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Berwick Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Berwick Brewing CompanyBerwick Brewing Company
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Active Beers: 42
Beer Ratings: 205
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 7
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

328 W. Front St
Berwick, Pennsylvania, 18603
United States
phone: (570) 752-4313

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Cask offerings are limited to occasional gravity-fed firkin offerings.

(Place added by: SierraGS on 02-26-2008)
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Photo of tomcowell
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

great place. great view of the Susquehanna river from their really nice beer garden.

tomcowell, Sep 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Tkissell, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of bigdipip
5/5  rDev +19.6%

bigdipip, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of psulovesbeer
3.93/5  rDev -6%

Great place for casual beer and pizza. Large selection of styles always on tap and every beer is worth trying until you find a few favorites. Lots of different areas for any type of evening from relaxed outdoors, indoor with the kids, or in the bar with a band. Service can be tough since there is no table service; however the bartenders are great and take care of you quickly.

psulovesbeer, Jun 18, 2014
Photo of aqualung23
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

aqualung23, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

stakem, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

TimoP, Jan 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

crowsnest, Oct 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

de1m0nte, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%

Drove right past this place without seeing the sign. I think my gps was telling me it was to the right when it was to the right and slightly behind me.

It's too bad that I stopped here less than an hour before they were closing up for the night. Or, maybe that's a good thing. They make a ton of different beers here. A ton. The chalkboard list just goes on and on and on. I'm trying to think if I've ever seen as many choices available at a brewpub at one time. (Two days after this visit, I see even more than this at Pizza Boy.) What I had was pretty good. Though I was deep in conversation with two interesting ladies, so was paying less attention to the beer at that point. I brought home some bottles to try though. Service was attentive but a bit detached. I wonder if they were worn out from a long shift.

I would definitely come back here. With so many different beers to try, it seems almost necessary.

RblWthACoz, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%

The wife and I were going to Weatherly, PA, and I figured I'd look for something new in the area. There was nothing on the way that really struck my interest or that I had'nt had before, and though this place was about 30 minutes off course, it's high beer ratings drew my interest.

It's a bit hard to find in a small town with lots of wacky one-way streets, and it didn't help that my GPS was sending me to the wrong address. But eventually I found it just off Front St. Innocent interior, basic arrangement, bright and open, with rustic murals painted on some walls and a collage of album covers on others. A small-medium bar seats maybe 15 people. The bartender was a nice girl and took care of us, though I didn't talk to her enough to know if she was really in tune with the beer scene. But whatever, service was just fine, especially since we were the only ones at the bar when they opened.

Normally I don't give a brewpub such a high rating for selection, but with a whopping SEVENTEEN tap lines flowing with house brews, how can you go wrong? A wide array of choices from a cream ale, two kellerbiers, amber, IPA, porter, 3 stouts including a nitro line, wheat beers, saisons, golden ales...really a diverse spectrum here. And as the ratings here would lead you to believe, many of the beers were very good. Even the pils and the strawberry blonde appealed to me, and those are among my least favored styles.

As far as food goes, 13" pizzas are basically all that's on the menu, with pretzels as an option for smaller snacking. The pizza was a great size to split between two people, and quite tasty without being too greasy or bready.

As far as price goes: a pizza, a sampler flight of 6 beers, 3 half pours, and a piece of glassware from the merch stand came to just under $30. Not bad at all.

I highly doubt I'd find myself in the Berwick area again, but I would definitely love to go back to this place.

Rifugium, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of grees20
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Finally had an opportunity to check out Berwick Brewing Company. My girlfriend and I drove down Saturday night and we both came away very impressed and look forward to going again.

Beer: Had about 8 or 9 beers to choose from. Nice variety. They do samplers but we opted to each try two beers. My girlfriend had the Wheat (bartender offered to add apple cider which was nice touch) and the Hondo which is a full-bodied lager. I had the Pilsner (very good) and the Atomic Punk IPA (wonder if it's named after the Van Halen song?)

Atmosphere: It's not fancy. It's an old bread warehouse. Has a unique feel to it with lots of stuff on the walls, including album covers and lots of German beer bottles.

Price: 4 beers and a pint glass cost $20 so it's very reasonable.

Food: Didn't try the food, but it looked good.

Service: Bartender was very friendly, helpful and knew about the beers she was serving.

grees20, Jul 24, 2011
Photo of VegasBill
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%

This micro is located in an old factory of some sort, so of course I took an instant liking to it.Connected to the bar is an outdoor area they are calling a Bier Garten. I think the idea for this came from a place just up the road called Bandit's Roadhouse that has a outdoor patio out back. It is only open on summer weekends put is is packed all of the time.
As for beer I knew the beer was good but I had no idea how good it really was.I tried the Berwick Lager the Atomic Punk IPA and the Zwickel Pilsner, all were excellent. I was not planning on having that much so I ordered a pizza and again it was very good.

