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Forest & Main Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Forest & Main Brewing CompanyForest & Main Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

45 Ratings
Ratings: 45
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 12.18%
Active Beers: 83
Beer Ratings: 794
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

61 N Main St
Ambler, Pennsylvania, 19002
United States
phone: (215) 542-1776

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(Place added by: Rifugium on 11-17-2011)
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Reviews by TheFightfan1:
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4.34/5  rDev +1.6%

The wife and I have been wanting to come here since it opened a few months ago. Very nice transformation from an old victorian home into an awesome little watering hole. Nice patio seating outside as you walk up the steps and into the front door. Host or hostess desk as soon as you walk in, and a staircase leading to extra seating upstairs. Nice comfortable bar area to the left with a smaller sitting area. As for the food I haven't had any but it did smell terrific. And now on to the beer. 8 beers to try 4 from the English inspired side and 4 from the Belgian side. We got a sampling of all eight and all of them were enjoyable. I ended up getting the Solaire and for the wife St. Mary. I would say the most unique thing about our experience here was the fact all of the beer is cellared temp. And naturally carbonated. It really complements what they are trying to do here not just going with the flow and selling over carbonated, frozen fizz water to the locals. Anyway very nice place I will definetly be back.

TheFightfan1, Oct 01, 2012
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mendvicdog, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of stakem
3.3/5  rDev -22.7%

Been really anxious to check this place out. It seemed to be in the same vein as tired hands so to speak. From their style selection (being saison focused) right down to cartoonish artwork. This place reminds me of tired hands in quite a few ways.

The place is tiny. Luckily they had seating outside to distract me from the feeling inside like I was at a college house/frat party. The beer selection was split with 3-4 brittish inspired brews and 4-5 belgian. I made the mistake of ordering a beer based off the written descriptions...seriously, whomever describes their beers is quite the creative exaggerator. The mild dark saison was not good and trying to put down a full glass of it was not enjoyable. I followed that up with a cask ipa that was pretty awesome. Having had 1 really good and 1 pretty poor beer, I decided to try a sampler of the rest of the belgian beers that were available.

This place seemingly has a wild fascination with using local microbes to ferment some of their beer. While that might appeal to some and sound super rad on paper, those beers I sampled felt quite flawed with notes of plastic, bandaids, cream corn and mineral/metallic notes.

Unless you have been here already and are familiar with their selection, I would highly suggest sampling prior to throwing down 6-7 bucks for 16-20oz. I was really hungry and looked at their menu and decided this place wasnt for me. $16 for a burger better be a fantastic burger. Sorry, but after having the beers my confidence in this place was not enough to take the chance. Call me cheap or that I made the wrong choice, thats fine. I would not go out of my way to visit this place again.

stakem, Sep 21, 2014
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Forest & Main Brewing Company in Ambler, PA
94 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.