I am happy to announce that the beer engine has gone live at O'Reilly's at the Central PA Hotel & Conference Center (previously the Four Points Sheraton) off Union Deposit Road in Harrisburg, PA. Bar manager Chris D'Puia busted its cherry with... what else... Troegs Hopback Amber! Nice to see O'Reilly's keeping it local for the inaugural cask beer offering. I'm not sure what else is in store for the new beer engine, but all you H'burgers should definitely keep this place in mind (especially if you are looking for somewhere to go on, say, Thursday nights between 7 and 11pm... wink wink, nudge nudge). They have a surprisingly good rotating tap list. For example, the current draft selection (featuring twenty-odd taps) includes Saint Somewhere Saison Athene, Founders Double Trouble, Jolly Pumpkin Madrugada Obscura, Dark Horse Perkulator Dopplebock, Rogue Shakespeare Oatmeal Stout, Breckenridge Regal Pilsner, Pretty Things Fluffy White Rabit and The Bruery Rugbrod. WOW! They also keep a decent stock of bottles if you can't find anything on tap to you liking (however difficult that may seem given their selection).
I also understand that Chris has several rare Ithaca selections waiting in the wings, including the awesome Ithaca 13, a hoppy wheat wine! I had some of this beer over at Al's last week, and I can't wait until this goes on. Keep you eye on O'Reilly's web site, as Chris always does a great job keeping the beer list current.