Nice enough brewpub in Danville, PA. Stopped here on our way back to NJ from Penn State. The décor is nice...especially the rotating mug "carousel" over the bar...but otherwise not that special. I did like the windows looking into the brewery...although note that the main brewery is a few blocks away and not currently open to the public. The beers were decent with a couple of standouts (the Old Forge Extra Pale Ale, and the seasonal No Sox IPA). Although the menu was filled with numerous interesting offerings...we found the items we ordered to be average in quality at best. The staff was great though...especially our waitress. Prices were very good. This is a better than average locale for the area...but not as good as Selin’s Grove Brewery, or even Berwick Brewery (nearby Turkey Hill was probably better too).
Looks like a converted restaurant, right on the main street in a picturesque small town. Street parking, metered even on weekends. Large bar off to one side with the tap handles set back, a nice arrangement. Brewhouse off to one side behind glass. restaurant tables. A dozen or so beers, flights of four. Tasty food, lots of variety and creativity. Beers were very solid. Friendly efficient servers. A worthwhile stop.
Visited on a quiet Saturday afternoon in Aug-2012. We had a large party upstairs (maybe 10) and they were unfortunately overwhelmed by our beer-crazed orders so it was understandably a tad slow. 90s music rocking out, maybe 6 of their own beers on tap, and a good food menu. We tried the ale chicken quesadilla and Cuban sandwich and some hot pretzels, all quite tasty. Not a bad little place, but would like to have tried more of their own beers. The rootbeer was delicious! (4/7/10/9/8/15) 72
Stopped on a Sat. afternoon at 3pm and it was packed! Great atmosphere, friendly and attentive service. Didn’t eat but the food looked very good with huge portions. Sampled a few short pours near the bar area. Solid line-up and prices seemed reasonable. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in Danville, but I wouldn’t go out of my way normally.
Pretty neat cozy brewpub in a small city that appears to be a former industrial city. Pretty ugly post-industrial city but very nice brewpub. Two floors, sits about 100 maybe less. Downstairs a bit more pub while the upstairs is a bit more restaurant. They only had 5 beers on tap when I was there but apparently they can go up to 8 or 10. Sat at the bar and proceeded to try their offerings, very impressed by how passionate and knowledgeable my barman was about the beers. Old Forge seem to focus on session beers true to their respective styles. Don’t expect 11% abv crazy experiments there. I liked all four beers I had (ratings from 3.3. to 3.8). Also the beer was pretty cheap. Didn’t try the food but it looked like delicious simple meals at an affordable price. This place is a must if you are driving through this area.
Stopped by on my way home from Western PA. Nice, small brew pub. Staff was very nice. 8 beers on tap, all were good. Just ordered hummus but that was surprising good. Very cool little brew pub. Definitely plan on stopping by again.
After a long day at Knoebel’s with a bunch the RB crew from Kramer’s campground brewdown we stopped off for a few beers and a bite to eat. Sat upstairs since there was about 13 of us, and we had the whole place to ourselves up there for most of the time. This was good and bad as sometimes it seemed like no service staff was taking care of us, but overall we had solid service, and quite accommodating given three or four of us opted for samplers. A few people ordered meals and seemed quite happy with the food, and the rest of us went through a couple of orders of the pretzels (which were the same kind of awesome that Selin’s Grove had). The beers were good, nothing amazing, but on par or better than most standard brewpub offerings. A worthwhile stop and we certainly had an excellent time in a big beautiful space (although our table slanted a little bit.)
2012-08-18. Older building, the main floor is relatively small with a huge chandelier and mugs all over the wall (mug club?) Upstairs has an airy, old building conversion to it with character that I like. Large windows into the street let in lots of light. Small patio in the back of the second floor. Beers ranged from quite good to just okay, none really knocked my socks of but most were at least serviceable. Server was quite friendly and helpful but a bit slow given that our party comprised the majority of the people there at the time. Shared a quesadilla which was quite enjoyable, and a bit of the soft pretzels that were going around the table (very good!). House made root beer was quite good, and actually a bit better than some of the beers on the sampler try. Prices seemed quite reasonable. Absolutely worth a visit if you are in town.
Same review as Rudolf below, big RB group came here for Campdown Brewdown. Two floors of modern, clean, woody space. Full lunch and dinner menu, large with good variety. Pretzels were great, sandwiches looked decent. Perhaps a little underwhelming for food and not so cheap. Can do a flight of the beers they have on tap. I think it was $8 for 7 beer flight, which is very good. However, most of the beers were oversteeped grain tannic and thin. One or two were enjoyable. Service was quite slow and not used to a large group, which is understandable. This is in a really small town. But then again so is Selins Grove.