The Appalachian Brewing Company, also known as ABC, was established in 1997 by beer enthusiasts Jack and Shawn. ABC restaurant and brewery serve hand-crafted beers, as well as craft sodas, and a wide variety of exceptional food. Their main brewery is located in Harrisburg, but, they also offer high quality small-batch beers at five other locations across Pennsylvania. Their other brewpubs are located in Gettysburg, Camp Hill, Lititz, and Collegeville. ABC’s craft beers and sodas are also widely available at most places where beer is sold throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
Aside from high quality hand-crafted beers and sodas, the Appalachian Brewing Company also offers a wide variety of events and entertainment. ABC offers brew tours, Mug Club membership, the Appalachian Brewing Trail, and Concerts at Abbey Bar located at ABC’s Harrisburg location.
Many of ABC’s beers are available year round at the brewery, brewpubs, and beer distributors. Their staple beers include: Water Gap Wheat Ale, Mountain Lager, Purist Pale Ale, “Jolly Scot” Scottish Ale, Hoppy Trails IPA, Trail Blaze Brown Ale, Susquehanna Stout and Broad Street Barley Wine.
The Appalachian Brewing Company also offers over a dozen seasonal beers, there is a new featured beer each month. Each seasonal craft brew has a unique taste that perfectly compliments the season in which it is brewed.Their seasonal beers include: Zoigl Star Lager (Jan.), Chocolate Avenue Stout (Jan.), Outta Focus Double IPA (Feb.), Celtic Knot Irish Red Ale (Mar.), Pennypacker Porter (Apr.), Anniversary Maibock (May), Auchenbach Keller Pils (Jun.), Hinterland Hefe Weizen (Jul.), Kipona Fest (Aug.), Rye Pumpkin (Sept.), Ragged Edge Espresso Stout (Sept.), Batch No. 666 (Oct.), Grinnin’ Grizzly Spiced Ale (Nov.), Volks Weizenbock (Dec.)
Aside from their hand-crafted beers, ABC also produces delectable craft sodas. Their sodas are brewed using high quality ingredients such as pure cane sugar and honey. None of the craft sodas contain high fructose corn syrup. This is just one of the many reasons that their sodas are unique and delicious. ABC’s craft soda collection includes: Root Beer, Diet Root Beer, White Birch Beer and Ginger Beer. These fine craft sodas can be found at many beer and soda outlets, grocery stores, and restaurants in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland.
The use of natural ingredients in their sodas means that they are great for adding to recipes! Be sure to check out their website under the craft sodas tab for an awesome BBQ sauce recipe using Appalachian Craft Root Beer.
If you’d like to learn more about the Appalachian Brewing Company and their selection of craft beers and sodas, stop by for a brewery tour at their Harrisburg Location! Tours are also available at their other brewpub locations but an appointment is required in advance.
ABC offers fun, informative, and free tour of their Harrisburg brewery every Saturday at 1pm. The tour takes you through each step of the beer and soda brewing process. Tour spaces are limited so plan to arrive at least 10 minutes in advance. At the conclusion of the tour, soda tasting and beer tasting is available with a valid ID.
Another awesome feature of the Appalachian Brewing Company is their beer program, aptly named the Appalachian Brewing Trail. If you’re up to the challenge you can “hike” the trail. In order to complete the challenge you must: Drink a pint of each ABC Flagship Beer, Drink a pint of each ABC Seasonal Beer, and visit all of the ABC locations. You receive a stamp on your “Trail Pass” after each section of the “trail” that you complete. When the entire “Trail Pass” is completed it can be exchanged for an Appalachian Trail Pass T-Shirt at any ABC location.
ABC also offers a “Mug Club” which you can become a member of. The cost to join is $65, and $50 to renew. Memberships begin on October 1st each year, on a first come first serve basis. Why join the Mug Club? Awesome benefits!!
Mug Club benefits include: Mug Club Specialty Beer, Mugger Only Previews ($3.50 beers during the preview period), 10% off all retail purchases (food and drink excluded), Discount Pricing on Brewery Direct purchases, Special allotment of Mug Club tickets to concerts at ABC Harrisburg, and if you spend over $100 in a calendar month at any location, you’ll be entered to win $100 gift card. Additional benefits include: Mug Club T-Shirt, Mug Club Monday (appetizer specials), Mugger Food Points, Access to the Mug Club Party, and a $10 gift certificate to Appalachian Brewing Company.
Looking for even more things to do at ABC? The Abbey Bar at ABC Harrisburg offers tons of live events throughout the course of the year. So you can relax and enjoy talented musical performances while having a few pints of their delicious hand-crafted brews. For up to date information on ABC events, check out their webpage under the Events at ABC Harrisburg link.
50 N. Cameron St. Harrisburg, PA 17110
phone: (717) 221-1080
401 Buford Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: (717) 344-2200
70 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: (717) 398-2419
Camp Hill Location:
3721 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011
phone: (717) 920-2739
55 N. Water Street Lititz, PA 17543
phone: (717) 625-0300
50 West 3rd Avenue, Collegeville Station 2nd floor
(GPS – 50 West 3rd Ave. & Chestnut St.), Collegeville, PA 19426
phone: (484) 973-6064
Appalachian Brewing Company
50 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA | (717) 221-1080