Some solid beers, really enjoyed the Simcoe Pale. Good food, lots of locally sourced items and veggie options. Very friendly staff. Nice bar and great outdoor seating. This was my second visit and will definitely go again.
Visited on 23 Jul 2016. Large 3 story building with a bar on the main level and tables on all levels to include some outside patio areas. Food menu has a pretty good variety of descent food although the prices seem a bit high on some items. Our party had the Sirloin, Salmon, Burger, and Reuben which were all pretty good. They have 12 beers on tap and 1 on cask. Samples are only $1.00 each and a few higher ABVs are only $2.00. Really inexpensive. I tried all 10 of the beers that I’ve not yet tried before. Most of their beers seem very thin, simple, and fairly ordinary. They do have a wide variety of styles to choose from. I wasn’t really impressed with those on tap today, nothing special. Although I’ve had their Lurnberry Sour before and it is one of the best sours out there! Service was friendly and attentive. The sell some cool looking growlers and other misc. merchandise. They have on street parking which could be an issue when they get crowded. Overall it was a nice experience with a good meal. It is a little far for me to go there often. Too bad you can’t get the Lurnberry sour anywhere else.
Larger brew pub/ restaurant located in the center of this smaller town. Located in older building that claims to be Est in 1805. Few large fermenting tanks on display. They have 13 brews on tap (11 of their own). They can have such high number as this place is swamped with college kids. Maybe because of them this place felt tad rough at edges. Service was rougher more folky than city dwellers might like it. Beers were good. They do offer samples 1 $ each.
The decor and atmosphere is really cool, the place is decked out in all real hand carved wood, has multiple levels for dining and drinking and a back patio area with a fire pit. The quality of the beers are usually pretty decent with a decent selection of 8-12 beers on tap daily with some flagships and some brewers seasonals. The service at the bar and seating has always been very good and friendly, never had an issue. The food is good and at a good price too, instead of french fries with sandwiches, they offer a variety of items which are all decent. Overall, it is one of those places where you walk out of say "That place was pretty cool"...great vibe, decent beer.
This is a great brewpub in the small college town of Slippery Rock, just off I-79. Definitely has a homey, small-town brewpub feel. Lots of interesting decor, wooden surfaces, has almost a lodge feel to it. Even the bathrooms are interesting. There are a few tables outside under a canopy. Inside is cozy but it’s actually quite a large place - there is a smallish downstairs bar and seats around the bar, then a separate dining area, and there is also an upstairs with another bar and possibly more seating as well. I don’t know if there’s more outdoor seating, but there very well could be. It has always been quite packed the 2 times I was there - a Sunday afternoon and a random Thursday early afternoon. They have about 10-15 beers on tap, mostly lighter style offerings such as pilsener, amber, pale ale, IPA, porter, stout, fruit beer, kolsch, nut brown, hefe. The beers are always rotating too. Overall very solid offerings and their Paleo IPA is really good. The food is ok - they have your typical pub appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, and some entrees as well. I had some crab cakes which were pretty good. The pulled pork nachos weren’t the best I’ve had, but decent enough. Service was plenty adequate. No TVs. This is definitely a family-style kind of brewpub and be prepared to wait for a table if you get here during the busy dining hours. Overall a great small town brewpub.
I stopped in for lunch while driving on my vacation. The place has a lot of personality. Lots of wood, carved wood, the corner of the bar has a wooden dragonfly that was embedded into bar. The bartender was busy chatting with his coworkers at the opposite end of the bar so service was a little slow. That would be my only complaint. There were about 10 beers on draft plus one beer on cask. I had the fish and chips which were ok, but not great. The beers I had were enjoyable and I would go back again if I happened to be in the area.
Stopped in on a rainy Monday afternoon. Parking was free on the street. The place wasn’t too busy, but it was around 2 PM, so the lunch crowd wasn’t in anymore. They had 12 beers on draft and one on cask. I ordered the large sampler, which was one of all their beers on draft and cask, so 13 total. Most were about average, but a few were pretty good. The food was pretty standard bar fare. I liked the sandwhich I ordered. The fries weren’t hot when they were brought to me, though, and I could tell they were re-heated right before they brought them out to me. C’mon guys. Overall, my experience was good enough. I liked their bathrooms and the variet of beer styles they had on draft. Don’t know if I would worry about coming back here, but if I was with somebody that really wanted to go, I’d go with them.