Selin's Grove Brewing Company

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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:
737
Ratings:
1,440
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
Photo of rdrummer
4.83/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been to SelinsGrove twice now. The first time I thought that I was just thirsty and that's why the beer was so good. The second time I did a thorough tasting of what they had to offer. There was not a single beer that I would classify as average. The two best were the Oatmeal Stout and the Tripel. The stout was as good as any that I've tried. It was full-bodied with excellent lacing. The Tripel matched many of the real Belgians. A truly excellent beer. The Hefe-weizen was very representative. The biggest disappointment was that they had nothing on the hand pump. They told me to come back later in the fall for their Barleywine on the handpump. Can't wait.

Edit: Since I have a student at the University, I have been here a number of times since this review. Each time, I find another brew that is better than the last. They harvested their own hops this year and made a terrific, hoppy ale that they had on the handpump. In addition, the menu continues to impress--very fresh, nothing mediocre.

The food here is above the average brew pub fare. I especially liked the Pennsylvania pretzel sandwich but get it with the brie, really great. Soups, salads, and sandwiches were all above average.

Edit: I've been considering that I need to upgrade this review, but it always seemed close until two trips this summer. The Stealth Tripel and the Mai Bock are so delicious that I couldn't ignore the slight I've given the quality of Steve's beer. Also, the service would be underrated at 4.5. I still would like to see a few more taps, and I hate when a tap is empty. It seems like such a waste. Steve is turning out some fantastic beers for the beer engine.

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Photo of SchmichaelJ
4.53/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was originally attracted to the Selin's Grove Brewing Co. through articles and reviews of their pub, all of which noted the absence of a television or jukebox. My interest piqued, my girlfriend and I took the road trip to rSelinsgrove in rural north-central Pennsylvania. The atmosphere of this brewpub blew me away. Indeed, there were no televsions in the basement of the early nineteenth century mansion in which the pub is housed. The feel of sitting in stone rooms, having history envelop you while you drink handcrafted brews was really an experience. After the picturesque drive, the Shade Mt. Stout, Old Trail ESB and Capt. Selin's Cream Ale tasted fresher than any beers I've ever had. The service was prompt and curteous, and the selection was excellent, despite the small facility. My curry chicken salad was excellent, too. Strangely enough, each beer seemed to complement the food well. Perhaps it was the other way around. Regardless, the atmosphere and quality of the brewpub has gone unsurpassed in my beer travels. History seemed to come alive and meld with the present as I quaffed on delicious beer. Highly recommended for anyone in the area...I know I'll be returning when the road trip bug bits again.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This gem of a brewpub is one of the wonders of Penna. Heather and Steve make excellent versions of a number of styles witha number of standouts. They are only open Wed-Fri evenings and Saturday a bit longer so it's best to call and make sure they'll be open when you show up. One of the thinks I like best about this place is the lack of a TV. It's impossible to drink by yourself here; everytime I've visited, the patrons are always ready to chat. The service is friendly and efficient. The menu is limited due to the small kitchen but the items are very well made and always tasty and nutritious. Selin's Grove is a little off the beaten track but they don't do any off premise so off to central Penna you must go to exprerience one of the best brewpubs anywhere.

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

Selin's Grove is a tiny little brewpub, tucked away in a tiny little town in the middle of nowhere. And yet, they've made a big splash. I was working at Yard's when I first met Heather and Steve. They were interested in the "FrAnKenBrew" system that Tom and Jon had put together. Well, they went on to put their own together. Heather's parents own the building, which makes the whole thing possible, but they've certainly come alot further than that. There's a laid-back feel to the place, and a bit of a healthy, vegetarian menu (which I like!), and the beers follow suit. Alot of variety, alot of styles, alot of flavor. There's always something different on tap. Very cool place, but far out of the way for most people. However, it's worth a very long trip to get there!

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Selin's Grove Brewing Company in Selinsgrove, PA
3.98 out of 5 based on 1,440 ratings.
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