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Appalachian Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

127 Ratings
Ratings: 127
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Active Beers: 88
Beer Ratings: 2,339
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 mgbickel:
Photo of mgbickel
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Stopped by here for lunch on a Tuesday afternoon. Very few people in the place, save for about 6 patrons at the bar.

Great looking pub. Wide opened and airy with high ceilings and large picture windows that show the inner workings of the brewery. Lots of cool things on the walls...not overcrowded, more museum like. The bar is a large "L" shape with two sets of taps and multiple TV overhead.

They had pretty much their entire beer menu on draft...all displayed on a giant chalk board. The food menu has the typical offerings, but with little unique flares.

The bartender was very courteous and knowledgeable. I selected a stout to go along with my chipotle quesadillas.

Great place...will come by every time I am in the Harrisburg area!

mgbickel, Jan 25, 2010
More User Reviews:
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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
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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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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

KolbMarley, Feb 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

crowsnest, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Burtonfree77, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jaltland, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

JohneHoodlum, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Bouder32, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Aewachiw, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of tuowl74a
2.84/5  rDev -29.4%

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.

tuowl74a, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

canawler, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jdaddy, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of stlkerry
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

Appalachian does just about everything right. The friendly bartenders are great about giving samples, and the beer selection is outstanding. We always receive excellent service when we eat there and the food had always been great. I love the Abbey Bar and the fact that they hold concerts there makes this place stand out. There are plenty of beer choices and nice souvenir offerings for those interested in taking home glasses, tap handles or stickers. Over all, Appalachian seems to really have all of their duck in a row.

stlkerry, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of racingkenny14
4.1/5  rDev +2%

it seems every time i'm in Harrisburg Pa, i end up at Appalachian Brewing CO. the beer is fresh my favorite beer is the IJolly Scot” Scottish Ale Service was good most of the time, food was very good. They have tours on the weekends. with in walking distance of the State capitol complex and the Amtrak Station

racingkenny14, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Jeremy_Zim
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%

I chose Appalachian Brewing Company to help me celebrate my 21st birthday in a tasty, responsible manner, and I was (mostly) not disappointed. The establishment is clean, and quite presentable. Plenty of lovely old wood can be found inside the grand brick building, giving an ancient but magnificent feeling to the dining and drinking experience. As I was with my family and a couple of close friends, we sat at a table as opposed to the bar. Service was quick and attentive, and my Broad St. Barleywine arrived promptly along with the other drinks from members of my party. We chose to get an order of the pretzel sticks to hold us over until our entrees arrived, which were tasty and complemented the beer well. I was not thrilled by the cheese/mustard combination sauce, but I could see how others would have liked it.
As a vegetarian, the menu didn't provide me with a huge variety of options, but the food was not exactly the point of the evening. I chose a veggie burger. I noted on the menu that the veggie burgers are baked, instead of grilled, in order to make sure they don't come into contact with any animal products (I am not an extremely picky vegetarian, so while interesting, it wasn't critical to my palate). Eating the veggie burger, it was mushy and pasty. It's hard for me to say whether this is due to the fact that it was baked not grilled, or due to the recipe itself. Either way, I was not pleased.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the beer and the experience, but not the food (although other members of the party quite seemed to enjoy their portions, so take me as an exception, not the rule). I am excited to come back to ABC for more great beer, as well as shows at the Abbey Bar upstairs!

Jeremy_Zim, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of DavidGross
4.06/5  rDev +1%

First time visiting for food and brew with family. Had great time and enjoyed the beer and food. All the different beers we tried were great. The meals we had were really good and the staff did a great job taking care of us. They also participate with AHA discounts on food. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in the area and I will look for their beers back home.

DavidGross, Jun 22, 2013
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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.