Boal City Brewing Opens Picturesque Brewery And Taproom In Central Pennsylvania

Congratulations to Boal City Brewing who recently opened its brewery and taproom at 281 Old Boalsburg Road in Boalsburg, PA. We recently had the pleasure of visiting the new brewery to get a look at what locals can expect with the newest business to hit Central PA.

During our visit, we toured the 2,500 square foot space with co-owner Gordon Kauffman and head brewer Mike Smith. What should most excite locals about Boal City is the brains behind brewing operations. Mike has been in the professional brewing space for over 20 years having held positions at such prestigious brands as Ithaca Beer Co. and Dogfish Head. In addition to this, he has spent time in the distilling space and even had a hand in helping Barrel 21 open its doors. He is now bringing this plethora of experience to Boal City.

Mike produces the line of Boal City beer on a 7 barrel brewhouse. And with his vast experience, he is looking to offer a wide variety of beer styles for customers to enjoy across a 26 draft system. In addition to the beer, they will also have wine, sprits, and cider available as well.

What is also quite notable about Boal City is the space itself. While you will look at the buildings and assume they have been there for years, they in fact are new. The wood used to build the space was specifically designed to be aged. The goal behind this was to allow the brewery to not stick out in the local community. Boalsburg is a city with a rich history, and it’s local architecture reflects this. The team behind the brewery felt it important that the building specifically be designed to match the look and feel of the businesses that surrounded them.

You can take a look at our behind the scenes tour below:

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In addition to the architecture, the brewery is situated on a beautiful piece of property alongside the Rothrock State Forest. The outdoor space features fire pits, outdoor picnic tables, plus a large and spacious beer garden. Being so close to this land allows Boal City to offer a peaceful and serene outdoor drinking experience.

The inside of the taproom features a large wall mural of a topographical map of the area. With how many outdoor biking and hiking trails surround the brewery, they plan to be a destination for outdoor enthusiasts. A large garage door allows for a relaxing indoor/ outdoor drinking experience during the nicer months. And reclaimed wood from an old barn in Bellefonte is used for their bar tops.

Boal City has truly created a relaxing atmosphere that Pennsylvania can be proud of. Pair this with a brewing operation that has just about seen it all, and the Pennsylvania craft beer landscape is a better place thanks to Boal City. The taproom is now open 7 days a week at 281 Old Boalsburg Road. You can continue to keep up with their growth by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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