Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
67 Beers
1,078 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 112
Visits: 147
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: 147
Reviews by orangesol:
Photo of orangesol
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I have been here plenty of times, I have no idea why I haven't reviewed this place yet, that changes now.

Parking can be tough if there is a concert going on at the abbey bar. Once you enter you are greeted by a huge dining room with lots of tables all over the space. The brewery can be seen through the wall on the right, with all different countries flags all over the walls. Toward the back of the room is the large curved bar with plenty of seats. TV's and the draft list hangs on the wall behind the bar. They usually have quite a few of there own beers on at all times. I always like to check what is on cask first, they are usually much better...I will say that they really do have a great variety of house beers, but some of them need some tweaks to compare to other local brewery standards.

I really enjoy there food. I have liked nearly everything I have tried, recent favorites include the Poutine and the switchback burger. The quality has always been pretty good. I do know quite a few people who have not been as lucky as I have, pieces of seafood shells in the cheddar soup comes to mind.

The abbey bar may be even better than the downstairs area. They have most of the same beers on-tap but they also have quite a few belgian beers. It is always nice to get a saison dupont and sit outside on the deck in the summer. They always have bands playing up in the abbey, it really is one of the best places to see a show in the area. Overall ABC is definitely worth the stop if you are in the area. (1,512 characters)

More User Reviews:
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%

Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev -25.7%

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