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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
95 Beers
2,235 Ratings
Place Score: 99
Ratings: 165
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.24%
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 klc17111:
Photo of klc17111
4.98/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Al's of Hampton is a neighborhood pizza joint however---great/insane beers are made and served there..Pizza Boy Brewing has taken off and become a huge success.. the owner, Al Kominski is amazing.... his brewing co has grown so much, he is relocating across the street into a brand new bigger building. Beer Selection is awesome... 3 cask ales on hand pumps. somethign for everyone.. and a HUGE selection of bottled beers. also Growler fills(specials on Fridays)... Al always stops and takes the time to chat with his customers-- a personal touch that I think makes a huge difference... Check out Al's of Hampton...its right off Interstate 81 - easy on and off...you will be amazed.

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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%

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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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3.65/5  rDev -18.7%

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.

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4.04/5  rDev -10%

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
99 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.