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Riepstine's sampler
Riepstine's sampler

Old Forge Brewing & Riepstine’s Pub in Central PA

Old Forge Brewing sampler
Old Forge Brewing sampler

Beer Infinity made a return visit to Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville, Pennsylvania, to find that the brewpub had moved a few yards down the street during August 2013 to larger location. It turns out that the previous brewpub was closed for 2 weeks in late August to enable the move and when we visited they had only had the new location open for about 2 weeks.

In addition to more seating and a larger bar, there is also an upstairs restaurant area plus a private party room. The brewing system has also been relocated from the front window of the brewpub into a larger area in the rear with additional fermenters. The basement also contains bright tanks to service the bar above. Behind the bar are currently 8 tap handles but with plans to expand this to 16 in the near future.

Old Forge Brewing beer menu
Old Forge Brewing beer menu

We ordered the following sampler:

  • Slack Tub Stout on Nitro – 4.8%
  • Loadmaster ESB on Nitro – 6.0%*
  • Session IPA – 5.2%
  • Rood Hop – 6.5%
  • 298 Amber Ale – 5.7%
  • Overbite IPA – 7.5%
    (75 IBUs – 2 Lbs of of dry hops per barrel)
  • Falling Down Indian Brown Ale – 6.5%
  • T-Rail Pale Ale – 5.4%

* denotes our favorite(s) from the above sampler.

Old Forge Brewing mug rack
Old Forge Brewing mug rack

Noticeable at the front of the brewpub is the rotating wheel mug rack that was a key feature of the previous location and takes pride and place in the new location. Finally, we learned that Old Forge Brewing currently had a 4.6% Pumpkin Ale available in 6-pack 20oz cans which we managed to buy next door at the local Chinese restaurant.

Next we made a diversion on the way home to visit Riepstine’s Pub, Williamsport, which only opened during the summer of 2013. We had previously met them during mid-August at the State College Brew Expo. We took this opportunity to order some food as well as the following sampler:

  • The Great Pumpkin Porter – 9.0%*
  • Vanilla Latter Stout – 6.1%
  • Jaysburg Porter – 6.0%
  • Arch Street Wheat
  • Timbertown Scottish Ale (using beech wood smoked malt)
  • Roundhills Red Ale
Riepstine's Pub
Riepstine’s Pub

* denotes our favorite(s) from the above sampler.

Lastly we grabbed a Growler Fill of the Great Pumpkin Porter which we found to be a nicely balanced spiced beer that hides the 9% alcohol very well.

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