Sly Fox Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.75/5
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(610) 935-4540 | map
slyfoxbeer.com

Notes:
Phoenixville Brewhouse & Eatery.

Added by NeroFiddled

BEER STATS
Beers:
77
Reviews:
3,013
Ratings:
6,657
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PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
96
Ratings:
162
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
6.55%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews by Nutleybeer:
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3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

For anyone coming in from out of town on a beer excersion, like me, this place is not the most convenient to find. It is also easy to drive right past, located in a shopping center.

Overall, though, a nice experience. Not a fancy place. There is a downstairs bar, downstairs seating and an upstairs smoke free loft area.

A good selection on tap...pale ale, pils, IPA, a Scotch and Scottish ale (they were out of the Scotch though), helles, lager, oatmeal stout and a dry stout...

There was a decent selection of their own bottled beers available too...big beers and reserved styles at a higher cost. Also, guest bottled beers from Southampton Brewery.

Their sampler is a choice of 5 of their tap beers at $6. You choose. The $6 is a little pricey in comparison to their 12oz servings at $3 and the 16oz at $3.50 or so (great deal). The 22oz were about $5 and $11 pitchers also available.

Great prices on the beers...nice work in allowing for the smaller 12oz glasses as well. Each beer was fresh and crisp...perhaps served a bit too cold, but tasty. The Scottish and oatmeal stout were my favorites.

The food was pretty standards pub food. Some entrees too.

The waitress upstairs this past Saturday was really good. Very attentive and knew her beers quite well.

Pint glasses available for collectors too...t-shirts, etc

Overall, average atmosphere...decent food (nothing surprising on the menu) at a reasonable cost...very good beers at a GREAT price. It you want to sample their bottled reserve beers, though, it will cost you.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ssimpson89
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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 dgentile10
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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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
3.75 out of 5 based on 6,657 ratings.
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