Craft Ale House

Craft Ale HouseCraft Ale House
BA SCORE
92.1%
Liked This Place
4.3 w/ 63 ratings
Craft Ale HouseCraft Ale House
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

708 W Ridge Pike
Limerick, Pennsylvania, 19468-1422
United States

(484) 932-8180 | map
craftalehouse.com

Notes:
Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Added by sorryaboutbrooks on 01-07-2009

PLACE STATS
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
63
Liked:
58
Avg:
4.3/5
pDev:
11.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 42
Reviews by Kadonny:
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4.3/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

A craft ale house only 4 minutes from my house? Are they trying to get me divorced??

Ok seriously I'm really glad to see this place open and have nothing but high hopes for a successful future. I visited New Years eve afternoon 2008.

A: Very cozy and warm. Nice low ceilings with nice warm lighting and wonderful colors. Love the red couches and (don't laugh here) the colorful bathroom. Bar stools are comfortable and the bar layout is nice. I can see how it would be a little tight with a bunch of people since they have bar stools and a small drink shelf on the opposite side of the bar that separates the dining area. Nice music playing in the backround and TVs at the bar make for a relaxing seat at the bar.

Q: Quality of the beer was excellent. I did not have food so I won't comment on that, next time. To the reviewer that commented about two beers being "off tasting", for me they were spot on. Both DFH 90 and the Stoudts Double tasted like they have fresh on tap at other bars. Specifically the Stoudts can be very "warm" from alcohol in draft form and it turned out to be so. My only point here is please don't blame the Craft Ale House for the beer, it is sparkling fresh.

S: Pretty good, the bartender came right over. The issue I did see was that the guy next to me had to remind the bartender that he had 2 beers, not 1, when paying his bill. The lack of a point of sale system really slows down the checkout and ordering process. I hear the purchase of an automated system is in the pipeline. Other than that, service was solid.

S: Exceptional, what else can I say. I missed the Pliny, but the day I was there they had tons of great stuff including the rare Lancaster Tripel. They had locals like Sly Fox, Victory, Stoudts, they have California stuff like Stones, Russian River, they have Belgians, they have DFH, they have it all. Also a nice bottle shop that looks like it will get larger since they had empty cooler space.

F: Next time, I did not try.

V: Good, beers were on par with other local bars, food seemed about the same.

Overall I'm happy they opened and I look forward to many successful and happy years there. I hope the growler fill process happens soon too, but I hear it will. Cheers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of THFCBeerBQ
1.78/5  rDev -58.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 2 | service: 1 | selection: 2.5 | food: 2

Visited the Craft Ale House last night on a whim and would never return due to their SEXIST ideals and policies.

Arrived shortly before 10 with a friend of mine, the place was empty except for two other women who were at a table and a man playing acoustic guitar in the corner. We sat down at the bar and before we could even say hello we were asked to leave. The bartender preceded to tell us they didn't serve men who wore tank-tops and showed us a sign specifically calling out MEN about their sleeves. I was shocked such a SEXIST rule existed! I looked over at the two women, the one was wearing a strapless dress, the other a spaghetti-strap top.

Now I'm all for following rules but this is just an unnecessary, body-shaming rule that left me feeling marginalized and singled out. My tank was a nice, fitted, store-bought top that was free of dirt and holes. I was dressed in a fashionable way and always take pride in my appearance. I'm not sure why men's shoulders are so offensive, how are my shoulders any different than the shoulders of the two women at the other table!?! I can imagine the backlash in 2017 if it was reversed, and women were told they had to cover up while men could wear whatever they like.

As I said, I left feeling upset and singled-out because of my sex. The owner must have a real inferiority complex if he/she is concerned about this type of stuff so much they have to enforce archaic, awful rules.

It's a private business so they have the right to make up whatever stupid rules they want but I know my friend and I will never be returning, and I would suggest others think twice before patronizing this establishment.

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Photo of Bruce5
4.05/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The location and outside don't do justice to what one finds inside. The bar only has one small TV, this is definitely not the place to catch the game, but this is the place for serious beer drinkers.

Only 15 taps but all are quality selections along with an extensive bottle selection. Food menu is also limited but definitely a cut above bar food. Great food and great beer ignore the vibe.

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Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of JimPottNY
4.91/5  rDev +14.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Wenhodav
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Great draft and bottle selection. A must for any beer / food geek.

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4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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4.95/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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Photo of McAttitude
4.71/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Craft Ale House is a great place to sample some great beers or have an excellent dinner! Only real drawback is the limited seating! The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Always an excellent selection on draft and a huge bottle list! Offers discounts on 6 packs to go!

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Craft Ale House in Limerick, PA
Place rating: 92.1% out of 100 with 63 ratings
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