VegasBill, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of PhilfromPA
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

Stopped by mid afternoon, wasn't very busy and was able to get a seat at the bar. Plenty of selections available, somewhere around 7, including a wheat, lager, porter, ipa, a raspberry porter, and others.

I tried the Bill's Porter & Atomic Punk IPA, both were very good, and very reasonably priced given the quality. I also got a growler of the front street wheat for a friend. The service was very good, my glass was never empty for long and everyone was very polite.

Lots of beer nostalgia on the walls, and some information about local breweries as well, which was nice to see. I will definitely stop by again!

PhilfromPA, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of orangesol
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%

Stopped in here with Deuane and petesuphi earlier this week.

Quite the interesting place this is. This was my first trip to berwick, let alone the brewery. The atmosphere was very laid back. Plenty of seating around the bar and even more in the back room thanks to all the german style picnic tables. Bar is a bit small but it suits their needs just fine. Walls are coated in old beer memorabilia which adds to the theme of a beer garden very well. The giant sliding door behind the bar gives you a glimpse into the real workings of the brewery. The service was great. They were all very friendly and answered any questions we had. Even got to meet the one and only "guy" while we were there which was awesome. We never had to wait for our beers but we were the only people there for some time.

The beer selection was awesome. They had plenty of different styles on when we were there. I wanted to try the IPA but I ended up opting for a bourbon barrel aged imp. stout and a soul fire. Both were excellent and tasted great. I am still amazed that such quality beers can come from such an unassuming brewery. All the more reason to drink local in my book.

Food was really, really, good. We tried three of the pizza's, the margherita, the steve-o inferno, and the curd & jager. If I had to choose one I would say I liked the curd & jager the best but they were all so good you really can't go wrong. Prices were very good. All the pizza's were under ten bucks and the beers were very reasonable priced as well. Overall, this is a truly hidden jem that I will definitely return to in the future.

orangesol, Nov 18, 2010
Photo of petesuphi
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%

a- exactly what i expected to see in ber'k. nice place lots of personality.
q- the beers are really good. i was impressed with the fact that they are all so good. i had the bourbon barrel imperial stout,soulfire,atomic punk ipa, and the porter. all great.
s- a-ok
s- great selection, they hit many different styles and all are delicious so you really dont need an extra 20 to woo you.
f=we had the "steve-o inferno" pizza with kielbasa added to it, the "margherita" and the "curd & Some kind of sausage(cant remember). the pizzas were great-crispy crust, just enough toppings and great textures the ingredients really worked well together.
v- the beers and pizzas were priced below what i expected.

petesuphi, Nov 17, 2010
Photo of koopa
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%

Stopped here today with grassblue on the way home from Selins Grove and really enjoyed myself. The bar itself seats roughly 15 people, there are about 4 tables in the front corner, and a big german style picnic table in the back room! Lots of old beer memorabilia everywhere. If you look behind the bar you see the walkway to the brewery portion of the building.

The quality of the brews we drank here ranged from good to very good. The service was friendly and attentive (thanks Steve!) and the selection was small but solid. Food was very good and very inexpensive! I had a $5 cheese steak with onions, peppers, and mushrooms! I also split a delicious Wisconsin Cheese Curds and Jager Sausage pizza that didn't disappoint for $9. The music was lots of jam band and blue grass stuff which was fine by me. The venue features live bands on weekends and just had a great vibe going for it!
As indicated above, prices were great! Growler fills ranged from $7-$12 (+ $4.25 + tax for the glass). I tried all of the beers...Lager, Hefeweizen, porter, punk ipa, octoberfest, etc.

A nice new stop for me that I'll be back to indeed!

koopa, Oct 09, 2010
Photo of SamuelJackson45
4.43/5  rDev +6%

A- This is set at a old Bakery. Wood work and brick. Very Rustic. Love it enough said.

Q-Very good so far enough things going on between the bar and the other room with live bands and a cool beer garden.

S-No problem here very nice people on staff so far.

S-Very good keeping at least 5 to 6 beers on tap all the time. Got your wheat , Lager, IPA, Porter , Stout on tap.

F-Crazy pizza dishes yummy Wisconsin cheese curds and sausage.

V- Yes very affordable worth a trip when you are in PA to check this place out.

