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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.92/5
Based on:
115 Beers
434 Reviews
Place Score: 97
Reviews: 86
Visits: 208
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: n/a
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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Reviews: 86 | Visits: 208
Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

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. (1,885 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jbalintjr
4.04/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of fredmugs
4.95/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of schroeder1200
3.94/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.06/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Knobs303
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of lamb0176
4.83/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best pizza in Pennsylvania (26 characters)

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of jkrug5
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kkdowning
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of MadCat
4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

So this is an interesting place... And it is smaller than I would expect for 100+ taps, so I'm glad I came for lunch. Food and bar service is from a counter, and there is also a good packaged goods selection. Food is mostly Pizzeria type stuff, but is better quality than I would expect from the area. Obviously the beer is great, plenty of in house taps and plenty of other taps, including a nice Tired Hands selection. Prices are good, but no samplers/flights and an 8oz pour is generally only $1 cheaper than a full pour. Growlers and crowlers are available and reasonably priced. I certainly would like to come back again. (626 characters)

Photo of ShanePB
4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of Yellolab2010
4.43/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
3.95/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of jammery
4.41/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Tweber78
4.75/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Seriously, This place rocks!. The food and service is exceptional. The beer selection is outstanding. They Brew their own beer under the Pizza Boy label.

I highly recommend this establishment. (197 characters)

Photo of barflybastard
3.65/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

Photo of JohnParadee
4.73/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Came here on nice Saturday afternoon, good size place with plenty of parking. Big L-shaped bar inside with lots of tables, and a pretty big outside section with lots of high tops.

No servers here; everything is ordered at the bar, which I'm a big fan of, personally. Another huge plus and one of my biggest bar pet peeves, they have a huge electronic tap list above the bar with styles and prices clearly listed. Nothing is worse than ordering a good beer at a bar with 'mystery pricing' and seeing the damage on the bill later. No samples here, but they do offer 8 oz. pours and 16 oz. pours. Also, the prices here are incredible. I don't think I saw a 16 oz. draft of any beer over like $5.50, including the sours and high ABV stouts/IPAs.

Selection is incredible with 100 or so beers on tap, including 15-20 Pizza Boy offerings. All the beers were really good to excellent, wish I could have stayed longer to try more. Food was average but solid enough, nothing beats some cheap pizza slices to soak up the beer. Another weird note, tipping appears to be 'optional' and isn't expected which is quite odd (I guess because there are no servers and you order yourself?). I had them run my credit card on my tab and asked to leave a tip on it and they said "we don't do tips on credit cards".... never heard that line before. So FYI, have cash with you if you want to tip. Awesome place, well worth a stop in if you're in the area. (1,445 characters)

Photo of slasich
4.15/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jdavis23112
3.76/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Dave_Treat
4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of helpingphriendlybook
4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Jeffwise
4.9/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

First off, you need to try the pizza. You will not be disappointed. Then the beer... The variety and quality of the beer is just about amazing. Great tap list from a great variety of breweries, but if it's a one time trip.. Ignore them and drink pizza boys beer. You will be amazed... You might get drunk.. (306 characters)

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
97 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.