Selin's Grove Brewing Company
Active Beers: 57
Beer Ratings: 1,202
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 12 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 102 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rdrummer:
4.83/5 rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I've been to SelinsGrove twice now. The first time I thought that I was just thirsty and that's why the beer was so good. The second time I did a thorough tasting of what they had to offer. There was not a single beer that I would classify as average. The two best were the Oatmeal Stout and the Tripel. The stout was as good as any that I've tried. It was full-bodied with excellent lacing. The Tripel matched many of the real Belgians. A truly excellent beer. The Hefe-weizen was very representative. The biggest disappointment was that they had nothing on the hand pump. They told me to come back later in the fall for their Barleywine on the handpump. Can't wait.
Edit: Since I have a student at the University, I have been here a number of times since this review. Each time, I find another brew that is better than the last. They harvested their own hops this year and made a terrific, hoppy ale that they had on the handpump. In addition, the menu continues to impress--very fresh, nothing mediocre.
The food here is above the average brew pub fare. I especially liked the Pennsylvania pretzel sandwich but get it with the brie, really great. Soups, salads, and sandwiches were all above average.
Edit: I've been considering that I need to upgrade this review, but it always seemed close until two trips this summer. The Stealth Tripel and the Mai Bock are so delicious that I couldn't ignore the slight I've given the quality of Steve's beer. Also, the service would be underrated at 4.5. I still would like to see a few more taps, and I hate when a tap is empty. It seems like such a waste. Steve is turning out some fantastic beers for the beer engine.
09-29-2003 23:06:31 | More by rdrummer
More User Reviews:
3.84/5 rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
This place has a great atmosphere: small, loaded with personality, and more taps than you'd expect for the size. It was tucked away on the main street of a small town (or at least on the small town side of the road it's on on the other side of a bridge). The staff was very nice, if maybe slightly inattentive (SLIGHTLY). I only tried the IPA, which was good enough that I felt that buying a growler was necessary.
Overall, this place is certainly worth a visit.
05-24-2014 18:44:19 | More by Coach_Dog
4.76/5 rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $
Went here on Mother's Day 2014. Atmosphere is sort of clubby, in the basement of a former PA Governor's residence. They had 10 beers on tap plus a cider Otto's in State College. Tried everything they had and found the Kriek (easily a five starrer), Cream Ale and Organic Pilsener to be the tops. They'll fill anyone's growler but no bottles (thought I'd seen one somewhere). Food is mainly sandwiches with a rotating entree (good, non-seafood Jambalaya). Definitely worth a detour if you're headed to mid-PA.
05-13-2014 00:57:02 | More by philerman
4.79/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Love this place, great atmosphere of local and college guests. Food items are unique and carry a local flair. Beer selection is great with several items rotating through their menu. Gets very crowded most any day or time of year. Nice outdoor seating. They'll fill growlers.
03-18-2014 15:10:17 | More by crag
Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
96 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.