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Beer Available At Alís Of Hampden (arranged by most recent)
Pizza Boy Hop Test #1 (Nugget IPA) , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Voodoo Good Vibes , Pizza Boy Sunny Side Up (Vietnamese Coffee) , Bells The Oracle DIPA Ale 100, Pizza Boy Hop Test #1 (Columbus) , Pizza Boy Hampden Lager , Pizza Boy Bleurbon Berry , Pizza Boy Abascio-Cell , Saint Somewhere/ Intangible Ales Soleil Reverie 90, Pizza Boy Hop Test #1 (Spanish Dynamite!) 70, Pizza Boy Citrus Flip 86, Pizza Boy Bubblicious , Pizza Boy The Pits , Pizza Boy Zesty Enterprise , Pizza Boy Frontside Lipslide 81, Pizza Boy Midnight Delight , TrŲegs Hop Knife 97, TrŲegs Scratch 154 , Spring House The Astounding Shemonster Mango IPA 90
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Travlr (1516) Washington, Washington DC | October 14, 2013| Updated June 15, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
This is a pizza joint. Itís an Italian deli. Itís a beer store. Oh, and itís a brewpub. Hard to find, we passed it three times, and actually switched to a different GPS, then had to stop and ask at the hotel across the street. It was worth the effort. Filled to the brim with locals, plus a steady parade of people coming in for pizzas or growler fills (and, oddly, a case of PBR or Miller Lite - oh well). The pizza is terrific, and the beers are interesting enough to keep coming back. Plus, the selection of guest taps is very solid. And the prices?? $4 a beer, holy cow! Great place, and now that Terry Hawbaker is brewing here, Iíll definitely be back. 5-8-13-8-9-18, 88.
SECOND RATING, now that theyíve moved into their new digs. The brewery portion is amazing, all new Braukon stuff, and now surrounded by barrels of every flavor, red wine, white wine, rum, bourbon. Seems like every small nook and cranny had a barrel in it. There are far more beers on tap, with the usual amazing stuff by Terry, some with fruit added, courtesy of Al. The pizza, thankfully, is just as delicious, the bottle shop is the same. Growler fills still available. The star of the show was the Pizza Boy sours in bottles for in house consumption. Staff is terrific, and Terry took time out from his long day (already past 6 pm) to show us around, share some beers and chat. Amazing place, worth going well out of your way to find. The only way to improve, I think, would be for them to offer sampler sizes (say, 4 ounces), especially now that the number of taps has grown so much. I want to try them all! The only thing Iíd change is that it would be nice to have 4 ounce or so pours of the beers rather then pints. A minor point in an otherwise amazing place.
Steeeve (36) Ambler, Pennsylvania | March 10, 2011| Updated April 19, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty nondescript pizza restaurant from the looks of it, but walk inside to find a Mecca for beer. Selection is awesome, tons of taps and plenty of bottles. Food was definitely delicious. The bread they use for sandwiches is indescribably better than the standard italian sub roll I was expecting. Prices were pretty solid, you can get a pint of more widely available American micro for $4. I just wish it was bigger!
FooFaa (29) Lebanon, Pennsylvania | July 8, 2013
96 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Love Alís. Iíd be there every night if I didnít live 40 minutes away.
The ambiance is a bit stark, but thatís hardly a concern when one considers all of the other great aspects of Alís. The owner and staff have gone to great lengths to establish a rapport with locals and regulars, and facilitate interactions between their patrons. There is a great sense of community there that will very quickly make you forget about the utilitarian design of the place. Really, everything else ambiance wise is secondary to the camaraderie that exists here.
I canít really fault the place for the lack of table service, as I think itís important to keep in mind that the restaurant portion, at its heart, is old-school pizza joint. More service isnít always better service, and preservation of a tradition sometimes takes precedence. Beyond that, the staff is fantastic. Helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate.
The tap selection is quite amazing, and thoughtfully composed. The bottle selection is also excellent with some of the best prices youíll find for bottles and six packs anywhere in the state.
The food is, well, itís a pizza shop, so set your expectations appropriately. Itís unpretentious, and well prepared.
And all of that without even mentioning the house-brewed beers! What else can be said about Terry Hawbakerís brews that hasnít already been said? Heís a world class brewer doing what world class brewers do!
All in all, this is a canít-miss place that you should definitely go out of your way for.
artmcd8 (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | December 21, 2013
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
I canít believe I had never been here before. This place is amazing. Loads of taps (102) with about 1/4 of them being their own stuff. Super friendly staff and clean, inviting atmosphere. Tucked away in an industrial park, I would love to have this place as my local bar. I want to try the food next time Iím around.
FishBizkit (6) Camp Hill, Pennsylvania | September 22, 2011
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
The food and selection are awesome. Amazing selection of single bottles. Only downside is the parking... I also heard that the owner is gonna start his own micro in the basement.
jtclockwork (174) , New Jersey | June 16, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Home run of an establishment. 100 plus taps with around half of house beers.food is great. My only gripe is no samplers or flights. Really? That should be a given with this much variety.
AndyW68 (65) Louisville, Kentucky | June 20, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this place. Only thing to mAke it better would be pool tables. This is the North American equivalent of a Germanbeer garden. 102 beers on tab. Good pizza. What is not to like.
orangesol (157) Pennsylvania | August 30, 2011| Updated December 4, 2013
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Not the biggest place in the world, in fact it is downright small, but it makes up for it with good food and even better beer. I have tried just about everything on the menu now and have never been disappointed. The subs are great, and the pizzaís are even better. I prefer the buffalo chicken pizza and or boil.
Now on to the good part, the beer selection. Simply put, there is no better selection of beers on the west shore. From the 24 taps, 4 on nitro, to the 3 cask hand pulls, you will not find a better selection anywhere in the area. The mix-a-six for $13 is a good deal if you are looking to try multiple things. They also fill, and sell, growlers with most of the normal tap beers. They will soon be opening their own brewery in the basement making all kinds of interesting things...Simply put, you will not find a better place for beer in this entire area, period.
argo0 (216) Washington DC | August 19, 2014
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Fantastic destination, a must visit for anyone in the area. 100+ taps, including many of their very own Pizza Boy gems. The foodís solid too, and itís great to hang out on their back porch on a warm day.
thomaspwrs (1) Pennsylvania | October 15, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
I love this place. Al is a connoisseur of beers and his beer list is awesome. He has an online list of 25 kegs and 3 casks that is updated real-time. He has a mix-a-six area that takes up the majority of 5 coolers (top shelf excluded plus a few bombers). He also has 6 upright coolers full of 6packs. The selection is superior and varied. Lots of big brews and hop-monsters. Iím a fan of porters, stouts and barleywines and there is always a dizzying selection. The list changes suffficiently from week to week that I am always surprised. Food is secondary... sorry.
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