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Tired Hands Brewing Company

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Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

214 Ratings
Ratings: 214
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.59
pDev: 8.5%
Active Beers: 255
Beer Ratings: 6,680
Beer Avg: 4.02
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

16 Ardmore Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 19003-1302
United States
phone: (610) 896-7621

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @tiredhandsbeer

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(Place added by: Rifugium on 02-10-2012)
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Reviews by mltobin:
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4.15/5  rDev -9.6%

Located right along the "Main Line", very close to Villanova University.

It is a bit crazy to me that Tired Hands is not too far ahead of 1 year in business. Already, they have accomplished much and certainly captured the attention of not only Philly area craft beer drinkers, but the Northeast and in some cases, the rest of the country.

Upon visiting them a couple times, I would say this is merited. The building is very nice, both the outside and inside, are very much welcoming. Inside, there is a good sized bar, as well as a handful of tables, and some more tables on second floor as well. The beer is quite good, from FarmHands to Nigel to Only Void, they do a fantastic job with the different styles they put out. And it served by a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Their food, as a plus, is locally sourced and tasty !

mltobin, Jul 06, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%

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Renegawam, Nov 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

jaken0ss, Nov 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

I found free on-street parking a few doors down and walked in at 4:00pm sharp on a weekday. Took a seat at the end of the bar and was greeted with a beer menu by the bartender. They had eight beers on tap almost all of which were available in 4/8/16 oz. servings. I opted for 4 oz. servings of each of the following: Cyclical Paranoia (mahogany-hued saison), Manananggal (pear gose), SaisonHands (four-grain saison), HopHands (pale ale), Funny Top Hat Serenade (classical progressive saison), and Oktüberfest (sweet potato fest bier). I love that they offer small serving sizes so that you can sample several different beers. All of the beer was great, my only knock being that they were a little one-dimensional. But the quality of everything was second to none. to go along with the beer, I made my own plate consisting of DiBruno hot abbruzze sausage, excelsior cheese, and whiskey dill pickles. Again, the quality was exceptional and even came with some of the house-made bread which was delicious.

The staff was friendly, yet not overly willing to talk about the beer or food. I can understand thought due to how busy they got in a short amount of time, just would have appreciated a little more detail about their offerings. Their "cafe"-style brewery model is right up my alley and creates a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy yourself in. They have a great thing going and know it. I'm sure their success will only continue as they expand with a new production facility. My time here was something I will always remember, albiet way too short.

Jacobob10, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

mklisz, Oct 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2%

Shandycan, Oct 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Chrislovesbacon, Oct 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

acidreflux, Oct 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Blaze5445, Oct 21, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -6.8%

masterofsparks, Oct 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%

cwelsh55, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

After hearing so much about Tired Hands, I couldn't wait to check it out now that I live in Philadelphia. So there we went, to an odd location in a kind of dead part of town in the suburb of Ardmore.

Tired Hands is a small warm place, reminds me of Earth Bread in Germantown. They had 8 beers on tap when I visited, including Single Hop Saison Cascade, Yeast and Cats, Hop Hands and Can’t Keep Up 9.

The joint is quiet, chill and off-beat, with a nice indie vibe that makes it stand out from the average brewpub. I’m sure it gets busy, but not on a Sunday afternoon when we visited.

I was drooling looking at the open kitchen behind the bar- the food menu is short but enticing, will have to come back and try it out. The paninis look particularly great, on homemade bread.

Beers are served in 3 sizes: 4/8/16 oz, and range between two and seven dollars. I wasn't wowed by any of them, considering the hype, but they sure are nice and "different".

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

The beer was superb, the food was delicious, and the noise level was perfect to have a conversation on a Saturday night.

Try the whiskey pickles!

stlpatrick, Oct 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.9%

jordanimal, Oct 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Tamigleo, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Tired Hands brews some fantastic and strange beers. Every time I go, there's an almost entirely new tap list, which is awesome. I rarely have something I don't enjoy here. Food is quite good too, although their menu is rather limited. Keep up the good work TH!

GlennF, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

SharkNado, Oct 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

Not being partial, as I'm from the area and make at least two visits a month, but this place is amazing and should not be missed - especially for the IPA/DIPA and saison fanatics. The consistently rotating tap menu is very unique, and the flavor combos they have come up with are great. In my opinion, Tired Hands is as good as it gets in Pennsylvania and are hands down the best brewer in the state. The food menu is OK and fairly narrow, as they do not have a real kitchen (yet) and everything is made behind the bar. But who are we kidding? No one comes here for the food. If you're in the area, stop by for some amazing beer.

grimey68, Oct 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.9%

MRVermont, Oct 10, 2014
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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
100 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.