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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

146 Ratings
Ratings: 146
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.34%
Active Beers: 93
Beer Ratings: 1,763
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 102
Bottles: 350
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2240 Millennium Way
Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025
United States
phone: (717) 728-3840

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(Place added by: petesuphi on 10-19-2008)
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Ratings: 146 | Reviews: 79 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.06/5  rDev -8.8%

Visited on a Sunday for lunch. Arrived just around noon. Very slow when we arrived, but definitely getting busy when we left..

Overall, I like this place. A brand new facility.

A - A little sterile as it is more a brewery than a pizza place/pub. Clean and spacious. Family friendly, almost every group that came in for lunch had kids. They have a small kids menu. I rated a little low because of the sterileness. Also, can't see much of the brewing process unless you are off in one corner of the place.

Q - No complaints.

S - No table service. Folks behind the bar and at the counter were friendly and very helpful. I like the video screens with the on tap beer selections, but it also means you must stand at one of two locations to consider your beer selection. It would be nice to have a daily beer sheet to read at the table. Maybe there is table service at other times, but I rated a little lower for having none when we visited.

S - Great selection of beers. 40 or so on tap, with about seven Pizza Boy beers. I considered the taps more regoinally focused, but there was a stone and two founders, etc. Also six packs to go, pick your six to go and some bombers. Don't not ask if you could buy a bottle and drink there. I found an Alesmith Speedway Stout, which I bought. Also 1L and 2L growlers available. I picked up 1L off Bumble Phuq. I was disappointed that the Pizza Boy Intangible was only available for in-house consumption, no to-go.

F - Come for the beer and then have some nice pizza. But there is much better pizza around than than the white pizza w/ added sausage that we had. The pizza was too thick and the sausage was run of the mill.

V - The food is still an excellent value. The beer value is dependent on the selection. My Alesmith bombmer was $18, which I thought was a $$$ rating, but I don't get to th Alesmith distribution area much so I purchased.

Sludgeman, Jul 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Used BA to find this great stop on the way through Harrisburg. Good food, great beer. Wish I had a place like this near me. Food staff was great, beer staff seemed a bit put out about doing their jobs.

Flashy, Oct 21, 2014
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Atmosphere: pretty cool place, not trying to make themselves anything, just a good place for pizza and beer. some view into their brewing process and kitchen.

Service: everyone was nice and helpful, only thing I found odd was they didn't want to let me try something before I filled multiple growlers.

Selection and Quality: over a hundred taps is an easy way to make a good selection, but nothing was overly rare. I'd say your beset bet is to go with the pizza boy beer, the rest (besides nitros and firkins) are easy to find elsewhere.

Food: pizza was good, but nothing overly special. jalapeño poppers were just okay.

Overall: I almost wish they'd get rid of all the taps but their own if the rarest thing you'll find is a troegs scratch beer (less than half an hour away from the brewery). Their beers, that I tried, were quite good. certainly a place to check out but not somewhere I'd go to all the time.

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Pizza Boy Brewing has quickly become my favorite local brewery, and that is saying a lot given the abundance of great craft beer in the Pennsylvania/Maryland area. It's been great to see them progress and begin to develop their flagship beers which I'm hoping will soon be available for distribution. With 102 taps and countless bottles and cans to choose from, Pizza Boy has something for everybody. Often 20-30 taps will be dedicated to Pizza Boy Beers, the other 70 or so taps will offer choice crafts brews from all over the country. The food is also very good at Pizza Boy as they have a large selection ranging from specialty pizza's to entree's and many great appetizers. It's been a pleasure having Pizza Boy in the area and I look forward to their future creations.

RLM15, Aug 16, 2014
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Been here many times and it never disappoints. They always have a good selection of other brewers beers as well as their own which are great. Food is good as well. Best brewpub in PA hands down.

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
96 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.