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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Based on:
110 Beers
3,531 Hads
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 87
Visits: 214
Avg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
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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Photo of 57md
4.34/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 2.75

The last time that I was in Al’s they were still in their old location which is less than a mile from the current location. The new location is a basically a renovated warehouse located in the middle of a suburban industrial park. They brew on-site with the tanks and brewing staff visible to the customers. The place is clean but a bit spartan and lacking in character.

The only alcohol served is beer, but since they have over 100 taps and a decent bottle collection who needs hard liquor? The service is set up in stations with a couple people tapping beer behind a long bar and another register for food orders and take-out beer purchases. However, anything can be ordered at any station and the staff is very willing to set up tabs for customers.

The food is pretty much basic pizza shop-type grub. It is mediocre and pricey for what you get. However, let me be blunt: the food is good enough to provide a base for consuming more of the tasty beer offerings available - ok?!?

The feature at Al’s is the beer, particularly their on-site Pizza Boy brews. They have more than 20 of their own beers on-tap at any given time. Their home-made beers are absolutely outstanding! The remainder of the taps are dedicated to a good mix of regional and national craft breweries. If you can’t find something that you like at Al’s, then you simply don’t like beer.

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Photo of DrBier
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Review based on new place, would have been slightly higher for old one. First of all the beer selection is outstanding. Usually at least 20+ Pizza Boys on tap, of all styles and very good to excellent quality. The remaining 70-80 taps available feature mainly American craft beers with lots of PA breweries and an excellent representation of the remainder of the U.S., at least what Al can get, with several rarieties/one-offs on at most times. The foreign selection is limited. There are a few rare bottles and a couple of Pizza Boy bottles for sale, in house consumption only. Al's offers a relatively small but impressive selection of bottles to go and most drafts are available in 32 & 64 oz growlers, bottles and growlers are very reasonably priced. Food is pretty much pizza shop menu, but is very good and the menu is extensive, but in about 6 years of visiting Al's the menu has changed very little if at all. They used to have some special dinner nights at the old place but not at the new one. My main complaint is the service, never found the bartenders/servers to be rude in any way but some can be less than engaging to say the least when it comes to beer. I don't think this is all their fault, as the way the ordering system is set up they don't have time to chit-chat or even really answer questions at certain times. And when I say I have a problem with the service it's how the place is set up for ordering. The best analogy I can give is if you ever been to Max's on Broadway in Baltimore, similar in size comparing Max's main bar only to Al's (Max's probably holds a few more), both offer pub style service order beer and food at the bar and both have 100 taps. Just imagine if everyone had to order at Max's at just 2 registers at the bar, it would be a nightmare of lines, which is what Al's becomes many nights and weekends and especially any special event (wasn't as much of a problem at old place as popularity wasn't as great). Also the lack of sample sizes or half pours also is a big drawback (samples were available at the old place). All that being said Al's is hands down the best place for beer between Philly and Pitts in PA. Al's has always presented a unique vibe with outstanding beer, with some refinement this could be worldclass. May come down to Al having to decide between pizza shop and beer bar/brewery.

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Photo of Shandycan
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Finally made a visit to Al's and it lives up to the hype- large, open atmosphere with a quieter, more family oriented room to the back. The pizza was tasty, but what you're really here for are the brews, and there's plenty, including a lot of their own stuff. Excellent organization on digital boards- there's so many that you end up with quite a tiny font! The in-house beers were all I had on my first visit, and they all were excellent.

There's separate ordering for food and drinks, only thing that I think is a downfall is not offering samples... and that has been mentioned before. Al's puts out a lot of high abv brews, and not being able to purchase a 4oz. glass (I'm not even talking about free pours!) is a real shame- hopefully they'll think about doing this in the future!

Other than that quirk, I loved it, and will definitely be back again. Oh, and I forgot to mention that they have a nice selection of bottles to go as well.... can't beat that

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Photo of girlwithnojeep
4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

I love this place and drive up every week like clockwork. I've always found the staff to be friendly, prompt and knowledgable. The owner often stops and chats with each of the customers and answers questions when time permits.

I appreciate the "order at the bar" policy they have. It makes ordering so much simpler and efficient. No sitting around waiting for a server! I was a little confused about the procedure when I went for the first time, so I just went to the take out counter and asked. I also appreciate that they ID me and check my ID against the credit card I leave to run the tab. I've had a credit card stolen before and fixing that is a mess. As for seating, usually you can just seat yourself, but on busier nights a staff member will seat you as soon as one opens and is cleaned off.

