Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 2,071
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: 13 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 8 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by rfgetz:
3.84/5 rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
A little hard to find as the complex it is in is set back from the main road. The brew pub is located on the top floor of the complex and brings a blend of industrial and agricultural feel to the vast space. Floor to ceiling wood for the building itself and all of the furniture and fixtures. Flags of brewing nations hang from the ceiling and large format prints for each of the beers adorn the walls. Quite a few TVs at the bar and vast dining space. Brewing equipment is being installed in a small area adjacent to a fairly long bar. Small unused nooks and crannies throughout the floor hold room for future use.
At my count 15 beers, a hand pump and 2 sodas were on tap along with some empty taps and pumps. Nice selection. All beer brewed off-site until the brewhouse is installed and running. Good selection covers all the major styles with enough for macro, import and craft fans. Service was good and I did not have food.
A nice relaxed vibe and decent selection give this place promise. Will revisit for sure when the brewhouse is up and running.
08-28-2011 16:14:40 | More by rfgetz
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3.54/5 rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
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 -16.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25 | food: 2.75 | $$
Been here 3 times now...this place is the ultimate in average.
Overall quality of the beers is good (not very good or excellent). No complaints here.
Had the Fish n Chips last nite, along with the spouse...she spent all nite in the bathroom, I spent all morning there. Generous portion served swimming in oil that taste like it hadnt been changed in awhile.
Service was spotty (this wasnt the first time!)
We've not tried the full menu....but our first two visits, food was very average, nothing memorable. But since menu is reasonably priced, I cannot complain.
With the wooden floors and the music glaring (it was only 7:45pm) it was hard to carry on a conversation.
03-16-2013 16:15:58 | More by George2744
2.94/5 rDev -19.7%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | $$
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
3.4/5 rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Have eaten dinner and had beers here a couple of times.
The atmosphere is fine, it's located in a weird indoor stripmall building, would be hard to find if you didn't know it was there. The location has undergone a number of different name changes over the years. Hopefully they are successful.
They have a good wide selection of beers available, I think probably a dozen or so. So you can certainly find a style you like. The quality of the beer is just okay though.
Food is good, I recommend the fresh baked soft preztel appetizer with beer mustard. Prices are fine.
06-26-2012 16:10:36 | More by jmdrpi
Appalachian Brewing Company in Collegeville, PA
86 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.