Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA

If you’re ever in the far reaches of Eastern Pennsylvania, it’s worth stopping in to visit the town of Bethlehem. It’s a beautiful little place, with a very attractive downtown area in which there is a charming brew pub, Bethlehem Brew Works.

BBW produces eight types of beer at a time, and has a great feature whereby you can get a sampling of six of them. On my two trips to BBW, I tried each of their beers except for the apricot coriander which, while intriguing in name, still contains fruit, and I’m biased against fruity beers. The others, though, were all quite good.

The BBW menu features probably the best description of the brewing process I have yet seen, complete with excellent diagrams of the path that the various beer components take from start to finish. At this point, I’m wishing I’d nicked a menu because the diagram doesn’t show up on the BBW website, not even in the pdf of their menu.

I only ate one meal at BBW, and it paled in comparison to their beer. I got a steak, medium rare, or at least that’s what I asked for. The grill cook obviously had the heat on his equipment turned up way too high. The outside of the steak was seared with attractive grill marks, but there was a sharp line between the portion of the meat that was affected by heat and the portion of the meat that wasn’t it was still quite rare in the middle.

The steamed vegetables that accompanied it were apparently all cooked together, broccoli, carrots, and snow peas. The broccoli and snow peas were both fine, but the carrots were still garden-crunchy.

The mashed potatoes were the highlight of my plate. Excellent consistency, well seasoned, and very tasty; it’s a shame the rest of the food wasn’t up to their caliber.

Beer: 3 1/2 oranges
food: 2 oranges

57 Responses to “Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA”

  1. Troy Says:

    Out of how many oranges does your scale go to? After searching some of your other reviews, it seems like four oranges might be the highest on the scale?

  2. courtney Says:

    I just saw this: http://bp2.blogger.com/_JUoH2-gp31Q/RmFfhmnBiyI/AAAAAAAADFA/cVc2gicNTAQ/s1600-h/InMilanHighlightImageInekeSolo.jpg

    I thought it was a neat idea, and something a person who carries a cloth napkin with them at all times would like. I especially like the saying on the packaging.

  3. Troy Says:

    Yeah, but those things cost $10 . . .

    http://www.cooperhewittshop.org/?path=item&topid=4&itemid=282

    . . . too much for me (Sorry for the off-topic!).

  4. Paul Says:

    Sounds similar to North Country Brewing Co. in Slippery Rock, about 30 minutes north of Pittsburgh, whose food impressed me on my one trip up there (and the beer is top drawer).

  5. Troy Says:

    There used to have an awesome brewpub near our farm. It was called Four Sons Brewing in Titusville, and unfortunately they went out of business recently. They had a sampler for $5 and that included a wooden board with an indentation that held a glass of each one of their brews (I think they had 8 different ones), and a beer guide that explained each one. The food there was hit or miss. I’m sorry it is gone.

    Now we have the Sprague Farm Brew Works, which is even closer to our farm, and they offer several brews which are crafted in their barn. They don’t sell food, but you can get your growlers filled up to go.

    Lastly, there is a new brewpub supposedly opening this Summer in Meadville called Voodoo Brewing. It is being opened by the former Brewmaster at Four Sons. I just wish they would hurry up!!

  6. Troy Says:

    Ooops, poor grammar, I meant to say . . . “There used to be,” or “We used to have.” I couldn’t make up my mind . . . Sorry :-(

  7. Troy Says:

    Speaking of beer, this was in the PG lately . . .

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07186/798975-389.stm

    . . . notice that it mentions Sprague and Voodoo Brewery in the article! Those are the ones I was talking about above.

    I’ve had East End Brewing before on tap at a local restuarant before, but I gotta get out there and try one of their growlers some day.

  8. Erin Says:

    next time your in bethelehem you should definitly stop by vegan treats. I didn’t get to try beer while I was there b/c all of my friends in that area don’t really drink, but I made up for it with amazing soft serve, donuts, and cake… *sigh*

  9. school bell scheduling systems Says:

    school bell scheduling systems…

    See the top school clock and bell systems that’s now in stock and at great prices now!…

  10. clock hands kit Says:

    clock hands kit…

    Find here the top accessories for clocks that’s in stock and on sale today!…

  11. Construction Management Says:

    Construction Management…

    Find the best steel warehouses that’s available plus on sale today!…

  12. battery operated quartz clock movements Says:

    battery operated quartz clock movements…

    Find the top how to build your own clock that’s in stock and on sale today!…

  13. Cree Flashlights Says:

    Cree Flashlights…

    See the brightest best flashlight now now in stock and at the best cost today!…

  14. synchronized clocks for schools Says:

    synchronized clocks for schools…

    See the top public announcement speakers currently available and at great prices today!…

  15. what to import from china Says:

    what to import from china…

    See top quality china suppliers that are now in stock plus at the best price today!…

  16. 200 lumens Says:

    200 lumens…

    Find the brightest lumens flashlight now in stock plus on sale today!…

  17. increase domain authority Says:

    increase domain authority…

    See the best information on Traffic now online and free today!…

  18. school bell system Says:

    school bell system…

    Get top selling School bell system that’s now in stock plus at the best price today!…