I enjoy the selection and even though I tend to be picky about which "flavor" of beer I drink, I am ALWAYS able to find something! I also like the large selection of ciders and malt beverages since I'm not always in the mood for a beer. They have a lot of sour beers which aren't my thing, but seem to balance them well with the other selections.

The food is fantastic. The wings are the best I've ever had and are always fresh and juicy. I ask for extra celery with my orders because they only come with four pieces. The feta, spinich, and tomato white pizza is my favorite. Great to take home and reheat too!

It can get a little noisy during televised sporting events. Also, there is a "family friendly" corner which I bring my kids to, but also appreciate that it is a ways away from the bar for the visits where I don't. It has a couple video games and a claw machine.

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Photo of AMBREW13
3.2/5  rDev -26.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 4

It's a shame a craft beer paradise with excellent food has to be ruined by staff who don't clean tables, serve in a timely manner, drink behind the bar, aimless walk around talking to their friends and are genuinely annoyed by customers asking for assistance. Won't be returning which is disappointing because I had high hopes for this place.

Atmosphere: Loud at times but that's because there's a lot of people. Definitely around or slightly above average.

Quality: Food is great, Pizza Boy beer isn't the best but it's definitely pretty good.

Service: As evidenced by many reviews on Yelp, their customer service isn't good. Bartenders are apathetic and uneducated about the beer they serve and can't answer simple questions as to why nitro is used, food pairings or flavor profiles. It's not an uncommon sight to see them playing on their phones, brushing off customers to serve their friends or drinking behind the bar. The service is as bad as it gets. Rude, irritable humans with not even an ounce of common courtesy or good manners.

Selection: Out of the 100 taps, 90 some are usually active. The selection features great local beers, their own brew as well as some of the top names in the craft beer industry. You won't be disappointed with your beer once you get past the rude staff. Typically, this would be a 5/5 because hell, 90-100 beers at a given time is awesome. However, their pick six selection to go isn't very good.

Food: Again, the food is great. Their pizza is awesome.

Value: $5+ for a pint of craft is definitely reasonable. Food's not too bad either.

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Photo of robieobie1
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Nice place. Good bottle selection, and you cant beat the 100 plus taps. They have a nice selection of their own Pizza boy brews, as well as a huge selection of local and hard to find national distro beer as well. I would recommend anyone passing through the area to stop by and have a couple beers here.

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Photo of HoppyKilaMonster
4.09/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Al's is putting out great beers, and offers a good selection from other breweries as well. The pizza is good, and very family friendly atmosphere. I am not a huge fan of having to go to the bar and ordering food/beers when sitting at a table. It would also be nice to get bottles to go, although they do offer growler fills of most of their beer.

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Photo of NEPABeerReviews_Joe
4.76/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I've been to Al's three times now and I love this place. Great food and an even better beer selection. The most recent visit was spent trying only Pizza Boy Brewing beer. Angel of Death and Toadal Devastation were both amazing beers. The Straight Up Hefe wasn't too bad either...exactly as the name describes.

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Photo of jwjon1
3.08/5  rDev -29%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 1 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

Updated Nov 30 2013

I want to love this place. I really do. On my second trip--in the new location--I was again met with horrible service (like the first time), but this time around I learned that they have done away with small pours of their beer and instead only do full pours.

This is a brewery right? People visit breweries specifically to sample beers, right? Not here: over 20 of their beers on tap and you'd have to buy full pours of each to try them. WTF? I'm not asking for free samples: more than happy to pay. I just don't want to get tanked trying more than two beers. Even half pours would be okay.

Not here.

If you want to try their beers, bring a DD or about 20 friends.

Ridiculous. Dropping my service rating from a poor to an awful.

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Photo of Benish
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

An awesome place! I'm not from PA but when I visited the state, I knew I needed to check this place out. I went there on a Sunday; loved it and came back on Monday once more!

Atmosphere: incredible. You can find a seat about anywhere. Not too crowded. The menu selections of the beer is like looking at the flight information display system at the airport. So many to pick from. The place is not to loud and there's plenty of room for you to move around.

Quality: perfect. The place was clean, including their bathrooms. Food was good quality and so was their own beers.

