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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

158 Ratings
Ratings: 158
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.48
pDev: 10.04%
Active Beers: 88
Beer Ratings: 1,888
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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Reviews by dbrauneis:
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4.05/5  rDev -9.6%

Stopped to eat lunch on the return trip from visiting family during the holidays and I'm pretty glad that I did. The place was very small and we arrived right around lunchtime on a Saturday so it was pretty busy and I felt pretty excited that we were able to score a table. There is not much in the way of decor here but the place has a real beer geek vibe to it.

Beer was served at a good temperature and in proper glassware - it was actually a very nice pour with a proper amount of head and everything. Beer tasted fresh and I saw the taplist change twice in the 1.5 hours I was there... There were also tons of folks filling growlers here during my visit.

You go to the counter and place your own order so I don't have a lot of comment on the service - the gent working at the counter was very friendly and pleasant, willing to offer an opinion/suggestion on beers that they were serving on tap.

Very nice selection of taps that included 5 Pizza Boy beers and the rest were regional offerings from pretty decent craft breweries - I only wish that we were not on the road and I could have enjoyed a couple more...

The food was essentially a pizza/sub shop and not very fancy but still enjoyable. Nothing out of this world but not something I would avoid either... I think the pizza was better than the subs but to each their own

Prices were reasonable and average, no complaints there.

dbrauneis, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%

Quafftastic, Yesterday at 02:50 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

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.

lurpy1, Friday at 10:37 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +9.8%

Bunny_hops, Wednesday at 09:45 PM
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

baybum, Nov 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

HopAttack3, Nov 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Zdrummer15, Nov 07, 2014
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GreenMind, Nov 07, 2014
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Draesith, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Zetcha7x, Nov 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

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

TrackcoachLVPA, Nov 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +11.6%

Leeds_xx, Nov 03, 2014
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4.88/5  rDev +8.9%

woodfoot, Oct 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Chrislovesbacon, Oct 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

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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4.5/5  rDev +0.4%

Arrowhuntr, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.65/5  rDev -18.5%

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.

SportsandJorts, Oct 08, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev -10.7%

BeerCon5, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6%

Great small brewery and tap house! 102 beers on tap! 25-30 of their own well crafted brews in a wide variety of styles. 75 or so east & west coast micro-brews...not a single Busch/Coors/Miller in sight!!!

The only knock on the place is they don't do flights. with such a selection it would be nice to get to sample 6 of your favorite beer styles at a time!

AutumnWolf13, Sep 23, 2014
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
99 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.