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Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Active Beers: 87
Beer Ratings: 2,302
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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) The Appalachian Brewing Company, also known as ABC, was founded in January 1997. ABC has a specialty beer each month.

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Reviews by Slatetank:
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4.22/5  rDev +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.

Slatetank, Sep 09, 2007
More User Reviews:
Photo of BigRizz62
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

shivtim, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

twenteone, Aug 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Shandycan, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

illinifan54, Jul 28, 2014
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Mipper, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DrBier, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Thezapper, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JKWBMH, Feb 22, 2014
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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.