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Sly Fox Brewing Company

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135 Ratings
Ratings: 135
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.95%
Active Beers: 59
Beer Ratings: 2,854
Beer Avg: 3.74
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

520 Kimberton Rd
Rt. 113
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 19460
United States
phone: (610) 935-4540

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Phoenixville Brewhouse & Eatery.

(Place added by: NeroFiddled)
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Photo of ecoboy
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%

One of the nicest surprises on Pennsylvania: there's something to be said for a suburban place for which you have no lofty expectations. In a parking lot shared with other fairly-new construction establishments, but not part of a mall, Sly Fox has succeeded in making the interior of their building feel woodsy, homey and bright. Better yet, it feels like a brewpub, not a patched together restaurant.

Terrific selection through a full range of abv's, bitternesses and colors. Saison! Grassy, flowery saison in the middle of winter in suburban PA. Who woulda thunk it? A good malty scottish. A really non-subtle, hoppy pale. And better-than-average bar food. Terrific nachos. A dedicated, efficient server completes one of the all high notes, no low notes brewpub experiences in the region.

ecoboy, Apr 11, 2003
Photo of bierman2000
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%

Sly Fox is a nice brewpub that has come along way since Brian Reilly took over as head brewer. The beers are much better and have that German influence as well as his Belgians. The place is good for families and just to hang out and the selection is much better now than in the past. Service and quality are above average and this is now a place to stop by if you are in the area.

bierman2000, Apr 07, 2003
Photo of rotsaruch
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%

The SlyFox building is located in a small strip mall next to a car dealership in Kimberton, PA, just outside of Phoenixville along PA Route 113. The brewpub, bar and bar dining area are immediately noticable as you enter. There is a separate dining area on the 1st floor to your left and on second floor. There are exposed natural wood beams with green accented carpeting. Oh, the mens room is very clean (I can't speak about the condition of the ladies room).

OK, that's the generic information on the location and description of this establishment. Let's get serious about the brews, food and service. Since Brian O'Reilly started brewing less than a year ago, the popularity of this place has expanded expontentially. The man is the commensurate brewer of the first order. His brewing skills and knowledge cross all styles and levels of diversity. The quality of every brew, whether its his Helles lager, unfiltered Keller Pils, the hoppy Route 113 IPA or his exceptional selection of Belgians continue to bring pleasure to my taste buds and a smile to my face. He challenges himself and he challenges you to taste the best a brewer can offer. The food prepared by Chef Paul is varied and always delicious. Scott, the general manager and his assistant, Corey, the servers are very attentative and knowlegable of the food and brews that are available.

I highly recommend you try the great brews and the overall brewpub experience. You won't be disappointed.

rotsaruch, Feb 13, 2003
Photo of jreitman
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%

The Sly Fox interior definitely gives you the feeling of a hunting lodge from the large exposed wooden beams to the dark and light greens used in the paint. The incorporation of pictures of the brewhouses namesake just furthers the feeling. Food selection was good with the Shepherd's Pie I ordered being quite good, but served a little hot. All the beers were wonderful though I would have liked to have seen a amber, ESB, or IPA on tap. Coming from the Pac NW I have come to expect these beers and now when they are missing, I notice and can't help but be disappointed. Overall, the Sly Fox was a very worthwhile experience and is worth keeping an eye on.

jreitman, Dec 27, 2002
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

The Sly Fox 's location in Phoenixville fills a gap in the PA brewpub map very nicely and creates a stretch that runs from McKenzie's to Victory to the Sly Fox and on up to Ortlieb's Bar and Grill at Sunnybrook in Pottstown. They've always taken the beer seriously, and even had the grandfather of PA craftbrewing - Bill Moore - behind the wheel for a while (although he's now up the road at Sunnybrook). Brian O' Reilly, has held the reigns for some time now and has been doing an incredible job. I'm extremely fond of the Amber Fox IPA, but you can't go wrong with any of Brian's beers. He makes a brilliant pilsner, and I always take home a growler of something! The bar is fairly long (although a little high), and the restaurant has a homey feel. It's got some rough edges which, in my opinion, make it a little more comfortable. The bathrooms are always clean, and the relatively new outdoor seating is exceptionally nice during pleasant weather! The service has always been very good, which I can't normally say. The menu covers all the basics, and the food is pretty darn good. I love the smoked mussels, and the Mexican pizza makes a great, cheap snack! It's kid friendly as well, and my daughter enjoys most of the items on their "pup" menu. And that's what I expect from a brewpub - brewpub food! No frog's legs here! Just good food, great beer, and a comfortable atmosphere! A well-run family restaurant with great beers and local wines... one of my favorites!

NeroFiddled, Jul 25, 2002
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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
92 out of 100 based on 135 ratings.