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Union Barrel Works

Not Rated.
Union Barrel WorksUnion Barrel Works
BA SCORE
88
very good

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.92%
Active Beers: 21
Beer Ratings: 149
Beer Avg: 3.67
Taps: 6
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Eatery, Store ]

6 N Reamstown Rd
Reamstown, Pennsylvania, 17567
United States
phone: (717) 335-7837

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Non smoking, closed on Mondays; all others and Sundays open at 11am.

(Place added by: Phatz on 03-07-2007)
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3.86/5  rDev 0%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

sdaly3, Jul 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

richardwood76, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

wildwm, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

greyghost86, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

canawler, Oct 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Corburk, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of mildlybitter75
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%

A decent brewpub in the middle of no where. I first started going here about three years ago. Most of the beers are German/English styles. I enjoy their Hefe-Weis and Dark Lager. The food is really good and reasonably priced. I have always had decent service in here, nothing special but a great place to come to once or twice a year. I recommand the Smoked Trout soup which is homemade and just amazing, also I enjoyed the Elk meatloaf as well. I had a few things here that I didn't care much for but over all the food is good.

mildlybitter75, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of etop8222
4.38/5  rDev +13.5%

This place is close by so I get there quite often. The Mai Bock is one of my favorites. Supriseingly, the quality of the beer is not consistent. Sometimes it is the best beer in the area. Other times it is not what I expected. Actually at time I am a little dissapointed. Overall, I still believe this is the best of their brews and be the one I recommend.
Since this is a beer pub, a lot depends on the food which can also add or subtract to the taste of the beer. I am just amaized that the Mai Bock is so much like the beer from Erie Brewing called Railbender which is also one of my favorites.

etop8222, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%

Appearance/Atmosphere : Brick building blends organically well with surrounding environment. Rustic and early feel. Inside had a nice and spacious feel with a lengthy bar that was dark maple or oak that went well with the dark wood floor. Around were small scattered signs and memorabilia such as Pabst signs and Unibroue. Off to the right sat the array of tanks show prominently through the glass enclosure. Comfortable, rustic with a cozy welcoming feel even on the first time.

Quality: The beers were clean, mostly lagers, though most seemed to have a similar flavor or grain bill running thoughout with exception of their IPA hop knockers which was noticeably malty. Nothing over the top flavor wise, sitting comfortably in that safe zone for acceptance which may be a product of its environment and area (Yuengly country with mendendite church right down road) which is a good business model. Finding that special neglected niche of lagers that will turn the local crowd into support while still drawing in outsiders.

Service: ok I was here sipping my first beer at 11:20am so didn’t have a lot of competition for refills or conversation. Knowledgeable staff, especially bartender who was well versed on the beers and brewer’s philosophy of lager brewing.

Selection: Very good selection, most were lager based with 10 beers on tap, one on engine. Something for everyone with a summertime selection of maibock, lager, pilsner, octoberfest, kolsch as well IPA for the ale fiends all suitable for the August weather. An simcoe pale recently kicked as well the Brugg Belgian I was so looking forward to.

Food: good selection of food, wraps, sandwiches, as well prices. All can be found on website. Fairly extensive, nothing gourment, just good ole fashion bar food again well suited for area. Pricing was good as well. Again as with their beer selection something to appease everyone.

Value: $3.25 pounders. Not matter what you drink from the ipa with hops to the 10%abv dopplebock wobbly bob. Pricing was a promotion that brewer said will stick around. How can you go wrong with prices like that 6 beers under $20 with good pairing of food value makes this a good lunch time spot.

beerthulhu, Aug 25, 2011
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Union Barrel Works in Reamstown, PA
88 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.