Appalachian Brewing Company

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Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.65/5
Based on:
67 Beers
1,071 Reviews
Place Score: 90
Reviews: 112
Visits: 145
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

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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: 145
Photo of mikedonut44
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

By far, best burgers I have had in Harrisburg. Beer selection is very dam good too. Can't beat home brews. Very Clean, Large Bar. Great Place to hang-out. Definitly would go there again if I get a chance. Check out there facebook page for updates. /// (251 characters)

Photo of GodlessWatermelon
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

My good friends brought myself and my roommate here as an afternoon trip. First impression is the atmosphere. Very large seating area, but quite cozy and warm. Our friends have been members of the mug club for years so they received many hellos from the employees, nice to see they know their good customers. Seating area is very tall, with large rafters above and a great view of the brewery.

Excellent beer selection, had probably 7-9 on tap if I remember. Espresso Stout was nice and deep, had chocolate hints and it tasted like they ran the whole brew through coffee grounds. Had a slightly malty finish. The Zoigl Lager, our friends favorite, we took back in their growler. Delicious, a great American lager, and it had something in it I can't quite put my finger on.

Food was delicious, and the prices were very reasonable for the size of the portions. I had to just about dislocate my jaw taking bites of my ~10 dollar burger. Definitely forego the fries for their homemade chips -- salted to perfection and real crunchy.

Our waitress was extremely friendly, and knew her beers very well. She chatted with us for a few about the selection. After we had eaten and were finishing our last beers we somehow began to talk with the current manager (o owner, but I think it was the manager) who took us on a brief tour of the upper part of the brewery which was closed at that time of day. We got to see the enormous Belgian bar (saw Delirium, Unibroues I had never seen), complete with stage and pool tables, as well as another area that could be rented I believe. The manager knew his stuff as well, we learned the building has quite a history behind it and much of the furniture and floors/walls/beams are original from the early 1900's. A very nice gesture on his behalf for the tour.

Plan on going back in early May, would highly recommend ABC to anyone in the area (or not, we came from Baltimore!). Great beer, delicious food, friendly, knowledgeable staff, great service, and welcoming atmosphere. (2,011 characters)

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came in at about 3 PM on a Saturday....and the place was jammed. Wanted to sit at the bar, but couldn't, so we had to settle for a table. I immediately asked our server if they did flights, and she said they didn't....huh? Settled for a pint of the IPA, which was mediocre, and later the porter, which was good. Asked what seasonals were on and got a list of about 6 or 8, pretty impressive. Food was OK. Ordered the poutine (a favorite from various Canadian trips), and it wasn't bad, though it can't compare to the Canadian original. Service was OK, but the place was jammed so I can understand some slowness. Everything seemed rather reasonable as well. The place looks really nice, very wide open, but I don't like how the bar is all the way to the bank of the main dining area. There's also an upstairs bar that has various Belgians as well, though I haven't been there in a couple of years. They also sell beer to go, but it's just their flagship lineup with a couple of seasonals. It's not bad, it's not great, it's just kind of there. I'd like to go when it's less busy so I can get a seat at the bar, and see if this hogwash of no flights is true. I'd love to try a variety of beers as opposed to just a couple to get a better feel of how their beer is. (1,262 characters)

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)

Photo of DCTriBeerGuy
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I visited just after Christmas and was immediately impressed. The dinner crowd was light and the room was very open and welcoming. The interior looked more like a ski cabin than a downtown brewhouse.

I had the beer flight, and added the Grinnin Grizzly Spiced Ale and the Mad Cameron Belgian Witte (from their Specialty Beers selection). Not all of the beers impressed me, but none were bad. I especially liked their Brown Ale, Pale Ale, IPA, in addition to the two specialty beers mentioned before.

The food was delicious, and reasonably priced. I highly recommend the pretzels with the cheese soup dipping sauce. The burger I ordered was also very good.

This was a quick stop for food on the way out of town, so I can't say much about the location, but if you're in the area this is definitely worth a stop for at least a beer. (835 characters)

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The family and I stopped in to celebrate my birthday. I've heard good things about ABC so it only made sense to use my one birthday wish on a visit this year.

