United States > Pennsylvania > Berwick
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | April 4, 2013
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 16/20
I fell in love with the off-the-beaten path brewpub. Very beaten down pub with an exceptional nice and large patio in the back. As far a decoration is concerned, this semi-industrial semi-old--shack building is barebones. They call the large patio the ďBeer GardenĒ and you forget you are in a city with a view on the river. One of my favorite brewpub patio ever. This place really is a local dive bar, people there were either blue collars, country boys or stoners. And everybody was just so damn friendly I felt like buying a bunch of country music CDs when I left the pub. We had four pints in the Beer Garden and they ranged from good to very good. Didnít try the food. Beer was also quite cheap. Extra-friendly service. If you donít mind something that is pretty much the opposite of a trendy pub, you need to stop a Berwick Brewing during summer and enjoy the Beer Garden.
BeerandBlues2 (590) Hanover, Maryland | February 5, 2012
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is a really nice stop in central PA. We arrived about 15 minutes prior to closing, but had no trouble getting our drinks. The owner was at the bar enjoying one himself - they had 12 house beers on. After the other patrons had packed up and headed home, and the server looked closed, the owner took us on a behind the scenes tour, showing us his recently acquired German bottling equipment. Keep an eye on these guys, as I expect big things to come, for what my opinion is worth.
orangesol (153) Pennsylvania | August 31, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Stopped in here with Deuane and petesuphi a few months ago. Quite the interesting place this is. This was my first trip to berwick, let alone the brewery. The atmosphere was very laid back. Plenty of seating around the bar and even more in the back room thanks to all the german style picnic tables. Bar is a bit small but it suits their needs just fine. Walls are coated in old beer memorabilia which adds to the theme of a beer garden very well. The giant sliding door behind the bar gives you a glimpse into the real workings of the brewery. The service was great. They were all very friendly and answered any questions we had. Even got to meet the one and only "guy" while we were there which was awesome. We never had to wait for our beers but we were the only people there for some time. The beer selection was awesome. They had plenty of different styles on when we were there. I wanted to try the IPA but I ended up opting for a bourbon barrel aged imp. stout and a soul fire. Both were excellent and tasted great. I am still amazed that such quality beers can come from such an unassuming brewery. All the more reason to drink local in my book. Food was really, really, good. We tried three of the pizzaís, the margherita, the steve-o inferno, and the curd & jager. If I had to choose one I would say I liked the curd & jager the best but they were all so good you really canít go wrong. Prices were very good. All the pizzaís were under ten bucks and the beers were very reasonable priced as well. Overall, this is a truly hidden jem that I will definitely return to in the future.
DiarmaidBHK (720) Pennsylvania | March 19, 2011| Updated October 20, 2013
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
What a find! Thereís no sign from the main road.(Update: There is now a big white sign from the road.)Itís located in a warehouse behind a used car lot. The inside looks like what is. A warehouse converted into a brewery which only adds to the charm of the place. The walls are also decorated with German beeranalia which tells me lagers are what they value. Thereís also a dining area similarly decorated. I didnít war anything but to echo an earlier review the pizza looked delicious. They sell growlers to go and they also serve half sizes of their beer. They do a lot with wheat beers, apparently the kohlsch is the go to beer, but I really loved the IPA. It was flavorful without clubbing you over the head. Will definitely stop by again.
MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | December 29, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 15/20
Small bar within a warehouse building with a good selection of in house beers on draft. Friendly bartender. The beers I tried were all very solid including the "bigger" beers. I did not eat here, but the pizza they serve looked very good.
genephares (1) bloomsburg, Pennsylvania | April 18, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
Guy is just starting up. He opened this winter. Heís taking it very slowly. Heís been brewing for 20 some years. His place is all about beer and conversation. He is humble and entertainly fun and enjoyable. Hours are 1-9 Sat. and 1-6 Sun. He hopes to open Fridays in May. He will expand and start a menu in the future. He has four on tap using a 2 barrel system and rotates thru 8 or so recipes. I very much enjoy his pilsner. He has a good pale ale and a very good lager. I am not a stout drinker. I would rate it good, but it may be great to a stout drinker. He serves only hot dogs and has free pretzels. The atmosphere is plain jane and very clean. Heís enjoying himself and is happy with where he is at as far as growth/expansion. If you are from out of town, it is worth a 30 minute or more drive if you need to kill an hour and are thirsty. I live 20 minutes away and seem to be thirsty most weekends. We go to an early dinner elswhere and stop by for a few after. Sometimes I stop on Sunday for a couple. People from Bloomsburg and surrounding area, if you havenít stopped in you are missing out. Finally a brewpub close to home!
kramer (9) Sunbury, Pennsylvania | February 19, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
This is a brewery with a small taproom featuring all of their own beers. As of now (02/18/08) itís only open Saturday and Sunday, but may be adding additional hours in the future. The focus is German Lagers, when I was there they had 6 beers on tap: Pale Lager, PIls, Dark Lager, Peach Wheat, Rauch Bock, and a Christmas spiced Wheat. The entrance is a bit hard to see from Front Street because itís actually behind another building. Front Street being one-way at the 300 block, make a right at the Front St & Oak St. intersection, (Rite Aid drugstore is on your left), and the brewery is on the left after you turn off of Front. Brewer and owner Guy Hagner is the sole employee, and when I was there (Saturday 3:00) the place was pretty busy, leaving him time for nothing other than pouring beer and ringing people out. Glad to see that he was busy, but it would be good if he could get out from behind the bar a little to chat and talk up his beer with folks. Everything I had was pretty solid for any brewery, but even better than expected for a brand new one. Prices were reasonable, $3-4 per pint, $8-12 per growler. Not much in the way of ambiance, this is after all a brewery and not a brewpub, it has a bar that seats about ten plus a few tables, and itís bright and open. Worth a stop if youíre in the area, and especially if youíre a lager fan.
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