Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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Selin's Grove Brewing CompanySelin's Grove Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

119 N Market St
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 17870
United States

(570) 374-7308 | map
www.selinsgrovebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
53
Reviews:
734
Ratings:
1,431
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
114
Ratings:
168
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 114 | Ratings: 168
Reviews by PopeDX:
Photo of PopeDX
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

The main focus of the mega 2 day central PA brewery tour, and the second stop. What a quaint little town in the middle of nowhere. We parked out front and walked around the side of the building then in the basement entrance in the back. The coziest place ever waited inside. A couple of tables and a fireplace to the left, a table to the immediate right and an 8 seat bar straight ahead. A smaller room back and to the right has a few tables and the bathrooms, along with board games and things for the kiddies to play with.

We slip up to the bar and get the sampler. 10 beers...none of the Kriek that the illustrious Mr. Bryson brought to my quiz night at the Grey Lodge that made this the place we just had to go to at some point (we were later told it's a summer seasonal), and none of that Tripel I've heard so much about (just bad timing). In fact, the biggest beer they had was a 7%er. Most were around 5%, and all were so crisp and bright and clear. All stellar examples of their styles. The cream ale may have been my favorite, which sounds so weird to say...but it was just fantastic. A slightly sweet roundness compliments the corn flavor (which actually works fantastic here), never thought a cream ale could be like this...but it fit the style perfectly. They also had an organic pale ale, a fresh hop ale (made from their homegrown hops, also on cask), an IPA, all 3 of which were just so juicy. Rounding out the list were a hefe, a porter, a stout, a pumpkin beer (second only to Defiant's), a coffee-infused version of their stout...uh...and the rest! Again, all tops in their styles...I've never been to a brewpub where every single beer excited me until here.

The service was very good even though they were swamped (picked the wrong weekend to go...parents weekend at nearby Susquehanna U.). We snacked on the hummus, which was good but nothing special, and the artichoke and spinach dip, which was great. I'm not that into artichoke or spinach dips, but this one was all cheese, real quality. It was served in a bread bowl, with the cut-out bread cut into cubes for our dipping enjoyment.

And the prices! $2.75 for a pint! We had a sampler, 5 half-pints, the aforementioned food and filled 3 growlers and spent $100, including tax and tip. That'd be a fantastic price if the beer were crap, this is far from it...

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sbeaver_44
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of johnnnniee
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Stopped in here last week while on vacation with the family. Old stone building entrance in the back. About 4 tables outside where we sat and maybe twice as many inside with a small bar along the back wall. This place is tiny. Somewhere around 15 on the tap list but almost half were crossed out including everything with Pale in the name. I later found out there was a brew fest in town and maybe thats why their menu seemed so sparse. Anyhow I had a sampler and the beer that was available was top notch! The menu is small but varied and interesting, hummus of the day, and my sandwich were quite good. Great value and attentive staff, I'd be a regular if I lived a bit closer.

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Photo of mfowler314
4.74/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

I love this place!!! Charming old-world Tavern feeling inside but limited seating so you may have to wait a bit for a table.... but the wait is worth it. Staff is very friendly and helpful when answering questions about the beer. The beer is outstanding (especially the Dunkelweizen!) and the food is very good,too.

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Photo of nikole
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

The best part besides the beer is the atmosphere. Very old underground english pub kind of feel. The beer is amazing and the food is fresh and local.

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Photo of Devman171
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of barflybastard
2.78/5  rDev -35.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Brewski
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AngryDutchman
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

My hometown brewpub. World class, consistent top-quality beers, both standards and seasonals. Beer engine as well as kegs and as authentic a Colonial experience as you will find anywhere. American Pale Ale, Shade Mountain Stout and Wit compare with anyone anywhere. Small but memorable.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.21/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I had the opportunity to stop here while passing through on business and if you're not watching closely, it would be easy to miss. The bar area is in the downstairs of the building, small and intimate, yet cozy. If you are a hop head their IPA is amazing. The food menu is solid with sandwiches, appetizers and salads. The only downside is the location because Selinsgrove is "off the beaten path" so to speak but well worth the short drive south of I-80 to get there. Recommended stop.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Years ago, the wife and I drove from Harrisburg to Buffalo and fell in love with the mighty Susquehanna. So now that we live in Philadelphia PA, a trip to the area was a must.

We caught a sunset by the river and then stopped in Selinsgrove. The brewpub is in an old, quaint building in the main thoroughfare, down the stairs and into a cozy, dimly-lit space. Something like drinking a beer in an old colonial tavern.

They had 13 taps plus 1 cider when I visited, but 5 of the handles had kicked, including a Sour Peche aged two years and a Kriek Sour Cherry. They offer 4-oz pours, I like that. I tried the Triple, Extra Stout and Centennial IPA. Other styles on tap include Cream, Scottish, Wit, Porter...

We liked the food even better than the beer. Lots of veggie options! Portabella sandwich was great, and the local cheese plate the wife ordered was outrageous. Local honey to die for, and so was the bread.

I would come back for the food more than the beer, but all in all a good experience.

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Photo of mobius71
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

I went there today for the first time this afternoon. Really nicely done basement bar, beautiful, subtle woodwork and brick. A few beer lovers at the bar talking beer.
The beers I had were outstanding. Cream Ale and Stout. The Snake Drive Stout really stood out. It was hopped up a bit over most Irish stouts and the charred malt was very in your face. Perfectly balanced, smooth and drinkable.
The service was great. Beer savvy bartenders who know beer. Very attentive and seemed to enjoy their job!
The selection rating took a hit because they were out of throne beer I went there to try.
The food is not bad but the selection is very vegetarian leaning…I like meat! There were only a small number of meat containing dishes and they were cold cut sandwiches and a Gyro. I had the Gyro, it was not great but I wouldn't go there hungry again.
Overall this place lived up to the hype as a great central PA beer destination!

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Photo of blubrew
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of TedStrosser
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Profchaos20
3.95/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.38/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
4.14/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of ckline1
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of yergermeister
3.9/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.01/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Beerparrot
4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stepping into the past is what it's like to eat and drink here. You can just imagine candles burning brightly as plans for the American Revolution are laid out with good food and grog. We did a beer samples and finished the evening with a chocolate dessert and some great beers.

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Photo of sirsteve42
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of dfhhead25
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.
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