There was plenty of parking in the two lots behind thier large brick building along Cameron St. It's not exactly located in the ghetto, but I wouldn't plan on walking alone outside after hours. The entrance greeted us with two huge barn doors that lead to a gift shop area. There was a cooler full of ABC sixers and other merchandise for sale.

The bar area was in the far back right corner of the pub. The brewery basically occupied the entire right portion of the building with the pub area to the left and center portions. The restrooms were in the back left corner. There apparently was another bar area called the Abby Bar (or something along those lines) on the second floor.

It only took a few moments before we were seated with our drink and appetizer orders placed. I started off with a Grinnin' Grizzly Spiced Ale and the pretzel roll with mustard dipping sauce. The place was very kid-friendly, complete with a kids menu and high-chairs.

The lunch crowd was still going strong but the service never seemed to lag. Before I knew it I was on to a Pennypacker Porter and a huge burger with a side of fries. The server was able to answer any questions I had about the various brews they offered. At that point I was finishing up with the Hoppy Trails IPA (an ok IPA with some nice pine notes - lighter mouth feel).

Over all it was a very pleasant experience. The facility is fairly clean and the food was excellent. The beer I had was just ok with the Pennypacker Porter being the best of all. I ended up leaving with a growler-full. We will certainly be stopping into ABC Harrisburg again. (1,762 characters)

Photo of Johnny5tone
4.7/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I love The Appalachian Brewing Company! The food is always good, the service is good and the beer is even better. I have yet to have a beer that i did not like. Although I was warned not to try the Organic beer so there may be one. It is a nice quite place to eat, that has live music on certain nights. There menu has a nice selection of food and beer brewed by them. My personal favorites is the Jolly Scott with the Mile High Meatloaf. Some of there brews are available year round and some are seasonal. This place is worth checking out! (540 characters)

Photo of beer2day
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

A great stop if you are headed up the I-81 corridor.

Large brick building, 3rd largest brewpub in the US according to the manager. Very large bar area with 17 taps going, including two on cask. 5, count 'em, 5 ipas flowing on the day we visited.

Food was very intriguing. While no kids menu, they will work with you to create something nice for the little ones. Pizzas were very good, burgers were well prepared, wings were large and tasty, and apps covered a full range of appetites.

Upstairs area with another bar, outdoor seating, and pool tables. Very nice space. From the signs on the doors, they get some excellent music acts in the place.

Beers available covered a wide range of styles, from light summer ales to cask conditioned fuggle hopped stout.

Well worth a visit! (785 characters)

Photo of tkepx182
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I was rather impressed with ABC. The food was good, the beer was better. Even my girlfriend who does not normally like brewpub beer enjoyed their beer.

The pretzel appetizer was VERY good and the cheese soup was even beer. The Fish and chips were good, but their pasta dish was even better then I thought it would be.

One of the most interesting things there was the fact that they have a mug club which is displayed on the wall. I plan on visiting there again next time I am in Harrisburg, PA or in the area of their other 3 locations (537 characters)

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This past Saturday I had planned a trip to drive out to Troegs with a friend of mine to see the brewery and sample their beers. On our way there we ended up driving right passed Appalachian. I was very surprised to see how close they were to each other. Since Troegs closed at 4pm and didn't have much to eat there we made it part of our plan to get some food on our way home there.

We walked in and was rather impressed by the look and feel of the building. Old and industrial style red brick building, similar to Sam Adams in Boston a little bit. The doors was large with some stained glass mural designs going on. We walked in and were greeted by some employees who sat us right away. Looking around they have some banners of their beers hanging all around among several other old fashion type of decor. The bar looked pretty nice but we were at a table in the dining area. The server was very attentive and helped us with choosing some beers and got our order perfect.

The beer selection is rather impressive, several styles available from light to dark. The Barley Wine is what I was looking forward to the most. I really enjoyed that brew with my meal. The food was freaking awesome, I really enjoyed everything we ordered. The soft pretzel sticks with the homemade cheese sauce was stuning. I loved it.

Overall the building was nice, the people were very welcoming, and I feel that I left satisfied enough to totally go back there one day. I'm very happy we stopped and filled up on some of the things they had to offer, I would say do Troegs first and then hit Appalachian for the food when in the area. (1,614 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in for lunch/early session after a Troegs brewery tour.

