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Sly Fox Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(610) 935-4540 | map

Phoenixville Brewhouse & Eatery.

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4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Exellent brewpub!

I drove here from New York in search of their excellent Rauchbier. I have tasted it during Extreme Beer Fest 2006, and it left enough of the impression to say one weekend, "Hey, I have nothing to do this weekend, and it's only 3 hours to PA, so why don't I check out Sly Fox?" I did just that - went to PA for the weekend with the goal of stopping by Sly Fox Brewing Co.

Phoenixville location is very spacious. Plenty of tables to the left of the entrance, some more tables on the right, and it appears that they have some seating on the second floor. Long bar is to the right. Brewing equipment and vessels are visible through huge glass windows behind the bar. Stuffed toy foxes are here and there, fox chase scenes on the wall - they really went with their name and theme (extra points in my book). Clean place. I was there between lunch and dinner, so the place had few people; however, whoever was there was cool and the atmosphere was relaxed. There were a few TVs above the bar showing various sports channels.

No complaints about the service. I sat at the bar, and the bartender was attentive and pleasant.

Food was excellent. I have ordered Rib Dinner and ribs were finger licking good. I actually contemplated for some time whether to get another dish - not because I didn't feel full, but because the food was good. I would describe their food menu as upscale pub menu, but you can take a look at it on their website.

Finally, last, but most definitely not least, beer. Of course, with my luck they ran out of Rauchbier morning the day of my visit. I had a pint of Cascade IPA from their IPA Project (10 single hop IPAs throughout the year), and a taste of Abbey Extra (all right), and a 10 oz. goblet of Abbey Dubbel (excellent!). I was thinking of picking up a growler of Abbey Dubbel, but picked up a bottle of Rt. 113 IPA and Saison Vos instead. Their beer menu had about 10-12 choices of various styles. Good selection - something for everyone.

This place is definitely worth a visit, and I plan to return next time I am in the area. One last note to help you find the place - Google Maps and Yahoo! Maps give wrong location of this brewpub (a little to the side of Rt. 113). The brewpub is right on Rt. 113 in Phoenixville. Just look for Pikeland Village Square.

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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 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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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%

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4.08/5  rDev -1%

Photo of newbeeraday
3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Outstanding Local Brewery

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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