Service: the staff were wonderful. They were very knowledgeable of their beers, especially the Pizza Boy products. They also are very patient and give you ample time to decide what you want. In addition, I ask one staff about their glass and how much it cost. He just gave me one with no charge! Plus he said "thank you" in sign language. He saw that I had hearing aids and thought to sign. I really appreciate people that do this :)

Selection: I said this before and I'll say it again. So many beers to pick. Not only different breweries but different styles. You'll find IPA's, double IPA's, barleywine's, sours, stouts, etc. They also have a nice selection of food. I just got the pizza by the slice but there is many pizzas to pick from. Some are meatless which was what I picked. They also have a nice selection of bottled beers to take home. Much cheaper than bottled beers in Philly but maybe a bit more than the beers in Pittsburgh. That was my experience when I traveled across the state.

Food: very good food. I picked a slice and they heated it up and brought it to my table. Nothing to complain!

Value: The beers and food was not overpriced. The prices did vary on the beers which was what I expected. I tried a Pizza Boy raspberry sour which cost more than most other beers. But considering it's a sour and the labor it takes to making it, it made sense.

Overall: if I'm from the area, I'd be a regular there. I had so much fun, they had a packer game on, I drank awesome beers, the staff were friendly and helpful, and the customers were nice as well! Visit this place if you get the chance!

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Photo of HeatherN
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

What a hidden gem! Calling this a "pizza place" is a gross understatement.

DRINKS: The beer list is impressive, and unlike many places with a huge beer list, it has such great diversity and unique beers. In this area, most pizza places don't serve beer, and those that do have like Miller, Coors and Bud... mmm heartburn & diarrhea.

The beers brewed in house are amazing, we go about once a week, and I haven't gotten tired yet.

FOOD: The Harrisburg east/west shore area is overflowing with crappy pizza places, eager to serve canned & frozen crap for $$$. This is not one of those places. The food is really good, definitely the best of all the Al's. It is amazing what a little pride in your product does for food quality.

SERVICE: The staff are all friendly, the place is kept pretty clean. One thing I will recommend, if you have questions, don't be afraid to ask who can answer them. A lot of the cashiers might not be the best at answering beer questions, but the staff over at the taps are great.

And the hours are awesome, especially for people that work outside the 9-5. Definitely a winner!

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Photo of Era717
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 1 | selection: 4

For such an excellent beer selection (huge fan of the pizza boy sours) it's a real shame that the staff is so rude. Also, its obnoxious that they wont let you sample beer when deciding which delicious selection would like to fill your growler with. I'm thoroughly upset about this since als could have easily become one of my new fav spots.

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Photo of Jamey61
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

102 beers on tap and not one was Miller light or Coors light. Priceless! Only tried one house beer which was my girlfriends. OK but not my style. Didn't try their other beers but their selection is amazing. Service is timely but Not personable. Wings and pizza were good. Was very happy with this place because I got to try beer outside the norm and am able to look forward to different experiences. Defiantly must got to place if in the area.

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Photo of bigfnjoe
4.78/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Alright, time for a re-review since the new location has opened. First off, I absolutely love the new location. So much more room makes me a happy camper. 99 taps flowing here, but between a quarter and a third of them are usually kicked at any given time...not a huge deal, though. You order your beer and food at a counter and sit wherever the hell you want, which is both a good and a bad thing...but it is what it is, and they'll bus your table if it's not too busy. Pricing can fall on the high side for to-go bottles, food, and drafts, but the bottle pricing is expected given PA's liquor laws, the food is worth the price, and the drafts are reasonably priced (all things considered). Speaking of which: no flights here, which irked me at first, but made more sense as I've started coming here more often. This place is definitely worth a stop, though you can rack up a hefty bill pretty quickly if you're not paying attention. At any rate, you're not getting Pizza Boy stuff anywhere else (and it's DELICIOUS), so it's worth the price.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.06/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Visited on a Sunday for lunch. Arrived just around noon. Very slow when we arrived, but definitely getting busy when we left..

Overall, I like this place. A brand new facility.

A - A little sterile as it is more a brewery than a pizza place/pub. Clean and spacious. Family friendly, almost every group that came in for lunch had kids. They have a small kids menu. I rated a little low because of the sterileness. Also, can't see much of the brewing process unless you are off in one corner of the place.

Q - No complaints.

