Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy BrewingAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
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3.95/5
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4,735 Ratings
Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy BrewingAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing
PLACE INFO

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

2240 Millennium Way
Enola, Pennsylvania, 17025
United States

(717) 728-3840 | map
pizzaboybrewing.com

Notes:
Hours:
Mon-Wed: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Thu-Sat: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Added by petesuphi on 10-19-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
211
Reviews:
612
Ratings:
4,735
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.39/5
Reviews:
105
Ratings:
264
pDev:
10.48%
 
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Ratings: 264 |  Reviews: 105
Reviews by Jas45678:
Photo of Jas45678
4.55/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of DonBowman
3.45/5  rDev -21.4%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Trying to do too much with too little! Largish beer hall place. They do beer at one side/ food at the other. Tables close together and busy on a Saturday. First glance at beer is overwhelming. As you sort it includes beer/wine/cider. Their beers are mixed with other brewers. Not enough staff for both liquid and food to not back up. Their pizza was very decent. Their beer selection decent but more on sours as a specialty than any other style. Coffee stout smooth, very good. Vanilla milk porter good. ESB not a real ESB, more an IPA. ESB’s have a smooth versus citrus finish.

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Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.97/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Dtrizzout
4.65/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of skalten
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of CellarBrewHaus
2.3/5  rDev -47.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 1 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Would love to rate this place as my friends and I have visited multiple beer venues in the Harrisburg, PA area. However, when we wanted to celebrate a milestone event we were turned away. Too many people and they were family friendly. 40 people 50+, but they could not serve us because they are, get this, family friendly. We have kids who are freakin' older than the management. But, no they could not let us come to their establishment, because they are family friendly. What, we wouldn't be able to control our bowels because we are 50+ and would offend the vast numbers of families who visit on Thursday afternoons! Is this some sort of business where school children are brought to learn how to brew beer? Give me a break, age discrimination, what else could it be? Family friendly, what could be more family friendly then allowing a family to celebrate a major life milestone?

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Photo of Tallenreiter
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of gopens44
4.04/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Little confusing first time in as far as how to accomplish food, beer and seating but all the busy may have had something to do with that. Once I figured it out we had some good food and great beer. Vibe was pretty lively to say the least. Service was a bit snotty in a soup Nazi, abide by the process and order quickly sorta way. Regardless, I'd recommend.

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Photo of allentownpaguy
4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.26/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Not much ambiance (it's reminiscent of your high school cafeteria), but they have over 100 beers on tap (most of which are excellent). Pizza is good too. Located in an industrial park, but convenient to I-81. Brewery is right next door, and there's a huge pipe in the ceiling (with sequentially-flashing micro-lights) that I assume conveys the beer from the brewery to the tap. Or is supposed to give you that impression, anyway.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Tucked away in a quazi-industrial park area of Northwestern Harrisburg just minutes off the highway. The beer list is massive with a nice mix of their own beers (Al's/Pizza Boy), PA brewers, and other taps. The pizza slices and beer selections here have never disappointed. A recommended stop if you are in the Harrisburg area.

Great pizza and great beer. Life is good.

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Photo of Buttonwood
3.69/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Enjoyed the pizza. Big, rangy space. Beer ok.

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Photo of atrocity
4.06/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of nuggetlover
4.28/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Located in an industrial park. All good service is ordered at the counter and brought to the table. The big board with the tap selections is impressive. They have an array of pizza boy beers plus a ton of other high quality selections.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Stopped on a Saturday night for pizza and a couple beers. It's an open space, food kitchen and bar to one side, brewing equipment to the other, and tables in between. You order food and beers at the counter. Beer they have about a 100 taps, of which about 30 are Pizza Boy beers, the rest are other PA breweries. Big variety, and beers are available in two sizes. Order by tap #, no flights. Bartenders were quick with service. We had a white pizza, it was very good - great garlic flavor, not too greasy, and the crust was airy, crisp and tasty. You can also buy their canned beers to go, including mix-a-six

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Photo of kraut6363
4/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of invertalon
3.98/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Pizza Boy is quite an interesting brewery/taproom… Big open hall with the brewery equipment off at one end and the food/to-go/bar at the other end. We arrived near open, so no crowds to deal with and a spot at the bar. Made for quick, tentative service. A mammoth selection of 100 some taps, with about 20 of their own on… The rest local options primarily from around the state of PA.

As far as the Pizza Boy beer goes, tried five of their beers. They were overall fairly solid, but nothing I had was earth shattering. Fairly middle of the road as far as quality goes.

Pricing was a bit imbalanced… Most half pours were only $1 less than their full pour counterparts. So quite a hefty penalty for not doing full pours. Of course, no flight/tasters which is fine with me… Just price your half pours a bit more fairly.

Overall, cool place but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go back.

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Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.9/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

A wide open venue where you can order from any cash register... No table service except to bring it your food. They have a lot of their own brews and a lot of locals choices... Maybe all from this state?

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Photo of bl00
4.33/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mattdy
4.85/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SRBush1974
4.08/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.82/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.63/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 4,735 ratings