This place is amazing. By far the best brew pub I have been to. The food and beer were very inexpensive and delicious. The beer selection is excellent and the quality is way better than most brew pubs. The growlers are great too.
Stopped in on a Friday afternoon. Not as easy to find as Iíd hoped, though not all that difficult; GPS had me in the right area and then it was a matter of looking for signage, so get to know that dog on the treadmill! Late-summer/early-autumn outside seating cramped but beautiful, one of the many old and lovingly restored houses and stores in the tight little downtown, nice stone and vegetation, leveling and shade. Inside is really surprisingly small (especially the kitchen!), but only the bar can feel a bit cramped with the traffic, as the tabled areas are much better described as ícozy.í They had some Oktoberfest food specials that I was sure to jump on and yowza they were amazing (and locally-sourced). Beers were as superb as youíve heard, at the very high end in quality, also strong in creativity and breadth of styles/variety. My server was super-competent and a real delight to talk to -- all things considered, one of the best drinking experiences Iíve had in the States.
They do offer 32 oz growlers along with the standard size, and will fill non-SG growlers. There are different pricing tiers depending on seasonal/specialty status, and overall volume is capped by state law (if memory serves, three 64 oz growlers at a time), but youíre going to want to get one or two to take home.
Feel my effort in detouring to come here was rewarded and I would certainly tack on an extra hour to a journey to make sure I can pass through again. Donít wait for the Kriek, visit as soon as you can!
Not only one of the best brewpubs in PA but in the USA. This place is THE quintessential village brewpub. I have been going here for ten years and have only once had a beer that I thought "bad". Guess what...it was never made again! The menu is smiple with deli style sandwhiches and wraps and a weekly special that usually is VERY interesting and the soups are almost always tasty. I have taken many people here over the years and have never had one come away unhappy. The beers are top notch, the ambiance is classic and the homey pub feel is unescapable. The only way you will not like this place is if you like lots of TVís (there are none), smoke (none of that either) and have no taste for quality microbrewed beers. If you find yourself within an hour (or more) of this place do yourself a favor and GO!
WOW! What a great place this is! The historic building appears as it did in the early 1800s and you feel like youíve been transported back in time to an old colonial inn. The ales were absolutely delicious, all of them. Of course my favorites were the Kriek, the Bourbon (Jack Daniels) Barrel Aged Wee Heavy, and the Shade Mountain Stout. The food was amazing. It was so fresh, I swear they went out to the garden, picked it, then prepared it. They are vegetarian friendly with many items available. Had the opportunity to talk with brewmaster Steve for a short time which was very educational and enlightening. I just canít say enough about this place other than stop, relax, have a few samplers and a bite to eat. You wonít regret it. Iím already looking forward to my next visit.
What a great place and an amazing find! (yeah "find"...like Columbus finding America long after a host of others had...lol!) What I really couldnít believe is how long this place had been around with out me ever knowing about it or visiting. Theyíve been around forever (in brewpub years for sure...like the í90ís!). So the atmosphere is amazing...stone house on townís historic main street...outside patio...dark low wood-beamed ceiling inside with fireplace and cool bar! I mean everything is perfect about this place...then you meet the staff...and theyíre great. Oh wait...havenít even mentioned the fantastic food...GastroPub standards. So what am I forgetting...hmmm...oh yeah...the beer! Well go figure...thatís great too! They had like 13 drafts when I was there including the hand pump and a cider. These were "really" great beers. I bought and took home a growler of their IPA...but loved at least a 1/2 doz of the others. You really canít go wrong here...unless of course you come when itís too busy to get in...which I would guess happens frequently. Go out of your way to visit this gem!
jredmond (288) New York, New York | January 22, 2007| Updated March 16, 2013
My friend and I heard about this place and checked it out. Great atmosphere - small, dim and dark. Great service, some delicious beers, and nice people. Feels like a hobbit house.
of all of the places I been to, this is THE place I would model my own brewpub after. Nice small historical building, great staff, top notch beer and fresh simple food. Nothing bad to say about this place, I could live there.
This is my favorite place in the entire universe to drink beer, I donít know why I have waited until now to write a review. The cellar of this beautiful 18th century field stone home is the definition of cozy. The beers are all solid, but several (IPA, Peche, Framboise to name just a few) are world class. The small kitchen features mainly wonderful deli offerings and one cooked special. The portions are small but youíll want to save room for the desserts...Baklava this past week. Iím a huge fan of any of their meat pies. When the St Feullianís meat pie is on Iíll be there. There is always an interesting mix of local folk and beer tourists. I love it that there is no TV to distract from the beer and conversation. I love this place.
Great little brewpub with an awesome atmosphere in a historic buiding, complete with ghost. Beers encompass a huge range of styles and every one I tasted showed dedication from the brewer. Food was above average and inexpensive (as were the beers). Despite an unusually large crowd, the staff was friendly and efficient. Highly recommended and worth going out of your way to find.