Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks | Millheim, Pennsylvania
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Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks
Exceptional based on 12 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

100 W. Main
Millheim, Pennsylvania United States 16854 [ print map ]
814 574 6888

elkcreekcafe.net

Hours: Wed-Sat: 5-8p, Sun 11a-3p


Mayor: FROTHINGSLOSH (10) | Taps: 6 |


Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks

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Beer Available At Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks (arranged by most recent)
Elk Creek Crick Fest Bier , Elk Creek Gyre n Gambol Golden Ale , Elk Creek OktoberFresh Festival Ale , Elk Creek Double Rainbow IPA 57, Elk Creek Poe Paddy Porter 79, Elk Creek Brookie Brown Ale 57, Elk Creek Copper Ale 63, Elk Creek Great Blue Heron Pale Ale 54, Elk Creek Winkleblink Ale 45, Elk Creek Hairy Johnís IPA 63, Elk Creek Colyer KŲlsch , Elk Creek Yarringtonís Best Bitter , Elk Creek Willieís Wee Heavy
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12 reviews for Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks
 Ambiance  92%
 Service  79%
 Selection  68%
 Food  84%
 Value  78%
 Overall  82%
 Rating  84%
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94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 20/20
EithCubes  (238) New Jersey | October 14, 2014
Another one in the middle of nowhere Ė acres and acres of farmland centered on a tight little traditional downtown Ė but stunningly gorgeous in the autumn, when the colors alone make the trip worthwhile. Place is pretty open-concept and was pretty darn busy for a lazy pre-noon Sunday brunch, which indicates its popularity as an actual cafť/restaurant/bistro. Thereís a municipal parking lot less than a block away and on the other side of the street, though thereís also some street parking to be had and more with a bit of a walk.

Awesome local/green plan for food, awesome awesome and enthusiastic service. Cheapish sampler (8x 5oz for $10) and good! All of the beers had excellent balance and drinkability, though I really think the maltier beers are much more dialed-in at this point than the hop-forward ones, which are somewhat closer to average. Food was super delicious and fresh/local, touch more than Iíd like to pay for some things here and there but worth every penny. Iíll be back!
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
orangesol  (157) Pennsylvania | August 20, 2012
Stopped in here yesterday for brunch after leaving Campground Brewdown. My first time visiting but I have always heard great things. The space is very nice, lots of tables and a decent sized bar. It was packed with lots of happy people eating and drinking the entire time we where there. Quality seemed to be high. My food was top notch, as were the beers. Our service left a lot to be desired. Our server was great...when she was around. We had to flag her down multiple times and she forgot a few beers had been ordered, twice. Selection was pretty good. They had eight of their regular beers on with three extra ones, including the ESB on cask. I got a DIPA and it was decent. Food was definitely the star of the show. We where there for brunch so I went with the blue cornmeal blueberry pancakes and they were great. I checked the rest of the menu and I saw quite a few things I would love to try. Overall a great little place that I will definitely return to when I am in the area.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (736) Pennsylvania | May 7, 2011
Brewpub located on main street in a town 12 miles east of State College. Restored old building is bright and cheery with parking on the street and behind the building. No tvís in the whole place so the focus is on conversation when they donít have live music. Theyíre really big on local, sustainable food which leads to constantly changing menu items. Most of the beers were ok. They had 8 things on tap including a couple of seasonals. I think Iíll stop if iím on my way to state college but I wonít make a special trip.
58
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH  (56) GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania | March 26, 2011
A real gem of a place somewhere you would never expect. Nice rustic atmosphere with live music on weekends. The food menu changes daily and the dishes are interesting and quite tasty. The beer is decent and well priced. Service is ok and the staff tend to know their beers fairly well. I always make a point of stopping in when I am near.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 23, 2010
Visited this small town on a Saturday afternoon in late August. A very open, friendly-looking place with lots of open space, wood-based furniture, and bright sunlight streaming through the windows. Everything looked very new, except for the floor, I believe. There were ~8 beers on tap. Between me and my boyfriend, we tried the IPA, IIPA, Pale ale, Porter, and Pilsener, and all were quite good. The food menu has lots of vegan and local/organic options and whatever I tried (I think it was a turkey sandwich, canít quite remember) was very good. While we were there a band was setting up to play although we left before they actually played. Overall, it was a great chill place to relax and enjoy a brew and I wish Iíd stayed longer. It looks like their tap list has a bit of rotation, so Iím sure Iíll be back.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
fredandboboflo  (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 30, 2010
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Pretty busy, though not crammed. There was a band playing later that evening which they were charging a cover for, though, so it must be a pretty popular place. Also lots of growler sales going on, but also lots of new customers ordering samplers. Outside is a sleepy little town; inside is fresh decor, simple, wide open (one big room with a single column int he middle), bright with lots of windows. Service was solid, what I would expect. Tried five beers (porter, IPA, DIPA, pils, pale), and they went five for five in being very good to excellent, stuff I would very much want to drink on a regular basis if I were local. Total of 8 beers on tap, 6 regs and two seasonal. Pretty small menu, but unique offerings, fresh, local products, very nice. Prices I guess are on par for the general vicinity, but quite a nice break from NYC/Long Island pricing for me.

