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Selin's Grove Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Selin's Grove Brewing CompanySelin's Grove Brewing Company
Based on:
50 Beers
1,383 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 111
Visits: 164
Avg: 4.34
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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Reviews: 111 | Visits: 164
Reviews by rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been to SelinsGrove twice now. The first time I thought that I was just thirsty and that's why the beer was so good. The second time I did a thorough tasting of what they had to offer. There was not a single beer that I would classify as average. The two best were the Oatmeal Stout and the Tripel. The stout was as good as any that I've tried. It was full-bodied with excellent lacing. The Tripel matched many of the real Belgians. A truly excellent beer. The Hefe-weizen was very representative. The biggest disappointment was that they had nothing on the hand pump. They told me to come back later in the fall for their Barleywine on the handpump. Can't wait.

Edit: Since I have a student at the University, I have been here a number of times since this review. Each time, I find another brew that is better than the last. They harvested their own hops this year and made a terrific, hoppy ale that they had on the handpump. In addition, the menu continues to impress--very fresh, nothing mediocre.

The food here is above the average brew pub fare. I especially liked the Pennsylvania pretzel sandwich but get it with the brie, really great. Soups, salads, and sandwiches were all above average.

Edit: I've been considering that I need to upgrade this review, but it always seemed close until two trips this summer. The Stealth Tripel and the Mai Bock are so delicious that I couldn't ignore the slight I've given the quality of Steve's beer. Also, the service would be underrated at 4.5. I still would like to see a few more taps, and I hate when a tap is empty. It seems like such a waste. Steve is turning out some fantastic beers for the beer engine.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Devman171
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of barflybastard
2.78/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Brewski
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My hometown brewpub. World class, consistent top-quality beers, both standards and seasonals. Beer engine as well as kegs and as authentic a Colonial experience as you will find anywhere. American Pale Ale, Shade Mountain Stout and Wit compare with anyone anywhere. Small but memorable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I had the opportunity to stop here while passing through on business and if you're not watching closely, it would be easy to miss. The bar area is in the downstairs of the building, small and intimate, yet cozy. If you are a hop head their IPA is amazing. The food menu is solid with sandwiches, appetizers and salads. The only downside is the location because Selinsgrove is "off the beaten path" so to speak but well worth the short drive south of I-80 to get there. Recommended stop.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Years ago, the wife and I drove from Harrisburg to Buffalo and fell in love with the mighty Susquehanna. So now that we live in Philadelphia PA, a trip to the area was a must.

We caught a sunset by the river and then stopped in Selinsgrove. The brewpub is in an old, quaint building in the main thoroughfare, down the stairs and into a cozy, dimly-lit space. Something like drinking a beer in an old colonial tavern.

They had 13 taps plus 1 cider when I visited, but 5 of the handles had kicked, including a Sour Peche aged two years and a Kriek Sour Cherry. They offer 4-oz pours, I like that. I tried the Triple, Extra Stout and Centennial IPA. Other styles on tap include Cream, Scottish, Wit, Porter...

We liked the food even better than the beer. Lots of veggie options! Portabella sandwich was great, and the local cheese plate the wife ordered was outrageous. Local honey to die for, and so was the bread.

I would come back for the food more than the beer, but all in all a good experience.

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Photo of mobius71
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

I went there today for the first time this afternoon. Really nicely done basement bar, beautiful, subtle woodwork and brick. A few beer lovers at the bar talking beer.
The beers I had were outstanding. Cream Ale and Stout. The Snake Drive Stout really stood out. It was hopped up a bit over most Irish stouts and the charred malt was very in your face. Perfectly balanced, smooth and drinkable.
The service was great. Beer savvy bartenders who know beer. Very attentive and seemed to enjoy their job!
The selection rating took a hit because they were out of throne beer I went there to try.
The food is not bad but the selection is very vegetarian leaning…I like meat! There were only a small number of meat containing dishes and they were cold cut sandwiches and a Gyro. I had the Gyro, it was not great but I wouldn't go there hungry again.
Overall this place lived up to the hype as a great central PA beer destination!

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Photo of blubrew
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TedStrosser
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Profchaos20
3.95/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ckline1
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Beerparrot
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
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.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brewale4me
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of CptBlackBeerd
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Lucular
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

Edit after visit 9-4-2015: Tried 7 more of their beers including Saison de Peche (delicious!) and my wife and I ordered food as well. We ordered 3 of the (enormous) soft pretzels which were served with spicy mustard. I'd prefer beer cheese dip, but the mustard was fine. My wife got the BLT which was served on a brioche bun with potato salad on the side; both were above average. Service was good so I'm bumping my rating up a couple of notches.

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
96 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.