NEWMARKET, ON – Six-and-a-half years after the opening of its original brewery and taproom in Port Perry, Ontario, Old Flame Brewing has announced the soft launch of its second location in Newmarket’s historic Old Fire Hall.
As described in the July press release that announced the expansion:
[Old Flame owner Jack Doak] first sought The Old Fire Hall, one of Main St.’s landmark properties, when beginning to conceptualize the idea of Old Flame Brewing Company. The 5,000 square foot property was constructed in 1952 and was occupied as a fire hall for the majority of its lifespan. The Old Fire Hall is located in close proximity to key cultural sites, community facilities, shops and restaurants.
Despite the plans, the building was ultimately deemed unfit for occupancy at the time. The dream of Old Flame Brewing Co. was seemingly put on hold, until Doak turned to his attention to a small town he’d grown to have a deep connection with, Port Perry.
“Fate brought us to Port Perry, and we can’t help feel like it is fate once again now that we are back at The Old Fire Hall in Newmarket, opening a second location.” says Doak.
The July announcement also noted that with this expansion, production at the Port Perry location with be shifting exclusively to Old Flame’s core line-up of lagers – including Blonde Helles (5% abv), Hazy Blonde Kellerbier (5% abv), Red Vienna (5.1% abv), and Brunette Munich Dunkel (4.8% abv) – while the new spot will concentrate on brewing ales.
Old Flame Newmarket opened its doors this past weekend (December 12th-13th) at 140 Main St. South, with operations currently limited to retail sales of beer and merchandise. The soft launch with be in effect until December 24th, and more details on the permanent opening are expected to be announced soon.
For more information, see the Old Flame Newmarket Instagram page.
Source & Photo: Old Flame Brewing