All in all, my rambling hasnít captured my enthusiasm for this place, but this is what a brewpub should be. Great attention to beer quality, clean, upbeat atmosphere, and pairing it all with great food. Such simple concepts, yet somehow few nail each one. Elk Creek does nail each one and then some.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lisa_Jo  (1) | March 30, 2010
I live nearby, and cheerfully admit to being biased. That said, how sweet is it to have a local food place where you can take your vegan & carnivore friends, hang out, eat well, hear great music and generally have a fine old time? Iím especially partial to the Sunday brunches. And to the Brookie Brown Ale, alttho itís always worth findig out what Tim Yarrington, the brewmaster, has cooked up recently.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner  (109) Walland, Tennessee | March 17, 2009
This is quite an interesting place in a very quaint little town. Very bistro-like atmosphere. The menu is fresh and interesting, and the food was excellent. The beers are a little bit lackluster, but drinkable. A local bluegrass trio was playing while we were there, which was kind of neat (being from TN, this is something Iím used to, and it made me feel kind of at home). Comfortable place that I would have no problem hanging out at for lengths of time.
76
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
kkearn  (22) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | May 27, 2008
I was in State College for Memorial Day weekend, and stopped by Elk Creek on Sunday afternoon. Brunch had just ended, so unfortunately we missed out on food. We hung out at the bar for a few quick drinks. I really enjoyed the porter and copper ale. The 4 other members of my group enjoyed their beers as well. The employees were very friendly and liked to talk beer. Iíll definitely stop by for some food and drink the next time Iím in the area.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
auerbrau  (305) Peace Dale, Rhode Island | May 21, 2008
After a number of visits, this quickly became one of favorite regional hang outs. This place caters to the local food crowd and has a very nice, simplistic design and layout. There are many small touches that make this place cozy and welcoming. I think I enjoy it so much, because it reminds of the rustic, working-class liberal places I frequented on the sorth shore of Minnesota. Itís got that feel, for sure. The food is fresh, up-to-date and the menu varies from day to day. Everything Iíve ever eaten here has been excellent, from fries to salad to soup. The beers work well and while theyíre a bit variable and simplistic, thereís usually one thatís worth drinking. Regardless, theyíre all fresh and relatively clean. Prices are fair and the wait staff is excellent. The owner has been there many times to meet and greet. Iíve had the opportunity to tour the brewery and meet the brewer. Heís a great, friendly guy whoís very enthusiastic about his work and plans on improving and developing some more individual beers. Plus, if youíre looking to get out of State College for an afternoon or an evening, this is the perfect distance and drive through the country to do it. A quite enjoyable stop.

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