Larry DeGreen

What’s your current position at your brewery, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?

I am owner and brewer [at Purple Healer Brewing Co. in Danville, Pa.]. Purple Healer is a small family-owned and operated nanobrewery that began as a hobby. We brew small craft batches with all natural ingredients including hops grown onsite.

What’s new at Purple Healer?

We are working toward an expansion this year. I am looking at a bigger building to lease and a bigger system so I can expand to other restaurants and bars.

What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?

Brewing, and the folks who come to me and say they love the beers and want more.

What do you like to do in your time away from the brewery?

I enjoy golfing and travel.

Name a favorite food and beer pairing.

Prime rib and American amber lagers.

What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to brewing?

A great marriage and family.

What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?

I’m a sucker for a good German Pilsner.

What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?

The Bahamas.


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