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Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Selin's Grove Brewing CompanySelin's Grove Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

119 N Market St
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 17870
United States

(570) 374-7308 | map

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Photo of MikeWard
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Photo of Coach_Dog
3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of philerman
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

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Photo of crag
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.71/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

The interior of this pub (downstairs in the basement on the backside of the building is small, intimate, and dimly lit but there is a small dining room area and some outdoor seating. The crowd is friendly though a little eclectic like the decor/furniture.

The beers were well poured but in my opinion, I think the lines were not the cleanest and could use with being cleaned a little more frequently. The beers had decent heads, were served at a proper temperature, and used proper glassware including snifters for stouts/casks.

The selection was fairly average here - there were about 7 beers available (looked like they had crossed out about 5 other beers from the menu because they were out). Not a lot of different styles represented and not a lot of summery styles.

The food was pretty good - I personally just had some of the beer pretzels but the other person in my party had the curried chicken salad which was very good.

I thought the prices were pretty reasonable but as I stopped while passing through, I cannot comment on how it compares to other places in the area.

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Photo of OwsleyStanley
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Unfortunately, I live 100+ miles from this wonderful establishment. If I lived in Selinsgrove, I would be a very happy regular. As it stands, I'm a frustrated fan. The people who work there are friendly and knowledgable. The crowd is affable and you will always find a good conversation. The menu is relatively small, but what they do is done well. The basement atmosphere is perfect, if a bit too small. It's worth booking a room at a nearby hotel so that you can enjoy a long day in this great place and quaint town.

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Photo of JennyRuth81
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Known locally as simply "the Brew Pub," the Selin's Grove Brewing Company is the hub of town. The small space, located in the bottom of a historic limestone mansion on Market Street, provides an intimate (read dimly lit) atmosphere for adults who want to drink adult beer. In a town populated mostly by college students who want quarter drafts of Miller, the Brew Pub is where an interesting mix of eclectic locals and visitors from around the country who come to enjoy delicious brews. These beers won't make the top 50 list of BA, but anything on tap offers solid quality everytime. 5-7 choices sit alongside their homebrewed root beer (non-alcoholic) and hard cider is usually on tap too. Wines from the local Shade Mountain Winery are also available.

You can sit outside under the hops they use in the beer! Or you can sit inside, and every table is different, picked up at local antique/flea markets. Complimenting the beer is the delcious food, trending towards organic and healthy (wraps, chilis, salads, etc...), nothing fried and soaked in oil. The freshness of the food brings out the cripsness of the beer.

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Photo of TomCat
4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Regular customer of SBP. Considering the size of the Brew House (Garage out back of Pub)and Pub itself this is one of the best spots you will find for miles around Selinsgrove. You will see the owner and Brew Master in the Pub on a regular basis. Their craft beers are always excellent and they change the beers fairly often. (A draw back for some) The Stout, Porter and IPA cannot be beat, period! This is a spot for great beer 1st, atmosphere 2nd and food 3rd. That being said this is without question the very best Brew Pub around. Be careful when SU is in session. The college guys and gals fill the SPB and finding a spot to sit can be quite challenging.

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Photo of chetw
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Good food and beer. My only complaint is they don't keep their best beers on tap. Its a long drive from were I live to the brew pub so it would be nice to keep their highest rated beers in their rotation.

They don't have a big menu but the food is very good. The beer that I had when I was there was good to very good. Although as I already stated the ones rated highest on this site were not available.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.8/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Took a road trip here with some friends over the weekend. The brewpub is located right along the main road in the town, very easy to access from the road or if you choose to you can find additional parking behind the building. The pub is located underneath a chiropractor's office. It's a very quaint and tiny little place. There is some outside seating in addition to the indoor seating and bar area. The lighting is dim, really enjoyed that. It was a quiet place during the late lunch hour when we arrived. The service was friendly and very helpful. The selection of food was better than the beers at that specific time. We ordered a cheese plate to start off with our first round of beers and got sandwiches ordered right after that. They only had 3 beers on tap... I was expecting at least 6 so I was a little bummed by that. The beers were good but not as good as the food. The whole thing was pretty affordable in my opinion. Overall it's a really nice place and chances are if I lived closer I would be there a lot more often.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

