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Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.63/5
Based on:
67 Beers
2,352 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 133
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.02
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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

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 Stinkypuss:
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4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of LJTate
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Keystone
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of NickTinyRace
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

Photo of Tarabach
5/5  rDev +24.4%

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.

Photo of jeffstinson
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of shivtim
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of tuowl74a
2.84/5  rDev -29.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3

It's just okay. The beer selections are fairly standard and not very exciting. I'm an IPA guy and their Hoppy Trails is very disappointing, just not much to it. Service seems to run hot and cold from visit to visit. This is a good idea that seems to be more interested in expanding the franchise than concentrating on the product.

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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.