About Naked Brewing 2017-04-15T14:39:10+00:00

Jim Crossland – Founder/Brewer

I got bit by the brewing bug in college in the early nineties. Back before the internet, armed with my copy of The Joy of Homebrewing and a local homebrew shop, I started creating beers for my friends and myself that would compete with “The Beast”. My early influences were breweries like Sierra Nevada and Anchor Steam, as well as local breweries Nodding Head and Dock Street.

Being a social brewer I have enjoyed making beers with many different friends over the years, but it was always a hobby. That changed when Brian and I started brewing together in 2009. We decided to take it to the next level, and with input from the many great home brewers from Ale-iens Home Brew Club and The Hulmeville Inn, we refined our beers and debuted them at the Newtown Beer Fest in 2011. The positive response gave us more confidence and we decided to go for it. We were licensed in Brian’s garage on April Fool’s Day 2012, and within a few months we moved to our present location here on Buck Rd in Lower Southampton Township

Brian Sucevic – Founder/Brewer

Ah, where to begin.   My first beer is a good place.  Sneaking beer to go out camping in the woods of Kentucky was commonplace back then in the early 80’s.  I used to think of Old Milwaukee as “beer”, and technically, I guess it is.  It was (and still is) made with malted barley and hops and had alcohol.  It did the job fine back then.  But, as I matured, my love for good beer grew.  Many college parties, and many beers later, I had grown to enjoy a wide variety of beers.  I learned that opting for a 6-pack of good beer was a better plan than crushing a case of ordinary beer.  The flavor was everything.  Can I tilt a mass produced lager while watching a game?  You bet.  But, my preference is to enjoy my beer for the flavor, not drink it down in mass for the effects.  In talking with one of my fellow naked brewers, Jim, we started talking about brewing beer.  We both had enough supplies that we could cobble together a decent set up with which to brew.  We brewed the cherry chocolate stout, our first beer, and fermented it in a glass carboy in my basement.  We force carbonated it some weeks later and tried it out.  The body and flavor exceeded our expectations.  In short, it was a damn good beer.  We tried other recipes and had similar results. 

A few years ago, we started thinking, how hard would it be to start a brewery?  Well, it turns out, pretty damn hard.  Jim is a heck of a brewer and sensational at making wonderful toys.  I am a pretty good brewer as well, and an absolute freak about the details.  Our combination of abilities and disorders worked perfect together.  We started to move the process forward.

Things Said by Our Naked Friends

“Cute local brewery ! A lot of beers to chose from. They also had wine for me and had a home basement type feel when coming in.”

Steph from Yelp

“What can I say….this place is a hidden gem.  My friend and I were in town for work and on a early day we decided on food and beer.”

C.M. from Yelp

“Amazing beers, super friendly staff, and a kick ass owner who was nice enough to take us on an impromptu tour!!!!”

Catherine from Facebook

“This place has a west coast vibe to it. It is relaxed but never boring, with highly entertaining personalities. The flights of 4 are a great way to get your feet wet.”

Dylan from Facebook