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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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BA SCORE
98
world-class

134 Ratings
Ratings: 134
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 10.34%
Active Beers: 97
Beer Ratings: 1,824
Beer Avg: 3.94
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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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.

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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.

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5/5  rDev +12.4%

The mother ship of great beer in the Susquehanna Valley! I am actually a little disappointed that I never got around to reviewing this place. A pizza shop with 30+ taps, counter pressure growler filler, 3 hand pumps, and over 500+ bottles and six packs ? God Damn what is not to like here ? Simply put, Al is the man and you need to stop by this place he and his staff are very knowledgeable and great to interact with. I literally have to check out his tap list every few days (sometimes hours) because he has all kinds of great beers. One off firkins are another huge plus of stopping by and of course the "murren" events. If you happen to be hungry have no fear this place makes some wicked food at a reasonable price that never takes long. If you are near by or passing by do not miss this place....and better yet let me know I'll meet you there if I'm not there already!

Bmoyer0301, Jan 04, 2011
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4.98/5  rDev +11.9%

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.

klc17111, Mar 19, 2013
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4.98/5  rDev +11.9%

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!

Benish, Nov 20, 2013
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4.95/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

UAhuntt, Jul 16, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +11.2%

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.

girlwithnojeep, Feb 24, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +11.2%

I've only gone there three times, but all times they were amazing. The first time I went in to get a bottle of 120 Minute IPA, and the head guy there, who's name I've forgotten, talked to me about it, what he liked, and recommended a few others. The price for the bottle was reasonable, at 12 dollars for it.

The second time I went in, I got the pulled pork sub and my mom got a sandwich. I saw they had Mad Elf on tap, so I ordered one. They served it in the correct glassware, a tulip glass, and a nice temp, not as cold as the other taps. The food was excellent and in large portions. Later, I got the mix six pack of beers to take home, excellent selection, with nothing seemingly expired.

The third time I went in was just earlier today, and it was packed. Still, even when it was packed, the head guy remembered me for getting the 120 Minute earlier and we talked more about it. I got my food to go, taking slightly longer, but it was ok, seeing how the place was about overflowing. While waiting, I had a pint of Rogue's Double Dead Guy Ale and picked out a selection of six beers to take home.

The place has several flat screens up, with a selection of different channels, something for everyone. Every time I was in, they were fast and polite, even when my mom's credit card was having trouble going through, I paid for it and the head guy joked to my mom that she should get a top shelf beer since I was paying. I highly recommend them and would go back in a heartbeat.

MrPsychic, Jan 23, 2010
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4.95/5  rDev +11.2%

I stopped in here for lunch after hearing about their beer selection and seeing a billboard advertising their "create your own 6 pack". The place is sort of hidden from the road, since the road sits up so much higher than the tiny strip of stores.

Upon entering the counter is in the back right of the restaurant. There are a few tables outside and more bar-like tables to the left of the entrance. To the right are several coolers of single bottles. Right next to the register are some more 22oz bottles. To the left of the counter are 5 or so coolers containing predominately craft beer. If this wasn't awesome enough, they also have about 14 beers on tap.

Their tap selection was impressive. I only noticed one macro beer(Coors Light). They had Southern Tier Mocha, Moylanders Double IPA, Moylanders Hopsickle, Rogue Double Dead Guy Ale, and a few other impressive beers that as well as some locals like Troegs and Victory. Their cooler selection was also pretty darn good. DFH, Duck-Rabbit, Flying Fish, Troegs(including Scratch #20 and #21), Victory, Shipyard, Stoutdt's, Southern Tier, Moylander's, Green Flash, and plenty more.

The price here was actually pretty good. They let you assemble your own 6 pack for $14. Also alot of their bombers where much cheaper than other locations. For example at Shady's a 22oz of ST Pumpking would be $15. Here it was $11. I noticed several other bottles that were 4-6$ cheaper than other places in Harrisburg.

For lunch I had a "mini" pepperoni Stromboli which I enjoyed. I would imagine the rest of their menu is just as good. The place was clean and had a nice feel to it. I'll definitely be making my way back.

Edit 3/10/10:
Wow this place continues to impress. Recently their tap selection has expanded to 20 or 25 taps including 6 on nitro. Their selection is one of the best in Central PA. They also list the brewery, beer name, abv, and BA rating for each beer on draft. Last time I was there I got to get a glass of Bell's Batch 9000. I highly recommend this place. The food is great and the staff is pretty knowledgeable. Tell them what you like and they'll recommend a draft beer for you. Additionally they allow you to fill growlers to go. I haven't done so yet, but will certainly do so in the near future.

boralyl, Mar 10, 2010
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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
98 out of 100 based on 134 ratings.