Barley Creek announces temporary shift to pick-up, curbside, and delivery only

Taking into account the advice and guidance of national, state and local health agencies and leaders, Barley Creek has made the difficult decision to temporarily shift to a pick-up, curbside, and delivery only business at both our original Tannersville location and our Tasting Room & Pub @ the Crossings. While our bars and dining rooms will be closed for social-distancing reasons, Barley Creek will offer pick-up for food, beer, and spirits at both locations, with wine take-out also available at the original Barley Creek on Sullivan Trail & Camelback Road. Barley Creek is also expanding its own direct delivery capabilities in addition to those available online through DOORDASH. These changes will be effective from the end of business on Monday, March 16 through Thursday, April 2.

Trip Ruvane, president and co-owner of Barley Creek, said, “It’s a difficult decision, but the right decision. The health and safety of our people, our guests, and our community has always been, and will always be, our top priority. While we’ll all miss hanging out together for the time being, we know that Barley Creek can help the community in other ways right now. People still need to eat, and our pick-up, curbside, and delivery services will help meet that key community need. Times are tough, but so are Pocono people. I’m confident we’ll get through this together and come out stronger on the other side.”

Additionally, Barley Creek announced new temporary hours of operation starting tomorrow, March 17.  Original Location at 1774 Sullivan Trail open 11:02am- 8pm Daily. Tasting Room & Pub at the Crossings open Mon – Sat 10am-10pm; Sun 10am-9pm.

Please bear with us as we get the new take-out, curbside and delivery menus up on the website tomorrow.  Check back here and follow us on social media for further updates.

Thank you, as always, for your friendship and support. Stay healthy and be good to each other!



Blame It On Leap Day

Yeah, yeah, we all know that we get one “leap day” every four years to catch up on some missing minutes because math and science and revolution and rotation blah, blah, blah. In fact, if we didn’t have leap years, it would put the calendar way out of whack with the seasons, and by the year 2425, we would have “drifted” by one full season. Just imagine it. The Barley Creek ski team would be ripping it up in May and June, we’d be opening the Pint Size Park in late August, Summerfest would be at the end of September and Mady’s Snow Day around Christmas time.

But leap year math isn’t perfect, ya’ll. Did you know that every leap day actually brings us an extra 45 minutes? Over time, those extra minutes add up. That’s why every 100 years we skip leap day, unless the year is divisible by 400. Wait, what? Confusing? Yeah, tell it to the folks back in 1582. The buildup of leap minutes between Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. and Pope Gregory XIII in 1582 caused Easter to “drift” way closer to summer. The Pope said nope and basically hit the “reset” button, getting rid of 10 pesky days. In other words, you went to sleep on Thursday, October 4, 1582 and woke up on Friday, October 15. True story.

Today, there are a couple of Johns Hopkins University profs who want to simplify things again by taking away leap year forever. Their solution? Every year is 364 days long. No leap days, but every 5 or 6 years, there’s an extra “party week.” The kicker is that every holiday (including your birthday) falls on the same day every year. New Year’s Monday, Christmas Sunday, Birthday Wednesday? Yikes. They say having most holidays on Mondays would cut the economic costs of people taking extra time off. Up front costs to change the calendar would be less than $100 billion, but not having to print new calendars every year would “pay for the thing right away.” Opinions?

You know what? You have extra time to argue this idea because this Saturday is Leap Day! So, get over to Barley Creek’s mothership or the Tasting Room, we’ll pour you a cold one and let’s figure this all out. Cheers!


Now this is art!

A banana duct taped to a wall just sold for $120,000 at a Miami art festival. True story. It would make a very a-peeling Christmas present. But what does it mean? Sometimes a banana is just a banana. But, that Barley Creek Moscow Mule duct taped to the wall? That’s art! Notice the high quality blue duct tape. This Barley Creek original art is now on sale for only $60,000 – otherwise known as half a banana in the art world. We’re not monkeying around. We’ve got bunches of these at the Tasting Room & Pub. And, if you want to forego the artsy duct tape, you can pick up some Moscow Mules for considerably less than $60,000. Just saying.


