Brass Rail Deli


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Brass Rail DeliBrass Rail Deli

Type: Bar, Eatery

2824 Horseshoe Pike
PO Box 42
Campbelltown, Pennsylvania, 17010-0042
United States

(717) 838-7201 | map

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Added by akorsak on 12-30-2008

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Photo of tone77
3.69/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I stopped in here with pretty high expectations. It's a good store, but it didn't live up to them. The "wall of beer" had a decent selection of craft beers, and some imports as well. Six pack selection is rather small.All beers were clearly priced, which I appreciate. I paid $15.40 for a mixed six pack, so while not cheap, it's not terribly pricey either, at least by PA standards. I had some pierogies, which were delicious, and a slice of pizza, which was pretty good. Staff was cheerful and overall is a good store, I was just expecting a much larger selection based on other reviews here.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.59/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

On a trip to Hershey Park my wife and I stopped into Brass Rail Beverage to check out the local beer scene. The cashier there suggest we visit the deli to purchase single bottles of beer.

For a little deli they had an incredible selection of beers for sale. Six pack holders are at the beginning of the shelves to help you carry your bottles. About 1/3 of the beers are imports from Belgium, Germany and England. Hefeweizens, sours, and Trappist beers are all available. The rest of the beers are local and national brands, like Stone, Yards, Bells, Founders, etc. My wife and I spent about 15 minutes looking over the selection before we made any decisions on what to buy. We each picked up 5 beers and the cashier let us know that if we each get a sixth we could get a 25% discount. She didn't have to tell us twice!

In addition to the bottle selection there are 6 rotating draft lines for bottle fills.

Neither of us got anything to eat, but it smelled and looked delicious. The only negative comment I have is it was very warm and stuffy in the store. By the time we left we were glad to get out into the fresh air.

Brass Rail Deli is a great little shop with an incredible selection of single bottles and reasonable prices. If I'm ever in the area again I'm definitely going to be buying more beer here.

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Photo of DocJ007
4.43/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Disclaimer I live 10 minutes away so I might be a bit biased on the selection and service.

Brass Rail Deli is a craft beer gem hidden away just outside of Hershey PA. The deli is attached to a beer distributor next door.

The actual deli is quite small. 5 tables with 4 chairs each make up the majority of the seating area, with a bar and 4 stools by the entry. That being said, rarely do I have an issue finding a table or feel crowded. Two large TV's play Phillys games and other pertinent central PA entertainment, and there is always a stack of beer magazines to read if the TV doesn't interest you.

The service is pleasant and they are helpful if you need assistance with a beer selection. Cisco the owner takes pride in keeping the Deli clean and well stocked when possible.

The bottled beer selection is better than you will find in at least 50 miles any direction. 6 large cabinets of shelves plus 4 coolers. They have a good mix of nice Import and worthy American craft beers fighting for this shelf space and generally they do a good job of offering the best of what's available in the area. You can expect full offerings from Founders, DFH, Stone, Troegs, etc. Imports like Cantillon rarely make it but they occasionally do so don't skip past the import section.

They have 6 rotating drafts that would please most anyone. Usually there is an IPA, Stout, Lighter beer (pale or lager), an import, a local craft beer, and a strong (barleywines, American strongs, Belgian strongs, etc.). Notable drafts that come annually include KBS, BCBS, Older Viscocity, Pumking, etc. The deli now also offers draft wine by the glass and a handful of top shelf spirits.

The food is outstanding for a craft beer store. Wide assortment of sandwiches, wings, hot dogs, and other snacks. The potato salad is the best I've ever had. I think I've tried everything on the menu and they have all been great. When my family comes into town, they all want to go to the Brass Rail to eat (and none of then drink alcohol).

Prices are reasonable for the most part and you save money by mixing and buying 6 beers. Draft and growler prices are definitely fair if not better than most.

Overall, it's a great place to stop at if traveling through Hershey. Do yourself a favor and get some food while you are here!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This place I had to admit seemed quite odd. There is as I understand it, an adjacent store which does the case sales but I never bothered to check it out. That being said, on with the review of this tiny place.

