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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: 87
Beer Ratings: 2,302
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 rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
3.78/5  rDev -6%

I enjoyed my Sunday lunch visit to ABC. I think it would have been better to go at a busier time for atmosphere, but it wouldn't have changed the other elements of the visit. It is a stunning looking warehouse that has the brewery behind windows to the right. It is a huge place with a good sized bar with about five tvs. The upstairs sports pub is closed on Sunday, but is supposed to have lots of tvs, pool, and other games. They also have live entertainment many nights in the sports pub, and some nights in the downstairs bar.

I was a little disappointed in the beer and in the selection for sure. They had seven beers on tap, including the monthly special. The beers were okay but there were no big tasting beers. The only one with a high alcohol content, they limited to a five-ounce pour due to the 11 percent alcohol level. Since I wasn't driving, that was a downer. It was their most interesting beer, a cask-conditioned Broad Street Barley Wine, which is considerably stronger in this rendition than the one reviewed here.

The other beers were a wheat, a lager, a pale ale, a scottish ale, a stout, and a red ale. The only one that was off was the Water Gap Wheat. It really didn't taste like a Wheat. The others were all okay.

The food was the high point of the visit. Excellent menu with Irish specials for St. Patty's Day. There is a wide variety of food and everything that we had was well prepared. I would go back to ABC, but only 45 minutes north is the Selins Grove Brewery. Selins Grove's beers are far superior.

rdrummer, Mar 15, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of BigRizz62
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
Photo of twenteone
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

twenteone, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Shandycan, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of illinifan54
4/5  rDev -0.5%

illinifan54, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Mipper
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Mipper, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

DrBier, Jul 11, 2014
Photo of Thezapper
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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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.