  19. brightest tactical flashlight Says:

    brightest tactical flashlight…

    Find the top l e d Flashlight now available and currently available today!…

  20. tactical cree led flashlight Says:

    tactical cree led flashlight…

    Find the brightest brightest pen flashlight that is in stock and on sale today!…

  21. Cree led Flashlight Says:

    Cree led Flashlight…

    Find here the top l e d Flashlight that is in stock and at great cost today!…

  22. clock dials Says:

    clock dials…

    See the greatest Large wall clock kits that are available and reasonably priced now!…

  23. clock parts Says:

    clock parts…

    Find the top clock kit that’s in stock plus at the best price now!…

  24. browse this site Says:

    browse this site…

    Get the greatest replacement parts for battery operated clocks that’s in stock plus at great prices now!…

  25. specialized building construction Says:

    specialized building construction…

    See the best steel building contractors that’s available and at the best price today!…

  26. click here. Says:

    click here….

    Get the best click the following website that are available and at great prices today!…

  27. replacement parts for battery operated clocks Says:

    replacement parts for battery operated clocks…

    Find here the top option for clocks dials currently available in addition at the best price you can get now!…

  28. steel building contractors Says:

    steel building contractors…

    Find top quality tenant improvements construction that are now in stock and at the best price today!…

  29. clock kit Says:

    clock kit…

    Find the brightest new square clock dials that’s now in stock in addition at the best price you can get now!…

  30. click here! Says:

    click here!…

    Get top School bell systems that are now in stock and reasonably priced. Get it now!…

  31. business plan Says:

    business plan…

    Get top Graphic designer santa rosa that’s available now in addition at the best price. Get it now!…

  32. click the site Says:

    click the site…

    Find most awesome school pa system that’s in stock and at the best price. Get yours today!…

  33. recipe yerba mate Says:

    recipe yerba mate…

    See the best yerba mate taste that’s available now plus currently available. Get it now!…

  34. steel warehouse construction Says:

    steel warehouse construction…

    Find here the best building erectors that’s in stock and on sale today!…

  35. clock mechanism kit Says:

    clock mechanism kit…

    Find here the top available square metal clock dials that are now in stock in addition at the best price you can get now!…

  36. natural gas fire pits for decks Says:

    natural gas fire pits for decks…

    See top warming trends fire pit burners that are in stock and reasonably priced today!…

  37. Check Out %url_domain% Says:

    Check Out %url_domain%…

    Find the brightest available Live Edge Furniture that are now in stock plus currently on sale you can get now!…

  38. check out here Says:

    check out here…

    Find the greatest option for clock movements wholesale that’s available in addition reasonably priced you can get now!…

  39. school pa system Says:

    school pa system…

    See top wireless buzzer system suppliers that’s available and currently available today!…

  40. china imports Says:

    china imports…

    Get professional china procurement that are available plus at great prices today!…

  41. click home page Says:

    click home page…

    See top quality wireless pa system that are available and on sale today!…

  42. See More Says:

    See More…

    See top quality therapeutic grade essential oils that are available now plus currently available. Get it now!…

  43. design build contractors Says:

    design build contractors…

    Click here for top tenant improvements construction that are available and currently available now!…

  44. wall clock kits Says:

    wall clock kits…

    Find here the greatest new Large clock kits now in stock in addition at great prices you can get now!…

  45. Montana Fire Pit Says:

    Montana Fire Pit…

    See top diy gas fire pit burner currently available and currently available today!…

  46. general contractor Says:

    general contractor…

    Click now for top tenant improvement contractor currently in stock and at the best price now!…

  47. crossfire burner Says:

    crossfire burner…

    See the best gas fire pits outdoor that’s available and at great prices today!…

  48. b2b advertising agencies Says:

    b2b advertising agencies…

    Find the greatest available best places to advertise your business that’s in stock plus reasonably priced you can get now!…

  49. seo campaign Says:

    seo campaign…

    Get the greatest available small business marketing consultants currently in stock plus currently on sale you can get now!…

  50. seo company in omaha Says:

    seo company in omaha…

    Find here the brightest option for top marketing agencies that are in stock plus at the best price you can get now!…

  51. omaha seo Says:

    omaha seo…

    See the greatest available sem services currently in stock and at great prices you can get now!…

  52. omaha seo company Says:

    omaha seo company…

    See the top new full service marketing agency currently in stock in addition currently on sale you can get now!…

  53. warming trends fire pit burners Says:

    warming trends fire pit burners…

    See the best Montana Firepits that are now in stock in addition reasonably priced now!…

  54. Yerba Montana Says:

    Yerba Montana…

    Get most popular brewing yerba mate currently available in addition currently available. Get it today!…

  55. trade fairs Says:

    trade fairs…

    See top quality china logistics currently available plus on sale today!…

  56. crossfire brass burner Says:

    crossfire brass burner…

    Find here the best gas fire pit burners currently now in stock plus at the best price now!…

  57. click the following internet site Says:

    click the following internet site…

    Find here professional school public address system that are in stock and reasonably priced now!…

Leave a Reply