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Appalachian Brewing Company
Active Beers: 70
Beer Ratings: 1,893
Beer Avg: 3.56
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
401 Buford Avenue
phone: (717) 394-2200
(Place added by: yidbeer)
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vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $
Visited again 12/27/06.
Stopped in for a quick pint while home for Christmas. They had a delicious coffee stout on cask! Tried one of those. We also tried the December specialty which was called Volks Weizenbock. A dark strong brew that was out of this world. Another excellent stop!
Visited again 7/28. My sister wife and I popped in for a few pints while visiting the family. We tried a round of the Jolly Scot scottish ale which was nice and true to style. Followed this up by a round of Susquehanna stout (My lil sis fell in love with Stouts while stuying abroad) which was also wonderful. Last round was the hoppy trails IPA on CASK! Woo-Hoo! It was wonderful. Staff was friendly as usual and very attentive.
Was visiting my family over Thanksgiving and we had dinner here Friday night for my parents anniversary. We had two children under 4 and the hostess sat us in the back room by ourselves which was awfully nice. They also provided crayons! Now, on to the beer. They must have had over 12 different ales on tap, plus an IPA cask conditioned. We ordered a sample which included 8 beers one of which was their meade! I was impressed with most of the beers which were quite tasty. I also tried the IPA cask(nice and hoppy) and my wife had the Scotch Ale(pretty accurate style) which was really good. The food was also great. The only bummer was that they no longer offer the Shepperd's Pie(my mom's 1st choice). I had their Schnitzel which was excellent. My wife tried the crab cakes which were good too. Sis had the steak salad which was pretty good and my folks had the fish and chips (auce on Fridays) , my baby sis had a pulled pork barbq sandwich that also looked great. This place has neat oldschool beer memorabilia AND civil war stuff all over the place. They also do crawlers as well. If all this wasn't enough, the bill was $100. Not bad for seven adults and two children. HIghly recc'd.
11-28-2005 16:51:53 |
More by surfadelic23
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $
I'm in this place just about everyother weekend fro lunch and to fill up my growler. Its quiet and relaxed; not too bright but still light enough to get a good color out of the beer and actually see what your eating. The people behind the bar are always very knowledgeable and can answer almost any question I've been able to come up with without consulting someone else. There is always a great selection of their beers, with one on cask most of the time, and a few bottles of belgium and belgium style beers available. I have never had an entree however every single burger, panini and grilled cheese I've had has been outstanding. The prices are great and I love a bar with a good beer sampler (8 five ounce samples) plus a 2$ growler fill discount on thursdays.
01-11-2011 19:56:19 |
More by nickthetick
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This place is just West of town on Rt. 30. Right next to General Lee's Headquarters which seriously rubs me the wrong way but I guess thats progress. Theres also a Quality Inn behind it which would make for a very convenient stagger home.
Everything I had here was of good quality. I tried 5 different beers and food twice. While the beers were not all standouts they and the food were generally good.
Sevice was slow both times when we entered but it quickly came around. While I didnt ask specifics about each beer they certainly knew the basics of what was what. Our entres were out within 8 to 10 minutes of ordering which scared me at first but check out my food notes further down.
The selection was exceptional-14 different beers in all plus they had the porter was on cask. If you cant find something to try in here you shouldnt be a beer drinker. The styles ran from a lager (quite good) to a maerzen to an 80/ Scottish ale (ok) to a porter (very good) to a stout (very good as well). My favorite thing about this place is they offer the barleywine YEAR ROUND. To me there's a lot to be said for that.
The food we had was all very good. I had schnitzel over garlic mashed potatos that was great and my wife had cheese and potato soup that was very good. The menu seems to favor hearty type "comfort" food which is fine with me. 2nd time back it was Scotch eggs as an appetizer. The food was out very shortly after ordered but it was all good and satisfying.
Beers were $3 a pint since it was happy hour both times. My schnitzel was only $9 for an entre which is a decent price. It was strickly the meat and potatoes but thats a good price for a tourist town like Gettysburg. A 12 pack of assorted beers ran almost $17 to go so I passed.
A great experience while in Gettysburg. Whip it in for a meal or a good rest stop after the first 1/4 of the self guided auto tour. Cant say much better about this place. I was terrified to try Gettysbrew after reading the reviews on here. Why bother if you have this to fall back on.
