Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 71
Beer Ratings: 1,907
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
3.88/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Came here for dinner and drinks last week while in Harrisburg for the night. My wife arrived at around 4 on a Sunday afternoon and the place was pretty empty; only one or two tables of people and once guy at the bar. Since we were here for the beer and not the food, we sat at the bar. The two bartenders who served us over the course of the evening seemed friendly but didn't offer too many drink suggestions as I recall. Our orders were always filled promptly though, and that is something to speak of highly.
I don't remember what I ordered for dinner that night, maybe a pulled pork sandwich; what does stand out in my mind are the pretzel appetizers. I'm a big fan of home-made pretzels, so when I can order them at a pub, I'm always happy. I'd recommend you get some when you visit.
I was very impressed with the draft selection. They had more beers on tap than their signage could handle, with extra choice signs propped up behind the bar below the large sign that held all of the other selections. A number of off-season brews were still on tap. Did they brew too much beer or did these ones just not sell? I don't know, but the ones I tried tasted fine, so I was happy. This was my second visit to ABC, and if I find myself in Harrisburg, I will definitely return.
08-20-2009 13:12:33 | More by ToasterChef
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2.84/5 rDev -29.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | $$$
It's just okay. The beer selections are fairly standard and not very exciting. I'm an IPA guy and their Hoppy Trails is very disappointing, just not much to it. Service seems to run hot and cold from visit to visit. This is a good idea that seems to be more interested in expanding the franchise than concentrating on the product.
11-27-2013 03:41:46 | More by tuowl74a
4.15/5 rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75 | $$
Appalachian does just about everything right. The friendly bartenders are great about giving samples, and the beer selection is outstanding. We always receive excellent service when we eat there and the food had always been great. I love the Abbey Bar and the fact that they hold concerts there makes this place stand out. There are plenty of beer choices and nice souvenir offerings for those interested in taking home glasses, tap handles or stickers. Over all, Appalachian seems to really have all of their duck in a row.
08-02-2013 03:23:07 | More by stlkerry
4.1/5 rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75 | $$
it seems every time i'm in Harrisburg Pa, i end up at Appalachian Brewing CO. the beer is fresh my favorite beer is the IJolly Scot” Scottish Ale Service was good most of the time, food was very good. They have tours on the weekends. with in walking distance of the State capitol complex and the Amtrak Station
07-06-2013 15:52:17 | More by racingkenny14
3.53/5 rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
I chose Appalachian Brewing Company to help me celebrate my 21st birthday in a tasty, responsible manner, and I was (mostly) not disappointed. The establishment is clean, and quite presentable. Plenty of lovely old wood can be found inside the grand brick building, giving an ancient but magnificent feeling to the dining and drinking experience. As I was with my family and a couple of close friends, we sat at a table as opposed to the bar. Service was quick and attentive, and my Broad St. Barleywine arrived promptly along with the other drinks from members of my party. We chose to get an order of the pretzel sticks to hold us over until our entrees arrived, which were tasty and complemented the beer well. I was not thrilled by the cheese/mustard combination sauce, but I could see how others would have liked it.
As a vegetarian, the menu didn't provide me with a huge variety of options, but the food was not exactly the point of the evening. I chose a veggie burger. I noted on the menu that the veggie burgers are baked, instead of grilled, in order to make sure they don't come into contact with any animal products (I am not an extremely picky vegetarian, so while interesting, it wasn't critical to my palate). Eating the veggie burger, it was mushy and pasty. It's hard for me to say whether this is due to the fact that it was baked not grilled, or due to the recipe itself. Either way, I was not pleased.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the beer and the experience, but not the food (although other members of the party quite seemed to enjoy their portions, so take me as an exception, not the rule). I am excited to come back to ABC for more great beer, as well as shows at the Abbey Bar upstairs!
07-06-2013 01:03:06 | More by Jeremy_Zim
4.06/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
First time visiting for food and brew with family. Had great time and enjoyed the beer and food. All the different beers we tried were great. The meals we had were really good and the staff did a great job taking care of us. They also participate with AHA discounts on food. Can't wait to go back next time I'm in the area and I will look for their beers back home.
06-22-2013 02:07:59 | More by DavidGross
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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
90 out of 100 based on 112 user ratings.