If only so many other brewpubs could be just like this. Small, quaint, and with a load of personality. This place is amazing. Upon first stepping inside, you get this sense that you are in a special place. The service was fine and the beers were quite good. I tried several different ones and they all showed very nice brewing ability. Took a growler of the IPA with me and it was quite nice. If you are anywhere near this place, then you owe it to yourself to check it out. I wish I lived closer so that I could visit more often.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I made a point to stop here on the way to Pittsburgh. It's a really nice little place with a tidy, rustic, organic, quasi-colonial, craft-fair/antique shop feel to it, much like the entire town (despite the seemingly large amount per capita of adult bookstores and shops seen on the way there). There's a small bar and a fair amount of seating inside, lots of wood and dim lights. Since the dog was with us though, we sat outside, where there are a few tables in a cozy and comfortable setting. Laid back and quite enjoyable.

They had a very nice selection of house brews on tap, with one or two cask-conditioned, with enough style variety to please almost anyone. All beers were solid. I always love to see pour-size options at brewpubs, and these guys gave the choice of 4, 8, 12oz., and full pours. Excellent.

Food was decent, but the stuff we had was pretty much diner quality. Good diner, and quite tasty, but still not really above and beyond.

Now despite my appreciation for the laid-back aspect, I have to say the service was really slow and uncomfortable. I suppose the staff was friendly enough, but it was almost like they were not at all experienced in restaurant/bar service, which is a bit hard to believe considering the place has been open for well over a decade. And it was mid-day, and they didn't seem understaffed, so it's not like it was slammin' busy. But anyway, if that's my only complaint, then it's still not too bad overall. And to be fair, I'm used to sitting at a bar, where there's almost always someone standing right there that can see your empty glass and potentially fill it. If this service was at the bar, I'd give it a 2.5-3, but since we were out on the porch, I'll generously do 3.5.

Prices were all decent, and we actually ended up spending more on merch than we did on lunch. So basically a German growler (empty) and a pint glass cost more than two wraps, a generous sampler flight, and two 8oz. pours.

Great little gem of a place, and worth the trip if you're doing any kind of PA beer venture, whether it be from the west to Philly, from the east to Pittsburgh, from the north to Harrisburg, or from the south to Williamsport. Nowadays, since my original visit/review, I attempt to get out here at least once year.

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Photo of nh2032
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Review from a visit on 2/5/11. A really nice space in the basement of an old house in downtown Selinsgrove. Low ceilings and great atmosphere.

The Beer - a little disappointed that they were out of SNAFU IPA, Framboise, APA, and Love Buzz, my 1st 4 choices, by the time that we got there. I was still able to try the White Horse Porter (really good), Dubbel (good), and Oatmeal Stout (disappointing compared to the reviews on BA). It is really nice that they offer 4 oz, 8 oz, and full pints of all the offerings and for very reasonable prices. I also got a growler of the Scottish Ale to go which was still very good when I opened it a week after getting home.

The Food - I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. We had the nachos for an appetizer and they were very good. I had a roast beef sandwich on a pretzel bun for my entree which was excellent. My wife enjoyed her BLT as well.

Service - our waitress was good, but she was stretched very thin trying to serve at least 6 different tables on a busy Saturday afternoon. They could certainly use more help and I imagine they are much more attentive at slower times.

Overall, a great brewpub. Good beer and good food, just wish they could brew in greater quantities so that they wouldn't run out as often - very disappointing to drive so far and be out of the brews you were anticipating.

Updating after my recent visit on 10/14/11. When we saw pumpkin was on tap we made the drive down. The selection seemed much better than our last trip - 7 or 8 beers on tap, 2 on the beer engine although one kicked before my order could be filled. Food was really good again, especially considering how small the kitchen area is. For a Friday afternoon it was pretty busy and service was somewhat slow, but can't fault them too much for that.