The place is VERY tiny, with half of the space taken over by a deli counter, but it's selection is kind of odd and surprising. Much of the shelves seemed to be picked quite clean, but the few items that were remaining really surprised me for craft and foreign. An odd bottle of Damnation, Deschutes, Two Brothers from Chicago, it's apparent that the goods in this place have come mostly I am guessing from Philly. Not sure how that works out legal wise but here they are.

Selection is a bit small for the store, but it's focused on what appears to be desirable and nore obscure brews. There's hardly any bombers, and only a few sixers as well.

I had only one gentlemen help me out and he pointed out the detail about buying six beers to save some coin (I originally only picked out 3) so it was still a pricey 6 pack, but we're I am from mixed single packs are atrociously expensive. He also mentioned that some of the beers came from the Philly area which explains finding Russian River on the shelf (mind you there was only one, and it was a bottle of Damnation).

He noticed also my Hill Farmstead t-shirt and remarked, OH nice, once in awhile we sell their beers too.


Oh really???

I am not sure if he was just buttering me up to get me to come back, but it made me wonder what the ethic acquisition of some of the product here involves if he actually happens to be correct.

That being said, it's way out of the way and quite obscure to come here, but there were certainly beers here worth coming to pick up. Much of the shelves though looked quite picked, it would be nice to see what it looks like fully stocked. Still I would always pop in everytime I would happen to be by to look and see.

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Photo of jeffmart22
4.58/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Brass Rail Deli - Campbelltown, PA

Thank goodness for places like this!!!
Great Selection of Beers!!! Stuff from Russian River, Troegs, Lost Abbey, Founders, Ballast Point, Avery, Nebraska, and many more. In addition they have the best selection of Belgian and Trappist beers around. I Was just here again today. I had a wonderful hot roast beef sandwich and a Firestone Walker Double Jack to wash it down. The prices are a bit on the high side but if you like great beer and deli food this is the place to be.
The 25% discount on a purchase of six bottles does help to reduce the expenses. Another great feature here is their blast chiller, you can select a bottle of the self and they can chill it in just a minute or two for you.
This is the place I go for the most rare and hard to get beers around.

Great Beer+Great Food+Great People=Great Times!

Good Job Brass Rail Deli !!!

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Photo of jneiswender
4.63/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

First of all, I cannot believe there is a resource like this five minutes from my sister's house. I always thought of the area as a dead area for beer. WHAT A SELECTION! I have rarely found a place like this in major cities, but to find one here in Cambelltown is incredible.

Incredible selection of Belgian brews, Craft brews from across the US. Some nice Imported European finds. All are nicely displayed on shelf opposite the deli counter.

Food and beer are worth coming as well. Had Mad Elf from Troeges with a roast beef sandwich. Not pricey. Served in proper brewery glass.

Service was propt and polite.

Parking is fine. You won't be looking for a parking spot all day.

I will come here again. FOR SURE.

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Photo of kenatbeerswap
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I have been there several times and I'm always impressed with the selection. There are very few bottle shops in central PA and this is one of the best. The prices can be a little on the high side but with buying a six pack or more and getting 25% off that makes it more reasonable.

The service has always been very good and the one time I did eat there for lunch the food was very good. I also like that you can get sample sizes of any of their beers that are on tap.

The only down side I found was when it's crowded and the tables are full it can be hard to look at all the bottles without bumping into people seated, but I can live with that because the selection is great.

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Photo of canjeeps
4.18/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The Brassrail Deli: The deli is cool place. You walk in and see a library like bookcase full of beers on the left side. Deli on the right and the back wall has a few cooler doors. Neat concept here, they have cold beer to drink there or they can chill any of the warm bookcase beers to consume their. There selection is very good. They have hand selected products and just to get rare stuff in. Prices are way too high. It is almost rip. What saves them is the 6 pack mix. You can mix a six of any size 12oz/750ml and get a 25% discount. This discount makes it a little easier to take.
The food is very good. Never had a bad meal. The dogs are top notch. Bottom line: Go for the beer and grab dinner while at it, you will not be disappointed

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Photo of danman0125
4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I live locally (just outside of Hershey, PA) so the Brass Rail Deli is just a 5 minute drive from my apartment.... so needless to say I am in there about 3 times per week on average. I know the owner and his wife by name and I've been coming here for 2 years now so I hope my review doesn't seem biased in anyway.

