Occupation: Co-Owners - Reading Distilling Guild

Chris and Kate Flowers

What drew you to Greater Reading?
Chris was raised in Reading, and is a graduate of Reading High. Kate has been a long-time resident of the area. They traveled together after college and lived and experienced different areas of the Country. They always knew they’d return to Greater Reading one day with a goal of being a part of the revitalization of Downtown.

What’s your favorite thing about playing in Greater Reading?
We love the entertainment offered in Greater Reading. We are especially big fans of outdoor events. Some of our favorites are the Downtown Alive Concerts, local farmer’s markets, Fall Fest and the Bandshell concerts.

What do you love most about being able to offer residents of Greater Reading with awesome lifestyle opportunities?
We are excited to be the first craft distillery in Berks County. This is a new and exciting time for the spirits industry. Up until now it has been only big-name company’s leading the world in spirits, but with the introduction of new laws, this is a game changer! Being a craft distillery allows us to experiment with different flavors and ingredients to offer a variety of small batch spirits, such as Rumkin Pumpkin and Christmas Rum.

Share a hidden gem of Greater Reading.
It’s tough to come up with just one hidden gem in Greater Reading. There has been so much growth and development over the years, it’s an overall exciting time to be in Greater Reading! We are most excited about the revitalization happening in Downtown Reading.

There is an amazing array of things to do in the city. The Santander Arena and Performing Arts Center offers a wide variety of shows. There are great restaurants including one of our favorites, Saucony Creek located in the train station which is such a beautiful space! Enjoy a hand crafted cocktail at Reading Distilling Guild’s tasting room. And if you want to take in all that Downtown has to offer (and feel like you’re on vacation), you can stay at the lovely Doubletree hotel.

And there’s more coming…. we are looking forward to the opening of the Science Center and the future development of Alvernia’s Reading CollegeTowne.

What is your favorite attraction in Greater Reading?
Our favorite attraction in in Greater Reading is the iconic Pagoda. It’s such a great place to escape and catch a sunset while overlooking the area and seeing the change that is happening and imagining the bright future that is ahead for the City.


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