Update after my visit on 3/3/12. Beer is still the highlight for me, but the menu was redone is just as good or maybe a little better than before. A lot more vegetarian options now.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Selin's Grove sits in the walk-out basement of an antique house built of limestone blocks, in a historic section of downtown. Inside, the pub continues the colonial Pennsylvania feel with simple, poorly lit spaces, old style wooden tables and chairs. The atmosphere seems authentic - you almost expect to see Ben Franklin stroll in for a pint of grog!

Service was efficient and cheerful. I arrived a little before 5 PM on a Saturday to a pub that was about 1/2 full. Within a 1/2 hour there was no-vacancy and a waiting line at the door. I was impressed with how the staff managed to keep the seated patrons served while negotiating with those who were waiting for reservations, or to fill to-go orders.

The printed beer list during my visit was about 1/3 crossed out in red marker. Although Galaxy IPA was still listed and described, it had kicked a few days earlier and Olde Frosty had taken its place. A lot of the more special beers had kicked and had not been replaced. I definitely got the impression that beers kick pretty frequently and the staff was too busy to keep the list up to date. Perhaps the brewery is too small to keep everything consistently stocked as well. On the other hand, everything seemed very fresh!

Food selections were sandwiches, salads and a soup and one hot selection of the day (jambalaya today). All were fresh, well prepared, and presented on heavy ceramicware, seemingly in concert with the colonial theme.

I drove out of my way to use Selinsgrove as a stopping place for a multiday trip just to visit this pub. I was not dissapointed and would go out of my way to visit again, hoping to find a few more specialties not yet sold out.

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Photo of sawsyon
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

We needed to be near Selinsgrove to get some specialty wood and always check BA for brewpubs nearby (why, oh why don't you have 'show all in the area' mapping function?!?), and found the Selin's Grove. With the outstanding reviews all around we had to try (as if it would take much to convince us).

The brewpub is in the lower level of a historic 18C house that was once home to a PA governor, and has a rustic colonial theme. The bar room is under the main house and is relatively dark, low-ceilinged, and welcoming. There is one corner with a fireplace (not functional, I think), about a dozen tables in this room and a small bar that could seat perhaps 10 people). The back room is brighter with a gas franklin stove, windows that look out to the garden courtyard, and has only 7 tables (only one 2-top and two 6-tops, with the rest being 4-tops). So overall it is quite a small place and if there were 40 people it would feel hopping; I'd be surprised if you could get 100 in there.

Our server, who is also a airline attendant for his regular job, mentioned that the brewhouse is the carriage house out back and that we were there at a particularly plentiful time in terms of taps. They had 12 beers on tap, though apparently sometimes is is more like 6, so we were blessed. The service was quick and friendly. Always interested in eavesdropping, we heard three guys taking a road trip from Boston to Seattle and hitting brewpubs on the way (oh to be young again!), some locals who clearly knew the server, and a number of local businesspeople in for lunch. Most telling though, is that in the small room where we were sitting, of the 6 parties that were there, three of us had growlers ready to be filled as we left.

I'll rate the various beers here under each one we had, but I should just say that the food was really, really good. Not high-end or phroo-phroo, but hearty, flavorful, and just made you feel you had a really good lunch for a reasonable price. The cock-a-leekie soup was wonderfully home-made with big chunks of chicken. Their brewhouse bread was a moist, soft dense and chewy semi-whole wheat. My wife's comment was that the biggest problem was that the butter was too cold and wouldn't spread easily (rough life!).

The lunch menu is mostly sandwiches and wraps. They like their Monterey jack cheese (shows up on a lot of them), and their deli meats were fresh and generous. My pita was wonderfully soft. My wife had the Scotch beef pie, which was ground beef and vegetable in a double crust in a 8" bowl. It was quite nice, though asked for a bit of salt and pepper. My potato salad curiously was mayonnaise and mustard-based, but was tasty enough. They were pushing the homemade desserts but we, umm, well, we drank our dessert (see the review of the Framboise!). We'd happily go back for the food if we were in the area, but the beers--oh the fabulous beers--will definitely draw us back.

