Appalachian Brewing Company
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4.03/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Went here after we took a tour of Troegs. Well I guess when Troegs closes everyone most come down the street to Appalachian Brewing. Cool old brick building with a large silo that takes up some parking. The first thing to notice is the old wooden floors and rafters. After you pass the hostess desk you will see large glass windows and doors that give you a clear view of the brewing tanks. Atmosphere is very laid back.Good music,great food.
The service was a tad bit slower but I do not blame our waitress she was friendley and cordial. The only problem is that she seemed overworked. Many of the patrons ordering food seem to be hers and that was a big area.
To the beer there was some good stuff nothing exceptional but all very solid beers. Out of all of them the Lager seemed to be the most enjoyable.Light,clean and easy settling.
All of there main stay beers are available for takeout in bottles as well as there very tasty birch and root beers.
Makes me upset that a place like this would probably do very well in our area.
A great place to visit if you are in the area.
01-25-2011 00:02:55 | More by TheFightfan1
2.78/5 rDev -31%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5 | $$$
Harrisburg's first brewpub huh ? Well I must admit this place has a neat rustic old building feel to it and is laid out well with a great view of the brewery from all seats. The quality is another story though a lot of their beers seems to be rather flat and boring with little variation. The service was so/so when we stopped to grab a bite to eat and it wasn't even that busy. Their selection of beer is actually pretty amazing that they have 17 beers on tap at one time. But I HIGHLY suggest sticking to one of the most recent seasonals or a flagship beer because they had Zoigel Lager and Celtic Knot Red still on from January and March 2010 its January 2011 now. Why the need to keep so many beers on, especially old ones? My opinion if you cant sell out of your monthly beer in a month or two make smaller batches rather than letting it linger all year. Food was sub par and the prices were not that good what what we got ($11 for a dry burger and soggy fries). My suggestion grab a small sampler and get out. real beer advocates wont fall for these guys. A novelty beer stop for people who are trying to ween into craft beer
01-04-2011 17:34:43 | More by Bmoyer0301
4/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Not a bad place to go for a bite to eat and to enjoy a couple of brews. I have been here a few times before and I always like the atmosphere of this location. The old warehouse with brick and old wood poking through, but with big glass windows to see the brew tanks. It gives off a great vibe.
Service was great this evening. Brew selection is decent, I have never been a big fan of these beers, but the ones I tried tonight were not bad. I had the Puritan Pale Ale, Hinterland Hefe Weizen, and the Kipona Fest.
Food was OK, a lot of items that are made with cheese. This is not a bad thing because beer and cheese are delicious together. Nothing on the menu stuck out as fancy.
Overall it was a good experience nothing special though.
08-22-2010 00:59:38 | More by dayswonder
4.38/5 rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
A: This place is quite large and extremely clean. There is ample table seating as you walk in with the bar in the back. A decent amount of big screens make watching sporting events quite enjoyable.
Q: The beer is always fresh!
S: The service here it top notch. The bartenders, servers and host staff are extremely friendly, beer savvy and willing to answer any and all questions.
Selection: They have a great selection of their own brews on tap. A really nice variety of beers. I can't recall the exact count, but there was at least 10 taps.
F: They have a large and extensive menu. It includes most of your traditional bar type food, but also a good selection of sandwiches, soups and salads.
This is a great little bar/brewery that in my opinion is way underrated. Definitely stop in this place!
08-19-2010 15:36:13 | More by IronCitySteve
4/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
I enjoyed my trip here in July 2010.
It was bigger inside than I imagined, but I spent the majority of my time on the ground floor. Our waitress was prompt, but I had to remind her twice to get my water. It was pretty quiet for a Saturday night, but it was summer, and the state legislature wasn't in session.
I ordered the 8-beer sample, plus one root beer, and they came in generous 5-ounce portions. I had the salad with steak, which was juicy and went especially well with the stout. I also enjoyed the brown ale.
07-19-2010 16:09:19 | More by CTwriter
3.95/5 rDev -2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
We went on a Friday night. Good parking, decently mixed crowd with a reasonably good band playing. Loved the look and feel of this place, could definitely session on that patio till the sun comes up (though they don't stay open past 1 am). The beer is solid, I found their hefeweizen to be surprising crisp and tasty. They have a selection of solid bottles such as Omegang, if they local brew isn't to your taste. Everyone liked their food. My only complaint was the service. The waiter was friendly but obviously stoned out of his mind, which is fine except when he kept forgetting my food. The bar tenders were very slow upstairs as well, though not unfriendly. Overall, we really enjoyed this place, will return again whenever in town.
07-18-2010 14:47:53 | More by ejinthesky
4.68/5 rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Where have they been hiding all this time?
I've driven by them quite a few time on my trips between MD and Canada, but yesterday was the first time I actually stopped by.
