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Brass Rail Deli
Taps: 6 / Bottles: 450
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$$ - a bit pricey
[ Bar, Eatery ]
2824 Horseshoe Pike
PO Box 42
phone: (717) 838-7201
(Place added by: akorsak on 12-30-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 33 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Visited the bottleshop after picking up a case next door. I think they have to be separate entities due to PA law. Walking in there are some stool and bar seats and in the middle of the room several table/chair setups. There are shelves to the left with probably over a 100 different brews to be bought as singles. In the back is a cooler with even more brews and 6 pak options, To the right is the deli counter where you can get pretty much any deli sandwich you can think of, plus 5 draft lines of brew. They had Bells cream stout, nostradamus, lindemans Framboise, and two other beers that I forget, but all excellent craft choices for decent prices. I ordered a nostradamus and enjoyed it. Only minor complaint was the beer was in the Sam Adams pint glass I would have thought a snifter would be more appropriate, but just me and only a minor detail.
The selection is outstanding. Bells, Three Floyds, Stone, DFH, Founders, brasserie dieu du ciel, and all the local PA brews. Singles of Dark Horizon were $25. If you get a mixed 6 pack you get a 10% discount on the beers. The prices were a little high, but in PA probably comparable to other deli stores. I was completely content with the prices I paid for my beers.
I walked out with a Dark Horizon, weyerbacher XIII, Tenfidy can, lafayette porter, founders porter, speakeasy old godfather, solstice d'hiver. There were several troegs scratch brews available but didnt pick any up today.
I didnt eat anything but I suspect the sandwiches are pretty good, but honestly youre here for the beer so stock up and leave happy!
02-01-2009 16:57:08 |
More by sulldaddy
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
Made the trip down recently. First time to the Rail and it was well worth the trip. Cisco (owner) is very friendly and seems always ready to talk beer, he sure knows his stuff. We actually arrived before the Deli opened but he let us in early. It's not huge, but it is well stocked and diversified. I will definitely be heading to the Brass Rail again.
Also, the Distributor, which it is attached is great. There were some terrific beers by the case in there. Most of them I could not afford. Though, all those great beers make it to the Deli at some point.
Rochefort 8 and 10
Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
05-22-2009 10:09:14 |
More by Barleydine
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The atmosphere of the place is welcoming, however small, but large enough for what is needed (drinking good beer).
As far as quality, service and selection, you will find nothing like it in the area. The owners are very knowledgeable and passionate about beer selection. There is always something new on draft, I haven't seen the same things twice since it has opened.
The food is filling nice size portions, and they use fresh Boar's Head products. However I wish the menu was a little larger.
Sandwhichs and the rest of the food are priced great. Now as to beer it is pricey, but fair for this area. Theres bottles on the self you would never be able to drink a single bottle of unless you were on vacation where said beer was from in a restaurant.
Throughly enjoy this establishment and employees, will continue to go back.
03-11-2009 03:31:24 |
More by dpuia
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
I finally have a beer mecca only ten minutes from my home! Needless to say, I have shopped many times at the Brass Rail distributor next door, so I have been in the know about this place a good year before they finally opened their doors in late 2008. I visit quite frequently, at least once a week (sometimes more) and always have a great time chatting with Cisco, his staff and patrons.
The Deli is fairly small, but always clean and comfortable. I've eaten there a couple of times, and the food is quite tasty and portions are fair. Their menu consists of deli sandwiches, paninis, soups, etc. and they also have an artisan cheese plate that rotates often.
Now, on to the beer selection. This is what keeps me coming back! Sure, the bottles are a little on the pricey side, but the tap prices are definitely more than fair, especially when one considers the selection. I have already tried plenty of offerings seldom seen in Central PA including, most recently, Founder's KBS and Bell's Hopslam. They even have a few bottle chillers if you're not feeling up for anything on their tap list. But for only offering six taps (one of which is always on nitro), the selection is always stellar. You'll always find an IPA/DIPA, an Imperial stout, something bourbon or oak aged, a Belgian-style ale, and something local.
All in all, this is an amazing addition to the local beer scene. You can usually find me there on Monday or Wednesday nights... sometimes both!
03-24-2009 19:57:30 |
More by ffejherb
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$$
When I've been coming back to PA to visit my parents, I've been going to Country Garden in Lebanon to get six packs and bombers, however, on my way back to their place this morning from Hershey, I saw this and had to check it out:
A/Q/S: The atmosphere, well, an entire wall full of warm beer of different styles and companies, good companies like Russian River, Troegs, Lost Abbey, Founders and Ballast Point. So the quality is there. It kinda blew my mind as I fumbled around in trying to stay close to my beer budget.
S: The service was great to me because they left me alone to choose what I wanted.
F: I didn't get any food, but took a look at the menu and thought I wished I would have stopped in closer to lunch just so I could get something (it looked really good).
V: The price did seem a bit higher than Country garden, but hey, I'll be back for a selection kind of thing. Glad I have two places I can always check out when I'm in Lebanon county to visit my parents.
11-16-2012 19:44:03 |
More by kangarooAdam59
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$$
As for the atmosphere, well it looks like a deli. But there is a wall filled to overflowing with good bottles and an owner that knows my name even though I don't come in very often because I live to far away. Lots of the customers are friendly and willing to talk beer with a stranger. So even if the decor won't win any awards, the atmosphere is great.
The staff are always friendly while the owners, Cisco and I forget his wife's name, are just amazingly dedicated to customer service. Whether its special orders, answering questions, or just chatting they are always friendly and approachable. The sheer number of beers for sale is amazing, plus there are some pretty rare or obscure offerings at times. They offer 6 beers on-tap, always an interesting variety. I had a grilled turkey sandwich here once that was very good. The prices might seem a bit high, but with the mixed six discount they are pretty much in line with other PA bottle shops. Plus, there is a fantastic distributor right next store. Its been awhile, I need to get back soon...
04-03-2011 00:54:07 |
More by DIM
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
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.
09-29-2011 21:31:56 |
More by kenatbeerswap
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
I hope I'm giving them an A+ here.. the guy cisco is great... at the deli i was able to mix some great six packs as well as try victory sea by ballast point on draft... it was awesome to try that brew... and to boot... of all things... i was able to score a 4 pack of KBS!! I've been dying to get that stuff so this was a gem for me... i also got to chill with foofoo and and I can't remember the other ba-er and it was awesome.. we got to BS and drink a victory at sea by ballast point.. great trip.. happy as hell with the selection.. cisco is a great guy!! would def recommend this to anybody going in the area.. btw i was there a lot longer than expected and on vacation in hershey.. my wife kept texting me to hurry up but the place was just too good!!! thank you cisco for the KBS, the great sixers, and the case of two-hearted!! i am one happy dude!!
07-20-2010 22:51:03 |
More by Tomdee74
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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.
01-04-2012 21:52:39 |
More by jneiswender
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.
10-14-2013 18:52:43 |
More by WanderingFool
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