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Sly Fox Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Sly Fox Brewing CompanySly Fox Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 63
Beer Ratings: 2,797
Beer Avg: 3.76

Taps: 30 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

49 Ratings
Ratings: 49
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

331 Circle of Progress Dr
Pottstown, Pennsylvania, 19464-3811
United States
phone: (484) 524-8210

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Notes:
Tasting room phone # - (484) 300-4644

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Reviews by ffejherb:
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

My wife and I had some time to kill before one of my band’s gigs in Royersford, so we decided to spend some quality time at the Sly Fox brewpub. I had been anxious to visit since I first tried their Rt. 113 IPA on tap at The Marysville Tavern a few weeks before, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity, since we would be in the area.

We arrived at a great time (about 3:30, between lunch and dinner), so it wasn’t very crowded. There were perhaps three other people at the spacious bar that seated perhaps twenty-five, and only one or two tables were occupied. We decided to sit at the bar near the bottle coolers. Overall, this Sly Fox location boasts a nice, comfortable pub seating area with painted red walls, rich woodwork, and a working fireplace. All in all, a very comfy setting.

My wife and I both opted for the sampler, which included five 5-oz. glasses of anything on tap for six bucks. I chose the following: Phoenix Pale Ale, Pikeland Pils, Route 113 IPA, Dunkel Lager, and Pughtown Porter. All of the ABVs were in the 5% range, with the exception of the IPA, which was 7%, according to the beer menu.

The Phoenix was an amber-colored, medium bodied pale ale with soft carbonation and a mild hop aroma and flavor. The Pikeland Pils was light yellow in appearance and had a crisp, hoppy bite with a medium finish. The IPA was orange/rust colored with a creamy head and bold hop flavor. Lots of fine lacing around the glass as I drank it. The Dunkel Lager and Porter were also very good. The Porter had a smooth texture and a smoky finish. I was thoroughly pleased with all of my selections. My wife got almost all different selections (save the Porter), including O’Reily’s Stout, Royal Weisse, Saison Vos and Rauchbier. She liked everything, which is pretty rare.

We only got a snack (the soft Pub Pretzels) since we were going to be having dinner at the gig. But they were very tasty and were served with honey mustard and cheese dipping sauces.

I ended our visit with a 20-oz. Black & Tan, comprised of their Stout and Pale Ale. It displayed a very small tan head and was a well-balanced blend of both aforementioned beers.

Overall, the service was great and the customers were pleasant. We had a nice twenty-minute conversation with another customer about various brewpubs, breweries, etc. For the road, we got a 22-oz. bomber of the IPA and also two bottle-conditioned selections: the Christmas Ale and the Raspberry Reserve. This was a very nice experience and I hope to be back to Sly Fox soon!

12-12-2006 14:19:29 | More by ffejherb
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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Joe_Detweiler

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | $$

Sly Fox has two locations. The old brewery / restaurant in Phoenixville and the new production brewery and brew pub in Pottstown. Well TG got a living social deal where you get 2 shirts and 2 brewery tours at the Pottstown brewery. Unfortunately they don’t do tours on Fridays but we did get out T-shirts. The new place is real nice. We were going to eat lunch there but the food menu is limited (just pizza’s and some finger pub foods). When I say limited I don’t mean that as a bad thing. The pizza’s they had looked awesome and some of the other stuff looked good, we just wanted a full lunch menu and decided to eat at the restaurant in Phoenixville. The bar was long and there were about 9 wooden tables with benches inside as well as an outdoor patio area to hang out as well. Great looking place but the only problem is its in the back of an industrial park and unless you have the address and know what your looking for your probably not going to randomly stop by this place and just happen to come across it.

05-09-2013 23:56:32 | More by tommyguz
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

I took a break from the Reading WWII Weekend on Friday, 03JUN11 for lunch at the Royersford Sly Fox.

This pub is easily found once getting off the highway in Royersford, and is located at the right-hand end of a nondescript building in a small strip-mall. Upon entering, there's a hostess station to the left, beyond which is a dining room. Straight ahead is a small dining area/lounge, with the bar at the rear of the room, running right to left with a short "ell" back to the rear. The decor is an odd mix of garish, red walls with lots of old, polished dark-wood furniture, as found in many a London pub. Further back, beyond the left of the bar, is a display case with glassware and clothing, another dining room, and a game room with pool tables, pin-ball, etc. Decent rock music filled the air.

I parked at the bar and perused the bier menu, which had 12 different options to choose from. They had a varied assortment, from 2 different maibocks to an IPA, a rauchbier to a tripel, and so on. I tried the 2 maibocks, the rauch and the tripel. All were solid and tasty. For my meal I went with a Buffalo Chicken Sammich, which was quite satisfying and filling. My bartender did a solid, albeit unspectacular, job. Had hoped to snag a bier to go, but they were out of my intended choice, their DIPA. Still, it was well worth the side-trip from Reading, and I'd surely swing by again if possible. Prosit!!

4.13 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

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06-12-2011 16:38:18 | More by Bierman9
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JunkYardJake

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$

My first impression of this place is not a great one. The building's exterior is nondescipt and unappealing and the decor inside is rather dated. The vibe feels more like a mid-'90's chain restaraunt than a brewpub. Where is all the brewing equipment? Somewhere in the back of the building I suppose. The beer, however, was a bright spot. Not a huge selection but quite a few belgians and germans on-tap. The food is standard pub fare and the prices are reasonable. Overall, this is a great place to stop in for a pint if your in the area but isn't really a destination spot.

06-06-2011 11:28:08 | More by JunkYardJake
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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Pottstown, PA
91 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.