Appearance - Small, corner-store feel deli was the best way I've seen it described in the other BA reviews I've read so far of the place. about 6 tables, each with a few chairs, a refrigerator with drinks, and a long wooden area with about 6 different shelves full of different bottles. Large LCD flatscreen TV which typically has Phillies, Eagles, or Flyers games on (Cisco is a huge fan of everything that is Philly). very cozy and intimate. Only time the place is a problem is on busy nights when the place is full of more people than it can comfortably handle.

Quality - I've noticed that most people have been saying the Food is "So-So". I think it's so much more than that. The sandwiches are creatively put-together with amazing Portugese rolls. The Phillini uses actual sliced RibEye. They marinate and make the Pork for the cuban sandwich themselves. And the Wings are the best I have ever eaten. They are quite pricey but huge and baked to perfection in the tastiest of sauce (you can get it from normal mild to "Ghostly" which I wouldn't recommend for anyone who wants to keep breathing). The beer is very fresh and usually unique. The draft list does change frequently but it doesn't seem to change as frequently as it used to.... maybe he isn't using as many sixtels as he used to.

Service - Considering it is usually just the owner and his wife working along with possibly one other person, the service is incredible. They know you by name, have conversations with you, and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Whoever wrote the review about them being rude and ripping people off and making you pay for samples must not go out to eat or drink much and they obviously don't look on the board where sample prices are clearly marked. the beers are expensive. whatever made them think Cisco was going to give them free tastings of everything is beyond me. Only drawback is that sometimes your food could take a while if they are packed to capacity... and that's because everything is made to order and made with love (by one or two people). that's worthed to me.

Food - I reviewed the food already. Try the Phillini, Philhoagie, Wings (I recommend zesty or blistering), or the chili. I hear Amy's roasted tomato soup is great as well but I've never personally tried it.

Value - I do agree with everyone that [even for a bottle store with craft beer], the beers are a bit pricey (mainly individual bottles from the shelf. If you mix 6 of them (regardless of size or variety), you do save 25% on the whole thing as long as you don't have more than two of the same thing in the sixpack. that brings the prices down to the acceptable range. The food is priced as you would expect. 7 or 8 dollars for most sandwiches. Wings are pricey but they're the best wings I've ever had in my life. When talking about Value and the Brass Rail Deli, I'll bring up that old saying "You get what you pay for". It certainly holds true in the environment.

This place has selections, friendliness, and quality that is unmatched in most of the Harrisburg area. Only place that gives it a run for its money is Al's of Hampden in Enola, PA (and you can't really compare them because they are different types of establishments totally). Enjoy yourselves. Best time to come is probably early afternoon on a weekday. they open at 11AM and last call is at 9PM (kitchen closes at 8PM). they are open Monday through Saturday. Sunday must be Cisco's day of rest... I'm sure he needs one by the time it comes along.

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Photo of DIM
4.65/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

As for the atmosphere, well it looks like a deli. But there is a wall filled to overflowing with good bottles and an owner that knows my name even though I don't come in very often because I live to far away. Lots of the customers are friendly and willing to talk beer with a stranger. So even if the decor won't win any awards, the atmosphere is great.

The staff are always friendly while the owners, Cisco and I forget his wife's name, are just amazingly dedicated to customer service. Whether its special orders, answering questions, or just chatting they are always friendly and approachable. The sheer number of beers for sale is amazing, plus there are some pretty rare or obscure offerings at times. They offer 6 beers on-tap, always an interesting variety. I had a grilled turkey sandwich here once that was very good. The prices might seem a bit high, but with the mixed six discount they are pretty much in line with other PA bottle shops. Plus, there is a fantastic distributor right next store. Its been awhile, I need to get back soon...

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Photo of garbercury
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Was able to check this place out recently and was glad I did.

A--Cramped to say the least. Hoped to be able to sit down and ended up standing the whole time we were there. Just not enough room, I would make a point to go during "off" times. Another negative is they have to close by 9 every night including weekends...

Q--Everything seemed fresh and I guess the taps are always changing. Loved that they chill beers on premises, excellent.

S--Service was great. Cisco was a really nice guy and willing to talk beer. Food was prompt as was the service...

