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Charlie Schnable, a Pennsylvania native from Williamsport, has been an avid homebrewer since his early college days.


In 1996, Charlie and a partner decided to go together with some interested investors and open a brewpub in Williamsport: The Bullfrog Brewery. Through some connections with their equipment suppliers, Charlie spent some time working brewpubs in southern California for practical experience, and the rest came from “trail by fire” at the Bullfrog. Within a few short years, the Bullfrog was doing well, and Charlie decided to branch out to an as-of-yet untapped market: State College.

In October 2002 State College welcomed Otto’s Pub and Brewery on North Atherton Street about two miles from downtown.

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