Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 78
Beer Ratings: 2,067
Beer Avg: 3.58
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 31 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tomthumbsblues:
3.31/5 rDev -11.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$
This is a satellite of Harrisburg's Appalachian Brewing Company located in the touristy, sometimes cheesy Civil War town of Gettysburg.
I moved out to G-burg for work and decided to check this place out since I am a fan of Appalachian's alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings (their root beer is amazing). This location is on the edge of town across from the Seminary where the first day's fighting occurred during the battle. It is housed in a restaurant which I can only assume was attached to the hotel whose parking lot it shares. Inside the decor is cheesy and reminds me of either a pancake house or a sub par German restaurant. The beer was good, but I thought it was a bit expensive. If I remember correctly, somewhere between 10-12 beers are available on tap and flights are available. The bar tender was nice and gave me Happy Hour prices for the beers I got. I had the Smoked Ale and the Nut Brown Ale. The former was good, but it didn't have the real smokiness I desire in a true Rachbier. The Nut Brown Ale was easy to drink.
I did not try the food, but I noticed they had certain days where you could get all you can eat ribs and the like. I came on all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs. A guy down the bar from me took advantage of this special, but was soon informed after her received his first plate that the restaurant was out of spaghetti. So much for that.
I think if Appalachian remodels the inside and refines the operations at this location they be able to really tap into a large chunk of those tourist dollars flowing into Gettysburg. However, if you can get past the fact that it's not a brewpub, I think the Garryowen Irish Pub on Chambersburg St. is a better place, if not the best place, to have a beer in Gettysburg.
09-30-2009 18:05:03 | More by tomthumbsblues
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5 | $$
I was frankly amazed by the food, which had a Germanic flavor. My wife and I stopped by after an Army sponsored seminar in Harrisburg, while driving home to Virginia. The food selection was good. Just about every food item was non-traditional. I had sausage with apple potatoes. My wife had pretzel chicken which she fortunately did not finish. I say this is fortunate because I got to eat the rest. The atmosphere is rustic lodge style. Nothing to brag about. Service was ok, but business was light. The locale is awesome. You are basically on the Battlefield. Oh, they also have beer you can take home. It's fairly decent beer as well. Overall worth eating at if in the area.
03-20-2014 23:51:25 | More by Seanem44
3.83/5 rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Always a great selection of year brews, seasonals and site specialties on tap. Food is great and can be easily paired with any of the beers. Service can be a bit slow, but often this is because of the number of customers not the service itself. Both the beer and food provide a wide range of options. A favorite of tourists and locals alike!
05-04-2013 21:15:54 | More by ZEB89
2.83/5 rDev -24.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5 | $$
Stayed in Gettysburg over the weekend and walked here from our hotel in town on Sunday evening. The tables were full and there was 1/2 hour wait so we went to eat at the bar since we could sit right down there.
The service was not the best. It took a while before the bartender would acknowledge my presence. Finally had a hoppy trail ipa and my husband had the octoberfest . The ipa was good but the octoberfest was kinda flat in my opinion.
My husband and I had a chicken sandwich. I thought mine was good by my husband felt his wasn't cooked enough and had a bad texture. He send it back and ordered a burger instead. 20 minutes later, the burger still hadn't arrived so we asked for the check and left.
Consequently, I don't recommend eating here but there is a good variety of beer on tap . There should be a winner in there somewhere if you have the patience and capacity to try and find it.
10-05-2012 15:30:13 | More by maltedmilk
4.23/5 rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
Stopped here for dinner on a whim while driving through Gettysburg. I'm glad I did, because it was a very enjoyable experience. I order the black and blue pork medallions, which were very delicious with a unique flavor. Other items ordered by my group included the reuben and cheeseburgers, both of which were very good as well. I had the Hoppy Trails IPA, which I would rate as good but not outstanding. The root beer and birch beer were enjoyed by the children in our group. Service by our waitress was excellent - very friendly and helpful. If I return to the area in the future, I will certainly be eating here again.
06-23-2012 13:28:18 | More by DeltaGolfSierra
Appalachian Brewing Company in Gettysburg, PA
86 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.