Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim Pa is carving out a unique entertainment niche in all things, food, music and brew pub. Wonder what the best beer on the East coast tastes like or have you curled a pint of craft brewed Brookie Brown Ale? Ever heard of Nouvie Dutchie Cuisine? Have you had the opportunity to check out the great music of Chicken Tractor? If you answered no to any of the questions you are certainly in the minority of entertainment seekers in Central Pennsylvania.
Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks is located east of Penn State University www.psu.edu surrounded by Amish farms and small family organic operations practicing sustainable agriculture http://www.pscfo.com/members/PA_Assn_for_Sustainable_Ag.htm
The heart of the multi-dimensional Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks begins with the large recycled copper kettles wedged in the rear of the late 1800's brick store front at the only red light in Millheim, PA. The brew artist extraordinaire is Tim Yarrington who relocated to the boon docks from Manhattan for the opportunity to create great craft brews and collect more awards for his robust offering with names such as Elk Creek Copper, Great Blue Heron Pale Ale, Winkleblink Ale, Poe Paddy Porter, and Double Rainbow IPA.
COPPER BLUE HERON PALE IPA WINKLEBLINK POE PADDY PORTER BROOKIE BROWN
Elk Creek Cafe www.elkcreekcafe.net offers a variety of seasonal ale's so stop and and see what is on tap for this time of year. The brewmaster has just worked out a deal with Patchwork Farm in Woodward, Pa to have the organic farm grow hops for Elk Creek Cafe.
To experience the best in Nouvie Dutchie Cuisine you simply need to order the Beilers Organic hamb and the beet salad. It is the best burger in America and the beef is raised organically on the Beiler Amish Farm about a mile from the pub. A quick sample of the Bistro menu offers mouth watering selections such as Apple, Bacon, and Cheddar Salad paired with a Grilled Pasture-Raised + Local Beef Tenderloin w/ Creamy Local Summer Squash, Fava Beans, + Fingerling Potato.
The motto from the kitchen is Buy Fresh, Eat Local and be Sustainable and the Cafe orders four shares a week from Tait Farm Community Harvest http://www.taitfarmfoods.com/
There is no better place on a saturday night than the Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks when you wrap a great meal and a great brew around one of the best music venues on the East Coast. You will find original music with roots in country, jazz, blues, or any number of possibilities based who is hangin with the guitar's. Check the Elk Creek website www.ElkCreekCafe.net for a list of upcoming performances. You will see acts such The Back Porch Blues, Chicken Tractor http://www.myspace.com/thechickentractor and Ti Ti Chickapea.
If you drive pass this multi-layered entertainment complex in Penns Valley simply turn around and stop the car when you see the hand painted mural on the side of the Cafe. You won't be sorry you spent an evening in Penns Valley and you will make Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks a regular hang out for your weekend pleasure.