Appalachian Brewing Company

Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
BA SCORE
43%
Liked Their Beers
3.65 w/ 2,731 ratings
Appalachian Brewing CompanyAppalachian Brewing Company
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate

BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Reviews:
1,145
Ratings:
2,731
Liked:
1,175
Average:
3.65/5
Master Beer Listing
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
74.8%
Reviews:
112
Ratings:
163
Liked:
122
Avg:
3.98/5
pDev:
11.81%
 
 
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 163 |  Reviews: 112
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I think I may have spent too many long nights here to give it a proper review, but I'll try. The atmosphere, apart from sitting at the bar, is "open" but comfortable. The bar, on the other hand, can get crowded - even during the day! Although the decor is very "light maple, standard brewpub", it does have a certain charm due to the age of the building and so forth. I love the heavy doors at the entrance, the wooden floors, and the massive concrete columns. I personally don't particularily care to see the fermenters, but if you want to it's all right there. The service has probably been some of the best I've ever had at a brewpub and I have to give them credit for that. Also, the brewers are some of the most friendly guys I've ever run into (Hello Artie!). The beers are first rate and there's always a good selection. The regulars (bottled products) are always on tap, and I'm a big fan of The Jolly Scot - a dead label from a Harrisburg brewery that they've revived. But the seasonal brews are what interest me. On one memorable visit I had 2 remarkable beers - a German Hefeweizen and a Belgian wit. Both very nice, but I went back for seconds of the weizen! The Rockville Rye is also a head-turner; and the Pennypacker Porter and Broad Street Barleywine are also solid choices. And I shouldn't say I was surprised, but the food caught me off-guard. It was much better than I thought it would be! The pizza is great with a fluffy, doughy crust; but try a calzone instead! You won't be sorry. All the other regular suspects are great too! In fact, try some of the soup with lunch - the vegetarian chili is rich and hearty with a good bit of zing but not over-spiced. And it's a very family-oriented place so the children are welcome. T-shirts, glasses, and 6-packs to go are all readily available up-front, but if you've got a few empty growlers bring them!

 1,868 characters

More User Reviews:
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 dmorgan310
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

14 characters

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.

 389 characters

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

Photo of Craft_Imperial
3.54/5  rDev -11.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Jdavis23112
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
Brewery rating: 43% out of 100 with 2,731 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.