WHO OWNS PALADIN BREWING
John Chandler is the product of the Liberty School system and a graduate of Youngstown State University. His wife Abby graduated from Austintown Fitch. While in high school, Abby started CWC Productions, a video and photography business for weddings, families, dance studios, and drama organizations. They are raising four wonderful children, John, Luke, Chloe, and Clark. They are dedicated to helping the Youngstown and Warren, Ohio area prosper and grow.
Locally Owned — Abby & John are dedicated to the area they both grew up in.
Always First— Although some events are adult only Paladin offers many kid and family activities.
Giving Back— The brewery has hosted many fundraising events raising thousands of dallars.
Only The Best— The depth of flavor in Paladin's beer starts with top quality ingredients
The fermentation for Paladin Brewing started after John received a Mr. Beer kit from his wonderful in-laws for Christmas. Brewing beer is an algebra equation of ingredients, temperature, and timing, and this was a perfect fit for John's analytical mind. Within a short time, the idea of opening a brewery in the Youngstown / Warren Valley was bubbling. John leaped into the entrepreneur life with both feet and started researching equipment, funding, and real estate.
The location on Mahoning Ave in Austintown, Ohio, was the perfect size for the fifteen-barrel brewing system and a tasting tavern.
In 2015 just before opening Paladin Brewing in Austintown, John was diagnosed with cancer in his sinuses. His family, friends, and local community members came out to help push the project over the finish line while John recovered from the surgery. He won the battle but lost an eye and his sense of smell.
The dark days of a Paladin's quest built strength and character.
It has been years since those first struggles. The battle scars are still present, but John and his family continue on the journey to offer high-quality locally brewed beer and a family-friendly meeting place for the community.