Typical brewery tasting room feel to it with the bonus of good pizza by the slice (big slices) and very reasonable prices on food and beer. Service was good. They have a large selection of taps with a good number of those being their own brews. Had a lime IPA which was pretty good. The place also had a good bottle selection and filled growlers. I got a 1 ltr growler of Victory Dirtwolf to go. Will be back again. Little hard to find. Thankful that I had it dialed in with the GPS on my phone or would not have found it. A very good place for brew to go and to imbibe on location. Will definitely be back, especially since they just mentioned on their Facebook page that they have Backwoods Bastard on tap.
Great pizza and a really awesome draft selection as well as a decent bottle selection. Laid back, cafeteria style eating area. Lots of big TVs make for a good place to watch games. My only complaints are that I’d prefer servers, at least at the bar so I didnt have to get up all the time. And I think it sucks that I can’t buy at least 1 bottle of their beer to go. I travel there from far away and my only choices are to either not enjoy their BB Barleywine or irresponsibly drive after drinking it. Thats a letdown.
Travlr (2989) Charlotte , North Carolina | October 14, 2013| Updated April 4, 2015
This is a pizza joint. It’s an Italian deli. It’s a beer store. Oh, and it’s 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, I’ll definitely be back. 5-8-13-8-9-18, 88.
SECOND RATING, now that they’ve 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! A minor point in an otherwise amazing place. And now that they offer 8 ounce pours of any beer, even this is solved!
Nejhleader (88) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | September 29, 2013| Updated October 30, 2015
Pizza Boy now. New place is really nice, decent size dining area, much needed, old place was tiny. Still an amazing supply of taps and some bottles. Food is also very yummy. Beer prices are okay,
Glad I finally mad the trip here. Ambiance is warehouse like big and open and unassuming, I kinda like it. Service is quick, but staff seem a little pissed if u don’t know exactly what u want. Selection is almost impossible to beat, 102 beers on tap, some harder to find stuff too. Pizza was solid but nothing great. Some pours were a bit pricey but Growler fills of their lower abv sours were super cheap. If you’re around Harrisburg, go here, you wont be sorry.
Big warehouse type of establishment as stated previously. Went last night and had some IPAs from Ballast Point, Bell’s, and Alesmith. Beer selection is the main draw, including a large number brews made on the premises. Had a veggie stromboli that was just average. Pints and growler fills were reasonably priced.
Let me start by saying that the address on the website should be changed. (luckily the new location is close by).
Brand new building with a large area to sit outside. You walk in to what seems to be a cafeteria at first glance. Brewery to the left, with the barrels and fermenters. Tables in the middle and Pizza on the right.
Very extensive tap selection with over 20% of the selection to be pizza boy beers. There has to be something here for you.
Hungry? The pizza is amazing. I ordered more just to bring some back with me to eat that night.
They also have a small selection of bottles to go (sort of like a small bottle shop)
If it wasn’t for the 8hour ride, I’d be drinking/eating here all the time. Will find time to come again.
This is a very unassuming place, but it’s a great beer destination. Located in a large warehouse/pizzeria. Very family friendly - there are plenty of tables, many of which included little kids. There are some arcade games in the back. There is a bar but no bar service. And several TVs too. Tons of taps (officially 100, but there were probably ~70 on when I visited). There are around 10 Pizza Boy taps, which included several IPAs, saisons, and sour ales. And then a number of other beers, including some stuff not usually seen in this area (Alesmith IPA, Du Claw, for starters). The pizza was pretty standard, plus they had sandwiches as well. Overall, this place has more beers than you could ever want. Definitely worth seeking out.
Love Al’s. I’d be there every night if I didn’t live 40 minutes away.
The ambiance is a bit stark, but that’s hardly a concern when one considers all of the other great aspects of Al’s. 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 can’t really fault the place for the lack of table service, as I think it’s important to keep in mind that the restaurant portion, at its heart, is old-school pizza joint. More service isn’t 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 you’ll find for bottles and six packs anywhere in the state.
The food is, well, it’s a pizza shop, so set your expectations appropriately. It’s unpretentious, and well prepared.
And all of that without even mentioning the house-brewed beers! What else can be said about Terry Hawbaker’s brews that hasn’t already been said? He’s a world class brewer doing what world class brewers do!
All in all, this is a can’t-miss place that you should definitely go out of your way for.
AKA Pizza Boy Brewing. Such an unusual place. We were there 2 weeks after they moved into their new location. It’s in this BRIGHTLY lit metal building with high ceilings and a rather sterile atmosphere, although there were a couple bar arcade games and sports on the TVs. Families with kids even till they closed (at 11) on a Thursday. But 100!! taps, about 15 of which were made there. Their house beers were decent, and their selection of American crafts from around the country was excellent. The best prices I’ve ever seen in a bar on beer this good, but I guess that’s the advantage of drinking in a brightly lit warehouse in the middle of nowhere, PA. The food (we had pizza and a salad) were ok, nothing special. I only knock the service because you have to go up to the bar/counter to order everything. The staff is very friendly though. They also have a great selection of bottles to go, and they sell growlers (64 or 32 oz) of most of what they have on tap. Definitely go here if you’re in the Harrisburg area.
Definitely a great place for all beer lovers. Draft selection is varied and can be quite unique, depending on how lucky your timing is. Gotta love the option of cask beer--too few places offer a real pint, but it’s understandable given the perishable nature of the product. Food is average to slightly above, especially if you take advantage of their daily specials as I sometimes do. Pizza Boy’s house brews are evolving and, in my opinion, improving. Biggest criticism is the lack of space, which should be a non-factor when their new location opens. Looking forward (with fingers crossed) to a great brew in their new digs later this year.