Latest Draft List Updates from Old Forge Brewing’s Web Site:
07 December 2099
29 January 2013
Exciting news coming from our pal Damien Malfara:
We are thrilled to share some exciting news with you! In 2013 we will be starting a new chapter in the story of Old Forge. We will be relocating the brewpub to a much improved location, the former Lemon A’Peel building, at 298 Mill Street.
For those of you who have been with us since the beginning, you remember the days when we could barely keep 3 to 4 beers on tap and the very long waits on weekends. We thank you for continuing to support us during those early learning days. We overcame many of those challenges when we did our 2010 expansion. However, due to continued space limitations and the fact that we do not own the building, we weren’t able to act on many of your suggestions for improvement: bathrooms on the second floor, space for meetings/private parties, off-site catering, and improved climate control to name a few. Now I’m happy to announce that this will all change!
Please be assured that we will take great care in keeping the unique feel and atmosphere you’ve come to know at Old Forge Brewing Company. We will continue to use local artisans and craftsmen to help forge the new space, creating a comfortable, casual environment while improving our ability to provide you with the best possible experience.
Keep in mind we are still in the initial planning stages so things may change, but our plans include more kitchen capability, up to 16 beers on tap (plus a beer engine for you cask aficionados), increased bar and dining space on both floors, private dining and meeting rooms, 2nd floor bathrooms, handicapped accessibility, improved climate control on each floor, brewhouse and fermentation areas on display on the first floor, and many more improvements.
Many details still need to be worked out. We will keep you posted on our progress. In the meantime, enjoy all your moments at our current location, as they will become only memories as time goes on. And when the time comes for the big move, we’ll announce a huge “closing” party, complete with new beers being tapped, live music, special discounts and give-aways, and a fond farewell to 282 Mill Street. When the new space is ready, we’ll have a grand re-opening at 298 Mill Street!
Once again, thank you to all our customers who have made our time at 282 Mill Street a great success. We look forward to an even greater future at the new home of Old Forge Brewing Company!
Damien and Maria Malfara & everyone at Old Forge Brewing Company
05 December 2012
18 October 2012
02 August 2012
Here’s another new canned brew coming from our pal Damien Malfara @ Old Forge Brewing Co. Today we have the 16oz cans for Overbite IPA. Overbite is a 7.5% ABV American IPA that uses Northwest hops and it ought to be great in cans.
15 July 2012
We’ve been covering our pal Damien Malfara and Old Forge Brewing company as they have grown from a small brew pub to a production brewery…and I’m excited to report that Damien will be topping 1,000 bbl by the end of 2012. This from the RepublicanHerald:
The demand for the more popular beers - Endless Summer Ale and T-Rail Pale Ale, in pint-sized cans - led Malfara to open a second brewery at 601 E. Market St. in the Irontown Commerce Center, the former location of TRW. At the site, they brew, keg and can beverages to be distributed by local distributors Henry Voelcker Inc. and Maloney Distributor and Philadelphia area distributor Bella Vista. Also, the beer can be purchased at Weis Markets and restaurants in the region.
At the brewery on Market Street, there are four brewing tanks, four fermentation tanks and two bright beer tanks, where the beer is stored before packaging.
The two buildings are separate operations with their own liquor licenses. Everything sold at the Mill Street location is brewed there with the exception of Endless Summer and T-Rail, Malfara said.
Malfara is expecting to produce 1,000 barrels of product by the end of 2012 after having brewed 500 already this year. There are 31 gallons in a barrel.
16 June 2012
Just like the headline says….our pal Damien Malfara will be packaging his Celestial Blonde Ale in 16oz cans…coming soon!
12 June 2012
Looks like our friend Damien Malfara added two new 50bbl fermenters and a 50bblb brite tank to increase their batch size to 100bbl on some of heir beers. This is exciting news for the OFBC production brewery. For other OFBC news, click here.