Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 2,237
Beer Avg: 3.58
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
4.13/5 rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in for lunch/early session after a Troegs brewery tour.
Not far from Troegs and the Harrisburg exit, Appalachian sits in an old industrial part of town. Walk inside and theres ample seating on the left and right sides and a bar going around to the back of the pub. Looks rustic and the all wood bar was nice.
The quality of the beer is at least solid B grade brew, some being better, nothing was bad.
Service was good, they were somewhat busy and the bartender noticed us after just a few moments at the bar. I told her about myself being a beer critic/advocate/writer and I half jokingly said I wanted to try every beer they had. She proceeded to pour me a 5.5 oz sample of every beer they had, with a few exceptions (some beers were not available in tasting size, so I got a few full ones too). I have to say she was pretty awesome for doing that. What a tasting! She then kind of let us do our thing and we didn't see her in a while. Which was fine since I had 15 diff beers to drink.
Selection was about all you could ask for, 15 different tap beers and a solid food menu with lots of tasty looking options. If you are indecisive, this place could be a challenge, I had the bartender choose for me. I picked up a mix twelve pack (4 diff beers) for 18.99, alittle expensive but whatever.
Food was pretty good, I got the Thai-Napple Pizza and my friend got a BBQ Chicken sandwich, I liked mine and she ate all of hers as well so pretty solid, though it did take a seemingly long time for the food.
Overall: A solid operation. The better brews were the Broad Street Barleywine, Hoppy Trails IPA, Jolly Scotch Ale and Stout. If you have no obligations it is nice to spend some time here. I may keep this a frequent stop on my trips to the eastern side of the state.
07-24-2011 19:25:08 | More by Stinkypuss
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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.