Not far from Troegs and the Harrisburg exit, Appalachian sits in an old industrial part of town. Walk inside and theres ample seating on the left and right sides and a bar going around to the back of the pub. Looks rustic and the all wood bar was nice.

The quality of the beer is at least solid B grade brew, some being better, nothing was bad.

Service was good, they were somewhat busy and the bartender noticed us after just a few moments at the bar. I told her about myself being a beer critic/advocate/writer and I half jokingly said I wanted to try every beer they had. She proceeded to pour me a 5.5 oz sample of every beer they had, with a few exceptions (some beers were not available in tasting size, so I got a few full ones too). I have to say she was pretty awesome for doing that. What a tasting! She then kind of let us do our thing and we didn't see her in a while. Which was fine since I had 15 diff beers to drink.

Selection was about all you could ask for, 15 different tap beers and a solid food menu with lots of tasty looking options. If you are indecisive, this place could be a challenge, I had the bartender choose for me. I picked up a mix twelve pack (4 diff beers) for 18.99, alittle expensive but whatever.

Food was pretty good, I got the Thai-Napple Pizza and my friend got a BBQ Chicken sandwich, I liked mine and she ate all of hers as well so pretty solid, though it did take a seemingly long time for the food.

Overall: A solid operation. The better brews were the Broad Street Barleywine, Hoppy Trails IPA, Jolly Scotch Ale and Stout. If you have no obligations it is nice to spend some time here. I may keep this a frequent stop on my trips to the eastern side of the state. (1,780 characters)

Photo of DmanGTR
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

A serendipitous finding as I was making my journey home from Florida for the summer.

Ample parking in the back of the building, although I felt a little uneasy based on the surrounding area. Oh well, I can be a big boy lol. The inside is spacious. It looks like a decent brewpub style setup with a biggish dining area and a bar towards the back. Glass windows separate the brewery from the pub.

There was no one at the bar in the early evening hours so I went and sat in front of the taps. At least 5 or 6 of their beers were on tap, including their seasonal barleywine. A nice selection with something for everyone.

The bar tender didn't seem too interested in being there, but he knew his beers. After a pint of their IPA I bought a variety pack and a case of their barleywine. I spent a bunch there and I asked to buy their pint glass too. Man, $5 for a logo-ed glass. Oh well.

Next time I'll stop and get some food there. It seems like a cool place and is family friendly. Will come back. (998 characters)

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Walked in on a Tuesday for lunch. It was not really busy at all, except for a few regulars at the bar. The bartender was friendly, and quite informative. I enjoyed the fact that it had an old school kind of vibe that was updated. It has that old factory kind of look, with old brewing equipment and old beer trays on the walls. Sampled many beers here. As for the food, getting some lighter apps, had the mixed grill and pountine. Big portions and about standard on the price. Food was remarkable, I wish I was a bit more hungry to eat some more. Nice place, I would stop back for sure. (586 characters)

Photo of dungledauf
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Atmosphere: Visited during their anniversary celebration. The place was friendly and comfortable with everyone having a good time

Quality: The food, beer, and waitress were good. Great diversification of beer and food to choose.

Service: Hostess and waitress were both outstanding. Friendly, patient. Both did their jobs very well. A bartender, Dawn, was the exception. After lunch, I approached the bar to purchase a drink, but I had to wait 15 minutes. I complained to the manager, but he instructed me to not bother the bartender. There was not resolution to my complaint. My guess is that the bartender and manager were to busy distributing drugs instead of tending to the bar customers. (693 characters)

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went here after we took a tour of Troegs. Well I guess when Troegs closes everyone most come down the street to Appalachian Brewing. Cool old brick building with a large silo that takes up some parking. The first thing to notice is the old wooden floors and rafters. After you pass the hostess desk you will see large glass windows and doors that give you a clear view of the brewing tanks. Atmosphere is very laid back.Good music,great food.

The service was a tad bit slower but I do not blame our waitress she was friendley and cordial. The only problem is that she seemed overworked. Many of the patrons ordering food seem to be hers and that was a big area.

To the beer there was some good stuff nothing exceptional but all very solid beers. Out of all of them the Lager seemed to be the most enjoyable.Light,clean and easy settling.

All of there main stay beers are available for takeout in bottles as well as there very tasty birch and root beers.

