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Bethlehem Brew Works

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Bethlehem Brew WorksBethlehem Brew Works
BA SCORE
88
very good

115 Ratings
Ratings: 115
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Active Beers: 107
Beer Ratings: 1,448
Beer Avg: 3.65
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask:
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

569 Main Street
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18018
United States
phone: (610) 882-1300

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Reviews by rfgetz:
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4.16/5  rDev +6.4%

Exterior retains the look and feel of a 1950's small town America Main Street, only the mash tun visible in the front window distinguishes whats inside. Nice steel/copper/brick/wood industrial decor, plays up to the rich steel-town history of Bethlehem, great exposed visable brewing set up unlike many other brewpubs which isolate the equipment to one small area, sometimes behind glass or closed doors. Long tarnished metal topped bar on the right hand side room with ample booth seating, slightly elevated dinning area holds the conditioning and storage tanks and a basement holds another bar.

9 beers on tap this visit with a capacity for up to 14 it appears. Good selection for a brew pub, however 3-4 of the beers could be seen as entry-level craft, but thats more than made up for by the multiple IPA's, a smoked beer, winter seasonal and a big imperial stout on hand. A bottle menu of about 100 beers focuses on Belgians, mostly middle ground like the Chimay's but nothing crazy like Cantillon.

Service was good, bar was crowded with only one tender in mid-afternoon and he handled it well. Night crew was very friendly and chatty. We were on the way to a family event, so no dinner this visit, but will be back.

rfgetz, Jan 24, 2011
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I swung by here for lunch on 05JUN14, enroute to the Reading WWII Weekend. BBW was easily found on the first floor of a corner building in downtown Bethlehem. The place runs long from front to back, with brewing equipment visible right up front at the windows. There were plenty of tables and booths, and about halfway in I found the bar, running back along the left side. The whole area was bright and airy, and a mix of rock and pop was playing in the background.

They had about 10 brews on tap, with a few bottles also available. I settled for the well-made Maibock, which hit the spot. It paired well with my tasty chicken cheese-steak sammich. The bartender was very friendly, helpful and attentive throughout my visit. I would not hesitate to stop by again if in the area. Prosit!

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Bethlehem Brew Works in Bethlehem, PA
88 out of 100 based on 115 ratings.