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Brass Rail Deli

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Brass Rail DeliBrass Rail Deli

Taps: 6 / Bottles: 450
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 10.44%
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2824 Horseshoe Pike
PO Box 42
Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, 17010-0042
United States
phone: (717) 838-7201

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(Place added by: akorsak on 12-30-2008)
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$

Stopped in for a late lunch and was very impressed. By far the best place in the region (that I've been to) for takeout beer. They have a huge selection of craft beer that are all available for mix and match. Which is unheard of in PA. They also have 6 taps for dine-in and growler fills. I don't remember all of the beers on-tap but I had a 10oz DFH WWS for $6.50. Never ordered it anywhere else but that seemed reasonably to me considering it's 18% abv. Also had the wings which were very good. Campbelltown is a little far for me to be a regular but I will be stopping by whenever I get the chance.

06-27-2010 15:11:44 | More by JunkYardJake
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HersheyBev

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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Mipper

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

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lobos62

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

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jagada

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -7.2%

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ShotgunSurgeon

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | $$

On a trip to Hershey Park my wife and I stopped into Brass Rail Beverage to check out the local beer scene. The cashier there suggest we visit the deli to purchase single bottles of beer.

For a little deli they had an incredible selection of beers for sale. Six pack holders are at the beginning of the shelves to help you carry your bottles. About 1/3 of the beers are imports from Belgium, Germany and England. Hefeweizens, sours, and Trappist beers are all available. The rest of the beers are local and national brands, like Stone, Yards, Bells, Founders, etc. My wife and I spent about 15 minutes looking over the selection before we made any decisions on what to buy. We each picked up 5 beers and the cashier let us know that if we each get a sixth we could get a 25% discount. She didn't have to tell us twice!

In addition to the bottle selection there are 6 rotating draft lines for bottle fills.

Neither of us got anything to eat, but it smelled and looked delicious. The only negative comment I have is it was very warm and stuffy in the store. By the time we left we were glad to get out into the fresh air.

Brass Rail Deli is a great little shop with an incredible selection of single bottles and reasonable prices. If I'm ever in the area again I'm definitely going to be buying more beer here.

10-14-2013 18:52:43 | More by WanderingFool
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -13%

10-10-2013 01:57:12 | More by Dawkins
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DocJ007

Texas

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$

Disclaimer I live 10 minutes away so I might be a bit biased on the selection and service.

Brass Rail Deli is a craft beer gem hidden away just outside of Hershey PA. The deli is attached to a beer distributor next door.

The actual deli is quite small. 5 tables with 4 chairs each make up the majority of the seating area, with a bar and 4 stools by the entry. That being said, rarely do I have an issue finding a table or feel crowded. Two large TV's play Phillys games and other pertinent central PA entertainment, and there is always a stack of beer magazines to read if the TV doesn't interest you.

The service is pleasant and they are helpful if you need assistance with a beer selection. Cisco the owner takes pride in keeping the Deli clean and well stocked when possible.

The bottled beer selection is better than you will find in at least 50 miles any direction. 6 large cabinets of shelves plus 4 coolers. They have a good mix of nice Import and worthy American craft beers fighting for this shelf space and generally they do a good job of offering the best of what's available in the area. You can expect full offerings from Founders, DFH, Stone, Troegs, etc. Imports like Cantillon rarely make it but they occasionally do so don't skip past the import section.

They have 6 rotating drafts that would please most anyone. Usually there is an IPA, Stout, Lighter beer (pale or lager), an import, a local craft beer, and a strong (barleywines, American strongs, Belgian strongs, etc.). Notable drafts that come annually include KBS, BCBS, Older Viscocity, Pumking, etc. The deli now also offers draft wine by the glass and a handful of top shelf spirits.

The food is outstanding for a craft beer store. Wide assortment of sandwiches, wings, hot dogs, and other snacks. The potato salad is the best I've ever had. I think I've tried everything on the menu and they have all been great. When my family comes into town, they all want to go to the Brass Rail to eat (and none of then drink alcohol).

Prices are reasonable for the most part and you save money by mixing and buying 6 beers. Draft and growler prices are definitely fair if not better than most.

Overall, it's a great place to stop at if traveling through Hershey. Do yourself a favor and get some food while you are here!

06-20-2013 19:42:42 | More by DocJ007
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