I can unhesitatingly recommend the Selin's Grove Brewing Co. for lunch and for their beer. Our server mentioned that they do get packed in the evenings, though mostly an older crowd (the students at the local Susquehanna Uni. apparently don't frequent it, so it is faculty and townies), and I can imagine that it is wonderfully friendly and lively then. We'll be back whenever we can find an excuse to be traveling the Susquehanna north of Harrisburg. Worth the drive, definitely!

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Photo of DWolf
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Simply put, this place is OUTSTANDING. The atmosphere is rustic and comfortable. I'd add the word cozy, as well - as in it's small, so plan on a wait or to stand if you're arriving at a popular time. More importantly, almost everything brewed tastes GREAT. The food is simple, but fresh and fufilling. The only thing I'd change is to require that they have their popular brews on tap, as you would expect they would, especially the IPA. Is this too much to ask? They tendeth to runneth out too frequently, unfortunately. But, I guess that speaks to this place's popularity as well.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

In the basement of a stone house, right off the main strip in small town Selins Grove sits this great little brewery. Exposed stone, brick and wood coupled with the dim lighting, wooden tables and old hearth provides one of the coolest, natural atmospheres in all of my beer travels.

8 or so beers on tap, 2 on cask and one on nitro at most times. The IPA and the seasonal fruit beers are not to be missed. Most others are true to style with nice little twists. 2oz, 4oz, 8oz small pours available for most brews 14oz or 16oz depending on the style for a full pour. Growler fills available on most brews. Prices were great for the beers with only 2-3 special items being more than $5.

Food list made up of mostly sandwiches and other small items. A great cup of vegetarian chili to please even the stingiest carnivore. Fresh deli meats and fresh breads make for great sandwiches, no matter which of the dozen or so you choose from. Service was good.

Atmosphere and brews alone make this well worth a day trip from anywhere in PA.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Just off Market street sits a small tavern like establishment. If you go behind it you will find a place to park you car instead of leaving it on the main road which has a two hour limit. Pass through a small courtyard to a door and you are inside one of the most unique taverns I have the ever been in.

Inside is quite dark with a lot of wood. Staff is incredibly courteous to help you with the selections from the brewer. After trying a few, my only complaint was that I couldn't drink them all.

As I mentioned here the atmosphere is top notch. The place is filled with locals all coming in for their regular pints. One guy is simply known as King Henry, another is a charming lady who is great to talk to, heck she even buses the bar for the staff sometimes!!! The place allegedly has a ghost! And it feels like it too. What more do you want?!

The brewer's beers are real solid to make a long story short. Occasionally there are special seasonals that he makes as well, and plenty of growlers to be sold, although they will limit fills to leave beer for inside consumers and will not growler fill anything on nitro.

The food is pretty basic but with touches off homemade care. The bread on my sandwich had to be homemade as it just crumbled around the bacon. But the biggest surprise food wise is the inexpensive pretzels which are made and baked on the premises.

The pretzel is hands down the best one I ever had anywhere in Pennsylvania. It's dough is soft and warm with bread sweet chewiness. It is to die for. If you come you have to get a pretzel. I could have ate them all day!!!

The other thing that makes the experience so wonderful for me is that coming from the DC area everything priced here is just a bargain. Having quality brew at 3.50 a pint is a big change from 7 to sometimes 12 in the places I frequent.

I loved this place it is everything I look for in a tavern and it has more. Great stories, history, charm, feel, exceptional beer I wish it wasn't a three hour car ride to get there. I would go every day if I could I love this place!

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Photo of prdstmnky
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Made the trip up on 7/31

Atmosphere: Interesting place, seems its simply a house that was converted into a brewpub. Small, cozy, laid back atmosphere. Its very dimly lit, almost too much so (that would be my only complaint).

Quality: Quality is great - the beer was phenomenal and the food I had was delish.

Service: No complaints, always had a beer in front of me, food arrived in a very timely manner. Very well run operation.

Selection: Lots of different beer options, though nothing on cask that day which was slightly disappointing. Food menu was somewhat simple but expected.

Food: Can only speak for what I tried - I had a bowl of ham / green bean / potato soup that was very hearty and quite tasty. Certainly something Id have again and recommend.

Value: Reasonably priced, boarding on inexpensive. I would have spent much more at a random craft beer bar/pub, and the quality wouldn't have been close to this experience.

