This place could definitely become a regular stop for me. What a selection of beer on draft the night I was there. For a small example, they were offering Old Rasputin Impy Stout, Twin Lakes Pale Ale, Stoudts’ Double IPA and Founders Centenial IPA. Plus they had about ten or so other selections. The only bad thing I can say about the Craft Ale House is the lack of selection on the food menu. They had some nice appetizers, a few selections of mussels, a burger, pork sandwich and a few higher end entrees. But that was about it. Not a whole lot of food selection. But the burger and pork sandwich were quite delicious, though. The artisan cheese tray was quite nice, as well. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive. The service was pretty good, especially for a very busy Friday night. They told us it was going to be about a half-hour wait, but it was only about 20 minutes. The servers didn’t try and rush you to eat and get out, like at a lot of other places. The atmosphere was of a smallish pub,
biggcb (29) Harleysville, Pennsylvania | November 9, 2009
Stopped by for an early dinner on a Saturday night (got in right before it started to really get crowded). Is a small place. Menu was good, but rather limited. Not exactly family friendly, but they did have chicken tenders kid meal. Quality of food was very good - I had the burger and my wife has the scallops. Service was very good. Beer selection was great. Had about a dozen or so nice ones on taps and well over 100 bottles (to be enjoyed there or to take home). Will definitely hit this place again.
jdb288 (98) Wake Forest , North Carolina | May 12, 2013
Good draft selection (10 or so taps) and an extensive bottle list. Quite impressive actually.
Service and atmosphere is kind of lousy. I did not have kids with me, but they are definitely not kid friendly. Just a heads up.
Go for the bottle list...ignore the bad service.
Wow - a hidden gem in this area. Great tap selection and incredible bottle list available to go. Food is tasty. All is great but the prices are not cheap and they do not have a happy hour discount at any time.
alobar (78) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | September 20, 2010
This a great beer place. Food is exceptional and the prices are reasonable. Tap list is to notch and bottle list impressive. Prices on bottles are a bit high, but this is a nice place and worth visiting often.
hopdog (359) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | April 6, 2009| Updated July 15, 2009
Stopped by on a Monday around 2pm....needless to say, not busy. Smaller inside. 5 people at the bar. Nice selection of beer (one, if I were a little closer, I would come for more often). They offer free, small samples, of anything, which is very nice. Only complaint, is I had to ask for my water 4 times. 1st time, he must of forgot. Second time, I watched him fill a glass up and then drink it himself. 3rd time, he filled up a glass and gave it to the lady next to me. 4th time, he got it right...I guess he really didn’t care about me! Other than taking a while and repeatedly asking for a water with my beer, the service was good. I’ll probably stop by here again and update...
Update...much better serive this time around! Ordered food too. Limited menu, but the fish and chips were good.
Nice beer bar...no liquor. Dark and warm atmosphere...seemed quiet. Decent tap selection though I suspect it is at times great. Outsttanding bottle selection with very good pricing. Food is affordable and pretty darn good. I like this place! Wish it was closer. Service was friendly and fast.
Visited on a quiet, rainy Monday night which totally suited my mood on the day. They had 20 on tap and a few hundred in the bottle and gave a discount for home consumption. (In fact I think the 20% off if you buy four bombers was a very good deal.) They had a solid selection of local offerings as well as things like Half Acre and Cascade Kriek that you don’t see everyday. I found the bartender quite cordial as well as very knowledgeable about beer. I’d love to have a place like this in my backyard.
Stopped in to pick up a six pack - you can actually make your own assorted variety - a great option, especially in a state with archaic beer laws. Decent bottle and tap selection with a good looking menu. They do growlers as well. I’ll have to have a meal here and re-rate in the future.