Sly Fox Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.77/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
75
Reviews:
2,964
Ratings:
6,440
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PLACE STATS
Place Score:
92
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
160
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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 by rdrummer:
Photo of rdrummer
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I visited Sly Fox as the last of the stops on the Philly Beer Rally. I was really tempted to skip this stop and stay longer at Victory because I love the place. I also have had Sly Foxes beers on tap at Standard Tap and was never really impressed. What a surprise then that I loved the place and the beer. Its location is a little weird, in the middle of shopping center, which is another reason I wanted to skip it. The inside, however, is a really cozy bar area with the beer operations evident through the glass and a fairly busy restaurant area. I didn't get to see the upstairs. The hit of the evening, though, was the outdoor patios, which were great on a nice spring day.

The beers that I tried were exceptional, although I doubt that any will show up on the taps at Standard Tap. They seemed to have been small batch beers brewed for the Rally. I had the cask conditioned Amarillo IPA, which was exception. The Instigator Doppelbock was another good one, but the star of the evening was the Gang Aft Agley, the Scotch Ale that is aged in whiskey barrels. It was outstanding.

The bartender was knowledgeable about Sly Fox's beers and about beer in general, and kept up with a demanding crowd of Beer Advocates and local beer drinkers.

I only had the free appetizers that were put out for the BAs so it may not be fair for me to rate the food. The free food was okay, nothing to write home about. My wife ordered from the menu, and said that her salmon salad was a little past its prime. The menu also appeared to be a little on the lightweight side, and I'm not. It reminded me of a dieter's heaven.

That is little to quibble with, however, with a place I didn't think I would like at all. I will go back for the beer and will probably give more of the food a try.

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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.