Recently expanded their place and now it's definitely the biggest selection in the area.They also have a number of growler taps. Some of their stuff is competitively priced, however other stuff is significantly overpriced compared to other places in the area. As a result I would only go to this place for stuff I really want but can't find elsewhere. The staff was helpful when I was there and the atmosphere was nice. They do have food and I hear it's pretty good but have not had it myself. Riding the large cow outside of the building unfortunately is not allowed.
In the past year or so Krugel's Georgetown Deli and Beer has become my main place to buy beer to go. They have vastly expanded their selection and added growler fills too. They now stock well over 1000 beers and the staff is very knowledgeable on the beer that they have. If there's a particular beer that you are looking for that they don't have, they have a request form that you can fill out and they'll try their best to get some for you. Their prices are reasonable - better than most other places in the area. I've eaten there a few times and the food is always excellent, but my main reason for visiting is to grab a few new beers to stock my fridge at home.
Sweet Valley, PA
I stopped by here for lunch on 26JAN11 while on my way to Ft Indiantown Gap for a Battle of the Bulge re-enactment.
Found this place in a rather non-descript, one-story, drab building in a strip-mall type setting. Once entered, there is a deli-counter straight ahead to take your food orders and pay for your bier, etc. The left wall has assorted singles for making your own 6-pack. A few small tables were in the adjacent area, with a cooler against the front wall. Further to the right are more tables to dine at, surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of different biers from hither and yon. As stated in other reviews, the arrangement of the biers does make it a bit difficult to find something from a particular brewer. Then again, it affords one the chance to compare similarly styled biers from various brewers. Prices for the biers were a touch higher than in my home area, but I saw scores of biers I'd never heard of before. Foodwise, the prices there were quite reasonable. I had a cheese-steak sub which was enormous and wonderfully tasty; a solid value at its price. I was tempted to snag a growler, but those tended to be steep in the cost per ounce area, so I passed. So, my sub with a side of o-rings, 2 pints of bier, and 4 assorted bombers of barleywine and DIPAs ran me about $53. Not bad overall. Atmosphere was decent, but you're basically sitting in a bier-store while eating and drinking, so... Service, on the other hand, was top-shelf. Both the young gent and lady were right there to answer any questions I had or to give assistance. Quite impressed, I was. I'd stop back any time I'm in the area. Prosit!
Stopped here a few weeks ago and was very impressed by the selection, the best I have seen in the area. As other reviews have noted, the prices can be out of whack with what is available just a mile or two away, for example Founders 6 packs were several dollars higher than Wegmans. I picked up a DFH Squall in Binghamton on my drive south for 9.99. It was 18.99 here. But the selection is awesome and to be fair, sometimes prices are more in line with other places I frequent.
The store is arranged by style as opposed to brand. This takes some getting used to, but I have seen it in a few places recently and am getting accustomed to it. The folks working there were friendly and helpful. The great selection will ensure me stopping in whenever I'm in the area.
This is one of a growing batch of bottle shops in this region. The beer display areas comprise almost 3/4 of the entire place and is clean and well-organized. Refrigerated coolers line one wall of this establishment. Seasonals are typically displayed in a separate area. There is a also a growler fill section with at least 6 taps available.
The beer selection itself is quite superb. Bottles, sixers, bombers, and bottles are all included here. Probably the best selection in the region.
The employees are friendly, willing to help, and seem to know their beer pretty well. There are beer tastings held frequently.
In regards to food, I have had only had 1 order, but it was good. In this sense, I can't rate reliably due to an insufficient sample size.
Value- you'll pay a bit for some more of the harder finds; and you might find better deals elsewhere- but- this is the place to find the best selection. Personally, I don't mind paying a bit extra for the selection (and the fact that they're up against Wegman's down the road). Recommended!
Mountain Top, PA