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OldeBBC is proud of the historical legacy of our hometown, Bedford PA.  Our customers recognize the ties we have made between our recipes and the rich history of our region.

Hops and History has written a book about the many breweries around the country that are honoring the people, places, and events in their regions. They have included a feature about us and our 1794 Rebellion Rye IPA, which is named after the Whiskey Rebellion.  This beer and its name ties into the rich history of our town and its role in the rebellion and to President George Washington and Alexander Hamilton.

For more information, check out the Hops and History website.

 

Olde BBC wins two awards at state competition

Olde BBC is proud to receive two awards from the first Pennsylvania Farm Show Beer Competition in January 2019.  In early December 2018, expert judges evaluated 152 entries in 14 categories from 28 craft breweries across the state. Entries ranging from Schwarzbiers to Hefeweizens, and Saisons to Stouts illustrated the diverse range and quality of Pennsylvania-produced craft brews and the creativity of the state’s brewers.

“We are thrilled at the quality and variety of entries for our first statewide beer contest,” Cook said. “This enthusiastic group of craft brewers demonstrates the passion, talent, and drive that has made Pennsylvania number one in the nation. Congratulations to our competitors, and to their customers who will enjoy the taste of their success.”

Olde BBC entered two brews in “Fruit, Herb, Vegetable” category.   “Fat Jimmy’s Arancia Orange Peel Wheat” won Third place in the competition.  And we are proud to announce that our “Sons of the Forest Spruce Tip Ale” won First Place!

Below are pictures of owners David & Mary Heller and Assistant Brewer Jay Thorpe.

Click here for the press release.

OldeBBC Featured on Brewers of PA

 

Brewers of PA is a non-profit association that brings together leaders of Pennsylvania based breweries, businesses that support brewing and enthusiast members in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state.  On their website, they wrote an article about OldeBBC and highlighted our unique approach to connecting brewing with the local history and economy, and how we utilize local products in the production of many of our brews.

Read the full article here.

 

OldeBBC Introduces Firkin Fridays

Come Join Us For Firkin Fridays!

What are “Firkin Fridays”?  First, what is a “firkin”?

fir·kin
/ˈfərkən/
noun historical

  1. a small cask used chiefly for liquids, butter, or fish.
  • a unit of liquid volume equal to half a kilderkin (about 11 gallons or 41 liters).

 

This month we feature “Railroad to Freedom Wheat”

This beer is made with Williamette Hops and accented with our own Hideaway Ranch Cascade Hops.

ABV: 5%

Served On-Tap or On-Cask

 

A tribute to Bedford’s role in the Underground Railroad: Under the direction of John Fidler, Elias Rouse or Joseph Crawley, who would arrange for the safe transport of passengers to the Quaker settlement or to the Blair County line.

 

Come visit us at our store located inside of Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters in Bedford, PA.  And don’t forget to visit our shoppe and purchase your custom OldeBBC gear!

Olde BBC Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – March 6, 2018

We were so encouraged by the great turnout for our ribbon cutting on Tuesday, March 6th.  Well over 100 people attended the event and opened up Bedford’s first microbrewery in style!

Now that we are “officially” opened, we want to remind you that our hours are the following:

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 2-8pm
  • Friday and Saturday 2-9
  • Closed Sunday and Tuesday

 We look forward to seeing you soon.  Enjoy the video of our opening ceremony.

 

In their October/November 2017 Issue, Mid-Atlantic Brewing News spotlights Olde Bedford Brewing Company’s plans to open soon in Bedford, Pennsylvania.  The article, entitled “Resuming the Rebellion”, spotlights the unique partnership between OldeBBC and Fat Jimmy’s Outfitters.  The two businesses joined forces this year to offer a unique business model.  They also believe this will resonate with patrons of both businesses.

Historical Significance

The article touches on the historical significance of Bedford, and its place in the history of the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794.  George Washington (a brewmaster of his own right) used the Espy House, at 121 E. Pitt Street, as his headquarters when he and the United States Army marched into Pennsylvania to put down the rebellion.

Olde Bedford Brewing Company taps into this history with our slogan, “Join the Whiskey Rebellion,…  Drink Beer!”.

Owners David and Mary Heller plan to use spring water from their farm, “Hideaway Ranch”, on Blue Knob Mountain.  They also grow their own award-winning hops, which has received much attention from agriculture experts in the state.

Opening soon

OldeBBC plans to open its doors in early 2018.  The ten-tap brewpub will occupy a portion of Jimmy Fungeroli’s sporting goods business.  Additionally, he brew pub will feature rustic decor and will continue to play on the theme of the town’s historic relevance in the whiskey rebellion and other early American history.  Check out items available in their store.

Bedford, a town of 2800, is the county seat of Bedford County, PA.  The Hellers are native of the area and are seeing their dream of opening a brew pub come true this year.  Most of all, as the first brewery ever to sell beer in Bedford, we are excited to build a new legacy for our great town.

Click here to go to the article in the Mid-Atlantic Brewing News October/November 2017 Issue.

Address

109 Railroad Street
Bedford, Pennsylvania 15522

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Hours

Wednesday and Thursday, 2-8 pm
Friday and Saturday, 12-10 pm
Sunday, 12-6 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday 

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