S - No table service. Folks behind the bar and at the counter were friendly and very helpful. I like the video screens with the on tap beer selections, but it also means you must stand at one of two locations to consider your beer selection. It would be nice to have a daily beer sheet to read at the table. Maybe there is table service at other times, but I rated a little lower for having none when we visited.

S - Great selection of beers. 40 or so on tap, with about seven Pizza Boy beers. I considered the taps more regoinally focused, but there was a stone and two founders, etc. Also six packs to go, pick your six to go and some bombers. Don't not ask if you could buy a bottle and drink there. I found an Alesmith Speedway Stout, which I bought. Also 1L and 2L growlers available. I picked up 1L off Bumble Phuq. I was disappointed that the Pizza Boy Intangible was only available for in-house consumption, no to-go.

F - Come for the beer and then have some nice pizza. But there is much better pizza around than than the white pizza w/ added sausage that we had. The pizza was too thick and the sausage was run of the mill.

V - The food is still an excellent value. The beer value is dependent on the selection. My Alesmith bombmer was $18, which I thought was a $$$ rating, but I don't get to th Alesmith distribution area much so I purchased.

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Photo of jbdpsu82
3.86/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.25

This new location is definitely a much-needed improvement over their previous VERY cramped location. It got so warm in there from being so crowded, it was hard to relax.

The new location is much different. Wide open atmosphere with open views of the brewing system. Same big selection, only bigger! A wide variety of bottles to purchase to-go (not quite as good of a selection as Al's of Enola) but a better selection on-tap.

I stopped in for my first time to try their Intangible bottle. Hours of the place are disappointing, they closed at 10 the night I was there.

I have never been too impressed with the food at Al's of Hampden. One slice of mediocre cheese pizza will run you $3+.

I'll stick with what I know they do well... the beer.

Definitely worth a stop if you're a beer drinker in the area. They make some great brews, and always have a huge selection on tap!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Al's is quite a unique place, can't say I've been to one place like it. It has a real odd layout and almost a mish mash of ideas that seemed to be born straight out of the fact of PAs odd liquor laws. It's one part brewery, one part bar, one part deli, and then one part shop, all set in an open floor plan that makes it look like 5 different businesses were just crammed into one space.

There are minimal 12oz. singles for mix packs, and just a very few bombers, but there are a few odd gems you might find if taking a look closely, some Lost Abbey, the odd Voodoo as well, and some Dark Horse. Still it seems the big draw though are the numerous on tap fills for growlers which are highlighted by a fancy electronic red and black billboard designating glass shape, pours and price.

No sample pours are given only full, thus this doesn't allow you to come in and try a lot of different beers (although I am not sure if you just wanted a sip if they would offer it to you). That being said there are their own beers for growler purchase, plus all the others the offer which are quite numerous, but rather common (Stone, Southern Tier, Troegs etc..). Still you can easily find something on the board worth trying.

Service is very good, and everyone is eager to answer any questions about the food, layout, or anything else which at first for newcomers seems quite confusing. I did have some wings, which were fine, but I am not going to grade the food unless I were to eat more of the pizzas, calzones, etc... Although "greens" of course seemed to be lacking on the menu no surprise there.

The place is probably a good place to know about if you are in the area, there doesn't seem to be much else, so who knows how good it can get. But something tells me if you have that many taps that you can growler fill up, you'd probably be very happy if this was in your backyard.

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Photo of shadytony
4.61/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Worth noting that the brewery recently re-located so any reviews dated prior to 4/29/13 will not accurately describe the new facility.

Visited on Memorial Day. Considering that the new location has only been in business for a month, a somewhat "sterile" atmosphere was to be expected (it was a bit quiet and everything was clean and shiny). We encountered a very sparse crowd due to the holiday.

Al's has absolutely and undoubtedly the best selection of craft beers in Central PA. I have no doubt that this will become a very popular destination for traveling craft beer hounds and it is certainly worth going out of your way for a visit.

The digital boards are kept up to date and takeout and growler fills are available. The sours and barrel aged offerings were exceptional. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. I was somewhat confused as to why all of the empty glasses continued to pile up on our table until it was explained to me that patrons are responsible for bussing their own tables. Be sure to bring some extra cash for tips and you cannot add gratuity if paying by credit card.

The food is above average for a beer joint (it's a pizza shop, set your expectations accordingly).

