Appalachian Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
67 Beers
1,071 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 112
Visits: 145
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

50 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101
United States
phone: (717) 221-1080

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @abcbrew

Notes:  Master Beer Listing
Place added by: BeerAdvocate

The Appalachian Brewing Company, also known as ABC, was founded in January 1997. ABC has a specialty beer each month.
Place: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last
Reviews: 112 | Visits: 145
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been to ABC numerous times over the years. I joined the mug club one year w/ my buddy who got an ABC tattoo. I went with my bro tenderbranson69 the first time about 9 and a half years ago and yesterday we went again. I love the feel of the interior. They have lots of wood, a view of the brewing/ fermentation area, flags from nations known for brewing heritage, local brewery artifacts and high ceilings.

The bar area is spacious and there is an elevator that takes you upstairs to 'the Abbey' where you can play pool and see a band perform. The Abbey features beers of Belgium such as Achel, De Koninck, Delirium Tremens , De Dolle, Rochefort, and Westmalle to name a few. The Quality of the food is superb- I shared a crab quesadilla on a spinach tortilla and the Classic stromboli is just incredible w/ a honey mustard that gives it the right zip. We were there after the lunch crowd had passed and before dinner, so we got pretty good service and it wasn't too packed.

The selection of menu items and beer is great, they had about 12 styles on 20 taps, some of the beer is just average, but they had Susquehanna stout on cask and Oak aged Broadstreet barleywine. I have had many of the menu items and none of them dissapoint. You get a decent amount of food for what you pay for. They are hosting a brewfest and some of the Attendees will be Abbey Wright, Dogfish Head, Troegs, Victory, Stoudt's and Weyerbacher. They actually host several fests around summer/fall which are well attended.

I enjoyed the Penn State game w/ my bro and I got a taste of his beers which were Ok like Mad Cameron Wit and Dom Blonde Kolsch, but the Peach Lambic was so-so. It is a reasonable distance from my Grandma's house, so I swing by every so often. I got a couple of growlers filled to take to a gathering, but they also have six packs of their flagships in a cooler near the merch stand.

I recommend a visit to check out ABC, who seem like they are always growing w/ three locations now. (1,994 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

ABC is great. Their beer selection is vast and the quality is right where you want it to be, but their food can't be praised enough. The menu is unique and full of fun things to try and it delivers once you've got it. I've had the rockfish tacos and I've tried the french dip (which is braised in their Jolly Scot Ale) and they were both wonderful. Good place to go, can't wait to go back. (389 characters)

Photo of mkholmes25
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Jdavis23112
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

Photo of midnightcowboy818
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of ogman
4.28/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of scottbrew4u
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Bill69
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of rudimon
3.16/5  rDev -21.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5

selection was good with the bar upstairs.. (42 characters)

Photo of LJTate
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Open layout, fun atmosphere, great beer, and the staff is more than willing to answer any questions in regards to the beer. Highly recommend if in the area. (156 characters)

Photo of Tarabach
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Highly recommend touring this brewery because you get a one on one with the master brewer. It's a more friendly and intimate experience than some of the larger breweries. (171 characters)

Photo of jeffstinson
3.84/5  rDev -5%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Had dinner here after a visit to Hersheypark. It's a really neat space. Great old building, really high ceilings, huge windows overlooking brewing equipment.

Beer was good. I tried two seasonal/special brews. The saison was tasty. Nice floral (lavender?) character. Could use more funk. Good beer selection overall, with the standards plus the seasonals (there were about 5 of these). They also have their own sodas.

Food was better than expected. It's simple pub food done well. My turkey burger was tasty.
Service was very good. Our waiter didn't write down anything, and got the order 100% correct even though two of us made changes/substitutions.

Also, if you're in Harrisburg, make sure to check out the inside of the state capitol. The supreme court room is astounding. You have to be on a tour (free) to see it. (822 characters)

Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of illinifan54
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Mipper
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last
Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.