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Old Forge Brewing Company
Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 493
Beer Avg: 3.69
Taps: 8 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
298 Mill St
phone: (570) 275-8151
Open Tuesday-Thursday 11a-10p, Friday-Saturday 11a-11p, Sunday 12p-9p.
(Place added by: akorsak on 12-08-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Stopped in Dec 22, on our way home to Pittsburgh for Christmas. Drove by it the first time on the main drag in Danville but easily found a place to park on the street. The first floor has a handful of tables and hosts the primary bar, but it was way too chilly to be sitting near the front door, so we headed up the stairs. There we found more tables and a smaller bar, and around the corner is yet another room with more tables and booths... I think that part is new. We settled on the upstairs bar and set our eyes on the beer menu.
10 offerings that night, 9 of which were explained on the menu. Four Belgian styles were offered, but that's not my thing. As with any small town brewpub, you have to serve a light lager, and there it is: Celestial Blond Ale. I also skipped the Endless Summer pale wheat, so that leaves four for my sample. The Slack Tub Stout was the best of the group: smooth and silky, just like the description. By a nose I liked the more balanced T-Rail Pale Ale over the Overbite IPA. Ludwig's Oktoberfest felt a little thin but was still close to the mark. Everything was very drinkable, and most beers on the menu were right around 5% with a max of around 7%.
The menu is appetizers and sandwiches only, but everything we ate was fantastic. We started with a soft pretzel, and that beer cheese dip is out of this world. My wife enjoyed the Ranch BLT wrap, and I had the pulled pork sandwich. It was served on that same pretzel bread, and it was nice and dry (in a good way). What I mean is, you could really taste the tender meat instead of it being oversauced like so many others. There was a side of sauce if I needed more (I didn't) and the cole slaw came on the sandwich. It was surprising and disappointing to not see any french fries on the menu, but that's at least partially forgotten because every sandwich comes with tortilla chips and another cup of that slightly spicy beer cheese.
As my wife has a severe nut allergy, we were a little apprehensive due to the prevalence of nuts on various menu items, but the staff was very attentive and accommodating... no problems there. As expected in lil' ole Danville, everyone there exuded friendliness.
And cheap! 5oz samples were a buck each (except for the IPA, which was $2). My wife's pint of stout was $3.75. Crazy that beers, appetizer and two sandwiches were less than $30 before tip. The decor felt like a mix of local and modern, and to be honest it was a little more plain/sterile/bright than the rustic look I was expecting, but I'm sure that will change as the newness wears off.
One note: upstairs/downstairs, bar/table/booth, EVERYTHING is self-seating. There is a sign, but we chuckled at more than one couple who waited patiently at the top of the stairs for a hostess that never appeared.
12-27-2010 23:37:09 |
More by coachdonovan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Overall, my wyfe and I enjoyed our experience. We got there at 11:50 on a Thursday morning. We didn't go to the upstairs room so I cannot comment on that but the downstairs was very comfortable. The decor was a mixture of rustic and modern. The staff was very friendly and efficient. They made you feel like you were an invited guest as opposed to being a customer. The food was very good and the prices reasonable. They had a very good beer selection. If I lived in Danville I would be there daily. We will go there again. Overall a very good visit.
12-02-2010 23:05:09 |
More by gestyr
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Transcribed from notes dated Sa, 28 Nov 2009.
This was a narrow space, well off of the beaten path in north-central PA. The doorway opened onto the brewhouse to the immediate left, which was very reminiscent of many of the early brewpubs of the late 1980's and early 1990's. The short, blonde-wood bar ran about 3/4 of the remaining length of the left-hand side of the space. Blackboards on the wall, behind the bar, detailed their available beers, in addition to a laminated list at each of the tables. It was pretty busy on a Saturday night when I visited, so we were escorted aft to a stairway on the right hand side that led up to their second floor. They had an outdoor deck up there but it was closed for the season. The second floor also housed another bar along the left side and a series of booths along the right side. It was a pleasant place to have dinner and my notes say that they celebrated their one-year anniversary on 05 December 2009.
Beers: Six (6) were available on the occasion of my visit. They included T-Rail Pale Ale; Endless Summer Ale; Bellows Brown Ale; Old Foge Alt; Slack Tub Stout and Ludwig's Anniversary Lager. They were decent, but whatever temperature they had the serving room set to, it was too cold to enjoy the beers immediately.
09-01-2010 17:50:05 |
More by woodychandler
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
A- The place is a nice area of town. The building has alot wood not to big of a place but holds a good crowd.
Q- The overall quality was a good experience.
S- The wait staff was so helpful. Now waits for any thing. Loved it.
S- well the Beer selection wasn't good but the were in transition of getting bigger tanks in to. So next time I'm sure they be more beer and more selection to choose from.
F- Excellent food very tasty. From the beer infuse cheese sauce to my Jerk turkey sandwich. What more can I say but awesome.
V- Price were very reasonable. Will go again soon.
08-13-2010 09:02:46 |
More by SamuelJackson45
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This was our first time even though we live local. I went with my wife and son in the middle of the afternoon on a Sunday.
We went upstairs to the dining room.
I had a sampler of the current beers on tap which were: Old Forge Alt, Overbite IPA, Sunny Days Wheat, Endless Summer Ale. They were generous ( I think they said 5 ounces, looked about right) sized glasses and you had no trouble getting a good taste. I enjoyed all of the kinds with the Summer Ale and Overbite IPA the best and ended up getting a glass of of the Overbite. It is described like this:
The big malt character of this American IPA is offset by the incredible amount of Pacific Northwest hops. Hopped five times in the boil & dry hopped twice in the fermenter, with two pounds of whole cascades in the serving tank, hopheads won't be disappointed.