The selection was mind-blowing (as far as its competition in Central PA is concerned). During my visit, Al's featured approximately 20 Pizza Boy brews and at least 20+ other regional offerings.

My only complaint was that they were out of 1L growlers during the time of my visit and there was a curious lack of signage to help direct you to the location (good luck without GPS). I probably would have taken 6 1L's to-go rather than the 3 2L's that I struggled to settle on.

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Photo of JustBeFair
3.6/5  rDev -17.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

If you like slightly above average tasting food and expensive pricing, this is the place for you. The sad part is that I probably would even pay a little more for the food just because of how conveniently located it is from my house. But when I mentioned to them that the online menu ( on the NEW " Pizza Boy Brewing" web page) shows prices that are lower than their "real" prices, the response that I got was " it's not even on my radar, pick up one of our menus at our location". I cant imagine it would take more than a half hour to update the pricing on the online menu. Therefore, until the online menu reflects the true pricing that they charge, Pizza Boy Brewing is not on my radar either.

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Photo of BeerIsland
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

The new facility will be a game changer in the area . Anyone traveling route 81 through South Central PA should stop here, whether hungry for great pie or not. Outstanding guest and house taps served in several formats boggle the mind. There's even TV for the video addicted. Check it out ! !

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Photo of BeerLuvver
4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Understated excellence. The sign says ice cold beer, which could give you the idea that only Bud light waited for you inside. And the name Al's Pizza does not do justice to the amazing selection of hundreds of draft and bottled beers waiting to reveal themselves, the pearl in the oyster. Amazing to walk in the door and be surprised by this gift from God. BrauKon brewing systems, a stellar selection of outstanding beers, perfectionism, and friendly pourers await. A true diamond in the rough.

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Photo of klc17111
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
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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Photo of brewsclues
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Ok, Al's is a true study in contrasts. Welcome to PA, one of the driest and most up-tight mid-Atlantic/East Coast states when it comes to cold-ones-drinking. Good luck trying to find many places that have the selection of bottles and drafts as Al's does. Generally, you'll find bottles here that most places within 50 miles won't have, and certainly their draft selection is A) solid to excellent, B) in constant rotation, and C) helpful with that big digital board with BA rankings and everything. So for selection they get high marks (particularly in relation to the lack of a bottle section in this geographic area). Atmosphere: OK. It's a pizza shop - plus points for stripped down un-pretentiousness, but it's still a pizza shop with tons of TVs in it. Food is also good. A lot of Pizza. Just sayin'.

Service, on the other hand, is a totally different story. I'm a pretty jovial fellow who will smile and have a kind word for just about everybody I meet. Not at Al's. They have hardened and darkened my soul. The first 3 or 4 times I went in there, I asked one or two questions, such as, "Hey, is this IPA any good?, or, "What size glass can I get a draft in?" You know, very offensive and degrading questions. I'm always met with responses that are at best, indifferent and annoyed, and at worst, outright hostile. Inexplicable. There have been multiple interactions with staff and owners that are too ridiculous to go into detail here. Suffice to say, it left me with a bad taste in my mouth - but not from the beer.

Best left to summary: Damn you, Al's, and your above average beer selection and below average service! I shall return, but not as often as you might think.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of SPRichard
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Took the 2 hour ride out to Troegs to check out the new brewery, a very big upgrade over the old spot they had, and to grab some Scratch beers I don't get to try. Figured since I was out there I'd drive the extra 30 minutes to go to Pizza Boy.

Tough spot to find since it's hidden in a valley off the main road, but once you find the place it's worth the trip. Wasn't sure what to expect as far as size of the place or the crowd, but I was able to get a table with no problem. Place wasn't crowded and most of the traffic was from locals picking up pizza to go and a growler.

Had the bacon cheeseburger pizza and a sampler to start. The Citra Hopgasm and coffee Sunny Side Up were my 2 favorites and ended up getting a growler of both. Brought the coffee Sunny Side Up with me tailgating yesterday and it was the perfect early morning beer. The 11% ABV was nice to keep me warmed inside and the coffee was a nice jolt to the system.

Not sure how many more times I'll be able to go back out there, but I'm hoping when they expand to the bigger place they be able to distribute to Philly or possibly further.

Never had the chance to try any of Terry's beers when he was at Bullfrog, but I was able to try a few of his offerings when he was brewing for Farmer's Cabinet. I'm glad he got out of that situation and things are going well for him

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
96 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.