10-16-2005 23:57:06 |
More by lackenhauser
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Easy to find after a few hours of touring Gettysburg. Entered during early afternoon on a Thursday, and there were only a few other patrons eating lunch. When entering you feel like you are walking into a barn or storage area. Some tables on the right and a bar with about 10 stools on the left. A refridgerator holding ABC beers is just along the front door and some hats / shirts are in a case in front of the door.
There is an additional dining room off the back of the front room which was closed when we arrived. There is a pool table downstairs in a small room near the restrooms. There was also a seperate area that can hold some parties upwards of 50 people or so.
There were 13 beers on tap, with only one brewed on premise. The other beers were brewed at the Harrisburg location. A wide variety of beers were available, from lagers to ales to stouts, with an abbey ale and spice amber to round out the selections. The beers we had were of good quality.
The food was decent, typical pub grub. The appetizers we had were no great shakes but fit the need to feed the belly. The bartender was pleasant and was relatively knowledgable of the beers.
I would call this a must stop if you are in the neighborhood, but personally I preferred the Harrisburg location.
04-09-2006 18:10:24 |
More by Gavage
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
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.
06-23-2012 13:28:18 |
More by DeltaGolfSierra
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
This was a really cool brewpub. It was quite expansive and done up in brass and hardwood. The bar was really long and L- shaped with high back barstools; very classy. I remember thinking, this place could never reach capacity.
The atmosphere was excellent. It was an upscale place, but nothing too high class. It had a bunch of sports on the tvs. The quality was good. The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable about the house beers, which they offered in an eight beer sampled.
The food was slightly better than the run of the mill brewpub. I had this outstanding soup made with hefe. The sampler contained quite a few quality brews which I very much enjoyed. They also had a kick ass gift shop with beers to go.
Overall, this was a cool stop while on the way to see an 80's metal reunion tour at Hershey Park. I'll be back.
01-07-2005 23:41:11 |
More by WesWes
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Located just a mile or two outside of downtown Gettysburg, Appalachian Gettysburg is a great place to get a good beer in this historic town. The place is very different than ABC Harrisburg location; smaller and with more of a restaurant feeling to it. The bar is located directly in front of the entrance, with tables and another dining room into the left of the entrance.
The beers are the exact same as the Harrisburg location because the brewing system at ABC Gettysburg is only a 3 barrel system that they are currently using to make a series of Belgian beers. ABC Gettysburg has ten beers on draft and one cask. The only beverage I sampled was Sophias Sparking Mead and it was fresh and did not have any signs of line problems.
The service was good and answered questions about the beers. The prices are fair, with most beers going around 3.75 for a pint. The food was good, they use their beers in some of the recipes. They also sell bottles of the most popular beers to go in six and 12 packs.
07-20-2005 04:22:05 |
More by cupbeerman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Took a trip to Gettysburg, and stayed at the Lee's Headquarters Hotel on the same site as the ABC Restaurant - Brewery.
The place had an excellent selection, 12 or 13 on tap. Stayed for two nights and they added Perigrine Pilsner on night two. More lighter style beers on tap - lagers, wheat, pilsners, but they even had a cask ESB when i was there. All the beers were very fresh, and I enjoyed most of them. The barleywine was nice and had a big kick.
In short, this was a real good expereience. The bartender knew the beers. Saw several people come in to fill up growlers, so it seemed to have a loval appeal, aside from tourists. But it really made for a great stay, all day out around the battlefield sight seeing. spend a few hours at the bar and my hotel room was about 30 feet away.
A good spot, I doubt you are going to find much competition in variety and good fresh beer, while hitting the interesting sites in Gettysburg.
10-27-2009 06:28:37 |
More by MrOctober
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Miss the old Gettysburg BC, one of the great family run brewpubs. This place is not downtown and not in walking distance, god I miss the old place.
The ABC is reasonable, very good (not great) and is smack dab in one of the most historic places in American history (not only for being at Gburg, but even more so for being next door and across the street from Lee's HQ). A nice relaxing place, not earth shaking, I give it a 3.9. Get there early on busy nights ( not as busy as the night of 6/30/63- 7/1/63). A nice, mellow place to drink in a building that has further potential. Parking can be tight FYI. Parking on the Chambersbug Pike is non existant, get there early. Like this place, but oh!
