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Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Selin's Grove Brewing CompanySelin's Grove Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.97/5
Based on:
50 Beers
1,264 Ratings
Place Score: 97
Ratings: 148
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

119 N Market St
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 17870
United States
phone: (570) 374-7308

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4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The main focus of the mega 2 day central PA brewery tour, and the second stop. What a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere. We parked out front and walked around the side of the building then in the basement entrance in the back. The coziest place ever waited inside. A couple of tables and a fireplace to the left, a table to the immediate right and an 8 seat bar straight ahead. A smaller room back and to the right has a few tables and the bathrooms, along with board games and things for the kiddies to play with.

We slip up to the bar and get the sampler. 10 beers...none of the Kriek that the illustrious Mr. Bryson brought to my quiz night at the Grey Lodge that made this the place we just had to go to at some point (we were later told it's a summer seasonal), and none of that Tripel I've heard so much about (just bad timing). In fact, the biggest beer they had was a 7%er. Most were around 5%, and all were so crisp and bright and clear. All stellar examples of their styles. The cream ale may have been my favorite, which sounds so weird to say...but it was just fantastic. A slightly sweet roundness compliments the corn flavor (which actually works fantastic here), never thought a cream ale could be like this...but it fit the style perfectly. They also had an organic pale ale, a fresh hop ale (made from their homegrown hops, also on cask), an IPA, all 3 of which were just so juicy. Rounding out the list were a hefe, a porter, a stout, a pumpkin beer (second only to Defiant's), a coffee-infused version of their stout...uh...and the rest! Again, all tops in their styles...I've never been to a brewpub where every single beer excited me until here.

The service was very good even though they were swamped (picked the wrong weekend to go...parents weekend at nearby Susquehanna U.). We snacked on the hummus, which was good but nothing special, and the artichoke and spinach dip, which was great. I'm not that into artichoke or spinach dips, but this one was all cheese, real quality. It was served in a bread bowl, with the cut-out bread cut into cubes for our dipping enjoyment.

And the prices! $2.75 for a pint! We had a sampler, 5 half-pints, the aforementioned food and filled 3 growlers and spent $100, including tax and tip. That'd be a fantastic price if the beer were crap, this is far from it...

More User Reviews:
Photo of PA-Michigander
4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Beerparrot
4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stepping into the past is what it's like to eat and drink here. You can just imagine candles burning brightly as plans for the American Revolution are laid out with good food and grog. We did a beer samples and finished the evening with a chocolate dessert and some great beers.

Photo of sirsteve42
4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brewale4me
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I love this place. In the basement of a 200 + year old mansion. Great little patio with torches and hops growing on a trellis in the summer. And the beer is always top notch. They make some wonderful sours and darks.

Photo of Lucular
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Stopped here last night on my way up to Rochester. Only had one beer, the Framboise, which was amazing. I really wanted to try more beers (and they're all available as 4-oz pours for $1-2) but since I was driving it'll have to wait for another time. Didn't try any food but people seemed to be enjoying it. Located in a rustic, historical building. I can't wait to stop again and sample more of their beers.

Photo of SBrouse90
4.74/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Winger42
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bmeehan
4.83/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

There's a reason this is THE place to be, and it starts with the atmosphere and ends with the menu. By far the best place in the area to get a drink.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.56/5  rDev +4.3%

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4.89/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.04/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of MikeWard
4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Could have sworn I reviewed this place a few years back. Perhaps it got lost, or I failed to hit the review button.

I've been coming here wich 2007, when my daughter entered Susquenahha University in town. Just love the place.

Atmosphere is always excellent. A small pub feel on the main street through town. , with low ceilings, lottsa beams. The perfect home from home for an Brit like me. Small and larger tables inside and out, many with old church pews as seating. Place is small, so can get pretty packed at times. Try to hit on off hours. Open Weds-Sun, early closing on Sunday.

Bar area is small. Staff was sometimes a problem in the early years I was coming here, but has been exceptional for many years now. All are helpful and knowledgable about both beer and food. Parking is on street, or a small parking area behind thee pub. This lot gets full quickly in the evenings. Be careful not to park in the adjacent parking for the Doctors offices. They ticket and tow. I've never found it difficult to get closeby street parking, even at busy times.

Quality and selection here is also excellent. Some solid year round offerings, with a good number of rotating brews, and more recently, special one-off beers. Usually 7-10 beers on tap. Sometimes run low, because of the small batches they brew, and a run on one can lead to some cross offs on the menu. They do have a website, where you can check availabilty, but it isn't always up to date. (though the list will have an "as of". date) Call ahead if there is something particular you hope to find.

Food can be anywhere between fantastic and just okay. Mostly around the very good mark. Weekly specials are where they really shine. Recently had a lamb stew which led to me clamoring for an extra serving. Some of the sandwiches could use a litle extra seasoning. But you can build your own sandwich fom the menu list, which is fun to do. They also use a lot of local produce and cheeses.

Overall, I wish I lived closer (75-90 minutes) My daughte graduated in 2011, so I don't have an extra reason for coming here. Oh, wait, of course,...

The beer!

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
97 out of 100 based on 148 ratings.