Berwick Brewing Company
Active Beers: 37
Beer Ratings: 180
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 7 / Bottles:
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 27 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ffejherb:
4.3/5 rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $
Visited One Guy on a Saturday afternoon in August. I'd been wanting to visit for quite a while, but could never find an opportunity to be near Berwick, short of just driving there. So, we visited during lunch before a gig in Milton, which isn't too far from the town of Berwick.
This place is a little hard to find if you have never been there before. I had to go into a local pizza place to ask for directions. Off the main street, you basically have to go between a car lot and someone's house to get to One Guy. It looks like the brewpub is in an old factory of some sort.
Now, I had heard some people talking about how small this place was, so I was anticipating basically a guy's garage with some tables and brew tanks. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find a nice little clean establishment with a small bar, some tables, a bathroom and some cool local brewania decorating the walls. It did have the atmosphere of drinking in a friend's basement bar, which I personally enjoy.
The selection consisted of four of Guy's brews: a hefe, a pils, a lager and his Season's Wheatings seasonal. I opted for the pils, then the lager, while my wife tried the hefe and the seasonal. Both of my selections were classic and true to style, with excellent body clarity and flavor (see my reviews for more details). As for food, we just decided to BYOF, which made for a nice light lunch paired with some great brews.
Guy is a really nice... well, guy... who enjoys talking about beer and bluegrass, and he will often have some knee-slappin', foot-stompin' tunes playing on the stereo. He also takes great pride in his beers, and the fact that he is the lone employee of his operation makes it that much cooler. This place is definitely worth the drive, not only if you live around the area, but also if you are looking to just kick back and enjoy some classic brews with good people.
10-03-2008 13:54:04 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $
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.
06-17-2014 23:11:46 | More by psulovesbeer
4.04/5 rDev -3.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Drove right past this place without seeing the sign. I think my gps was telling me it was to the right when it was to the right and slightly behind me.
It's too bad that I stopped here less than an hour before they were closing up for the night. Or, maybe that's a good thing. They make a ton of different beers here. A ton. The chalkboard list just goes on and on and on. I'm trying to think if I've ever seen as many choices available at a brewpub at one time. (Two days after this visit, I see even more than this at Pizza Boy.) What I had was pretty good. Though I was deep in conversation with two interesting ladies, so was paying less attention to the beer at that point. I brought home some bottles to try though. Service was attentive but a bit detached. I wonder if they were worn out from a long shift.
I would definitely come back here. With so many different beers to try, it seems almost necessary.
06-15-2013 13:22:50 | More by RblWthACoz
4.2/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
08-12-2012 00:58:00 | More by Rifugium
Berwick Brewing Company in Berwick, PA
93 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.