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

70 Presidential Cir
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325
United States

(717) 394-2200 | map
abcbrew.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Reviews:
1,145
Ratings:
2,731
Liked:
1,175
Average:
3.65/5
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PLACE STATS
BA Score:
254.2%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
48
Liked:
122
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
12.5%
 
 
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Reviews by tomthumbsblues:
Photo of tomthumbsblues
3.31/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

This is a satellite of Harrisburg's Appalachian Brewing Company located in the touristy, sometimes cheesy Civil War town of Gettysburg.

I moved out to G-burg for work and decided to check this place out since I am a fan of Appalachian's alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings (their root beer is amazing). This location is on the edge of town across from the Seminary where the first day's fighting occurred during the battle. It is housed in a restaurant which I can only assume was attached to the hotel whose parking lot it shares. Inside the decor is cheesy and reminds me of either a pancake house or a sub par German restaurant. The beer was good, but I thought it was a bit expensive. If I remember correctly, somewhere between 10-12 beers are available on tap and flights are available. The bar tender was nice and gave me Happy Hour prices for the beers I got. I had the Smoked Ale and the Nut Brown Ale. The former was good, but it didn't have the real smokiness I desire in a true Rachbier. The Nut Brown Ale was easy to drink.

I did not try the food, but I noticed they had certain days where you could get all you can eat ribs and the like. I came on all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs. A guy down the bar from me took advantage of this special, but was soon informed after her received his first plate that the restaurant was out of spaghetti. So much for that.

I think if Appalachian remodels the inside and refines the operations at this location they be able to really tap into a large chunk of those tourist dollars flowing into Gettysburg. However, if you can get past the fact that it's not a brewpub, I think the Garryowen Irish Pub on Chambersburg St. is a better place, if not the best place, to have a beer in Gettysburg.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of agreen
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of portwood
2.68/5  rDev -28.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

Average beer, average food, typical for a chain
early evening (outdoor temp ~80), it was so cold inside the restaurant we had to escape to the patio!

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Photo of rbarrett86
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of OhioLimoncello
4.31/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

This is the place to go when visiting Gettysburg. Fresh, new, and out of the congestion of the tourist area. Beers are great, and plenty of dining area to enjoy their fine food offerings.

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Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Seanem44
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

I was frankly amazed by the food, which had a Germanic flavor. My wife and I stopped by after an Army sponsored seminar in Harrisburg, while driving home to Virginia. The food selection was good. Just about every food item was non-traditional. I had sausage with apple potatoes. My wife had pretzel chicken which she fortunately did not finish. I say this is fortunate because I got to eat the rest. The atmosphere is rustic lodge style. Nothing to brag about. Service was ok, but business was light. The locale is awesome. You are basically on the Battlefield. Oh, they also have beer you can take home. It's fairly decent beer as well. Overall worth eating at if in the area.

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Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of maltedmilk
2.83/5  rDev -24.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2.5

Stayed in Gettysburg over the weekend and walked here from our hotel in town on Sunday evening. The tables were full and there was 1/2 hour wait so we went to eat at the bar since we could sit right down there.

The service was not the best. It took a while before the bartender would acknowledge my presence. Finally had a hoppy trail ipa and my husband had the octoberfest . The ipa was good but the octoberfest was kinda flat in my opinion.

My husband and I had a chicken sandwich. I thought mine was good by my husband felt his wasn't cooked enough and had a bad texture. He send it back and ordered a burger instead. 20 minutes later, the burger still hadn't arrived so we asked for the check and left.

Consequently, I don't recommend eating here but there is a good variety of beer on tap . There should be a winner in there somewhere if you have the patience and capacity to try and find it.

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Photo of DeltaGolfSierra
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Stopped here for dinner on a whim while driving through Gettysburg. I'm glad I did, because it was a very enjoyable experience. I order the black and blue pork medallions, which were very delicious with a unique flavor. Other items ordered by my group included the reuben and cheeseburgers, both of which were very good as well. I had the Hoppy Trails IPA, which I would rate as good but not outstanding. The root beer and birch beer were enjoyed by the children in our group. Service by our waitress was excellent - very friendly and helpful. If I return to the area in the future, I will certainly be eating here again.

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Photo of tkepx182
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I went here to eat after walking the southern end of the battlefield. I was expecting more from them then I got since I have visited the one in Harrisburg.

I only really had to drinks, the White birth beer, which was not that good and the scottish ale which was not as fresh as it should have been.

The service was lacking until closing time approached, then the bartenders and the hostesses started to become pushy.

But the root beer BBQ wings where good. Better then I have had at the past few places I have been. The main disappointment was the fact that the waiting staff gave me my meal before the wing appetizer.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Walked in an very similar to the Harrisburg location, but almost had the feel of a standard restaurant. They seemed to have the same menu and prices as the Harrisburg location, as well as, the core beers were there, with a couple specialty beers there. They also had Duvel and Delirium bottles. The staff was wrapping it up for the night but still extremely friendly. Even though they were getting stuff closed down they didn't mind us hanging out and chewing the fat with us. Had a very enjoyable time there and talked to some locals that really got into craft beer because of this place. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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Photo of malloyca
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

We arrived for an early lunch at 11:30 on a Sunday. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Children are welcome. There is a medium sized bar area and two dining rooms. Service was initially attentive, but dropped off as the dining room began to fill up. The food is standard brewpub fare, expanded a bit to include some entrees and salads, but nothing unusual. Unfortunately, the cheddar ale soup was cold, but the beer battered pretzels were good, as was the five cheese pizza. There were also complaints from our group about the sandwiches being cold and dry. There look to be between 6-8 of ABC's drafts on tap at any time. The quality of the beer was good, particularly the Celtic Knot Red Ale. I would stop in if passing through, especially for a growler fill, but would not go out of my way to eat here again.

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Appalachian Brewing Company in Gettysburg, PA
Brewery rating: 43% out of 100 with 2,731 ratings
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