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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
2,351 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

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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Ratings: 133 | Reviews: 111 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Atmosphere - A bar with a stage for live music (which I've heard has mostly terrible music), three pool tables, two dart boards and plenty of sitting space w/ comfortable seating (it wasn't busy the night I was there). Nothing spectacular about the atmosphere.

Quality - The in-house brews I tasted were good. It almost seemed that each style was archetypal of what the style is supposed to taste like if stripped of all brewer's character. In other words, well brewed, but nothing that will change your life.

Service - The bartender was helpful and friendly. He even changed the music for us. Establishment was clean and our used glasses were quickly removed.

Selection - Not only does the brewery have about ten different beers spanning the range of styles on tap, but they have a fine selection of imports as well. Fabulous.

Food - I didn't eat.

Value - Pretty good. I left content, not feeling ripped off in the least.

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%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BigRizz62
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.