IPA fest 2004. Average BP atmosphere. Bar area with ample seating. Separate dining area. This day had more beer than I could count for they had the IPA’s plus the regular lineup. The beer is generally good as is the selection. Average pub food as well. Fun place for a visit and a recommended stop if on an area brewpub tour.
Despite the strip-mall type setting, the atmosphere inside and out (I visited in July and sat on the patio) is nice, the service efficient and excellent, the food (great tuna) very good, and the beers are quickly developing a major rep. I wasn’t totally blown away, beer-wise, but I did like everything, and this is probably among my top 2-3 places to re-visit in the Philly area.
A great little place outside of Philly. Decent food, and beers that seem to improve with every visit. Always worth a stop!
TAR (30) Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina | October 27, 2004
First of all, Brian O’Reilly is a mastermind of a brewer. He brewed alongside Phil Markowski of Southampton, at New England Brewing Company, and it clearly shows. If you’re lucky, you’ll have the great pleasure of tasting his bottle-conditioned Saison, which flat-out beats the pants off the draft version. Only detraction is, although this is soon to change at their newest location, the fact that there’s nothing on cask to be found here. However, there are plenty of session beers, ranging from a 3.8% stout, to a dry, complex Helles, to a hearty Doppelbock, or whetever the seasonal might be. Leaving here without a few full growlers in your hands is a true challenge.
If you want West Coast IPA’s while in Philly, this is the place to be. More of a restuarant (although there is a decent sized bar area), the atmosphere seems more conductive to dining. The IPA’s are out of this world. Be sure to be there Dec 10.
egajdzis (50) Pennsburg, Pennsylvania | August 3, 2004| Updated July 18, 2007
Very chill brewpub in the historical PA area. Great beers on tap, as is the food. My beer is always full. They have goat races!
I was so drunk by the time I got to this place that I had no recollection that I even ate here, nor did I have recollection of what I drank here. The only thing I remember from this place is some hottie sitting next to me with her rhinestone G-string sticking out. For this, I will give this place mega props.
Sly Fix is a nice brewpub that has some really good beers. The food is also pretty good, at least the prime rib sandwich that I tried. They seem to have a pretty good list of beers available at any given time, maybe 8 or so. The service was good. My only real complaint was how loud the place was. It made talking very difficult, but I guess they just want you to shut up and drink the beer.