Barley Creek Brewing Company

Once again, there is nothing better than having a nice beer at the end of a long day of skiing. While I was at Camelback Ski Resort (Tannersville, PA), I stopped by a local brewery, Barley Creek Brewing Company. The wait for a table was about an hour, but I can assure you, it was well worth it. Barley Creek has 10 of their original beers on tap. I was so overwhelmed by the choices, that I decided to go with their sampler, which included: Cliffhanger Light Ale, a very light Pilsner; Navigator Golden Ale, slightly stronger ale; Expedition Strong Ale, an English strong ale; Antler Brown Ale, sweet, but mildly hoppy; Rescue IPA, full of intense hop flavor; and Chocolate Porter, smooth, sweet chocolate!

Their beer sampler

Tasting their beers and deciding on my favorite

My favorite ones were the Navigator Golden Ale  and Wanderlust Chocolate Porter. The Navigator had a crisp flavor and went perfect with my  pulled pork sandwich. I was shocked that I could like something so light. The waitress said they serve this beer colder than most, which is why I think this beer would be better in the summer. As for the Chocolate Porter, I thought I was in heaven (I have a sweet tooth!). I didn’t feel the need to have dessert. Their porter was smooth and creamy. In fact, they use Hershey syrup in addition to chocolate.

Overall, I had a great experience. Yes, it was completely packed and crazy, but once you were seated, the service was fast and the food was cooked to perfection. Next time I stop by, I’ll be sure to go at 12:30 p.m. when they have a tour with free tastings.

The bear that greets you when you walk in

A cool poster that I saw on the wall

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  1. Thanks for the post! Barley Creek starts decorating for St. Patty’s Day very soon. Staff are all fun with nothing scripted by “corporate” They have had a great ski season so far and like you inferred in your article you may have to wait for a table at Barley Creek (during ski season) but with two bars, a gift shop and a game room you don’t have to wait for a good time.

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