On day two of our Gettysburg Pennsylvania adventure, we had the pleasure of dinning at Appalachian Brewing Company! When I was first in talks with the Gettysburg Travel Board, I had my fingers crossed that Appalachian Brewing Company would be on our itinerary. Law of attraction is real folks because it totally was. Manifestation I tell ya! I thought Appalachian Brewing Company into reality!!! So I was pretty stoked to not only try delicious food, but to knock off one more brewery off my been there brewery check list. Yes, I have one of those. There is a reason I have a "lush" tab on my site after all ;-)
Appalachian Brewing Company History
Appalachian Brewing Company (ABC) was founded in 1997, with the original brewery and brewpub located in downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One of America’s largest brewpubs, this previously abandoned 100-year-old building was completely restored to create one of the most beautiful spaces in our capital city. ABC now operates six restaurants, two in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, each complete with their own small-batch craft beer brewery, as well as our full-scale Appalachian Craft Soda manufacturing facility located in Mechanicsburg, PA.
The first thing we did upon arriving at Appalachian Brewing Company was order a beer. I always get so overwhelmed when it comes to the beer decision, but when the waitress finally came around, I went with Mountain Lager. I played it safe.
Appalachian Mountain Lager
The most "American" beer in the menu!
The Dortmunder-Export style of beer was developed in Westfalen, Germany, and is a classic light lager with great character. This style boasts a light golden blonde color and exhibits a moderate hop palate. The finish of our Mountain Lager is rich yet mellow.
Appalachian Brewing Company brewers have developed this beer as a tribute to the Appalachian Mountains where we live and play.
HANDMADE TATER TOTS
Instant ABC classic! Shredded taters mixed with bacon, Cheddar Jack cheese and fresh scallions, served with ranch sauce for dipping.
Honestly, my husband and I both assumed they would be gator tots loaded with toppings. So we were pretty shocked to see a basket of balls in front of us. Not knowing what to think, I took my first bit and omg!!!! I now need to create my own recipe for when I'm home. So yummy!!!
10 large and crispy chicken wings tossed in our signature sauces with chunky bleu cheese dressing and celery.
Living in Western New York, we have high wing expectations! I can honestly say, Appalachian Brewing Company wings pass the wing test. My hubby had wings for his entree and loved them. They are not dinky and they taste amazing! Just as a buffalo wing should be. Bravo Appalachian Brewing Company.
MOCHA MOLÉ SHORT RIB
Tender, braised, boneless short rib, brined in chocolate Ave Stout and served in a rich mocha molé sauce with creamy mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables.
These short ribs were my entree while dinning at Appalachian Brewing Company and they were delicious. I'm all about cooking with booze, so when I saw a recipe on the menu cooked in booze. I just had to try it!!!! I was pretty satisfied with my entree decision.
This sandwich was definitely on the funky side. It was made with nacho-like cheese. I was scared my daughter wouldn't eat it at first, but she did. She ate every last bite. If you have a picky one, this is your warning that the grilled cheese may be delicious to some, but scary to others. If your kid gets scared of food, try something else.
HOMEMADE PEANUT BUTTER PIE
Peanut butter mousse on a chocolate cookie crust topped with chopped Reese’s R Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate sauce.
For dessert, my hubby spotted the peanut butter pie. It is his all time favorite, so we all ordered slices. Definitely a tasty dessert that's for sure. Perfect way to end your meal!
Two thumbs up!!!! Honestly, I have dined at many breweries over the years and every last one of them has had killer food! Menu creators know they are usually dealing with drunk people, so the food is always top notch deliciousness. Appalachian Brewing Co. is no different. So many entree options that every last person in your party will find something they like. Even if you have a picky eater like my daughter. Nothing safer than a sandwich.
If you find yourself in Gettysburg and want a bite to eat, head to one of the two Appalachian Brewing Co. restaurants and fill those stomachs.
The Appalachian Brewing Company we dined at was located right next door to the Gettysburg Heritage Center. So tour that battlefield and head to Appalachian Brewing Company for a bite to eat and a few beers afterwards.
Appalachian Brewing Company Gettysburg Locations
259 Steinwehr Ave
70 Presidential Cir
Thankyou Destination Gettysburg for sponsoring this post.
Ruby Red Rosé is being served ALL over France. What started out as a mixed wine cocktail in Southern France has turned into wine makers all over the country bottling up their own versions of Ruby Red wines to eliminate the wine cocktail making process. The French just can't seem to get enough of Ruby Red Grapefruit Rosé!! It's one of their biggest foodie trends!!
Living in Western New York, we are always the very last to get anything trendy in stores, so I assumed it would be YEARS before we got anything foreign AND trendy, so imagine the look on my face when I walked into my local liquor store and saw a bottle of Ruby Red Rosé sitting on the shelf! I couldn't believe it.
After purchasing the bottle and doing a little bit more Google research before popping the bottle open, I found out that apparently two Ruby Red Rosé wines have made it stateside just in time for summer! This Ruby Red Rosé just happens to be one of the two. But was it going to be any good? Would it live up to all the French foodie hype?!?!
It's definitely a uniquely crafted Rosé that's for sure!!!! Infused with what the wine makers say are subtle Grapefruit flavors. But I will tell you right now, subtle?!?! Nope! It taste like straight up grapefruit juice! If you're a grapefruit lover like myself, this wine will definitely be one yummy treat.This is definitely a backyard Summer Rosé if there ever was one! Just make sure before serving to any guest that they know it is 100% grapefruit flavor that they will be sipping on. Grapefruit is always a love/hate fruit, so you don't want to serve to a grapefruit hater ;-)
Blended with 80% Cotes du Provence Rosé and ruby red grapefruit juice, it is wonderfully delicious and refreshing.
Have you every tried a Grapefruit Rosé?
CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.