Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.77/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
75
Reviews:
2,964
Ratings:
6,438
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
Taps:
0
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0
Cask:
N
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PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

520 Kimberton Rd
Rt. 113
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460
United States

(610) 935-4540 | map
www.slyfoxbeer.com

Notes:
Phoenixville Brewhouse & Eatery.

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Reviews: 96 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by donniecuffs:
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4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The wife and I finally were able to hit this fine establishment on our way back to NJ from Valley Forge. The atmosphere was good, but there wasn't anything differentiating or outstanding about it. The patrons were great, but the nondescript green/brown decor had me thinking that we were sitting in a Houlihan's, or just some random Irish pub. The service was also good, but (a) the kid serving us seemed ticked off that he had to work on Labor Day weekend, and (b) he didn't seem as beer knowledgeable as I had expected him to be. That being said, he was both polite and attentive.

As for every other category, this place was beyond exceptional, with a heavy German influence not only on the vast array of beer styles on hand, but also on the food menu, which features homemade Bavarian-style pretzels, horseradish mustard, all sorts of wurst, etc. The beer selection featured not only German-style beers, but also a tremendous dry Irish stout...O'Reilly's (A+)...as well as some American-style ales and Belgian-style brews. All were well above-average, if not excellent. As for the food, wow...the pretzel appetizer and the pretzel-melt sandwich with homemade ham, mustard, and slaw. My wife jokingly asked me if I was going to lick my plate.

I noticed some other reviews where someone walked in and ordered something totally outside the realm of German-influenced cuisine. That kind of struck me as odd, since both the beer and food menu (and the fact that you are in Pennsylvania) hinted to me that German cuisine would likely be the house specialty. After all, I would never order a pizza at a steak restaurant. Stick to the German dishes...you won't be disappointed.

I will definitely be looking to go back very soon, if not visit the Royersford location.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Urk1127
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of LeeeMare
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

My wife and I took the hour drive to Phoenixville yesterday for lunch.

The brewery is located in a strip mall, right off of Route 113. It's not the most scenic of locations, but it's functional enough. The interior is a pretty open and lets in a good amount of light. We sat at the bar, which is a light-colored wood and rather deep. Behind the bar, you have pretty good visibility of the brewing operation.

A major snowstorm was on the way, so at 1 PM on a Friday, the bar was pretty full of people getting growlers filled. There were a few tables having lunch, as well.

There were about 15 beers on-tap, in addition to 3 casks. I had a one-off festbier, as well as their Odyssey IPA and London Porter on cask. I have to say, I was very impressed by their cask conditioning.

Food was good. We had the pierogies (very good) and the French onion soup (excellent). I had the pretzel burger (solid, but overcooked) and my wife has the grilled cheese (very good). Prices are reasonable, totally in-line for solid bar food.
Our bartender was very attentive, without being overbearing.

In addition to growlers, Sly Fox has all of their canned and bottled beers available for takeout. I bought a mixed case of 12 Pikeland Pils and 12 Helles for a pretty reasonably $33.

It was a good time, with good beer and good food. I'd definitely visit again.

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Photo of Budlum
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of dljames10
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Functional space, though somewhat stoic, in a suburban strip mall in PA. It was November so the outdoor seating was closed, but that looked like a nice area for a brew. There were about 15 beers on tap, which you could create your own sampler. The variety was good, though I find the basic stuff (Phoenix Pale, Rte 113, etc) to be at the top of the list. Had a small dinner, good selection to b had, food was pretty good. Overall, worth stopping by and checking out, though not a destination location

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Photo of chicagoish
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of micropale
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of ShanePB
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 2 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Slatetank
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I have visited this place a few times -once for the goat races which is an annual event that attracts many based on the German music food and beer theme. I find this place to be a cozy place and a good one to enjoy a draft -They have bottles available like their Saison vos which I shared. The service is decent and atmosphere is pleasant I would recommend stopping in if you havent checked them out -I personally like the saison but they also have a decent pilsner, pale and the MaiBock if on is great this time of year

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Photo of J-Rye
3.1/5  rDev -24.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Pretty average, though the food was better than average. It didn't help that the saison I tried was very overly floral.

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Photo of Fcip78
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Photo of JimPottNY
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of kmos27
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of Gmartin75
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Vorlauf86
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Hetlegioen512
4.08/5  rDev -1%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of ILuvBeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Outstanding Local Brewery

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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2/5  rDev -51.5%

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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
92 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.