Selin's Grove Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.98/5
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
selinsgrovebrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
52
Reviews:
744
Ratings:
1,483
PLACE STATS
Score:
96
Reviews:
116
Ratings:
172
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
Taps:
12
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 116 | Ratings: 172
Reviews by Tucquan:
Photo of Tucquan
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited here for the second time on 2011-07-23.

It'd been a couple of years since my wife and I stopped here on our way back from hiking the waterfalls at Rickett's Glen. On that day, we sat outside on the small patio-garden and had a delicious vegetarian meal and glasses of the extraordinary Kriek. My wife tried to order a growler to take home but as luck would have it, we got the last two glasses in the last keg. Ah well.

Yesterday, I noticed a Facebook update that Kriek was on-tap. My wife is in India buying silks for her fiber art. Not wanting to miss this fine brew, I drove 90 minutes to the brewery and got there as they opened.

This time, I sat inside at the bar. I ordered a Kriek and 8oz glasses of their newly-created Sour Red and well-rated IPA. You can read my reviews but suffice it to say, the Kriek is the standout.

The woman tending bar recommended the Italian-vegetable-pasta-sausage soup of the day, which was spicy and satisfying. She knew the beers well and offered interesting comments and stories about them and other beers from around the country.

While eating, sipping my beers and jotting down notes, I had a chance to chat with some fellow patrons who were also quite beer-knowledgeable. Our bartender joined in these conversations making it a homey, relazed atmosphere. This is a small place with good-great beers that made me feel welcome on this Sunday.

I ordered a growler of Kriek to go and just as it was topping off, it kicked. The bartender wiped it off, handed it to me and told me that was the last of the last keg. I appreciated the irony. This growler is now sitting well-sealed and unopened in my fridge awaiting my dear wife's return from India.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Corburk
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.68/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Vibe:
Cozy, dimly lit, quieter than most, but still laid back and comfortable. Locals seem nice. We brought our 2 year old and she was acting up a bit at first (yeah, we're "those people"). I'd say it's probably not the best of places for toddlers or restless kids, but it's otherwise family friendly. Ambiance is real quaint and has a log cabin kind of feel.

Quality:
What to say? The beers are AWESOME. Everything we had here (and we tried it all) ranged from good to great to OMFG. Two, not one but two, beers we had here were rated close to 5's and had me thinking "this might be the best *whatever* style beer I've ever had. With my ratings over 1,000, that's a feat these days.

Service:
Service was good, but not outstanding. Food came out quickly.

Selection:
The beers on tap should be enough to satisfy anyone's preferences. When I went they had a pilsner, a marzen, cream ale, scotch ale, a pumpkin, pale ale, IPA, stout, and so on. They only thing that is hit or miss is the English Beer Machine thingy... basically it's natural carbonation served warmer than typical, in the English style. Awesome option to have at all, but sadly wasn't available at the time.

Food:
Food is pub food, but very good pub food. The pretzels are awesome (as they should be in PA!). We got some pastrami sliders on pretzel rolls that really hit the spot and paired perfectly with our beers. For what it is, it's great.

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Photo of heddar33
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of JNForsyth
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Love this place, dark with plenty of character. Lunch on a Thursday afternoon consisted of me at the bar with a few local regulars telling stories. Good variety of beer, not a pumpkin fan but their Pumpkin Ale on Nitro is a must try if you are in the area. Food menu is mostly vegetarian and deli meat based, what I had was quite good though. Will always stop by when I'm in the area in the future.

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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

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,483 ratings.
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