Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 2,238
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 13 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TheDeuce:
4.5/5 rDev +23.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Appalachian Brewing Company….Collegeville
The new Appalachian is located on Main St. right near Ursinus College. It can be hard to see at first and needs some new signage but is located in the old Collegeville Station.
Inside and upstairs it looks to recreate the Harrisburg location. Large flags, the warehouse feel. Long bar on the right, and tables all around. Did notice some plush couches by a fireplace that looked pretty great, should appeal to the college coffeehouse crowd, overall I dug the atmosphere, as I did at the other location.
They are importing all of their beer from Harrisburg right now, there is a corner that has a sign proclaiming “location of our future brewery!” but it looked really small scale. I asked a waiter and he said that they would only be brewing one beer here on premises for the time being but are hoping to expand that capability.
All of the normal beers are available on tap, over 11 different varities. I had a hefeweizen and the Watergap Wheat since I was driving and wanted to stay with the lighter beers. Both were served properly and tasty. ABC’s beer is underrated in my opinion.
We all ordered food, I had the Hog Wild Pulled Pork, which was amazing and also the infamous Pretzel Logs which were excellent as always. Root beer float for dessert and I was a happy camper. Wife and grandmother also enjoyed their dishes. They were out of a few things but I’ll forgive it as they are just starting out.
Service was great, our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable. Very helpful with my wife’s allergies.
Overall, a great continuation of ABC in a new location. I think they will be very successful being this close to the college and Collegeville is a nice little town.
08-09-2011 02:44:36 | More by TheDeuce
More User Reviews:
3.54/5 rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
I was in the Valley Forge area for business and picked ABC through BA and some other sites.
Interesting place to enter but easy enough to navigate. You enter into what is essentially a very small mall like building and ABC is in the upstairs area. Lots of space in this place. Very well lit. It has a very open and accepting atmosphere.
The service was a little bit spotty. Took too long for our server to check in with us the first time. After that things were generally better.
Good menu selection of food. Nice variety of their own beers. I had the Cuban Panini which was good. This will sound trivial but their french fries were excellent. Hopefully any place can do fries, but these were cooked perfectly.
I had the Hoppy Trails IPA which was pretty good. I'd probably give it an 80 or so.
All in all not a bad place. I will consider it again the next time I'm in the area.
05-16-2013 12:05:25 | More by mpcrump
3.04/5 rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.75 | $$
Been here 3 times now...this place is the ultimate in average.
Overall quality of the beers is good (not very good or excellent). No complaints here.
Had the Fish n Chips last nite, along with the spouse...she spent all nite in the bathroom, I spent all morning there. Generous portion served swimming in oil that taste like it hadnt been changed in awhile.
Service was spotty (this wasnt the first time!)
We've not tried the full menu....but our first two visits, food was very average, nothing memorable. But since menu is reasonably priced, I cannot complain.
With the wooden floors and the music glaring (it was only 7:45pm) it was hard to carry on a conversation.
03-16-2013 16:15:58 | More by George2744
2.94/5 rDev -19.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
First things first: if you're using a GPS to find this place, make sure you double-check the website for the correct address, because apparently the primary address listed is not correct and will take you to some random house 3 miles away. Anyway.
This is a pretty basic place, located in a small mini-mall of shops. It's got a college/hipster/family vibe to it. Lots of open space, TVs, flags hanging from the ceiling IHOP-style, a fairly large bar, and lots of tables and separate dining areas. Pretty much reminded me of a typical chain like Rock Bottom or BJ's, but not quite as nice or refined as Iron Hill.
On the whole, the beer is not that great, again, appealing to the college crowd and less discriminate beer drinkers. However, they do offer a very good selection and quite a good variety of styles. With a capacity for about 20 beers on tap (though less than 15 of these being used, it seemed), a nitro line, and 2 hand pumps. They also offer bottle options of their own brews (for take-out I assume), as well as a few others, Rochefort, etc.
We had eaten beforehand and didn't get food here, so I can't comment on that. Looked like people were chowing down on burgers and similar pub grub.
Service was pretty lousy. I tend to find that often when places have a huge staff, the service is disproportionally adequate. Our bartender was a total drag. She approached us and gave us our initial order promptly enough, but it was all downhill after that. It was a Saturday night, but not at all busy at the bar, and she spent most of her time in a conversation with a patron than with actually doing her job, and when she was tending the bar, she looked and acted so morose, even I almost wanted to kill myself. She never offered us water, and it took an extremely long time for her to even look in our direction so we could flag her down for the check.
This is a moderately decent place overall, and even though the beer is not great, they offer enough diversity to make things interesting. But all things considered, I'm pretty much 100% sure I'd never go back here again.
08-26-2012 20:04:10 | More by Rifugium
Appalachian Brewing Company in Collegeville, PA
86 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.