Came here on 1.11.2017. Small restaurant next to the beer store. 10 beers on tap including some mainstream. Highlight was the Sunday Morning Stout of Weyerbacher. Food was just ok and service slow and weird. Not worth a detour just if you pass by.
Sweet some mix 6 packs. Right next to the case only joint score for me. Only had a few minutes to look around but the guy behind the counter was very helpful. He even hooked me up with some club only bottles since I was visiting from across the country.
Second go to store for me in my current locale. This place is well kept and always has a quick friendly service. Though I haven’t had any of the food yet, every time I’m in, I see others eating and am enthralled by the looks and smells of the sandwiches. One of these days, I’m gonna spring for one of those sandwiches. There’s a vast array of bottles on the shelf, ranging from local PA stuff to national and even European brews, the classics such as Weihenstephaner, Frankishaner, Spaten, Samuel Smith and a brewery from Iceland (sorry I forgot the name of it). The value seems reasonable for the SE PA area. Yup, I dig this place as I go there every so often.
Located just east of Hershey, it’s certainly an interesting drive from suburban sprawl to pastoral beauty to typical PA small town in less than 10 miles. The building is plot between the deli/bottle shop and the beer case store. The deli is relatively small with craft singles lining the shelves along the left side with a few coolers in the back. It’s an interesting shop that has a lot of typical things plus a few gems like Deschutes and Lost Abbey which aren’t exactly available in great quantities around here. The food was ok which is fine. The prices are really high for bottles but buying 6 or more gives you a 25% discount which makes the prices mor reasonable. It’s a solid shop and a pretty good local for such a small town.
Capa (497) DC, Washington DC | December 14, 2012| Updated February 13, 2013
I was taking the scenic route from Harrisburg to Philadelphia and needed to grab some lunch so I made sure to time my arrival to the Brass Rail with lunchtime. Small little shop located in the same building as their distributor shop. a few coolers line the back wall and the left of the shop is lined with warm shelving for singles. A decent selection of Belgians, German, British beers as well as a nice selection of American brews. Six taps that you can get as samples, pints, or growlers. They have some odd pricing listed on the growlers (a buck extra for "guest" growlers, a buck more for non-translucent growlers) but the lady that rang up my guest growler didn’t charge me that buck so I’m not sure why they list those things. Anyhow, I snagged a mixed six pack (25% off when you get a mixed six- solid deal) and a growler of Springhouse Big Gruesome. Very friendly ladies working behind the counter. I got there shortly after 11 on a Thursday and it was rather empty, but by the time I left it was really filling up with the lunch crowd. My sandwich was sub-par. I would not eat here again. Had the Chicken Parm and nothing about it was really worth getting again. I would recommend this place as a place to get a sixer or a growler, though. Also a nice place to have a quiet pint with a buddy or two. Overall a real nice place.
Moving recently from the Philly area i realized how spoiled with craft beer selection I had been. After a few months in the Harrisburg area, I finally found out about the Brass Rail Deli. They have a decent, yet not large selection of domestic and foreign singles available. My favorite is the six rotating taps. You can purchase growlers, pints and/or samples. The coolest part is that Sisco promises not to repeat a beer within a year. So the variety stays fresh.
What a great little place. Sisco is a good guy and the selection of beer is very good, even tho most of it is a tad over priced...You can always buy a mix 6 pack and get the 25% discount but sometimes you don’t want that much and the prices get to you. They have 6 taps of high quality beer flowing at all times with the prices for a Sample, Pint, and Growler clearly marked on the wall board. The food is pretty good but some of my sandwiches have been a bit lackluster. Service is also very good and very knowledgeable. Overall it is one of the better bottle shops in the area. Worth a visit for sure.
Great food. The best wings anywhere. The draft beer offerings change on a rather frequent schedule. Cisco and his employees are top notch. Lots of bottle beer to choose from but my only complaint is, it doesn’t change much and they seldom have the hard to find beers which I am always seeking.
jimbro (1) Harrisburg, Pennsylvania | February 10, 2010
The Brass Rail Deli is where it is at if you would like a large selection of bottles. Always 6 beers on tap that are constantly rotating. 25% off singles when buying 6 or more.