Makes me upset that a place like this would probably do very well in our area.

A great place to visit if you are in the area. (1,086 characters)

Photo of Bmoyer0301
2.78/5  rDev -31.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Harrisburg's first brewpub huh ? Well I must admit this place has a neat rustic old building feel to it and is laid out well with a great view of the brewery from all seats. The quality is another story though a lot of their beers seems to be rather flat and boring with little variation. The service was so/so when we stopped to grab a bite to eat and it wasn't even that busy. Their selection of beer is actually pretty amazing that they have 17 beers on tap at one time. But I HIGHLY suggest sticking to one of the most recent seasonals or a flagship beer because they had Zoigel Lager and Celtic Knot Red still on from January and March 2010 its January 2011 now. Why the need to keep so many beers on, especially old ones? My opinion if you cant sell out of your monthly beer in a month or two make smaller batches rather than letting it linger all year. Food was sub par and the prices were not that good what what we got ($11 for a dry burger and soggy fries). My suggestion grab a small sampler and get out. real beer advocates wont fall for these guys. A novelty beer stop for people who are trying to ween into craft beer (1,131 characters)

Photo of dayswonder
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Not a bad place to go for a bite to eat and to enjoy a couple of brews. I have been here a few times before and I always like the atmosphere of this location. The old warehouse with brick and old wood poking through, but with big glass windows to see the brew tanks. It gives off a great vibe.
Service was great this evening. Brew selection is decent, I have never been a big fan of these beers, but the ones I tried tonight were not bad. I had the Puritan Pale Ale, Hinterland Hefe Weizen, and the Kipona Fest.
Food was OK, a lot of items that are made with cheese. This is not a bad thing because beer and cheese are delicious together. Nothing on the menu stuck out as fancy.
Overall it was a good experience nothing special though. (737 characters)

Photo of IronCitySteve
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A: This place is quite large and extremely clean. There is ample table seating as you walk in with the bar in the back. A decent amount of big screens make watching sporting events quite enjoyable.

Q: The beer is always fresh!

S: The service here it top notch. The bartenders, servers and host staff are extremely friendly, beer savvy and willing to answer any and all questions.

Selection: They have a great selection of their own brews on tap. A really nice variety of beers. I can't recall the exact count, but there was at least 10 taps.

F: They have a large and extensive menu. It includes most of your traditional bar type food, but also a good selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.

This is a great little bar/brewery that in my opinion is way underrated. Definitely stop in this place! (805 characters)

Photo of CTwriter
4/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I enjoyed my trip here in July 2010.

It was bigger inside than I imagined, but I spent the majority of my time on the ground floor. Our waitress was prompt, but I had to remind her twice to get my water. It was pretty quiet for a Saturday night, but it was summer, and the state legislature wasn't in session.

I ordered the 8-beer sample, plus one root beer, and they came in generous 5-ounce portions. I had the salad with steak, which was juicy and went especially well with the stout. I also enjoyed the brown ale. (521 characters)

Photo of ejinthesky
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

We went on a Friday night. Good parking, decently mixed crowd with a reasonably good band playing. Loved the look and feel of this place, could definitely session on that patio till the sun comes up (though they don't stay open past 1 am). The beer is solid, I found their hefeweizen to be surprising crisp and tasty. They have a selection of solid bottles such as Omegang, if they local brew isn't to your taste. Everyone liked their food. My only complaint was the service. The waiter was friendly but obviously stoned out of his mind, which is fine except when he kept forgetting my food. The bar tenders were very slow upstairs as well, though not unfriendly. Overall, we really enjoyed this place, will return again whenever in town. (738 characters)

Photo of CanadaBlue
4.68/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Where have they been hiding all this time?

I've driven by them quite a few time on my trips between MD and Canada, but yesterday was the first time I actually stopped by.

They have an excellent line up of beers. I had a dry-hopped IPA. It was one of the best I've ever had. The Scottish Ale was pretty good, as was the sample of the Batch 666.

The food I had was excellent as well.

So - great food and great beer in a very beautifully restored warehouse building. Well worth many more stops in the future! (510 characters)

Photo of Imstillthegman
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here after attending the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show just up the road. After a long day of walking around and browsing I was quite hungry and very thirsty! Luckily, this place satisfied on both fronts.

