Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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Reviews by ffejherb:
4.28/5 rDev -3.6%
Stopped in on Friday 4/3/09 for some pizza and beer, and pretty much just to check out the selection after hearing about this place on BA. Despite being located only a few minutes from my workplace, I was surprised I never heard of this place.
Al's has a slightly more up-scale pizza place/sub shop atmosphere that most other similar places. It's clean and pretty comfortable, and it is conveniently located right off I-81 on Wertsville Road.
Their beer selection was surprisingly excellent and quite diverse, with a whole cooler for bombers and another two with single bottles that ran the gamut of locals such as Troegs and Victory to Midwest offerings from Bell's to West Coasters like Rogue and Stone. Plenty of DFH selections too. Prices seemed very reasonable, especially for PA. They also have a seperate area for take-out six packs and 40's. While there's a lot of swill, there's also plenty of Troegs, Victory and Bell's six packs available, as well as others. You can also mix and match sixers, which is nice.
They also have a solid tap selection with around fourteen offerings. During my visit, they had Philly Walt Wit and Shackamaximum Imp. stout, Fort Collins chocolate stout, Victory Storm King and Hop Wallop, a few Troegs taps, a Pennichuck tap and two relegated to Miller Lite and Coors Light, among others. They also fill growlers and have specials throughout the week, including Troegs Tuesday, where they do growler fills of flagship beers for only $5. They also have Victory Fridays, with $1 off draughts, $2 bottles and discounted growler fills.
As for the food, the menu looked quite diverse and offered a variety of pizzas, sandwiches, salads and dinners. They also have daily food specials. We got a basic cheese pizza, but it was fantastic, certainly one the best local pizza I've had in the area.
Overall, this is a great addition to the local beer scene. The selection is awesome, the prices are reasonable and the food is very good. I'm glad I found out about this place, because I will definitely visit often.
04-04-2009 18:04:49 | More by ffejherb
More User Reviews:
5/5 rDev +12.6%
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.
08-16-2014 00:20:11 | More by RLM15
4.35/5 rDev -2%
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
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
98 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.