sloth (80) Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland | August 29, 2015
Was up in PA. pickin up some V-dub parts and stopped in for dinner. Plenty of parking, strip mall style. Clean looking place. Large bar with a really boring butcher block bar top, the kind you see in an older house, generic off the shelf Home Depot look.Dont matter i guess? Good service though it took a while to get my cheese steak which was okay. Industrial look. TV,s behind the bar with some weird ass Sinatra esque music in the background. Good selection of beers bottled and draft/handpump. Prices were really fair, food was decent, beers were just okay. Clean pissery. Worth a stop if yer near Kimberton.
Ambiance was sort of a livable barnhouse feel, nothing fancy but acceptable. We had a server named Ray who was really quick with things and very upbeat, we all liked him, great service. The selection was typical Sly Fox stuff. Nothing outlandish, just good beer. The food recommended was the pork and it was pretty great. The food and beer is priced nicely. Overall I would love to come here again if in the area.
In a Philadelphia suburb town, located in a commercial area, this is not a pub you hit while walking around in a pub-crawl. You drive there, plenty of parking, large front patio, plenty of space inside, spread out tables, this is not Philly, square feet seem to be pretty cheap in Phoenixville. Very casual atmosphere. About 10 taps and about half were tap exclusive, not bottled/canned. True brewpub lineup on tap with highly sessionable beers, no 12% impy stout to be found there, an surprisingly good selection of lagers on tap, a rarity in North-American brewpubs. They also had their bottles/cans for sale. Very affordable compared to drinking in Philly. We didnít eat there so I canít comment on the food but I would assume cheap pub fare. I will remember this place because of the 1.5 pint of Sly Fox Standard Pils I drank there, simply one of the best North-American lager Iíve ever had. Iíd say, worth a small detour if you are into session beers, especially good lagers.
Strip Mall location with a nice outdoor patio.... Nothing crazy about the interior long bar, family style seating and the multiple fermenter look through the glass behind the bar .... service was so so, very prompt, but for a saturday night the server didnít know squat about the beer except that it had hops and it was good ..... the food was great they had a wide variety on the menu .... apps and entrees were all tasty and the local ice cream hit the spot ... the beer menu was basically all of the usual stuff you can get anywhere .... if I was passing by here on a trip to valley forge or by chance iíd stop by ... but I wouldnít go out of my way to go here again ... everything was priced well and overall its a solid brewpub
My first visit for the crowded goat races in 2013, so not utterly representative of a workaday encounter, but impressive nonetheless. Strip mall location, plenty of parking. Away from the events outside, the inside had a very crowded bar section and a seated area that was pretty empty. A little stripped of charm, a little sterile, as many brewpubs are, but the service was fantastic, even with the harried pace, and the diverse menu turned out some good food. Selection and quality are fantastic - couple dozen brews available as a norm, even apart from the special festivities. I will be back every now and then, they left a fantastic impression and thereís even a murmuring sense of community.
Stopped in for the goat race so this may not be the best time to rate. Friendly service despite the crazy crowd. Had decent selection with some rarities I havenít seen elsewhere including 2 Eisbocks. I will need to stop by on a normal day.
Stripmall location, generic interior but a pretty good vibe. Stopped in to join "Monday night tasting" where local homebrewers and beer fans bring bottles to share. Staff tolerates this as long as they order apps and occasionsl Sly Fox beers. Their own beers are OK.