Great brewpub, plan on making it back in the fall (and Im sure many times in the future)

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Came here on a recent road trip with the girlfriend.

Selin's Grove brewpud is actually a house in a little out-of-the-way village. Very homely and very charming. There's a seating area in the back yard and the main dining area is actually the living room with the bar in the dining room. Very dimly lit all over. Like a great place to hide out and drink amazing beer. There's board games you can play too!

The beer was served in appropriate glassware and at the right temperature. An addition of .5 points for how amazing their offerings really are.

Servide was decent. The place was small and it seemed like it never really gets packed out. Still though, we were able to order in a timely manner, got our food and drinks quickly, and got our checks quickly when we left.

Selection is pretty good. With about 8-9 house beers on tap and 1 on cask. Again, +.5 for how good all the beer was.

The food is surprisingly good. I got the shrimp wrap and was able to taste the roast beef sandwich (served on a pretzel bun) and both were amazing. The shrimp wrap was one of the best that I've had and the pretzel bun does something to the roast beef that's really magical. Plus, they had a selection of beer ice cream and other beer-related deserts. Can't beat that!

About $4.50 for a pint and around $10-$12 for entrees. Very reasonable prices, especially considering the overall quality of the food and drinks.

Selin's Grove is not a big name by any means but its definitely a hidden gem in my eyes. For a lover of small, quiet, quaint brewpubs (see my review of Alpine), this is right up my alley. Their beers are out of this word and the atmosphere and area just add up to a can't miss place.

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Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited here for the second time on 2011-07-23.

It'd been a couple of years since my wife and I stopped here on our way back from hiking the waterfalls at Rickett's Glen. On that day, we sat outside on the small patio-garden and had a delicious vegetarian meal and glasses of the extraordinary Kriek. My wife tried to order a growler to take home but as luck would have it, we got the last two glasses in the last keg. Ah well.

Yesterday, I noticed a Facebook update that Kriek was on-tap. My wife is in India buying silks for her fiber art. Not wanting to miss this fine brew, I drove 90 minutes to the brewery and got there as they opened.

This time, I sat inside at the bar. I ordered a Kriek and 8oz glasses of their newly-created Sour Red and well-rated IPA. You can read my reviews but suffice it to say, the Kriek is the standout.

The woman tending bar recommended the Italian-vegetable-pasta-sausage soup of the day, which was spicy and satisfying. She knew the beers well and offered interesting comments and stories about them and other beers from around the country.

While eating, sipping my beers and jotting down notes, I had a chance to chat with some fellow patrons who were also quite beer-knowledgeable. Our bartender joined in these conversations making it a homey, relazed atmosphere. This is a small place with good-great beers that made me feel welcome on this Sunday.

I ordered a growler of Kriek to go and just as it was topping off, it kicked. The bartender wiped it off, handed it to me and told me that was the last of the last keg. I appreciated the irony. This growler is now sitting well-sealed and unopened in my fridge awaiting my dear wife's return from India.

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Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I have been going to SGB for several years and was confused why I never took the time to write a review, well lets remedy that now.

I remember the first time I visited, I drove past the location at least twice having not noticed it based on the picture listed here. The sign for the brewery really blends in with the rustic building. Parking out back can be a bit of an issue during busy hours and driving a large truck makes for a real pain trying to maneuver into the parking spaces available outback. Before you even walk in, the atmosphere is awesome and much like a beer garden. Depending on the season, hop bines are growing all over the property. A few places to sit outside and inside is rustic with seating made up of chairs and benches. At times the lighting seems a bit dim but it is cozy and inviting.

The quality of beer pouring out of this establishment is fantastic. I am not even a fan of fruit beers but the ones made here are unreal in the way they are fresh and natural tasting. I always find myself going to the brewpub for a pour each time they are released. Their pumpkin ale on nitrogen might be one of my most sought after seasonal brews...ever. There is a usual lineup of roughly 5 beers that can almost always be found on tap and a few rotations based on season offer a pleasant change of pace and variety. Total tap selection comes out to roughly a dozen draft options and 2 hand pumps. However, I have never seen both hand pumps in operation at the same time and of the 12 taps, 1 or 2 of them are usually dried up and one of them is dedicated to a nitro pour.