11-13-2009 23:20:10 |
More by Flashy
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Sunday runnin' the corner, the long way way out but I can take my time getting there and maybe stop here or there along the way, which I did. Now further up the road, nearly in sight of battlefield sites, another ABC; in a something that clearly used to be a something else, with a little motel out back doin' a semi wrap around kind of thing. This, the shortest distance between two pints...
Entering in, you're in the big room; bar & adjacent seating to one side, more seating to the other. Open and "A" framish, with a slanted ceiling and cross beam rafters. Flags lined down the center of the room, and kegs shelved over the windows at both ends of the room with large ABC signage in between. Tile floors and carpeted seating areas, wood plank walls with deep red painted uppers displaying more large ABC beer prints, shirts on the inside wall & vintage beer trays below.
6 mixed tables behind me where I've chosen to be the lone denizen of the bar, straight reddish wood bar with a lip, seating 10 on green leather stools. Beers on draught board displayed above a 16 tap row over a stainless steel panel on the barback wall center. Cupboardish shelving to both sides displaying liquor, mugs, glassware of all shapes & sizes, and growlers. Some brewery trays and light ABC mirrors & signage displayed there. Ceramic mug club mugs dangling from a large ladderlike rack above the bar. Drop spots above on cords, and mounted lamps over the seating areas. TV's mounted on both corners of the bar end. I'm watching some MLB action, just a recap of the Yankees winning and the dirty, dirty Sox losing now back 2½ games.
Seating on the other end, nearly a dozen booths & tables there, the booths doing the wrap around the tables in the center. Beyond there, a rear room with the same, nearly a dozen tables, and downstairs, the everything else; the "necessary rooms" and a room holding a single billiard table with views of a teeny brew room that clearly does not make all that is served here.
14 beers on, I said, "Something in the way of a sampler?" and he got a-pourin'. The sampler gives you 8 of their choice (Water Gap Wheat, pleasant easy drinking American Wheat; Zoigl Lager, a tasty unfiltered Lager, good maltiness; Purist Pale Ale, a deep copper ale, Fuggles, Fuggles; Hoppy Trails IPA, 6.31%, yep, that bitch is hoppy; Susquehanna Stout, on nitro, roasty and damn good licorice flavors, win!; Jolly Scot Scottish Ale, excellent malt bomb, wonderfully sweet, I'm thinking it's more a scotch than a Scottish; Dom Blonde Kolsch, clean, tasty, nice Kolsch; Hefe, saw it coming and spoke up, saving it from getting lemon wedged, it's a Hefe, clove, bananana), and then I started hitting the I'll pat to play seasonals (Anniversary Maibock, 7.64%, another malt bomb, and well it should be; Celtic Knot Irish Ale, kind of meh, knot a lot going on there; Blackberry Wheat, a bit much sickly sweetness in an unKool Aid way; Major Hops Olde Ale, some nice maltiness there, not too much heat; Peregrine Pils, a good, clean Pils; Broad Street Barleywine, a really good Barleywine at 12.8%). They also make a root beer & ginger beer that I didn't get to. A good range overall, most everything is below 6% except for the IPA, Maibock & Barleywine. Some nice offerings here; thinkin' the Zoigl Lager, Susquehanna Stout, Jolly Scot Scottish Ale, Anniversary Maibock, Major Hops Olde Ale, and Broad Street Barleywine were the best of the lot.
Light foodings at the last place a whiles back means a bite here is in order. I will have the brewhaus chicken sandwich, devil may care, probs not though. It's a good sandwich, the chicken is cooked, it is on bread, there are light vegetable things of crunch and texture placed on the top of it (I don't know what they call that).
Well, they had some nice offerings beerwise. Growlers they do, and also a beer to go cooler near the door with six packs, and the food was good. Not warmly inviting and strange in it's own, but a comfortable enough room, I suppose, and the service was cordial & prompt, 'tender Pete tended. And now I so have to get out of here, whose idea was it to hit 2 brewpubs with a dozen+ beers on their samplers today? Miles and miles to go.
09-13-2009 23:36:02 |
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