05 August 2011

WILK Friday BeerBuzz–5 Aug 2011 (Old Forge Brewing w/Damien Malfara)

WILKFridayBerbuzz11Back in Oct 2010 we welcomed Damien Malfara from Old Forge Brewing in Danville, PA on to the Friday BeerBuzz to sample his Smashin’ Pumpkin Ale.  The beer was great, and Damien was a great guest…so it was only natural that we’d want to get Damien back on for another visit and to sample some more great brews.

[image%255B3%255D.png]I have to thank Damien in advance since he’s up to his ears in the opening of an Old Forge Brewing Co Packaging Brewery.   We brought you the news back in March, but it was a lot more fun to hear Damien describe the new facility. 

Look for a new 20bbl brewing system to be in place (located at the former TRW plant on Market St in Danville) but I think I was most excited to hear a few things.  First off watch for 1[image%255B7%255D.png]6oz cans of Old Forge Brewing Co Beers to be released into our market.  Initially I’m expecting to see  Endless Summer and T-Rail Pale Ale (the beers we sampled today), but I suspect we’ll see even more beers in cans from OFBC as time allows.  You can check out the announcement here for Endless Summer and T-Rail cans.

I think what was most exciting to hear for me was the news that Damien would be using the original brewpub system to experiment and perhaps even brew some specialty 750ml bottles and even come barrel aged beers.  Very exciting news for Damien and for our local craft beer community….so stay tuned for some upcoming OFBC beers coming soon.

Thanks

to  Damien Malfara from Old Forge Brewing Co, Nancy, John, Joe, and 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.

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