SamuelJackson45, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of cooch69
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Berwick Brewing Company is a very rustic brick building. I went on the first night of their concert tent party. They had live music out back for most of the night. It was pretty entertaining outside. The indide was pretty bare as far as decorations go. I'm not sure if they were trying to fix the inside when I was there but it seemed like they were moving many things around. There was three bars inside that I counted, and they had kegs outside as well. Only the main bar however was open that night probably due to the outside jam. The beer at this joint is very good. Everything I sampled that night(Porter, Keller Beer, Amber Ale, IPA and Wheat Beer) were genuine quality beers, comparable with many other fine brew pubs. The growlers and their fill ups were pretty cheap as well. The only thing that cost a bit steep was the Bratworsts. They were 5 bucks a piece. Overall a good bar especially if you have a big group with you.

cooch69, Aug 27, 2010
Photo of Beerquester
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%

Wow! Guy has certainly turned this place around in just a few short years! What started as One Guy is now many guys, so it necessitated a name change to Berwick Brewing Company.

Guy has been very good at keeping his flagship beers on tap-- the Atomic Punk IPA, the Berwick Lager, and my favorite--the Hondo Keller Lager. The wheat beer is good too and sometimes he adds flavor to it upon request.

What makes the trip worthwhile in itself is the pizza. I remember when there were only two or three available. They were very tasty. However, now he has at least six, including a soupie pizza (coal region people will know what this is) or a favorite of my friends which is the Margharita pizza. Now they taste even better to me, if you can imagine that.

Don't miss guys special seasonal beers such as his peach beer that you need to watch for on the mybeerbuzz site like a hawk in order to not miss out. He's also had great success with bourbon barrel aged beers.

Well worth the stop on the Susquehanna River Beer Trail.

Beerquester, May 21, 2010
Photo of number1bum
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%

I've been here twice now, once after they first opened and again last week. They've expanded since I was first there and there is a ton more room now. It's an odd feel, though, with a decent sized bar and picnic table style seating that just keeps going. It sort of feels like expansion upon expansion, though, rather than a continous flow. That's ok though because the beer is good. Selection is a little small-ish; 5 taps when I was last there and I don't think it grows much larger than that. The Pale Ale I didn't find particularly good but everything else was very solid or better. Chocolate Raspberry Imperial Porter was on and that was a treat. The Bill's Porter and Atomic Punk IPA are very good. The other tap was the Hefe and although I don't much care for Hefe's I thought it was a nice version.

I haven't tried the food so can't comment on that. Prices are also extremely reasonable, so you can easily have a few pints and take a few growlers home and not spend a fortune. A nice little brewpub that's worth a stop when travleing through.

number1bum, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of woodychandler
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%

Set back from the road, it was good to have Mapquest directions. We met up with Stingo during Guy Hagner's second soft opening. A short wooden wheelchair ramp led up to the glass doorway. Sparten would be the way to describe the place with a few tables and chairs just inside the door and a blonde wood bar on a right oblique. His food consisted of boiled hot dogs but I am told that things have significantly improved since.

Beers: Four (4) - Pils-5.3; Dark Lager-5.6; Peach Wheat-5.3; Cinnamon Boldly-8.3 (seasonal).

woodychandler, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of genephares
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%

Guy has been brewing for 20 some years. His place is all about beer and conversation. He is humble and entertainingly fun and enjoyable. He will expand and start a menu in the future. He has four on tap using a 2 barrel system and rotates thru 8 or so recipes. I very much enjoy his pilsner. He has a good pale ale and a very good lager. I am not a stout drinker. I would rate it very good, but it may be great to a stout drinker. He serves his own pizza Thurs. thru Sat. with HOMEMADE SAUCE(it is great!) and has free pretzels. The atmosphere is plain jane and very clean. He's enjoying himself and is happy with where he is at as far as growth/expansion. If you are from out of town, it is worth a 30 minute or more drive if you need to kill an hour and are thirsty. I live 20 minutes away and seem to be thirsty most weekends. Sometimes I stop on Sunday for a couple. People from Bloomsburg and surrounding area, if you haven't stopped in you are missing out. I always find someone to enjoy a beer with at the bar. Finally a brewpub close to home!

Guy has expanded hours. Open 3PM til 11PM Tues. Wed. Thur. Fri. Fridays. Open 1PM til 11PM Sat. 1PM til 7PM Sun. . Now called Berwick Brewing. They now have an event area for bands and other events. Guy and Tom have completed the pavilion over the Bier Garten. It opens on May 22. They still only serve pizza but have expanded the choices which are great, with Jager and Wisconsin Curd Cheese being tied with the plain cheese as my favorites. Generally there are now 5 taps serving. I believe this summer will be the best yet as they continue to expand and grow. Also Guy is "peddling" some of his beers to the Philly and the northern Susquehanna valley.

genephares, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of AtlasBrew
2.55/5  rDev -39%

After a relatively disheartening evening at Old Forge, we decided to try to redeem the night by driving to Berwick, about 20 miles away. We had no idea what we were in for, as neither of us have ever been to Berwick, let alone a brewery in Berwick. We found it tucked away at the end of town, in what looks like a large garage or warehouse, I liked the potential of the place immediately. But the atmosphere was different. A younger, pierced, and tattooed crowd was gathered outside smoking cigarettes. We almost needed a plow to get to the front door and a gas mask. In fact, none of the youngsters gave us enough of a path to avoid me bumping into some of them.

