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Old Forge Brewing Company

Old Forge Brewing CompanyOld Forge Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 545
Beer Avg: 3.72

Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
89
very good

35 Ratings
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.33%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

298 Mill St
Danville, Pennsylvania, 17821
United States
phone: (570) 275-8151

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11a-10p, Friday-Saturday 11a-11p, Sunday 12p-9p.

(Place added by: akorsak on 12-08-2008)
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tkazar

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$

Old Forge Brewery is currently my favorite brewery i visit. The staff are great, friendly and attentive. The food is great and they always have a special and/or different selection. They do seasonal events such as "Bacon week" and "American craft brew week". The beer that they have on tap is always rotating so their is always a different option. I am part of the Pub club which essentially means whenever they tap a new beer (which is quite often) you get one on the house. I have only had a few issues with service as in my order being forgotten about or something of the like but it was correct quickly and i was compensated.

09-19-2013 14:04:13 | More by tkazar
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$

Visited on a friday night, quite busy.

I just spent the weekend in central PA with a focus on Knobels. I visited a number of brew pubs. This is the best one in the area, including Selin's Grove Brewing. The restaurant is food focused but I could see how the bar is all about the beer.

Vibe - Kid friendly, but also appealing to a bar fly or a couple without children. I like this place very much.

Quality - Fresh, proper temp, proper glasses. The beers on tap that I had were good. Any BA would be happy with the beer.

Service - Good, with the crowd it was a little slow but generally good. Server was knowledgble about the beer and the menu.

Selection - Somewhat disappointed in the selection available on the day of my visit - it was summer but still only one dark or heavy or strong beer on tap. IMO the beer is good, I rated low because of the limited selection. It would also be nice if they had a guest tap or two.

Food - Excellent - Had the bleu cheese burger. Others in the group had the beef sandwich and salad with chicken. The beer cheese is very good. The pretzel bread for sandwiches is unique and great.

Value - Probably the most expensive place in Danville, but a great value for those of us from the big city.

07-14-2013 22:59:58 | More by Sludgeman
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$

The bar area for this spot is very "cozy", shall we say. And when I say cozy, I mean, it's frickin' tiny. Maybe 8 seats at the bar, with the brewing equipment to the side of the bar and takin up a lot of space. The upstairs has a ton of room though with an outside seating area also available. I tried one beer, the saison, and it was okay. I probably should have gone with something else, but it was the bartenders suggestion. A nice little spot that has a great theme and is quite clean and seems attended to.

P.S. Propers to the guy on the motorized chair/scooter who asked me if I wanted to race him.

06-14-2013 16:36:55 | More by RblWthACoz
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

As far as word of mouth goes, I've gotten mixed reviews of this place, but despite my sleep-deprived state when I first visited, I had an enjoyable experience. There are two floors, but I only saw the bottom floor. There's a small bar, and quite a few tables for the smaller floor space of the place, so it's pretty intimate...I'd imagine it'd be a little tight during busy hours. Vibe is plain and simple, no real "theme" going on, but it was nice and homey.

The quality of the beer here is good--nothing spectacular, but all generally good and easily drinkable. They have a good selection and variety of styles, with enough to keep the casual beer drinker happy, and enough to maintain a basic but good quality session for the geeks.

The service was a little bit shaky, but really nothing to complain about; my bartender was a bit young and green, but she held her own.

Food was very good, with basic pub grub and sandwiches, with a few unique options. I believe I had the Bleu Jerk burger, which was mighty tasty. Prices were friendly.

Overall a nice spot, and I'm glad I was able to visit. Would I go back again? Sure.

05-10-2013 23:55:48 | More by Rifugium
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JennyRuth81

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75 | $$

Old Forge started out as a small little place in this small but bustling town (home to one of the largest medical centers in the state) and its grown and expanded to accomodate its popularity. The brews are solid. A great selection with ongoing tap variety; there's something here for everyone. You'll want to go home with a growler or two or three...or you can pick up their canned selection at a local distributor.

The food is spot on. A nice mix of healthy/local with traditional bar grub. I recommend the blue jerk burger - jamaician jerk seasoning mixed in with local beef then dressed in blue cheese. The only thing as interesting as the menu is the decor! The forge theme is played out in some fun ways with custom scultupe that fits into the flow of the restuarant.

05-01-2013 02:46:24 | More by JennyRuth81
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Nice place in a quite little town. I sample several stouts: double chocolate, rye, chili all were good with the rye standing out. I enjoyed the IPL lager and the wheat IPA. Would have licked to try the regular IPA but that had just run out.

The food was good and I would stop again if I was in that area.

