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

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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: 147
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)

Photo of glid02
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stopped in here on a recent road trip to the NE.

Atmosphere is good. The first thing you see upon walking in are the huge doors that are worthy of a church. There are large amounts of seating on both sides and the bar is in the back, with even more seating. The brewing equipment (and lots of it) is located to the right behind glass.

Quality is good. The bartender was careful to pour the beer with a good amount of head but also careful not to shortchange me. Glassware was at a good temperature as well.

Service was very good. The bartender never made us wait longer than a few seconds if we needed something and was also knowledgeable about what he was serving.

Selection was very good. I saw 12 taps upon sitting down and assumed the taps at the other end of the bar were repeats, but upon looking at the board over the bar I saw that wasn't the case. The styles ran the gamut, even including a few pilsners (even better, they weren't "light lagers") and barrel-aged treats.

Food was very good. The soup was solid and the chicken sandwich with glazed walnuts was tasty.

Value was also very good. I'm tempted to give it just one $ but it wasn't quite there.

Overall I enjoyed this brewpub as much as any I've been to recently. Definitely worth stopping into if you're in the area. (1,291 characters)

Photo of Throckmorton
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

A- this is the best part of this place. great old building, had been burned out, and they did a great job of cleaning it up and installling the tanks, etc. all exposed wood and brick, good second floor with large outdoor rooftop deck.

Q - of the beer? something below average. Most offerings have little real character, they brew for mass tastes for the most part. has the occasional interesting brew.

Service and food are a cut above, and prices are reasonable.

For me the beer is OK, but the atmosphere, pool, deck, music, look and feel that keep me coming back. I don't really go there for the beer. having said that, they have a decent selection of bottles from other breweries, especially Belgian. (705 characters)

Photo of jgasparine
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

This place is huge. Went with a group of friends, and started out with dinner on the bottom floor. Restaurant floorspace was open-air and busy with patrons and servers. Nothing special. The food was basic American food- sandwiches, salads. All reasonably priced. All tasted good. Very satisfied, but nothing to rave about.

Then we went upstairs to the bar. Live music, pool tables, darts... a ton of room. It was a great atmosphere for our group. The bar was stocked with a very good selection of beer from around the globe. The barstaff was knowledgeable and delivered prompt service. All good things.

When you average-out the downstairs and upstairs experience, I yield a generally "good" result. I would definitely go back... particularly if I'm with a group of friends. The place seems much more conducive to groups rather than individuals. (846 characters)

Photo of ToasterChef
3.88/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Came here for dinner and drinks last week while in Harrisburg for the night. My wife arrived at around 4 on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty empty; only one or two tables of people and once guy at the bar. Since we were here for the beer and not the food, we sat at the bar. The two bartenders who served us over the course of the evening seemed friendly but didn't offer too many drink suggestions as I recall. Our orders were always filled promptly though, and that is something to speak of highly.

I don't remember what I ordered for dinner that night, maybe a pulled pork sandwich; what does stand out in my mind are the pretzel appetizers. I'm a big fan of home-made pretzels, so when I can order them at a pub, I'm always happy. I'd recommend you get some when you visit.

I was very impressed with the draft selection. They had more beers on tap than their signage could handle, with extra choice signs propped up behind the bar below the large sign that held all of the other selections. A number of off-season brews were still on tap. Did they brew too much beer or did these ones just not sell? I don't know, but the ones I tried tasted fine, so I was happy. This was my second visit to ABC, and if I find myself in Harrisburg, I will definitely return. (1,275 characters)

Photo of philbe311
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Had a late dinner here with my wife this past weekend... A big brick building situated in an older slightly run-down section of Harrisburg... A big open space inside, but one that was a little to dark for our liking... Some nice blown-up images of their beer's labels line the wall... There is a small glimpse into some brewing equipment... One refrigerator unit sits in back with a small selection of six-packs for patrons to take home... The service was the textbook definition of average... There was nothing wrong with it, but I wasn't too impressed either... The food again, was the textbook definition of average... The beer selection and quality was the best part of this establishment... There was a wide variety of styles, all of which we sampled were slightly above average... Everything was very reasonable priced... Dinner for two, one shared desert, and three beers came in under $40, so I can't complain... Overall if you're in the Harrisburg area, this place is definitely worth a visit, but I'm not sure I would go too out of my way to get there... (1,064 characters)

Photo of 86sportster883
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

The Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) is an industrial sized place with no less than 16 beers on tap and two on hand pump. Eight huge 228 barrel fermenters stand majestically (with other brewing equipment) behind tall glass windows that line one side of the brew pub. A large bar is located toward the back and ample seating is located throughout. Head banger band music played loudly at the bar (not my style, but not too annoying). The place also had both a Banquet facility and an upstairs outside deck (closed on Sunday).

I sat at the bar and ordered a sampler:
Water Gap Wheat (4.72 abv, 8.2 IBU) - unfiltered American style ale.
Mountain Lager (4.92 abv, 12.3 IBU) - Dortmunder style lager.
Dom Blonde (? abv) - Kolsch-style ale.
Peregrine Pilsner (4.72 abv, 32 IBU) - Czech style pils.
Celtic Knot Irish Red (? abv) - had a nice balance of malt and hop with a clean finish.
Hoppy Trails IPA (6.31 abv, 45.33 IBU) - A big hoppy IPA.
Jolly Scot Scottish Ale (5.32 abv, 18.2 IBU) - Probably my favorite of the group and one of the better scotch ales that I've tried. Sweet caramel-like flavors delicately balanced with subtle hops.
Susquehanna Stout (4.59 Abv, 13.2 IBU) - Strong espresso like aroma and wonderful black patent malt flavors.