They have an excellent line up of beers. I had a dry-hopped IPA. It was one of the best I've ever had. The Scottish Ale was pretty good, as was the sample of the Batch 666.
The food I had was excellent as well.
So - great food and great beer in a very beautifully restored warehouse building. Well worth many more stops in the future!
06-26-2010 13:21:27 | More by CanadaBlue
4.58/5 rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Stopped in here after attending the Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show just up the road. After a long day of walking around and browsing I was quite hungry and very thirsty! Luckily, this place satisfied on both fronts.
The place has a very comfortable feel. Lots of brick, huge glass walls that let you see some of the brew works, and a pretty big bar showcasing the mug club mugs. The service was impeccable. The girl we had never missed a beat and worked very fast for it being fairly busy. They had about 16 beers on-tap during my visit, but I only enjoyed two of them. Very wide range of beers...quite impressive. I grabbed a pretty cool looking "Bear Claw" growler of their Golden Toos Belgian brew to take home. The food was pretty good, as well. I had the pretzels with that awesome mustard and a Fire Jumper burger with onion rings. Very tasty. I will be back next time I am in Harrisburg. Well worth the visit!
02-09-2010 16:01:23 | More by Imstillthegman
4.47/5 rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I first hit up Appalachian for lunch on 27JAN10 while on my way to Ft Indiantown Gap for a Battle of the Bulge re-enactment. Enjoyed myself so much that I snuck off base for dinner on 29JAN10.
This brewpub is located in a rather large, nondescript, three-story building on the west side of Cameron St. There's a large sign proclaiming "Brewery" hanging out front. That being said, I drove right by the place first time through (the cop with blues flashing in the right lane had my attention!). They have a little free parking to the right, and lots of it in the rear.
Up a few short steps and through the doors to a small foyer. Through 2 more wooden, swinging doors adorned with their logo in stained glass, and you're there! There's a host/hostess station to the immediate right, a cooler with bier to go just to the left, then loads of tables in 4 or 5 rows heading towards the rear, with some low, dividing walls and large, circular white pillars interspaced throughout. Flags of the world (US, Ireland, Germany, etc) were displayed on these pillars. The bar starts about 1/2-way back on the right, and ells around the rear wall. The left side of the place has large windows bringing in lots of light about 1/2-way down, then it gets into all brick top to bottom. The rear is a light colored wall behind the bar, with large, open, wooden, mirrored cases holding scores of mug-club steins, as well as growlers and other glassware. The right side of the room is glassed, with the brew-works sitting behind the glass. They brewkettles are numerous and extremely large, as well as looking to be in tip-top shape. In addition to all the mugs and glasses behind the bar is a large selection of liquor for the non-bier imbiber. A few large HD TVs also hang from above for your viewing pleasure. On the bar were at least 4 porcelain bier-towers ready to dispense the golden nectar. In the air was a great variety of classic rock; damn, I was loving it... great stuff! The ceilings were quite high, with medium-hued wood and big-ass beams supporting things. I was told they do have an upstairs bar as well, though I didn't visit it.
I counted about 14 biers on tap here, running the gamut from Pils to Barleywine to Imperial Stout to Zoiglbier. If there's not a style here to your liking, well... Over the course of my 2 visits I tried 6 different biers. They averaged about a 4.2 overall, ranging from pretty good (barleywine and weizenbock) to very good (rauchbock and tripel). Their prices were decent, and even better during happy hour. I had a solid buffalo chicken wrap for lunch, and a great "Fire Jumper" burger for dinner. Verry good stuff; ample, filling, and tasty!
Service-wise, it was phenomenal. First there was Vicky on Wednesday, answering my more than numerous questions, giving me samples, filling my glass, etc... Then Britney picked up on Friday eve, also being the epitome of a quality server. On both visits I mentioned this to the manager on duty; I have rarely had such friendly, knowledgable, attentive people taking care of me. I even chatted with one of the brewers, and he was a pleasure to speak with as well. I was hoping to have time on Saturday, 30JAN, to get back for 1 last time, but, alas, it was not to be. I'll have to savor what I quaffed, as well as the bier to go I brought home (six-pack of Scottish Ale and a growler of the Rauchbock). High praise for Appalachian Harrisburg is indeed warranted here. Prosit!!
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 - $$
02-04-2010 21:49:33 | More by Bierman9
3.83/5 rDev -5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
Appalachian Brewing Company is a very interesting brewery because it has two bars one that serves only their brews on the first floor and the second floor abbey bar which serves their brews on draft and then a whole host of import bottles, primarily from Belgium. I find that intriguing, but also convenient. The pool tables are a great touch and the bar is rather large so there is plenty of seating. Great live entertainment, fun atmosphere, does not get two crowded I just wish their beers were a little tastier.
01-29-2010 21:52:01 | More by StormKing47
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Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA
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