S--Good choices here. Had some tough to get Alesmith along with Black Albert and some other rarer Belgians. Taps were limited with only four at any given time, but VE 10 and Backwards Bastard were among the selections, and owner said he tries to never repeat a beer for one year...

F--My friends had food from the deli and said it was excellent.

V--This place beer wise, was really, really expensive. I have been all over the place to some of the better beer bars/stores and this had some of the more expensive bottles I can remember. I guess you get what you pay for, but some of the stuff was overpriced by a lot, especially surprising considering it has a distributor as part of the business. I will say that there is a discount for six-packs, which would help a little.

Overall, if you are in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for a sandwich and a couple beers. Nice place.

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Photo of jorg2619
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Brass Rail is the second good bottle shop that I found in Lebanon County. I will start with the taps, bottle selection, food, and end with prices. 6 taps are always pouring here and growler fills are welcome. The owner seems to seek out rare and hard to find on tap beers for the deli which is nice. The bottle selection is great but limited by the shelf space in the small dining room. This place gets rare, hard to beers on a regular basis! The circulation of variety is also nice usually circulating breweries that have just become available to the area. The food here is incredible, try the wings but be careful if there are lots of people eating you may be left waiting for 1 hour +.
I go to the Brass Rail for rare beers and growlers. The prices on bottles are a bit pricey. If I want a rare beer I make a six pack to get like 25% off the price of my bill. This is not the shop to by easily found year rounds. The Brass Rail in my opinion is the shop to taste and buy new unexplored beers which is well worth the price.

Pros- great selection, great food, growler fills, rare finds.

Cons- slightly pricey for regular beers, waiting for food when busy.

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Photo of Tomdee74
4.64/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

I hope I'm giving them an A+ here.. the guy cisco is great... at the deli i was able to mix some great six packs as well as try victory sea by ballast point on draft... it was awesome to try that brew... and to boot... of all things... i was able to score a 4 pack of KBS!! I've been dying to get that stuff so this was a gem for me... i also got to chill with foofoo and and I can't remember the other ba-er and it was awesome.. we got to BS and drink a victory at sea by ballast point.. great trip.. happy as hell with the selection.. cisco is a great guy!! would def recommend this to anybody going in the area.. btw i was there a lot longer than expected and on vacation in hershey.. my wife kept texting me to hurry up but the place was just too good!!! thank you cisco for the KBS, the great sixers, and the case of two-hearted!! i am one happy dude!!

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Photo of Fish113d
4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Small deli attached to a distributor (owned by the same guy in order to sell single bottles he buys beer from himself and shelves some selections as single-bottle offerings).

Small "corner store" deli with a counter that lines one side of the entire store. Small tables found between the counter and a wall of shelving that contains a very solid variety of brews from belgians to local offerings. Many common findings but also some obscure brews I've never seen before. Prices vary depending on style and rarity. At the back of the store is a cooler case that lines the entire back wall that includes many other beverages such as sodas, other malt beverages, and teas, water, etc.

Five beers also found on tap for decent prices. Each on tap is rather heavy in nature in terms of abv except for one blonde ale. Always different and yummy finds.

Creating a mixed 6-pack gets you a 25% discount, which although it's a bit pricey, at least makes you feel better when you start buying all the $10+ 22 oz bottles that you can find!

Overall, a great place for a happy hour and good conversation.

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Photo of slander
4.35/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Came out to PA looking to expand my beerfly guide turf. Gonna be the big boss, muscle the other guy out, put the thumb on him, see. Naturally, my story was that I was out there for work and hey, won't it be cool to meet up, that kind of thing. When they quickly changed the night of their weekly stint, I fig'd my cover was blown and they were trying to throw me off the scent, but I just set up every night casing the joint 'til they showed up again is all. Not my first time out, you know...

Okay, so the highway time was good, but then it's local for long time, which is where it is, so deal with it. Stand alone place on the side of the road in what is town; a beer store proper to one side, deli with singles and sixes and live taps to the other, we're playing in the latter. Yeah man, it's a deli, with a place where you order food and them glass front deli counters with stuff in them like delis do. Large red wood shelving unit with cupboardy cabinetage below running a good stretch of the far wall. The thing runs 10 shelves wide and 4 high, loaded with oh I don't know, a few hundred random bottles displayed, American craft and imports, hooray! A good selection of things, some of which we don't get out east and hate Pennsylvania for, but I've got my nose poked in the Nogne and Mikkeller choices just now. Bottles are pricey yes (gotta pay to play) but you get a discount on a mix and match 6 so do that (duh). The length of the units are hop strung and lined above with champion empties, a collection I'm adding to this evening and next time. And 5 glass front coolers running the rear wall with the goods on cool.