Each beer seemed to really capture the essence of its intended style and working through the sampler (8 - 5oz beer samples and a homemade root beer for $10) was like attending your own personal mini beer seminar. I liked the flip chart beer description cards located at the tables and bar, as well as, the hop /malt, light /dark scale provided on the back of the menu.

Also on tap:
Abbey Roade (6.24 abv, 25.2 IBU) - A Belgian Abbey-style ale.
Anniversary Maibock (7.64 abv, 18.2 IBU) - a malty, sweet lager.
Broad Street Barley Wine (5.85 abv, 50.4 IBU)
Purist Pale Ale (5.1 abv, 22.34 IBU) - Fuggle and Styrian Goldings hops are used in this English-style pale.
Zoigl Lager - An unfiltered Bavarian-style lager.
Hinterland Hefe Weizen ( 5.29 abv, 14.3 IBU) - A traditional German-style Hefe employing a 4-step infusion mash.
Trail Blaze Organic Brown - an organic American brown ale (duh).
Major Hops Olde Ale, an ESB and a Dunkel Weizen rounded out the selection. The ESB and Pale Ale were available on hand pump.

As for food, the ABC offered standard fare including appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, steaks, pork, chicken, fish & chips, etc. I had the Switchback Burger ($9.50) which I thoroughly enjoyed. Beer is offered to go in 6 packs and growlers.

I thought the beers at the ABC were very good, and I'll have to come back to try a few more. Also, I wouldn't mind checking out the upstairs deck some day when it's open. (2,701 characters)

Photo of dagimp
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Went for lunch on June 22, 2009. Bar/restaurant area is really nice. Lots of breweriana on the walls and a very nice view of the brewery. It's in an old factory/warehouse which adds a lot to the surroundings. I had the chicken cake (kinda like a crab cake but with chicken). It was good but nothing exceptional and kinda small. The two beers I had (wheat and some other lager) were both good. Prices were about average for the type of place. I'd go back again. The server was both friendly and attentive and readily offered samples of a few beers I wanted to try. They are located on a major street but have plenty of free parking in the back. (643 characters)

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

Had a great time at ABC Friday night and Sunday morning.

The brewpub is quite large, with several dozen tables and a nice large bar area. It's open and airy, with several country's flags decorating the ceiling and large windows that let you look into the brewing area. Everything is clean and well kept.

The two different servers I had were both good, although Friday's was around more and Sunday's seemed to be "busy" a bit too often, or I would've rated service as a 4.5. Still, they were friendly and knowledgable for the most part, and even knew their beer.

Nice food selection with a lot of options on the menu. The Friday night all-you-can-eat fish and chips was excellent. Sunday morning we made it in for the "Breakfast with Hefe" and my eggs benedict were good, as were the egg dishes my wife and daughter had.

Beer was very good, and they had a lot of selections. Not only did they have most of their flagships, but they had several of their seasonals still on tap as well. The Abbey Roade was nice, their barleywine was just awesome, and I can't think of one I really didn't like, although I didn't feel that the Celtic Knot was really an Irish red, more of a basic American red.

I was upset that they didn't have the stout because it's "not really a summer beer."

All in all, though, a great place to eat, drink, and visit. (1,341 characters)

Photo of stakem
3.4/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It's a nice establishment but depending on where you are seated it can feel a little cramped. (Regarding the small landing on the left side of the building and lack of walking space for waiting staff.)

The burgers and wings are delicious. The other members of my party spoke highly of their BBQ pork.

I had the opportunity to take their tour with plenty of samples afterwards. The selection of beer is great. If you visit, be sure to scope out the chalkboard behind the bar that is an ever-changing list of their small batches of beer.

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June 2010 Update:
After deciding to become a mug club member and visiting more than once a month my perception of this place has drastically changed. The vibe and atmosphere remain a decent setting. The food menu has undergone a reconstruction and while 2 of my favorites have been removed, there is still a decent selection to choose from. The staff is friendly and as of late has been having an issue with "newbies" who don't necessarily give you accurate information when you inquire about takeout beer and their new "brewery direct" beer purchasing. As for the beer, I don't know what to think anymore. Your experience can honestly be a total roll of the dice. For roughly 4 months I was never served a beer with a head, every single pint/mug was served with no head and unacceptably low in carbonation. The final nail in the coffin for me was when I realized this place just generally doesn't care that much about their beer. Why would you serve seemingly flat beer for that long? The most recent occurence which I cant swallow was experiencing them switching lines without cleaning. Ok, I can understand a busy establishment emptying kegs in a short amount of time and not cleaning the lines on every single kick. However, I cannot believe they interchange root beer lines with their beer lines. I literally was served a glass of barleywine which was mixed with root beer. I took it to the bartender who smelled it and said "whoops, guess we didn't pour enough beer through the line that previously had the root beer in." (2,071 characters)

Photo of Jeremym27
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here the other weekend after a trip to the Troegs tour to grab some lunch. The atmosphere is basic brewpub with large glass windows behind the bar looking in to the brewery. They had a very large variety of their beers on tap and I sampled a bunch until i settled on the ipa. They also had 2 or 3 selections on cask. Overall nothing about the beers wowed me but they were solid representations of the styles I tried. Food was excellent and very reasonably priced, the burgers are great... Definately would go there again. (526 characters)

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