I would agree with that and add that you don't immediately taste all those hops but they come in a second or so after the initial taste without being harsh. I'm fairly new to beer tasting but this tasted great to me. It is 7.4 % ABV , so it's pretty potent.
We had 3 soft pretzels for an appetizer. They each are bigger than a saucer and are very tasty. They coming with 3 different dipping sauces, a sweet mild horseradish, a spicy mustard, and a savory cheese sauce. They were all very good also.
I had a prime rib sandwich. It was excellent. Great flavor.
We split cheesecake for dessert.
The wait staff was very friendly and courteous.
We'll definitely be going back.
08-08-2010 23:40:06 |
More by bobbym529
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
I sat at the bar downsairs on a Saturday with my brother with maybe four other people in the entire pub. It was very cozy and it was also very tiny, with the brewhouse equipment sharing floorspace with the bar. The small size definitely added to the overall charm of the place.
The artsy mugs all over the wall and hanging from a rack next to the bar provided colorful decor, and the wooden chairs were comfy enough.
Unfortunately, there were only four beers on tap (normally they have eight, at least they had eight taps) the night we were there. The food was good and reasonably priced; I had a tasty turkey and pesto grilled cheese that was spot on, while my brother enjoyed his salad.
I drank the overbite IPA and enjoyed the kick-you-in-the-face hoppiness of it.
On a side note, watch out for horrifyingly large spiders on just about everything along the street outside. Arachnaphobiacs like myself may be advised to just walk down the middle of the street.
08-03-2010 16:44:32 |
More by palmdalethriller
District of Columbia
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
I had lunch here on a weekday afternoon, so aside from a few locals out on lunch break, the place was empty. The decor is airy, clean and comfortable. There is a bar downstairs and another bar upstairs with an adjoining sit down dining area. The staff was friendly, although the waitress serving our table was not particularly conversant with respect to the brews offered that day. Regarding the beer, the selection is good, as is quality. Growlers are available and we liked what was on tap enough to take two home. The food is good in its own right -- much better than average for a brewpub.
07-14-2010 19:51:31 |
More by malloyca
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
If you didn't like it you didn't try hard enough to give 'em a chance. Waiting for a drink when the wait staff is standing 7 feet away? Frak you (Atlasbrew). The bartender was right there the whole time and didn't wait to ask if I wanted something. You should get the samples of all the beers first! You won't know what you want if you don't. I don't normally like pilsners and that is only what I had here! The other beers were average to me, stout, pale, and red, the pilsner was really good and I am usually a dark beer fan.
don't either hold yourself to the menu per say. I asked the bartender 'Rachel' I think, "What if I get the small salad with a scoop of the chicken salad on top and the thai peanut dressing on the side?" she says "yeah that is the best thing here and the chicken salad was made for the thai dressing!" Wow was that awesome with the pilsner. This was on the end of a 4 craft brew tour of upstate NY and this PA brewpub. If you are within a half hour of this place you are in err if you don't stop and have 3 or 5!
Good Day to everyone at Old Forge.
07-07-2010 03:51:27 |
More by dogbert04
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Made a special trip up here for my dad's 60th.
This was a Saturday evening, about 7:00, & I was kind of surprised by how light the crowd seemed. Filled up a bit later, but was still not near capacity.
The decor's pretty cool, the kind of artisanal vibe you see from a lot of brewpubs but specific to the place. Exposed brick wall with a cool metal sculpture of tools at one end. The mug club is kept on a huge rotating hanger, & each mug has the member's name fired onto it. Pretty cool! Upstairs has its own bar, & one wall had a huge bellows hanging on it. There was some outdoor seating, but didn't open for another week. Looks like it would be a great open-air environment in the summer months.
Service was pretty on, but there also wasn't much competition for the waitress' attention. Still, she was patient & friendly when we changed our orders.
The beer list was not as exciting as I would've liked. At the time, the offerings available were the stout, a Belgian blonde, a summer wheat, Irish ale, English mild, & their house lager. Nothing wrong with these, but I would've liked to have seen something hoppy & maybe more than one dark beer. The brews were decent enough, with the stand-out being the lager. This was good stuff, a Czech-style lager with a nice citrus & pepper balance. The others didn't make much of an impression. I could see that they also make a porter, IPA, & alt, any of which I would've loved to try had they been available.
Food was decent enough, too: got the dirty mussels, which were tasty, followed by the jerk turkey sandwich. Would like to see the menu expand, but I can't complain about what we got.
Prices weren't too bad, either. Three meals with appetizer & multiple beers for $60 is pretty reasonable, I'd say. Overall I'm glad I checked it out, but don't foresee making a regular trip up to Danville for it. I'd love to see them expand & get a little more adventurous with their brews, offer a large selection at one time, & expand their menu.
04-05-2010 19:58:55 |
More by OneDropSoup
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Had walked by this place a few times and it always seemed busy, sometimes a line out the door. I finally got a chance to stop by during the daytime and was very pleased I did.
Atmosphere - We went there in the afternoon on a weekday, the setting was mellow with just some music playing and good conversations going on. The staff was pleasant and seemed knowledgeable about the food & beer offerings.
Service- The food came out fast, and my glass was never empty longer than a few seconds. The place got busier the longer we stayed but the staff still seemed to remain completely on top of things.
Selection - There were 4 offerings, an IPA, stout, alt, & a pale ale. I had the IPA & stout, the IPA was really tasty & the stout was a good session brew.
Food - My gf had the food, some fancy sandwich & pretzel. She said it was good, and the portions were large enough that she got an extra meal out of it.
03-11-2010 05:01:11 |
More by PhilfromPA
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