Forbes Trail Brewing is the fruition of a long term dream. For owner Mike Fahy, it started like many brewers with a love of homebrewing in 2013. With the help of friends, homebrewing became an obsession and got the moniker "Bad Moon Brewing". Inventing new flavors and trying different styles became a passion that continued to grow.
After meeting now-wife, Kaitlin, in 2018, Mike ventured into commercial brewing at Whitehorse Brewing and Olde Bedford Brewing gaining invaluable knowledge in regards to the functions of a large brew system while Kaitlin learned taproom operations.
After those experiences, opening a brewery felt like it could become a reality but it never seemed like the right place or time.Then the summer of 2021 a commercial building near Flight 93 & Patriot Park in Somerset County, PA became available.
It always takes a lot of work to get a business up and running so good friends and Bad Moon members, John & Ronna Maurizio, decided to come on board as partners. Kaitlin's parents, Brad & Kathy Smith, have also taken an interest in craft beer and the brewing process so they'll be joining the ownership team as well!
With the hard work and efforts of the owners, the location now has a warm and welcoming feel inside and a large outdoor space that will be very inviting to all patrons.