Arts. Complimentary beverages were provided by Stony Run Winery

The afterparty was hosted by Lisa Tiger of C21 Gold at the Saucony Creek Brewery at the Franklin Street Station

Reading Film Fest Opening Night Gala

 

Afterparty hosted by Lisa Tiger @ Saucony Creek Brewery

Photo Credit: Joe DiRosa

Commercial Properties and Businesses for Sale in Berks County

BerksLuxury.com is going to take you through several of the businesses and investment opportunities for sale in Berks County, Pennsylvania. We have race tracks, hotels, restaurants, country clubs, and even a post office for sale!  

 

Maple Grove Raceway 

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30 Stauffer Park Ln. Mohnton, PA

$8,000,000

Interested in being a player in the Berks County motorsports scene. The Maple Grove Raceway is for sale. The property features a full-on drag strip facility with several national events it hosts every year. Several events such as the Night Lights Lantern Festival are also routinely booked there. It is a wonderful property that has several opportunities to generate revenue. The property includes a 4,000 sq ft. drag strip, two liquor licenses, campgrounds, expansive parking, several rental units, facility buildings. The entire property is 14 parcels totaling 450 acres. 

Stokesay Castle 

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137 Stokesay Castle Ln Reading, PA
$4,200,000

Stokesay Castle is routinely rated as one of the top 3 restaurants in Berks County and they are also an exclusive wedding destination. In addition to the main restaurant and the Knights Pub addition, the 10-acre main property features an additional 18 single acre plots which can be developed. The main property features an expansive 32,000 sq ft which includes the main castle, banquet hall, and pub. In addition, there is a 3,200 sq ft residential property and a 1,900 sq ft carriage house which is used as offices. 

Stirling Guest Hotel  

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1120 Centre Ave, Reading PA 19601

$1,750,000

This is one of Reading’s Historic properties. The bed & breakfast is located on. The incredible space has been renovated and routinely makes additional revenue hosting weddings and other events.

1711 Hampton Hotel

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1711 Hampden Blvd Reading PA, 19604

$1,250,000

Do you feel like being in the Airbnb business? There is no better place than this 20 room mansion on Hampden Blvd. The current owners renovated the entire building making way for several public spaces for guests while maintaining its historic charm.

Bixler’s Lounge 

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1456 Friedensburg Rd.  Mount Penn, PA 19606

$650,000

A fixture in the upcoming Mt. Penn bar scene, Bixler’s Lounge has seeming been around forever. This wonderful bar-restaurant has great reviews and is a prime target for someone looking to buy into a bar with a great following and a lot of history.

 

Worthwhile Mentions

Reading Country Club – Exeter Township is taking bids on development plans for the approximately 125 acres which is now the Reading Country Club. The township is considering a number of options including retaining the golf course, residential townhouses, and mixed-use developments. This is one of the most exciting development projects to appear in Berks County in some time. No listing price. Estimated $15,000,000+

Riveredge – The Riveredge property which includes the Silo nightclub, Riveredge Hotel & Restaurant property, and the Quality Inn; is on the market again. $3,000,000

Reading Post Office – The main office on North 5th St. of the Reading Post Office just came on the market. This historic property is 56,000 sq. ft. in the heart of the city of Reading. $850,000

Cabella’s – The property that Cabella’s has recently renewed its lease on in Hamburg is for sale. This property is being listed for $56,492,300 (6.5% cap rate) which easily makes it the most expensive property for sale in Berks County, Pennsylvania.  $56,492,300

 

About the Author – 

photo of Joe DiRosa
Joe DiRosa

Joe DiRosa is the Founder, Publisher & Editor of BerksLuxury.com. I am an Entrepreneur, own several brands and web properties, and am a Licensed Real Estate Agent with RealtyTopia in Wyomissing PA.  I have experience as a Mortgage Loan Officer and have been previously licensed as a Real Estate Agent in the State of New York as well.

If you have any questions or are looking for a property you can call me at 610-390-1331 or email me at Joe@BerksLuxury.com

 

 

Greater Reading Chamber Alliance 2019 Building Berks Awards

Here are the photos from the Greater Reading Chamber Alliances Building Berks Awards, hosted by the DoubleTree Hotel in Reading, Pennsylvania

Photos have been provided by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance.

Building Berks Awards Photos

5th Annual Laney’s Legacy of Hope Golden Gala

Laney’s Legacy of Hope 5th Annual Golden Gala at the Crowne Plaza was a night to remember! It was one of the most amazing events of the year and benefited Laney’s Legacy of Hope, which supports children who are affected by pediatric cancer.

The event featured a number of circus performers, a wonderful food, and the music was provided by DJ Koolie Kirk. The event was generously sponsored by Penn National Gaming.

Photography provided by Chad Vail Photography.

West Reading’s Fall Fest (2019)

BerksLuxury.com stopped by West Reading’s Fall Fest and the event was amazing. Hundreds of vendors and thousands of people enjoyed the turning of the solstice event. By far the best event BerksLuxury.com has seen in West Reading

We have all the photos!

Photo Credit: Joe DiRosa

Reading Museum’s Night at the Museum Benefit (2019)

The Reading Museum’s Night at the Museum Gala was a fantastic event. Hundreds of people came out to support the Reading Museum and get a first look at their new exhibit Cut! Costume and the Cinema. Scotty and Cooky Mann provided the entertainment as guests danced the night away!

 

The Whiskey Experiment: Reading Science Center Fundraiser

The Whiskey Experiment was a great event for a great cause! Over 100 attendees came and tried dozens of amazing spirits!

Looks like the Reading Science Center will start construction on its new space at 645 Penn St. sometime in the near future. They already have 7,000 sq. ft leased and what appears to be a couple of million dollars of worth of exhibits that have already been donated to the science center!