The food here is a bit of a let down. Don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with anything I have ever had to eat here, it is just slightly frustrating when you are in the mood for something warm to eat. The selection is quite lacking which is understandable I guess considering the small scale they are working with. The menu consists of mainly cold cut wraps, sandwiches, cheeses and a variety of appetizers which are quite tasty and which are what I find myself gravitating towards each time I want something to eat. There is always a daily special which consists of something different and a soup.

The service is typical. It has its good and bad moments. When sitting at the bar, you get the most attention. While sitting in the dining area, you can find yourself sitting with an empty glass longer than you might like. Regardless, the wait staff is attentive and does their best checking up on you and making sure you are happy. This is a must see establishment. If you find yourself in the area and you don't stop to check it out or have a pint, there is something wrong with you.

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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A - Small... Quaint... Simple... Well kept... Inviting... Good background music in the bar area where they rotate through current CDs (Mumford & Sons and Anders Osborne)...

Q - Quality was across the board as this seems to be a very well run establishment... The beer is top notch... The food is more than adequate given their limited footprint... The venue itself is pristine and well kept...

Ser - Service was very good... No complaints... We received ample attention on a busy afternoon... Server was courteous and attentive... Very helpful at checkout with multiple growler fills and t-shirt requests...

Sel - This is a very small little place and while the food menu was somewhat limited, it suited this place very well... We were in on a busy Saturday afternoon and no one seemed to mind... The beer choices were varied and all of up most quality...

F - Food was simple and basic... Some nice appetizer choices and a good selection of cold sandwiches... No real hot food to speak of... I personally recommend the artichoke dip in bread bowl and vegetarian chili... The sandwiches were average...

V - Walked out the door after 3 pints, 3 half pints, 2 meals, 1 appetizer, with two filled growler (one brought with and one purchased) and t-shirt for just under a $100 buck before the tip so I can't complain, especially given the top notch quality...

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3.84/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

On a sleepy Saturday I ventured up to Selin's Grove from Carlisle to check this place out. I was very excited and brought a few growlers with me based on the ratings the brew pubs beers received.

I arrived in town quickly located the place, this town is a great place for a day visit and it's a really nice ride from the Harrisburg area. The bar is in the basement area and I opened up to a quaint pub like atmosphere. I took up a seat at the bar betwena few locals chatting about the beer festival that had sold out in 4 hours the previous day or so. Nice overall bar atmosphere.

The service was friendly and fast and just what you would expect from a smallish PA town. The bartender had a great smile and sense of humor and was having a great time with the locals that were there. Not a beer expert but this is not that kind of place. They make beer but its not really a beer establishment like a 20 tap place would be.

Selection was limited to what they brew I tried a Stout, the IPA and the Scotch Ale. Up first the IPA and I was really excited to try it as I was expecting to fill my growler with this. It was ok not my style of IPA as I like more of a hop presence. I was let down based on my expectations but it was an ok beer. The stout was next and it was a nice representation of a dry nitro stout. I finished up with the Scotch Ale and overall it was my favorite although thi style is normally not a go to for me.

I skipped on food and headed back to Enola/Hamden for lunch and a pint. Overall it is worth the trip but I do feel the beers get a local ratings lift. If you are in the area definitely stop by or take a nice ride north from Harrisburg to give it a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Visited on 3/27/11 and was immediately taken with the atmosphere of the place. Cozy bar area with a small sitting room to the left and a small dining room off the bar. Quaint, several hundred year old basement in a former governer's mansion from what the server told me. The beer I had - a triple, IPA and pale ale were of excellent quality - we did not eat as we had head out. Could have easily stayed and made a day of it. The staff was very attentive and the locals had plenty of stories about the area ...and the staff. Funny stuff. We drove out of Harrisburg on 15N to get to this place and then we did not want to leave it as it seemed a perfect little hangout. I bought one of their distinctive growlers and filled it with IPA before I left. The growler was a bit pricey for glass but I could not leave without it. You can see how they look on their website.

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
96 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.