Stopped in on a Friday afternoon. Not as easy to find as I’d 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 ’cozy.’ 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 you’ve 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 I’ve 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 you’re 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. Don’t wait for the Kriek, visit as soon as you can!
Lovely place here. Ambiance was awesome, in an old house, almost catacomb like, with a ice open sharing seating area. Service was firnedly, knowledgable and willing to help. Selections was good, 9 on tap, all pretty solid. Flights were really cheap, food was cheap too, small servings, but very tasty food. Overall if around the middle of the state, go here.
This is a very characterful old house right on the main drag of a picturesque town right on the river. The bar is in the basement, and there’s a small dining area that opens onto a small patio. Locals and staff alike were very friendly. Several beers were out, but the ones remaining were tasty. You can do any beers in 4 ounce samples, sort of a build your own flight. Food was also good, with creative choices. Nice place.
I had stopped here for lunch on my way from Harrisburg PA to Buffalo NY. I used to work in this area but could never really find the place.
A: When you approach the address, it is an old building located in the heart of downtown Selinsgrove. There is a small sign that leads you down a narrow stairway to the basement on the building. When you enter, it looks like a basement. There is a lot of old wood inside, the seating are is somewhat poorly lit, the ceiling is no more than 8ft, the dining area has about 15-20 tables and the bar area seats about 10-12 patrons. Its not exactly inviting by any means but retains a lot of the old building character.
Q: The quality of the beers were pretty solid. While not every beer was a perfect 5, the majority of the beers were at least a 4 or better.
S: The bartender was knowledgeable about the beers and attentive.
S: They have 9 in house beers on tap and 2 more on cask. It was a nice array between the various beer styles with very little overlapping.
F: I had the Chicken Chipotle Wrap with potato salad. It was decent enough but nothing earth shattering.
V: I had a full beer flight, a wrap sandwich, cheesecake and a 8oz Kriek for $26, worth the price.
Overall, I thought when saw al of their beer reviews that they were just local over hype but this place is legit. The beers were all solid (with few exceptions) and worth the stop when passing through the area.
There’s a lot more to the Selin’s Grove Brewing pub than their famous Phoenix Kriek. The Phoenix Kriek was indeed on tap when I visited the pub and as much as I loved it (rated 4.4) I even preferred their pilsner which was simply one of the best American made pilsner I ever had. The pub is located in an old house and it is beautiful. The interior is rustic yet classy. The atmosphere is peaceful and a little dark. The customers of all ages are quietly enjoying their food and beers. This place is the opposite of a dive bar. The food is mostly creative small meals (original sandwiches and the likes) and everything was very tasty. Over 10 taps serving all kinds of different beers, from the session pilsner to the big barrel aged sippers. One of the best brewpub I’ve been to. Highly recommended, but please know that this isn’t a party place.
This is my favorite place in the entire universe to drink beer, I don’t 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 you’ll want to save room for the desserts...Baklava this past week. I’m a huge fan of any of their meat pies. When the St Feullian’s meat pie is on I’ll 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.
My wife and I stopped in here for for the first time for the second time (since the first time we stopped, on a drive back to NY from Michigan, happened to be a day they were closed) on the way to Krame’rs campground brewdown. I managed to try everything on tap thanks to them doing samplers, and had a pint or two as well (hooray for it being my wife’s turn to drive next). Opted for the chili while my wife got one of the specials, which I can’t recall currently, but she rather enjoyed (something with a bunch of fish). The chili was amazing. Nice to find a place that offers a number of vegetarian things on the menu not simply to offer vegetarian options, but because it’s good food that happens to be vegetarian. There was a decent sized crowd here for an early Friday afternoon at lunch time. Loads of locals, all of whom seemed to know a few of the staff and a bunch of the other patrons. Service was great, never felt rushed, never felt like it was a hassle to get the attention of the bar staff. Certainly will be back, and it’s worth coming just for the pretzels.
Very cool place, extremely easy to miss since there is no sign really on the main street there (Market St ?). There is a small sign off the main road that says Brewery & Pub with a piglet. No mention of the actual brewery name. Walk down a garden path behind the unlabeled building and in the basement floor is a secret brewpub called Selins Grove. Ambiance is mega dark, almost lightless inside with old, 1700s tavern feel. Oil lamps, wooden beams, low ceilings, wooden stalls. Tap list is all house beers with quick rotation and a local cider that was very good. Quality level of the house beers was high- excellent witbier, ESB, IPA. Stout and porter were decent. Allows flights of all beers on tap. The organic Pils was very nice. Let me fill up a Tired Hands growler here of anything on tap- I chose the ESB. Bottom filled but not CP filled. Attentive staff, very local vibe with regulars dropping in and out. Family atmosphere in the main dining room. Loved the antebellum decor. For food we had a very good smoked salmon quesadilla with homemade sweet salsa that was boss. Very cool place. Would love to come back for the Pumpkin beer release. Remember there is a small parking lot in the back. On the GPS it only spits you out in front of the piglet sign, which is not very helpful.
2012-08-17. Stopped in for drinks on a Friday afternoon and there was a decent number of people there. Pretty neat spot in an old building, lots of old stone in the main bar area, which is a bit dark. Small but nice patio outside. We sat in the area with tables which was brighter but has slightly less charm. Tap list was a bit disappointing in that a lot of the more interesting beer options were sold out. The ones we did try were pretty decent serviceable takes on the styles. Beers are available in various sizes at very reasonable prices. Also had Keewaydin Cider on tap. Ordered a bag of chocolate covered pretzels as a snack which are made locally and taste fantastic. Food menu is not extensive but looked good. Server was friendly and a bit like getting served by your friends Mom (and I mean that in a nice way). Not sure I would go out of my way to go back, but its definitely worth a visit.