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Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
71 Beers
1,082 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 112
Visits: 148
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.
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Reviews: 112 | Visits: 148
Reviews by ToasterChef:
Photo of ToasterChef
3.88/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came here for dinner and drinks last week while in Harrisburg for the night. My wife arrived at around 4 on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty empty; only one or two tables of people and once guy at the bar. Since we were here for the beer and not the food, we sat at the bar. The two bartenders who served us over the course of the evening seemed friendly but didn't offer too many drink suggestions as I recall. Our orders were always filled promptly though, and that is something to speak of highly.

I don't remember what I ordered for dinner that night, maybe a pulled pork sandwich; what does stand out in my mind are the pretzel appetizers. I'm a big fan of home-made pretzels, so when I can order them at a pub, I'm always happy. I'd recommend you get some when you visit.

I was very impressed with the draft selection. They had more beers on tap than their signage could handle, with extra choice signs propped up behind the bar below the large sign that held all of the other selections. A number of off-season brews were still on tap. Did they brew too much beer or did these ones just not sell? I don't know, but the ones I tried tasted fine, so I was happy. This was my second visit to ABC, and if I find myself in Harrisburg, I will definitely return. (1,275 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of JamesGrove
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of lamb0176
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Fish tacos FTW (14 characters)

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%

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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.