You’re Bacon Me Thirsty

Nobody puts Bacon in the corner. But what about putting Bacon in the bottle? Oh yeah, we did. The team’s gone hog wild with Bacon Vodka. You think we’re kidding? That’s not what your Bloody Mary thinks. Seriously, you gotta try this. Barley Creek Bacon Vodka, now available at Barley Creek, The Morning Toast, and The Tasting Room & Pub. Can’t you just hear that sizzle? Bacon… it’s what’s for vodka.


If Barley Creek Was A Movie… We’d Be Better Than Titanic

The votes are in and Barley Creek won a record 14 Pocono Record Readers’ Choice Awards. That’s 12 first-place awards and 2 additional winners. If Barley Creek was a movie and Readers’ Choice Awards were Academy Awards, we’d have won the most Oscars ever. Even more than Ben Hur, Lord of the Rings 3, and Titanic. You know, if Barley Creek WAS a movie, we’d totally do an epic Ben Hur style chariot race at the Pint Size Park, and then kick back with some 11:01 Vodka to celebrate our win. And, we’d totally hang out at the Shire with Samwise and Frodo, celebrating the destruction of Mordor with a Rescue IPA. But, Titanic? Sorry, we’d have a better script than that. First off, we would have let Jack on the door with us. There was room on the door, Rose! Plus, we would never throw the diamond necklace back into the sea. What were you thinking Rose??? Sorry… I digress. What I meant to say was: THANK YOU to everyone who voted for Barley Creek. If Barley Creek was a movie, you guys would get top billing in the credits.

Here’s the list of our awards:

#1 – Best Restaurant in Tannersville

#1 – Best Microbrewery

#1- Best Family Restaurant

#1- Best Happy Hour

#1 – Best Place To Have a Cocktail

#1 – Best Barbecue

#1 – Best Place To Go on a Business Lunch

#1 – Best Place To Host a Work Event

#1 – Best Company Culture

#1- Best Overall Leadership

#1- Best Workplace Culture

#1- Best Boss – Stephanie Rath

Additional winner – Best Outdoor Bar

Additional winner – Best Burger Place



The Chicken or The Egg?

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It’s an ancient paradox that has confounded humans for at least 2,000 years. Both Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye the Science Guy say that the egg came first, when a creature that was kind of like a chicken, but not quite a chicken, laid an egg that hatched into an actual chicken, thanks to a tiny mutation. On the other hand, some researchers say that in order to form, chicken eggs need a specific protein that’s only found in chicken ovaries, so score one for the chickens coming first. The great philosopher Aristotle danced around the question by saying that both the chicken and the egg have always existed. Come on dude, take a stand. Now you can argue the question at the Morning Toast while enjoying the brand new “Which Came First Benedict,” which features two toasted English muffins topped with poached eggs and fried chicken. (Or is that fried chicken and poached eggs?) Either way, there’s no question that the new Morning Toast menu is awesome! So, come in for a great breakfast, a morning cocktail, and an eggcellent philosophical debate. Cheers to morning!


On the fourth day of Christmas, thank you Liam Neeson.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: 4 firkin updates, 3 crowler packs, 2 window floors, and a Winterfest on tap tomorrow.

4 Firkin Updates: Firkin Curling worked… for about 4 seconds. Then, it got warm and the ice melted. Check out the video on Facebook.

3 Crowler Packs: Crowler 3-packs of Barley Creek signature brews are on sale this weekend, December 22-24. Stock up your stockings now!

2 Window Floors: After a month lost in transit, bouncing from the UK, to Canada, over the hills and through the woods, to the dark and dusty corners of JFK airport, our new Brewtique window floors were finally tracked down by a very angry Liam Neeson. These floors have a very particular set of skills… you can see through them to the Lager Fermentation Room below. Cool stuff.  The new Brewtique will be open soon. Stop by and check it out.

And a Winterfest on tap tomorrow: Happy Winter Solstice and cheers to the fastest sunset of the year. Remember, by tomorrow the days will start getting longer again, so raise a glass of Winterfest and have a wonderful holiday season!