Large flatscreen in the corner and the taps listed on a sign board to the right, the room lightly done up with brewery tins, signage, placards and neons. Some "L" shaped bar counter space up front, and a half dozen 2-seat tables pushed together for us by us on Monday turned Thursday nights. Quality time with the bird chaser, one of them guys from Peaches & Herb and some of the other usual suspects.

6 taps up, some nice light easy drinkers (Southern Tier Chokolat, Terrapin Hopsecutioner, Blue Point Old Howling Bastard, Hitachino Commemorative Ale) and the big boys (Allagash White, Roy Pitz Ludwig's Revenge). I had a Terrapin Hopsecutioner, the beer here's clean and fresh.

First time out, pain in the ass that I am, I hit Cisco up to make me something after he'd clearly closed the deli counter and he was cool about it, so I went with the easy turkey wrap. Came with one of them there pickles and a side of slaw. This last time around, I was tying with hot roast beef sandwich but opted instead to get my Horsey on (the "Beef with my Horsey" being Roast Beef, Horseradish Cheddar Cheese & Horseradish Sauce on a Portuguese Roll). Totally the way to go.

Good damn selection and being able to pull singles in Pennsylvania is very cool. Shop your singles some, grab a beer on tap, and get your snack on. Cisco deals well here in his new life under the garbageman knowstoomuch relocation program (what are the chances...?)

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Photo of JunkYardJake
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped in for a late lunch and was very impressed. By far the best place in the region (that I've been to) for takeout beer. They have a huge selection of craft beer that are all available for mix and match. Which is unheard of in PA. They also have 6 taps for dine-in and growler fills. I don't remember all of the beers on-tap but I had a 10oz DFH WWS for $6.50. Never ordered it anywhere else but that seemed reasonably to me considering it's 18% abv. Also had the wings which were very good. Campbelltown is a little far for me to be a regular but I will be stopping by whenever I get the chance.

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Photo of crosamich
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

perhaps my review should be tossed since I haven't actually had the opportunity to visit Brass Rail. I had some communication with Cisco and Nikki and they were saving some beers for me for a planned visit. However, the route changed and I was unable to get there...very unfortunate. However, Nikki was very willing to go well out of her way to accommodate me and make it happen. There is still an oh-so-slight chance that I can get there tomorrow but if not I will surely go out of my way to make it back here next time I am even remotely close to the area. Thanks guys for trying. I really do appreciate the effort and sorry I couldn't make it. Based on my experience I say service is PHENOMENAL!

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Photo of berpwillie
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

this place is fantastic. took me about 30 minutes to get there but was well worth the trip. upon entering it seemed to be a bit smaller than i expected, but it exceeded expectations other wise. very good bottle selection, not to mention you get 25 percent your purchase of 6 bottles or more no matter the size or price. i thought that was great in it self. the food was good, nothing too exciting but none the less tasty. good beers on draft to sip while your enjoy a meal or browsing what bottles will be taking home with you that day. they also do growler fills as well. over great place, and being from central Pa it's tough to find anything even close to this caliper, or atleast that i know of.

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Photo of orangesol
4.13/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

What a great little place. Sisco is a good guy and the selection of beer is very very good, even tho most of it is a tad over priced. You can always buy a mix 6 pack and get the 25% discount but sometimes you don't want that much and the prices get to you. They have 6 taps of high quality beer flowing at all times with the prices for a Sample, Pint, and Growler clearly marked on the wall. The food is good but nothing to write home about. Service is also very good and knowledgeable. Overall it is one of, if not the, best bottle shop in the area.

