A great place to go if you want to try several different singles; as they let you buy single bottles and offer a discount if you buy 6. They have a nice selection of imported beers that I haven’t seen anywhere else. I’ve never bought beers on tap there, but a buddy of mine says they have a nitrogen tap system that I’d like to try sometime.....
Another find for beer and a real great selection at that! Some great craft beer on tap as well. Food was good, friendly service, clean and quiet. Many import and craft beers to chose from however prices are high. Nice to have another place to find some extraordinary stuff.
BeerGestapo (14) Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania | February 10, 2009| Updated October 19, 2010
Beer adventure with AFI96 !!! The Brass Rail has a very nice selection of beers from around the world. Some of the staff is Friendly. clean atmosphere, average deli food and very bad tv programming......... lol. Some of the prices are high on the one’s that are hard to find.
This place is an excellent addition to the local beer scene. The have an excellent selection of bottles, some of which are not easy to come by, and six rotating craft taps. Cisco, the owner, was very friendly and knowledgeable about craft beer. Food is standard deli fare though it is an interesting take on the bottle shop/restaurant combo. Most other places serve only greasy subs while all the ingredients used here are fresh and at least semi-healthy. The fries were very good. Also worth noting is that it is very clean compared to other bottle shops in the area. The only downside is that the prices are relatively high.
Nice place, lots of bottles in a nice setup, didn’t get to eat there, but looks like they have deli sandwiches, about 6 beers on tap that were all pretty exotic, prices not the greatest, but I’ve seen worse.
machfive55 (45) Columbia, Pennsylvania | January 15, 2009| Updated November 23, 2009
I thought this was a pretty awesome place, I think that 60+ bottles is a little conservative, I think its probably more like 100+. I saw a good selection of fairly rare beers for this area, just a ton of stuff that you don’t normally find in PA. Expect to pay bottle shop prices here, which is a downside, but I think the selection makes up for it. I did not try the food, but it looks like standard deli fare, nothing special. The place is clean and smoke free and they have a nice HD TV in there. I think I saw six taps as well, with some interesting things on tap. Pretty sweet...I’ll be back definately.
Update: The food is excellent but a little pricey. The guy that runs the shop Cisco, is an awesome dude that really knows his beer. The only downside to brass rail is that it is expensive for everything, but the quality is excellent.
This may be the best selection in Central PA. It is in the same building as Brass Rail Beverage, in PA this means cases only. But the Deli has singles, sixes, and even a few on tap. My Saturday AM visit was fine but the service was slow. The prices are outrageous but I suppose that is the surcharge for being so far removed from a sizable urban area. I will go back but only as my budget allows.