02-23-2013 13:42:40 | More by chetw
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mattrepko

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$

Stopped here early in the afternoon on a Saturday beer road trip with a friend. We were able to get a seat at the bar on the lower level and spent the next couple of hours drinking beers, having some food and talking to the locals. Everyone was really friendly and gave us some tips on other beer places to check out in the area since we weren't familiar with the area.

The bar itself is small but has a nice feel. If you aren't specifically looking for it, I think you could walk right past the place as you walk down the street in Danville. Once inside it was cool to see all the Mug club mugs hanging on the wall. Service from the bartender was good and she was more than willing to recommend beers and food.

I'm a pale ale and IPA guy so the T-Rail Pale ale and Underbite IPA were right in my wheelhouse. They can their beers at Old Forge and we were able to get a very reasonably priced case of 16 ounce cans for $36 at the distributor behind the brewery. Great value there.

The food we had was good. Seemed like typical pub food but I really liked the chili. I pride myself on my chili recipe and I swear their chef must have stolen my recipe because they were so similar.

We plan to make the trip back here and I'm going to need to buy more cases of beer the next time because I have a number of friends that want their own after trying the T-Rail. Well done Old Forge

12-14-2012 00:40:30 | More by mattrepko
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$

It was a family day trip to Knoebels grove and I was desperate for some "adult time." Old Forge is like ~12 minutes away so I had to stop by for a bite and a couple of brews. 8 house beers on tap and 1 gravity fed firkin. We were seated towards the back, along side the bar. A fan and lights were overhead that created a strobe-light effect which was mildly annoying.

The quality of the beer is decent. During my visit, there was a nice spread of selections that anyone could pick something to enjoy. From memory there was an Alt, Blonde, Pale Ale, IPA, Dunkelweizen, Bourbon Barrel Stout (on nitro) and a black ipa. The food we had was interesting. The skewers of grilled veggies my wife got were not good at all. The tomatoes looked like tomatoes but tasted horrible and the onions/peppers were luke-warm at best upon delivery. My soup was fantastic but the pulled pork we had was troubling. It looked and tasted like cafeteria-style, pre-portioned and reheated from last week. Think spam but with just slightly better texture. This "house smoked" pulled pork was glorified mystery meat. My wife and I went back and forth on whether it was actually beef or pork, we honestly couldnt tell.

While the service was attentive, it was also frustrating. Seeing the firkin sitting on the bar made me inquisitive. I asked what the cask beer was and was told it wasn't cask, it was a firkin. I then received a lecture about how hops were put directly into it and it would be served warm. I honestly dont know if she ever actually told me what was in the god damn firkin. I think the look on my face said enough. She brought me a taste of it anyway and when I asked what it was, I had to ask her to repeat herself twice as i still couldnt understand her. I guess I made her nervous because she spoke very fast and was quick to run away.

I have mixed feelings about this place. On one hand, maybe it was just a bad day. On the other, it was a Saturday afternoon and by no means busy. I would possibly stop by to have a beer if i was in the area again but I would not bother with the food. If I want reheated fast food, there are cheaper options available.

08-06-2012 16:34:54 | More by stakem
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$

I stopped in with some co-workers while in town on business.

The atmosphere downstairs is very comfortable and the crowd is very friendly. It was mostly locals and they were very outgoing and open to conversation. The bar is on the small side but that certainly gives it a more intimate feel; especially as it fills up. The exposed brick walls and handmade mugs from the mug club add to the simple but authentic feel. We didn't make it up to the second floor.

They had several beers on tap. We tried the American IPA, Black IPA, Belgian Pale and ESB. They were all good. The bartender was very helpful and outgoing.

I enjoyed the visit and would certainly return next time I'm in the area.

04-25-2012 10:38:07 | More by GJ40
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $

Stopped in as part of the neverending PA brewery tour and unemployment chaos. Went in on a Thursday in the early afternoon and got a table near the back. Five beers on tap, and apparently two had just kicked the night before. Darn. I got the sampler (which was a bargain at 6.25 for five 4oz samples), which featured the pale ale, ESB, stout, blonde, and a single malt fuggles pale ale. I think the ESB was the standout of the bunch while the blonde was the worse, really lemony and a tad boozy. The fuggles was an interesting beer that I had never seen in any of my single hop quests in the past, and wasn't bad at all. The food, I got a "colossal" club wrap, which resulted in me getting a wrap the size of my arm loaded with ham, turkey and bacon, along with a side of tortilla chips with homemade hot cheese. It was delicious. My buddy got a huge ham & cheese sandwich loaded with bacon, and he could only eat half of it. Service was great, as our guy (who I think was also the main bartender) kept coming back to us and was very friendly. My five samples and huge wrap cost me 15 bucks after tax. Really good deal. Nice place, I'd come back after checking out what's on tap and seeing if there's new stuff for me to try.

02-03-2012 00:43:26 | More by bigfnjoe
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Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville, PA
89 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.