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Photo of chase2634
3.08/5  rDev -29.2%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Bottle shop is nice with option to purchase by the case next door. Owner very friendly and knowledgeable. Nice selection of mid to high end brews in the bottle shop, and some carried by the case at the distributor next door. A nice rotation of brews on tap at the sandwich/bottle shop and good food as well. Located in Campbell Town PA, which is just outside Hershey PA. Prices seem to be a bit steep for individual bottles, but also appears to be the only place in the area willing to carry craft beers by the bottle or case. Discount applied if you purchase a six pack or more in the bottle shop. Take advantage of this!
Have reserved beer there 2x now only to make the 45 minute trip and find out they sold it. First time I can understand, but twice is inexcusable. Will not be back.

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Photo of slk2go
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2

Overall this is a great place. Sisco is great to talk to and I love that he has a great rotation of taps despite only having 6 taps. There is rarely anything even mildly average there. There is also a good selection of bottles. They are a bit overpriced but if you buy a 6 pack the 25% discount makes the prices more tolerable. Best beer selection in the immediate area. Food is tolerable but could use some work. This was the first place I ever had cantillon gueze on draft and is the only place in central PA that I know of to readily pick a bottle. Always seems like a good crowd of beer knowledgeable people there. Can get tight though around "happy hour" on Fridays.

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Photo of 321jeff
4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I stop in the Brass Rail anytime I am in the area picking up some brews at Troegs. It's about a 15 minute drive due East, just past Hershey.

It's a small place with just a few tables and a wall of beer and a few refrigerated areas for on premise consumption. I kind of like the cozy hole-in-the-wall atmosphere. Seems like a place locals hang out.

They have quite a few interesting beers, Founders, Hair of the Dog, Bell's, Hoppin Frog and sometimes something from the Lost Abbey or Springhouse. The only problem with the beer is that it's very expensive to buy singles although you do get a discount if you buy a sixer, and bombers do count towards the discount. They also have either 4 or 6 taps with some interesting beers, they had a Sly Fox, Double Bastard, Double Trouble and others on tap while I was there.

The food is pretty tasty and reasonably priced. There's usually one or two guys working the place and the food comes out surprisingly quick.

I'll keep coming back (mostly because I'll keep going back to Troegs) to see what surprises await in the bottle selection.

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Photo of SASN
2.7/5  rDev -37.9%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 4 | food: 3

When this place first opened I was so excited to have a nice beer place in the area. It has a pretty good selection and there is no place like it near by.

It is definately overpriced but it is the only place in the area where you can get that selection so I initially just thought the extra money I had to spend was okay because I didn't have to travel further to get good beer.

I've become disgusted by how they try to rip you off every time. Last time I was there I spent over $70. My friend and I had 4 beers on tap as well. Before we chose our beers we asked to get small taste/sample of the beers to see if we liked them. When we went to check out I paid for the overpriced beers and then the owner said "wait, you had some samples too" and charged us $2 for each shot glass sample we had tried. I spent a lot of money there and ordered pints of the samples we had-I was just shocked at how cheap The Brass Rail is. This was the last time I went there and I'm trying to avoid going again.

If you are desperate for good beer and can't get it anywhere I guess it's okay but know that they will try to rip you off whenever they can.

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Photo of Dodo2step
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

The place is small but it overcomes the size with a great beer selection that is unmatched in the Harrisburg metropolitan area. I finally decided to take my wife there to get food before a hershey bears hockey game recently. The food is so so but the beer they have on tap is great. Always different and always delicious. They have a cooler of cold beer and then beer that you can make you own six pack that sits out.

You have to order your food at the front, so there is no wait service but since the place is small, only seats maybe 15 max, it doesnt take long to your meal.

Service was very great and knowledgeable about the brews they were selling on tap and in bottle.

They do have a nice sized flat screen and we were able to catch some of the saints/cardinals game before the bears game. I will come back for my beer here and the food isnt half bad.

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4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

My parents have lived in Central PA for a few years now and I always struggled to find a good place for beer. Luckily, while coming home for Thanksgiving, I came across Brass Rail.

I was pleasantly surprised by the selection. There is a wall of single bottles so you can make a mix six (25% off!) with a few 750ml bottles as well. The back of the store has refrigerated beer, mostly complete 6 pks. The selection is very good, especially for the area.

There are also 6 taps, always rotating with a good selection of domestic and imported beers. They do samples, pints, and growler fills.

The owner (I guess he's the owner?) is always very friendly and helpful with any questions/recommendations I ask for. The pricing is also reasonable.

I haven't tried the food yet but it always smells delicious!

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