Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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Active Beers: 92
Beer Ratings: 1,660
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 102 / Bottles: 350
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 120 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dbrauneis:
4.05/5 rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Stopped to eat lunch on the return trip from visiting family during the holidays and I'm pretty glad that I did. The place was very small and we arrived right around lunchtime on a Saturday so it was pretty busy and I felt pretty excited that we were able to score a table. There is not much in the way of decor here but the place has a real beer geek vibe to it.
Beer was served at a good temperature and in proper glassware - it was actually a very nice pour with a proper amount of head and everything. Beer tasted fresh and I saw the taplist change twice in the 1.5 hours I was there... There were also tons of folks filling growlers here during my visit.
You go to the counter and place your own order so I don't have a lot of comment on the service - the gent working at the counter was very friendly and pleasant, willing to offer an opinion/suggestion on beers that they were serving on tap.
Very nice selection of taps that included 5 Pizza Boy beers and the rest were regional offerings from pretty decent craft breweries - I only wish that we were not on the road and I could have enjoyed a couple more...
The food was essentially a pizza/sub shop and not very fancy but still enjoyable. Nothing out of this world but not something I would avoid either... I think the pizza was better than the subs but to each their own
Prices were reasonable and average, no complaints there.
12-02-2012 13:55:01 | More by dbrauneis
More User Reviews:
4.29/5 rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4 | $$
Typically, I review a place after one visit as I like to keep checking out new spots since there is so much out there.
For whatever reason, I am finally entering a Pizza Boy review after 3 visits.
Generally speaking, there isn't much more that you could ask for from Pizza Boy. You have a ton of taps, and as of yesterday, I hear they are finally going to do smaller pours. (Too bad they couldn't have started that a few days earlier, for my sake!! Oh well.) The pizza is pretty good, and there always seems to be something I haven't seen available on the bottle shop side of things. It will be interesting to see how this recent expansion goes for them.
07-31-2014 21:29:12 | More by RblWthACoz
3.35/5 rDev -24%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
I absolutely loved this place and hated it at the same time. The Pizza Boy beer was amazing, well worth the hype and the food was also very good. However, not offering samples or flights of beer is very puzzling. At least offer 4 or 5oz pours. This would allow customers to try more of this great beer and certainly increase sales. It was also really odd that you cannot tip using a credit card. Not sure about the reasoning behind this but it has to hurt the servers/bartenders. We ran up decent sized bill but had very little cash on us to provide a tip. Overall, great beer, good food but unusual business practices.
07-19-2014 14:39:50 | More by IPAchris
4.95/5 rDev +12.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75 | $
The move from the old location to the recent location was the BEST thing Al could have ever done for business. The selection is phenomenal, he does a great job of promoting other "Local-PA" breweries. The sour program he is starting I'd is stellar, I believe it will one day match the likes of Jester King or The Bruery. His IPAs are a top seller as they are all quality. The food is always very good and the atmosphere is friendly and great for families/friends.
07-16-2014 17:13:13 | More by UAhuntt
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
97 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.