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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4,425 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
alsofhampden.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:
160
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
4,425
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.4/5
Reviews:
103
Ratings:
257
pDev:
10%
 
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Ratings: 257 |  Reviews: 103
Reviews by SipofZombie:
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4.58/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of gopens44
4.04/5  rDev -8.2%
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 +1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of grahuba
4.26/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

Photo of dbl_delta
4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
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
4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | 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.

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Photo of Buttonwood
3.69/5  rDev -16.1%
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 -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of nuggetlover
4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
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 -4.8%
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 -9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of invertalon
3.98/5  rDev -9.5%
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 -11.4%
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 -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mattdy
4.85/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of SRBush1974
4.08/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
4.82/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of NonicPanic
4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of MjamesL
4.51/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of sulldaddy
4.33/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Ive been to this place multiple times and am honestly surprised i havent entered a review to this point. This is a slightly overwhelming pizza place slash brewpub. There are about 100 tap lines with about 15 house beers. There are lots of table and chair set ups in the bar and about 15 seats at the bar. Ordering beers is all done at the cash register. No bar service is available for visitors. There is an extensive pizza menu at this pub and also beer to go in growlers and bottles from a cooler.
They dont do samples of beers as a taster but an 8 oz sample as the lowest rung is pretty reasonable in my opinion. This pub is a little industrial feel and I think it can be too over the top with selection if this is your first visit. I tried a coffee stout and and Legendairy IPA which was an IPA with Lactose. I wasnt too impressed with the IPA, but the coffee stout was quite enjoyable. I didnt eat pizza on my most recent visit but have in the past and found it to be pretty solid.
This is a place I would recommend a visit of for anybody in the central PA area looking for tasty beers.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.99/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 5

Photo of StoutLover14
3.86/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 2.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Djb81
4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.23/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.31/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

The beer line reminds me of the Soup Nazi skit from Seinfeld (not anywhere near that extreme though). Come in with thick skin, and you'll have a great time. They are extremely busy so don't hold up the line with your questions when it's busy. Selection is amazing, and the beer guy is helpful (just don't hold up the line too long).

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Al's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing in Enola, PA
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 4,425 ratings