Reading Brewing Company was an American #beer brewing establishment founded by Philip Bessinger in 1886 in Reading, Pennsylvania. In 1976, Reading ceased operations due to increasing pressure from larger macro brewers. The brand changed hands several times until 1999, when it was again retired. In 2009, the Reading label and its recipes were purchased by Ruckus Brewing. In 2011 Reading Premium celebrated it's 125th year. Our can is from 1976, and is one of the companies Bicentennial Collectors' Series cans, featuring the The Star Spangled Banner and Declaration of Independence on the back.