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Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks

Not Rated.
Elk Creek Cafe & AleworksElk Creek Cafe & Aleworks
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

28 Ratings
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 5.95%
Active Beers: 29
Beer Ratings: 229
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

100 W. Main St.
Millheim, Pennsylvania, 16854
United States
phone: (814) 349-8850

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(Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2007)
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Anyportinastorm

Washington

5/5  rDev +19%

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JKWBMH

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

02-22-2014 07:58:08 | More by JKWBMH
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b_packer

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -0.2%

A great brewpub in the mountains of central pa. Brews are primarily english style ales. Six main beers always on tap with two rotating handles they use for seasonal/speciality brews. Best offering would have to be the Poe Valley Porter or Double Rainbow . When in season spring/summer elk creek takes advantage of their location and uses local ingredients from nearby farms and purveyors in their beer and food. What I enjoy the most about Elk Creek is that they keep things simple. There is no extreme or outlandish beers, just easy drinking ales that they do well. Only drawback about this place is no TV so don't plan on having a beer and watching the game. Its prolly a good thing they don't have a tv because you would never leave. If you want to experience a local friendly place with a sociable atmosphere then this the place. Well done Elk Creek.

02-13-2014 13:47:57 | More by b_packer
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JMB71

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-09-2014 12:17:24 | More by JMB71
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Pothagerous

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-07-2014 17:51:05 | More by Pothagerous
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jdaddy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-27-2013 03:00:12 | More by jdaddy
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped in here yesterday for brunch after leaving Campground Brewdown. My first time visiting but I have always heard great things.

The space is very nice, lots of tables and a decent sized bar. It was packed with lots of happy people eating and drinking the entire time we where there. Quality seemed to be high. My food was top notch, as were the beers. Our service left a lot to be desired. Our server was great...when she was around. We had to flag her down multiple times and she forgot a few beers had been ordered, twice.

Selection was pretty good. They had eight of their regular beers on with three extra ones, including the ESB on cask. I got a DIPA and it was decent. Food was definitely the star of the show. We where there for brunch so I went with the blue cornmeal blueberry pancakes and they were great. I checked the rest of the menu and I saw quite a few things I would love to try.

Overall a great little place that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.

08-20-2012 17:27:09 | More by orangesol
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

4.63/5  rDev +10.2%

Arrived for lunch a little after noon on a rainy Saturday. We were promptly seated, and our waitress soon arrived to take our drink order. I selected the beer on cask and was very pleased with my selection. My wife and I selected a sandwich from the menu which was served in a timely fashion. The food was delicious and the portions were adequate without being overly filling. I wanted to purchase a growler and our waitress gave me several samples before I made my selection. An excellent place to stop if you are in the area. Good people, good beer, good food. The perfect combination.

10-24-2011 21:34:28 | More by tgbljb
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OneDropSoup

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%

Decided to trek up here for Father's Day. It was a beautiful day, & the drive up through Central PA was a great prelude for the visit.

On finding the place, I was charmed by the quaint, small isolated town vibe of Millheim. Also impressed that the place had enough of a reputation to support itself in a fairly removed environment, though I guess Lewisburg & State College are close enough to send some of its citizens. The place was fairly busy on this pretty Sunday afternoon, but we were seated right away on the stage.

The front room is nice, open, & naturally lit by the two big front windows, with a nice long at the opposite side of the stage. I can see it making a cool music venue in the evening, & there were plenty of posters for upcoming acts hanging around.

It took a little bit for a server to come check us out, but that gave us a chance to pore over the menu & beer list. Some good-looking menu items - this was brunch, so I went with a salmon, caper, & cream cheese frittata that looked great. Too bad for my dad that they were out of the walleye, so he opted for a burger.

I wasn't really blown away by the selection: pretty typical brewpub offerings - copper/amber, brown, porter, pale, IPA - & at first was a little disappointed that they didn't seem to have any real adventurous brews on tap. Nonetheless, I got a sample of each, & after discovering how good they were, realized that they don't need any "big" beers. The pilsner & copper ale were great! And who gets excited about a copper ale? The pale ale was also very good. The dark beers seemed to be a little off, maybe slightly oxidized, but still not bad. For "little" beers, they definitely satisfied.

After a bit, the owner came by, introducing himself by commenting on my Sharp Edge T-shirt ("That's a dangerous place."). We chatted about beer & Pittsburgh for a few minutes, really friendly guy. I love seeing a proprietor that really engages the customer like that. Our server was also happy to talk about the beer - she was also a fan of the pils.

The food was great, too, & I was happy to see some veggie options on the menu. Pretty decent price for everything.

I'd read up on Elk Creek in a few books before checking it out (Pennsylvania Breweries, Going Local), & they all mentioned the sustainability & quality of the food & the outgoing, warm nature of Tim, the owner, as well as being struck that a small town could support such a quality place. It was a great feeling having those expectations met. Great place, great experience, I'd love to make it back.

06-19-2011 22:55:54 | More by OneDropSoup
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Elk Creek Cafe & Aleworks in Millheim, PA
93 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.