The place has a very comfortable feel. Lots of brick, huge glass walls that let you see some of the brew works, and a pretty big bar showcasing the mug club mugs. The service was impeccable. The girl we had never missed a beat and worked very fast for it being fairly busy. They had about 16 beers on-tap during my visit, but I only enjoyed two of them. Very wide range of beers...quite impressive. I grabbed a pretty cool looking "Bear Claw" growler of their Golden Toos Belgian brew to take home. The food was pretty good, as well. I had the pretzels with that awesome mustard and a Fire Jumper burger with onion rings. Very tasty. I will be back next time I am in Harrisburg. Well worth the visit! (916 characters)

Photo of Bierman9
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I first hit up Appalachian for lunch on 27JAN10 while on my way to Ft Indiantown Gap for a Battle of the Bulge re-enactment. Enjoyed myself so much that I snuck off base for dinner on 29JAN10.

This brewpub is located in a rather large, nondescript, three-story building on the west side of Cameron St. There's a large sign proclaiming "Brewery" hanging out front. That being said, I drove right by the place first time through (the cop with blues flashing in the right lane had my attention!). They have a little free parking to the right, and lots of it in the rear.

Up a few short steps and through the doors to a small foyer. Through 2 more wooden, swinging doors adorned with their logo in stained glass, and you're there! There's a host/hostess station to the immediate right, a cooler with bier to go just to the left, then loads of tables in 4 or 5 rows heading towards the rear, with some low, dividing walls and large, circular white pillars interspaced throughout. Flags of the world (US, Ireland, Germany, etc) were displayed on these pillars. The bar starts about 1/2-way back on the right, and ells around the rear wall. The left side of the place has large windows bringing in lots of light about 1/2-way down, then it gets into all brick top to bottom. The rear is a light colored wall behind the bar, with large, open, wooden, mirrored cases holding scores of mug-club steins, as well as growlers and other glassware. The right side of the room is glassed, with the brew-works sitting behind the glass. They brewkettles are numerous and extremely large, as well as looking to be in tip-top shape. In addition to all the mugs and glasses behind the bar is a large selection of liquor for the non-bier imbiber. A few large HD TVs also hang from above for your viewing pleasure. On the bar were at least 4 porcelain bier-towers ready to dispense the golden nectar. In the air was a great variety of classic rock; damn, I was loving it... great stuff! The ceilings were quite high, with medium-hued wood and big-ass beams supporting things. I was told they do have an upstairs bar as well, though I didn't visit it.

I counted about 14 biers on tap here, running the gamut from Pils to Barleywine to Imperial Stout to Zoiglbier. If there's not a style here to your liking, well... Over the course of my 2 visits I tried 6 different biers. They averaged about a 4.2 overall, ranging from pretty good (barleywine and weizenbock) to very good (rauchbock and tripel). Their prices were decent, and even better during happy hour. I had a solid buffalo chicken wrap for lunch, and a great "Fire Jumper" burger for dinner. Verry good stuff; ample, filling, and tasty!

Service-wise, it was phenomenal. First there was Vicky on Wednesday, answering my more than numerous questions, giving me samples, filling my glass, etc... Then Britney picked up on Friday eve, also being the epitome of a quality server. On both visits I mentioned this to the manager on duty; I have rarely had such friendly, knowledgable, attentive people taking care of me. I even chatted with one of the brewers, and he was a pleasure to speak with as well. I was hoping to have time on Saturday, 30JAN, to get back for 1 last time, but, alas, it was not to be. I'll have to savor what I quaffed, as well as the bier to go I brought home (six-pack of Scottish Ale and a growler of the Rauchbock). High praise for Appalachian Harrisburg is indeed warranted here. Prosit!!

4.47
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 - $$

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Photo of StormKing47
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Appalachian Brewing Company is a very interesting brewery because it has two bars one that serves only their brews on the first floor and the second floor abbey bar which serves their brews on draft and then a whole host of import bottles, primarily from Belgium. I find that intriguing, but also convenient. The pool tables are a great touch and the bar is rather large so there is plenty of seating. Great live entertainment, fun atmosphere, does not get two crowded I just wish their beers were a little tastier. (515 characters)

Photo of mgbickel
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

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! (745 characters)

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