Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
97 Beers
2,292 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 167
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.49
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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(Place added by: petesuphi on 10-19-2008)
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Reviews by Sludgeman:
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4.06/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Stork_Brewz13
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cps98
4.05/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -27.6%

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4.96/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of JNForsyth
5/5  rDev +11.4%

My go-to place for great beer in the Harrisburg area. Great tap selection, I stick with trying all of the Pizza Boy stuff though. Decent bottle selection, food is good too.

Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Pizza and beer. Period.

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of lurpy1
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

Ground zero for Capitol region beer. 100 beers on tap, typically 20 of their own. Al's gets a 5+ for both quality adnd selection. The knocks? I can't reconcile the price of the sours. They're terrific, I'm willing to pay more for rarity, I get that they are more expensive to make. But it's hard to justify paying $25-30 for 750 of a sour (or even $18 for a tasty but humble Berliner Weiss), while $10 can get you some terrific half gallon growlers. And the practice of charging $3 for a growler cap is weird and off putting. Food is merely ok, although the wings are underrated. Despite the niggles, this is my go to place inthe Harrisburg area. Go there.

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4.92/5  rDev +9.6%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of TrackcoachLVPA
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Huge selection of beers on tap! Awesome pizza. If you are by Harrisburg, PA this is a must. They do great sours

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4.88/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
99 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.