How We Came To Be

The Beginning:

Parable Brewing Company started as a passion-project between head brewer – Jon Peterson, local beer-enthusiasts, and the people of Manchester, CT. Since the beginning, our goal has simply been to create a no-frill brewery with a pure focus of creating high-quality beers, in a wide-variety of styles. Parable is purely a grass-roots effort with no corporate backing or deep pockets.. just some regular beer-lovers trying to create something special!

The Name:

We believe the concept of a “parable” is a natural fit to embody the long evolution of the brewing process and beer community. A parable is a simple story used to illustrate a moral, and not many industries can boast such a legendary history, vast collection of great stories/lessons, and a narrative of knowledge gained along the way.

The Parable Logo

Depicting a vessel filled with the essential brewing ingredients – is our attempt to embody the wisdom carried through many generations, just as the techniques of brewing have been passed down around the world.

Jon Peterson:

With over ten years of brewing experience, Jon offers a unique blend of knowledge, creativity, and obsession for beer. Jon’s favorite beers to brew include IPAs / Double-IPAs and stouts, in addition to a diverse assortment that includes porters, lagers, pilsners, pale ales, blondes, and much more. Also keep a look out as Jon adds sours and new barrel-aging programs in the future!


Offering a rustic-industrial atmosphere and close proximity to shops and restaurants, Parable Brewing Company is now the newest staple in the booming town of Manchester, CT. Operating primarily as a retail outlet, we offer samples and pints, along with an emphasis on “to-go” options like crowlers and growler fills.