Appalachian Brewing Company – Harrisburg

Another entry for my beer travelogue…

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Labor Day Weekend 2015 — I found time during my son’s hockey tournament in Harrisburg for lunch at a local brewpub – Appalachian Brewing Company. I’m a big fan of ABC, having visited the Gettysburg brewpub on a few occasions. This was my second visit to the Harrisburg brewpub, but my first visit in 2008 predated the blog.

Appalachian Brewing Company building

Appalachian Brewing Company sign

Beers Sampled: I love the 8-beer sampler racks!

Appalachian Brewing Company sampler rack

  • Water Gap Wheat Ale, a refreshing American-style Wheat beer (4.9%)
  • Greenaway Farm Fresh Hop Pale Ale, brewed with fresh Pennsylvania-grown hops (5.0%)
  • Hoppy Trails India Pale Ale, a classic English-style IPA (6.2%)
  • “Jolly Scot” Scottish Ale, rich and flavorful, with a beautiful amber color (5.9%)
  • Aero-Head Bock, a crisp German-style bock beer (7.0%)
  • Outta Focus Double IPA, a hop monster brewed in true Pacific Northwest style (9.0%)
  • Trail Blaze Brown Ale, a deep copper American-style Brown Ale (5.7%)
  • Chocolate Avenue Stout, a dry Stout with chocolate and espresso flavors (5.3%)

Appalachian Brewing Company beer board

Favorite Beer: Fresh Hop Pale Ale. After my sampler rack, I ordered a pint of this delicious Pale Ale. According to ABC, they use fresh hops in every stage of the brewing process to achieve this beer’s grassy complexity in flavor and aroma.

Appalachian Brewing Company pint

I was most impressed with: The variety of excellent, fresh-tasting brews on the menu. I really didn’t want to leave.

Appalachian Brewing Company taps

And oh by the way: ABC has an Poutine on the menu! It was way too hard to choose something for lunch because everything on the bountiful pub grub menu sounded so good. But the Poutine as an appetizer was an easy choice.

Appalachian Brewing Company tanks

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