No one here is overdressed that's for sure(and that's OK), and there's Guns 'n Roses blasting, and i mean BLASTING from the speakers. There are no booths. It's literally church picnic style tables and benches(Beer Garden style). The bathroom is a shared bathroom and my wife had to wipe the seat before using it. The bar is quite dirty with used glasses littering up one end mixed in with salt and pepper shakers and garlic powder.

There are, however, a bunch of brewing memerobilia on the walls which gives you something interesting to look at.

Anyway, on to the real reason we came here: The beer.

Lager: OK, so they don't have fancy names here. This one is just lager. It would be asking a lot to get some specs on this for ya, so here it goes without them:

Color: semi-cloudy pale straw to gold.

Aroma: Fruity and a bit grainy. Nice pleasant aroma...a bit sweet.

Flavor: A bit grainy and grassy with an overall general sweetness and a little bit of a spicy hop flavor. Finishes fairly smooth with just a hint of bitterness. Nice full body.

Overall: since it leans to more of a sweeter lager, it reminds me a lot of Straub. It's very drinkable if you like sweeter lagers. When i say sweet, i don't mean candy-sweet, I mean just a general residual sweetness from the maltiness. It's a bit tart as well, but it could be the Guns 'n Roses making my taste buds sour...however I like this one so I give it a 4 out of 5.

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Wheat: again, no creative names. It is what it is.
$3.50 for a pint glass which was not even rinsed by the bartender after my Lager

Color: cloudy gold color again with a thin wispy head.

Aroma: Spicy clove aroma with a little banana.

Flavor: Some clove and banana with an underlying spiciness. Hints of pear and bubblegum. Medium-bodied from the carbonation.

Overall: It's good. There isn't much hop flavor in it but it has a nice complexity to it. Probably a crowd pleaser, I give it a shrug of the shoulders and give it a 3.5 out of 5. I think the blaring metal music is making my tastebuds misfire and I feel like I'm taking it out on the beer.

On that note, Paradise City is starting and I'm getting really agitated. Perhaps just in time I've run out of funds and I have to leave. It may just be my general disgust of the evening, but I've already seen two people playing air guitar to Guns 'n Roses, and I'm not enjoying this place at all. And I think Jesus and Greg Brady are bartending here. There is two youngsters play wrestling with each other in the back, I guess they were trying to impress their dates. A kid with multiple tattoos and piercings keeps staring at me and I'm tired of hearing Appetite for Destruction

My major complaint; the bartender did not rinse my glass, but just poured the wheat beer right in over the lager residue. And I didn't get a hi or a what-would-you-like...I just got a stare, which is how I knew it was my turn to order. No tip for you Greg Brady! I saw a guy drinking a porter out of a wine glass...holy sh1t! That's against the rules of proper beer drinking isn't it? Apparently they don't know how to serve beer here any better than they know how to be polite.

My Plus: The Wi-Fi works!

Well, my glass is empty and I'm out of here! And not a minute too soon, If I hear one more Guns n' Roses song I'm just gonna snap.

AtlasBrew, Nov 23, 2009
Photo of CoalCracker730
4.85/5  rDev +16%

One Guy (Soon to be Berwick Brewing Co.?) Brewing Company is small, however it is growing, and a wonderful place to visit.

Being about 25 minutes away from Berwick I really don't mind one bit for what you get, especially now that he has the pizza & the biergarden.

The atmostphere is homey, tons of old school beer signs & memorabilia, some Berwick related things, very nice.

Every time I have visited Guy himself has been there, to tending the bar, working the register, you name it I've seen him there doing it pretty much. He's truly a character to talk to also, good stories, good beers, probably a good thing this isn't in my hometown or I'd never leave.

The mainstays that I've always seen on tap are Berwick Lager, the Wheat, and my favorite the Atomic Punk IPA. I haven't had anything there I didn't like.

All in all with everything he's doing & growing it's really good to see!!! Definitely worth a visit if you are in or around the Berwick area!!!

CoalCracker730, Oct 26, 2009
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Berwick Brewing Company in Berwick, PA
93 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.