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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
1,084 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 rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

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. (1,541 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.