Appalachian Brewing Company

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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

50 N. Cameron St.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17101
United States

(717) 221-1080 | map
abcbrew.com

Notes:
The Appalachian Brewing Company, also known as ABC, was founded in January 1997. ABC has a specialty beer each month.

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BEER STATS
Beers:
80
Reviews:
1,121
Ratings:
2,632
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.98/5
Reviews:
113
Ratings:
166
pDev:
11.81%
 
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Reviews by Gavage:
Photo of Gavage
4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Stopped in twice during a recent visit to the Harrisburg area. Limited parking on the property. Both times there were nice size crowds in the lower bar / restaurant area, and fewer up stairs in the Abbey Bar which focuses on Belgian beers (about 50 in bottles set in shoulder height refridgerators for easy viewing). The downstairs bar is large, with about 20 stools, several high top tables, and a nice view into the brewing operations room. Huge warehouse feel with pleny of tables for dining. A refridgerator at the front door is full of ABC beer to go. There is also a large gift shop area on the other side of the front door.

Happy hour prices are nice - $3 pints. Food was good, especially the brickoven pizzas. Some of the other pub grub is ok, but not great. Bartenders were busy, but friendly and did their best to keep up with the orders. No time to discuss beers with the bartenders.

There were about 15 beers on tap covering just about every style. There is something here for everyone, from simple lagers, wheats, and pale ales to porters, stouts, and rye beers. There was an Abbey ale available too. The beers were of good quality and fresh.

The Abbey bar upstairs has 3 pool tables and a few dart boards. There is a stage for some bands along with a bar with about 13 stools. Nice and roomy overlooking the brewing room downstairs. An elevator is available to get up to the second level.

This is worth the trip if you are anywhere in the area. Surprised to see there is not more buzz about this place. The beers don't blow you away, but they are of good quality, tasty, and most beers represent the styles well.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dueserdo
4.44/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Love a place that is laid back and relaxing. This is it. Nice decor and scenery outside. For me it's worth the 100 mile trip. After all, it is all about the beer.

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Photo of KMcGrath
3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
2.74/5  rDev -31.2%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.75

Photo of Brew_ski
4.33/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.71/5  rDev +18.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of generallee
3.94/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of Boone757
3.86/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of chicagoish
3.26/5  rDev -18.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of AMarkle6524
3.74/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.18/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of VanTango
3.46/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of Spoda1983
3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of TimoP
3.59/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Kilroy55
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.35/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of mk66
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of BcOneSeven
3.08/5  rDev -22.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Photo of JamesGrove
4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of SawDog505
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of lamb0176
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Fish tacos FTW

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Photo of bmeehan
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

ABC is great. Their beer selection is vast and the quality is right where you want it to be, but their food can't be praised enough. The menu is unique and full of fun things to try and it delivers once you've got it. I've had the rockfish tacos and I've tried the french dip (which is braised in their Jolly Scot Ale) and they were both wonderful. Good place to go, can't wait to go back.

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Photo of mkholmes25
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of therealJAYZ
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
Brewery rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 2,632 ratings