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Barley Creek Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Barley Creek Brewing CompanyBarley Creek Brewing Company
Based on:
27 Beers
239 Hads
Place Score: 79
Reviews: 58
Visits: 85
Avg: 3.4
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Sullivan Trail & Camelback Road
Tannersville, Pennsylvania, 18372
United States
phone: (570) 629-9399

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Reviews: 58 | Visits: 85
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2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

The last of the 3 brewpubs we hit whilst out in the Poconos. We stopped in for a beer and a bite on the way back on a Sunday early afternoon and seated ourselves at the bar. The place is done up like a big open ski chalet with giant wood beams that I believe were removed from old barns in Pennsylvania. The bar is a center island at one end of the room. One side of the bar is straight, the other side is half an octo, the whole deal seats about 2 dozen. Things looked good up front. I started with the porter which was absolutely wonderful. Full bodied and tasty as all hell. But I wanted the Black Widow as my second beer and it wasn't on so I wound up getting the Stout which was just god awful. It tasted Shittily nitroed and just all wrong. This was a surprise to me coming off that wonderful porter. And to make matters worse, the dopey bargirl took my near empty porter glass and used it to pour the stout. No new glass for a different beer, no washout, eeesh. I had the chicken fingers which were standard pub fare and the soup which was below par.
They had a cask beer on but she couldn't tell me anything about it. Gots to edu-ma-cate the kids if you're gonna let 'em tend bar.
I would have liked to have done a full sampling of their beers but the stout turned me off to the place in a big way. I'll hit it again some time and give it another try. Until then...

It's now then (3 years later). Figured we'd drop in on the way back from State College for a bite and a beer. The outdoor deck is now open, I don't think that was here when last I was. I took in the sampler, which comes with 6 beers (Creek Light, Cream Ale, Rescue IPA, Antler Brown Ale, Angler Black Lager, Navigator Golden Ale). The Rescue IPA was Centennial & dry hopped Cascade; the Antler Brown Ale was a good English style Brown, nice malt; the Angler Black Lager was not so black Lagerish; the Navigator Golden Ale light & sweet. Amongst the taps that were off... Summit Strong Ale, the Renovator Stout, the Old '99 Barleywine and of course the handpump was empty. 3rd time I've been here and nothing for me on cask. 20 tap handles, 1/3 of them are empty. They've also got Widmer Hefe on and there are younguns drinkin' crappy macros.
I had the McShea chicken sandwich. I don't mind paying $9 for a sandwich but don't whack me for another $2 for fries. Bad form!!
The servers, waitstaff & kitchen help were all crowded around the bar, being loud. I was going to ask them to please shut the phuck up, but I hadn't gotten my sandwich yet. Said Phil, "The music is really bad for the most part". Also, we spotted Phils Golf Game hiding in the corner. Guess who went to rekindle his love there? You are correct. Phil was sent downstairs to the game room for change as the bartender told him, "I don't have a lot of quarters". Some of the beers are pretty good here, but the service is always not.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Stopped in for a burger and a brew on a summer afternoon....this place is easy to find and just a few mins from the highway

Nice room and atmosphere, comfortable bar and friendly enough service.

I was not overly impressive by the pale ale, for what that is worth....food seemed on the standard side, again nothing really special or overly interesting. Decent place to enjoy a pint and I imagine they do a nice bit of business during ski season

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Photo of jeffstinson
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2 | service: 2.5 | selection: 2.75

I'll say one thing, awesome vibe. Besides that, the beer is sour. I'm not sure if taps aren't cleaned or if it's the yeast they use but only one beer really stood out. That was their Belgian wheat. The rest, drain pours.

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Photo of nelsonracite
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of slasich
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of kevrob802
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Stopped in after a day at camelback. Overall not a bad place, food was pretty good and beer was decent. I tried a few of their beers but the only one that really stood out to me was the imperial stout. Anyway, great place to stop by after a day of skiing/ riding.

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Photo of sirsteve42
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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1/5  rDev -70.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.51/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of aqualung23
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Overall above average microbrewery/brew pub. Food was pretty good pub faire, and the brews were above average but nothing really outstanding. There were not as many beers on tap as I would have expected for a place of this size, probably only 5 or 6 made there and your typical domestics. However, if I was shopping at the outlets I would definitely go here for food and drinks.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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Barley Creek Brewing Company in Tannersville, PA
79 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.