Old Forge Brewing Company

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Old Forge Brewing CompanyOld Forge Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.71/5
Based on:
45 Beers
583 Ratings
Place Score: 91
Ratings: 48
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

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

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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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Reviews by ffejherb:
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3.7/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Visited on 12/26/08 shortly after their grand opening with brewslut, Deuane and SierraGS.

Since I am originally from Shamokin, I am certainly familiar with Danville and Mill Street (the main drag). This place is a little hard to find at night because the sign is small and dark. We had to drive through town twice before we found it. I guess the brewtank in the window should have been a good indication that we were at the right location!

Anyway, we parked right on Mill Street and headed inside. The lower level is pretty narrow, with a decent bar to the left and stairs leading up to the second level to the right. The decor is pretty light, with lots of blonde wood and a high ceiling. We were led upstairs to our seats, and the decor was similar to downstairs. Our booth was pretty comfy and spacious... certainly enough room for the four of us.

Moving on to the beer, I had a sampler of each of their four beers on tap during our visit - a pale ale, brown ale, wheat beer and ESB. All were above average to good, although the brown was a little lacking, as I find with most brown ales. They do have four additional taps that will be used as they increase production, so I will give them the benefit of the doubt in this department. The had a winter warmer and stout slated for release when we visited (I think both are currently on during the time of my review).

Food was pretty good as well. I had a vegetarian wrap that was fresh and tasty. Nothing out of this world, but certainly tasty. Can't really complain about service, although our server made a few minor mistakes, such as bringing a 10oz. instead of a full pint. Nothing to really shake a stick at, though. Everyone was very friendly during our visit.

With that said, I definitely think this place has a lot of potential. The location is great, and Danville is the kind of town I always thought would be perfect for a brewpub. Their beers were pretty solid for their first try, so I will definitely keep this place on my radar, especially since it is so close to my hometown. I see frequent visits in the future!

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Photo of tkazar
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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.

Photo of Sludgeman
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Photo of JennyRuth81
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Photo of chetw
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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Old Forge Brewing Company in Danville, PA
91 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.