26 October 2010

WILK Friday BeerBuzz – 22 Oct 2010 (Old Forge Brewing Company Smashin’ Pumpkin)

WILKFridayBerbuzz7We’ve been fortunate enough to have some great guests join us in the studio for the Friday BeerBuzz.  I was really excited to welcome this week’s guest, a) so I finally had the chance to meet this busy brewmaster, and more importantly b) so I finally had a chance to taste his fall seasonal beer.  Today we welcomed Damien Malfara from Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville, PA and we sampled Damien’s fall seasonal Smashin’ Pumpkin Ale.  Old Forge Brewing Company (OFBC) is relatively new, opening their doors on Dec 5th 2008, and I’m happy to report they have already expanded their capacity to keep up with demand.  I also really love the theme of OFBC.  Damien and wife Maria highlight craftsmanship in many ways at OFBC.  From the locally grown produce to the hand crafted mug rack, mug club mugs, restaurant booths and of course their hand-crafted beers.  All in all a unique brewpub and wonderful tribute to craftsmanship.

OldForgePint It was really fun tasting such a great Pumpkin Ale, with the young man that hand crafted this beer and based on the fact that this beer is made with real pumpkins, I think I have some idea where the Smashin’ Pumpkin Ale moniker came from.  This is a very tasty beer so be sure to take the ride to Mill St in Danville to check out all of Damien’s brews.

FridayBeerbuzz22Oct2010 A really fun guest and a really tasty beer!…


to  Damien, John, Nancy, Joe & Bosco for yet another fun Friday. 

The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together

As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday Beerbuzz page by clicking HERE

and a special Thank you to Joe & Nancy for going above and BEYOND the call of duty to produce this week's video.  Our camera literally failed during the intro music, but thankfully Nancy had an APP for that on her iPhone.  Thanks guys!

05 October 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co - Oktoberfest

ofbclogo400x383From OFBC:

October 9th - Oktoberfest all day at OFBC! Live German music from 7 - 10, additional menu, and tapping up our Ludwig's Anniversary Lager!

02 September 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co July/Aug Newsletter

Highlights in this issue include:
New beer: Slightly Rood
Customer Appreciation Week in September
Oktoberfest and Pumpkinfest in October

Clicky Here to check it out

If the above link does not work for you, you may need to cut and paste the full text of the link into your browser's address bar:  http://oldforgebrewingcompany.com/images/newsletter/ofbc_julaug2010.pdf

02 August 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co – The Tanks are IN!

Just thought you’d want a peek at the new tanks Damien is installing at Old Forge Brewing Co.  Lots of work for sure…BUT this means more beer for you and me…congrats Damien!

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22 April 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co – It’s a Boy!

OFBCDamienMaria I’m honored to report that Damien and Maria Malfara from Old Forge Brewing Company are the proud parents of a new baby boy who arrived on his due date of 4/18 promptly at 8:18PM.  Mother and baby are doing well, and in honor of his birth Damien will be releasing his new Trinity Tripel on Sunday 4/25.  Damien also tells me they’ll be trying to get the Pilsner on by Friday and a new wheat on by the end of next week.  The expansion project at the brewery continues as well with the new tanks scheduled for a July delivery….so stay tuned.

Congratulations to Damien & Maria and welcome to a future beer lover ;)  Cheers!

16 April 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co – March/April

OldForgePint Just wanted to pass on a quick congratulations to Damien for winning the Peoples Choice award at Taming of the Brew for Old Forge Alt and to pass on some other details from the OFBC March/April newsletter.

OFBC will now be open on Sundays and Damien is also working on a new beer called Trinity Tripel…as well as a new baby boy who Damien and Maria are expecting very soon.

The big news is all about expansion.  OFBC will be not only expanding their dining area upstairs, but more importantly to beer lovers OFBC is getting more space next door to expand into a new 10 bbl brewing system with two new 10 bbl serving tanks.  This is great news for local beer lovers and an early congratulations to Damien and Maria on their upcoming addition.

13 January 2010

Old Forge Brewing Co New Beer & Blues Fest

OFBCBlues Damien tells me he has a new beer in the tanks called 90 Bob Scottish Ale…stay tuned for details.  Old Forge Brewing Co is also hosting a Beat the Winter Blues Festival Jan 16th featuring Kimbo (12-3PM), Doug McMinn (4-7PM), and Teddy Young (8-11pm).  OFBC will have Blues Gruel and a “Special Beer” on tap that day too so come out and beat the winter blues!

06 January 2010

Old Forge Brewing – Mug Club

I thought you’d want to get a peek at the new mug club mugs (say that three times fast) from Old Forge Brewing Co.  They look pretty cool to me but they’d look much better filled with a cold beer and sitting in my hand.  Keep up the good work Damien, Maria and of course Keith!