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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

145 Ratings
Ratings: 145
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.34%
Active Beers: 106
Beer Ratings: 2,070
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 ffejherb:
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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

ffejherb, Apr 04, 2009
More User Reviews:
Photo of Flashy
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

Flashy, Yesterday at 02:31 PM
Photo of Arrowhuntr
4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

Arrowhuntr, Sunday at 03:19 PM
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.65/5  rDev -18%

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 -9.2%

KoalKracker, Oct 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

metter98, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

MaximusBeerLovimus, Sep 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -10.1%

BeerCon5, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of AutumnWolf13
4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

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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5/5  rDev +12.4%

WallstreetB, Sep 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Gmusser22, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

OleDixie, Sep 17, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -16.4%

lidu5ii, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Moc513, Sep 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

CommandoBeer, Aug 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

MisterHooks, Aug 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

dfhhead25, Aug 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +6.7%

mozim, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of BigRizz62
5/5  rDev +12.4%

Great selections of beers (100). This includes over twenty of his own beers , which hold their own. Basic Italian food that compliments the beers. Nice selection of take out as well. A must visit

BigRizz62, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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.

RLM15, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

Been here many times and it never disappoints. They always have a good selection of other brewers beers as well as their own which are great. Food is good as well. Best brewpub in PA hands down.

JEM717, Aug 15, 2014
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PA-Michigander, Aug 15, 2014
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mklisz, Aug 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +12.4%

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
98 out of 100 based on 145 ratings.