The roots of Irving Cliff Brewery go back to the 1850s, when the brewery opened in Honesdale. The brewery closed, but it has now re-opened right near its original location, giving the brewery an interesting story and offering a glimpse into the past, when breweries were commonplace all over the United States.
The brewery itself holds the brewing equipment on one side of the building and a restaurant and taproom on the other, with a small space in between for games and small concerts. The restaurant is styled as a typical pub with a nice fireplace and a welcoming atmosphere. Irving Cliff boasts a number of beers on its menu, some standard and some rotating, that cover a range of styles, from lagers to IPAs to stouts. We enjoyed tasting some of the beers in a flight. We also ordered the chicken tenders and a burger, which were served in large portions and with plenty of fries. We enjoyed our meals, as well as our visit to Irving Cliff, which we recommend you try if you’re in Honesdale.