Old Forge Brewing Company recently relocated their brewpub to the former Lemon A’Peel building, at 298 Mill Street, just a few doors down from the previous location at 282 Mill Street in Danville, Pennsylvania. The new location is double the size of the previous location.
Some improvements that have been made include bathrooms on the second floor, space for meetings and private parties, and improved climate control. Plans for an outdoor dining area are in the works for next year and they hope to begin off-site catering in the future.
As you walk into the new location, you are greeted by red painted iron sculptures made of old tools and wood decor including the oak-topped main bar. The lights are made of wood and metal. The main bar, which showcases the mugs of the Mug Club members, and a dining area on the main floor seat about 75 guests. A smaller bar and dining area upstairs accommodate about 50 guests. The upstairs space can also be used for private events.
The new brewpub can serve up to 16 beers on tap at one time, including 2 beers on nitrogen. The previous location only offered 8 beers on tap.
The bar and dining space on both floors has increased and the brewhouse and fermentation areas are on display on the first floor. The brewing system is the same size but, due to increased storage, they are able to brew more often.
Old Forge held a huge “closing” party which included new beers, live music, special discounts, giveaways and a fond farewell to 282 Mill Street. The “farewell” beer was 282 Obituary Lager, a 5.5% German schwarzbier that boasts a subtle roast flavor with a touch of hop bitterness. It is still available on tap at the new location.
Old Forge Brewing Company strives to honor personal craftsmanship and makes hand-crafted beer in small batches to ensure quality and peak freshness.Their menu has ingredients sourced from local farms and markets whenever possible.
The bar, furniture and fixtures were all handcrafted by a local wood and metal worker and the unique tap handles were carved by a local artist. The plates, bowls and beer mugs are all hand-made by a local potter.
In addition to the beer produced at the new brewpub, Old Forge also produces beer at its Iron Town Commerce location. The beer made at this location is distributed throughout Pennsylvania – except in Pittsburgh and Erie – and also in New Jersey.