Sly Fox Brewing Company

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

(610) 935-4540 | map

Phoenixville Brewhouse & Eatery.

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Photo of ezatnova
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Sly Fox is synonomous with good beer and ribs. I will say again - ribs. I consider myself a wing and rib conoseur, and Sly Fox has THE BEST ribs in the world. Better than Nick Idona's, better than (insert overpriced rib joint here). It is actually frustrating to eat them because you pick up a bone and that's all you get,... the meat falls to the plate. They made a very stupid decision to get rid of the rib platter as a menu item. Now it is a "trio" with a half rack, mediocre chicken, and too-spicey sausage. The solution is simple, just order two half-rack appetizers as your dinner! Atmosphere is neat downstairs, not so neat upstairs. Smoke isn't bad anywhere and non-existant upstairs. Service is usually good. There will be a short wait for small parties and long wait for big parties on Friday or Saturday nights. The beers are all excellent. I recommend the beer sampler, where you pick 5 for a very reasonable price. I love bringing home a grog of their stoudt.

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Photo of francisweizen
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Sly Fox is a nice brewpub in the philly burb of Phoenixville. The atmosphere is not the best, as this place is located in a small strip-mall in the middle of nowhere. The inside has a very "new" feel to it, almost like it used to be a bank or something, but the hunting motif is kind of cool and reminiscent of the Arrow and Loon in Ottawa, ON. Erica did not like the stuffed fox though. Anyway, the selection of brews was near perfect as their were 10 house brews on tap during our visist, and for $6 you can get a sampler (4 or 5oz glasses) of 5 of their creations. So between Erica and myself we got to sample all 10 of the house brews for only $12. Service was very fast, and very friendly. Good stuff. And, the food was quite nice. $8 for a BIG plate of nachos and extra sour cream for free :-) Better than the $14 nachos at Iron Hill anyday! A great place to come. Perhaps not the best atmosphere, or food *selection* for vegetarians, but come here for some of the best beers in the states, fast, friendly service, and a high standard of beer quality!

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Photo of erica
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Sly Fox is a nice brewpub, I would say the best I've been to in the Philly suburb area to date. 10 beers on tap is quite nice, most of them are quite tasty. My boyfriend and I split 2 samplers of 5 to sample all 10 beers. You can get beers in several sizes, which is nice, too, though I just did the samplers this time. I liked that they had a wide variety of beer styles too, not just your run of the mill light, amber, and stout. The atmosphere was decent- kind of a newish feel to it though and not too cozy. I kind of like a cozy place. And I think there is a stuffed dead fox on one of the rafters, which is not cool. If it wasn't real, then fine, it's cool... Other than that it's a nice looking place. The service was excellent- our waitress was quick and very attentive. The selection... well for beer it was great, but for food it was slim pickin's, being vegetarian. I split the nachos. Great nachos, Macho Nachos. But there was not one wrap or sandwich I could've eaten, which was quite disappointing. But I suppose I should not concentrate too much on the food as it's a BREWPUB with great beer. I would definitely go back here in the future. Highly recommended if you're in the area.

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Photo of AragornUnplugged
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I visited Sly Fox for lunch yesterday on my way from Newark NJ to DC. It was a little off my path, but it actually got me around most of the traffic, but that was only a side benefit.

The place is in a stand alone location by a little strip mall out in the country. Pretty standard clubhouse type decor except for all the damn foxes everywhere. Hunting foxes, little fake foxes, fox families... everywhere. I personally witnessed 3 TV's, one was turned to hockey so that was cool.

Tuesday at lunch is a slow time, so I had the bar to myself. I had a nice conversation about beer with the barman John, got to watch the brewers do some work (via windows behind the bar) sampled almost every beer on tap, and enjoyed an interesting sandwich.

I have to say that the beer has consistent quality across the board. I mean, there are no losers. Every tap pours out a deliciously flavorful beverage. I'm talking heights of flavor. I can't stand most wit beers, but I could drink theirs for a while. Same with Hefeweizens, but somehow they gave it some flavor and body. Even the Black Raspberry Weiss, which is brewed with 500lbs of raspberries in each 15bbl batch was amazing. Kind of like what Kriek would taste like if it tasted good. Barely sweet, incredibly flavorful.

The food was pretty nice too, but as you can tell I really was not focusing on that. They're working to change the standard pub grub.

They sell their beer in clear glass screw top growlers only, which raised my hackles a bit but luckily I remembered my trusty Old Dominion Swing Top which they had no problems filling.

Altogether, nice place, great beer, good service. Can't wait to go back. Happy 10th Anniversary!

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Photo of TheLongBeachBum
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

The 3rd stop on an extremely fun and memorable Saturday Beer Tour during a recent trip to NYC. By now we had imbibed at McKenzie’s and Victory, two establishments of serious stature, so I was intrigued to see what the Sly Fox had to offer. At this point Rotsaruch had joined us and traveled from Victory in what was now a three Beermobile convoy.

I have to say that from the outside the Sly Fox immediately drew me, by far the most picturesque of the three establishments we had visited. Whilst it is located in a Strip Mall, it stands out like a sore thumb, almost Little House on the Prairie like. An immaculately white painted exterior is punctuated with dark green painted windows and the whole building looks and feels like you are in the wilds. Indeed, once inside, I felt like I should have brought my Shot-Gun, Duck Whistle and Redneck “I love my Sister” T-Shirt with me; for the whole theme, intended or otherwise, is of a Hunting Lodge.

The entrance is centrally located, and our posse of Davo, FeloniousPhil, Slander, djgonzalez, RokotGirl, non-BA “Mike a.k.a. the Young Michael Jackson” and Rotsaruch entered intent on more beer to slake our dehydration on what turned out to be a very hot afternoon by now.

To our left, a large opened out restaurant type area was full and buzzing with the noise of people eating and chatting, immediately in front of us the bar fronted the large but cramped looking stainless tanks in the Brewery. I think it was Davo who decided that on such a nice day we should sit outside, I love drinking al fresco, so we all opted for the exterior tables.

I just wanted to sample the brews and the two I bought and many others I sampled thanks to the assembled throng all proved to be brews well worthy of the trek. The Scotch and Wit were memorable. Food looked to “Brew Pub-ish”, a decent selection but nothing to write home about. Service was polite and unrushed but prompt, though the waitress had to out up with my wise-ass cracks and deserved a tip for that alone. However, the real reason to come here is simply for the excellent quality and range of styles that the Sly Fox manages to pump out.

The outside drinking area was nice but sort of strange; we were wedged between the side of the Sly Fox and 4’ white brick wall banking with a topping hedge and the Car Lot in front of us. It was like we should all be hidden from the general view of the public for soem reason. Our tables had dark green sun umbrella’s which were great, but the wind felt like it whistled through here making a few of us feel a little chilled. I think it would be better if they had Tables at the front as well, but maybe some f**ked up US law prevents that, especially with this being a Shopping Mall area. Even so, tucked away in the outside corner, we created our own entertainment thanks to Rotsaruch and the “Guess the Country I created by spilling beer on my shirt competition”. Oh how we laughed. I still think that I won by correctly guessing Argentina, but he tells me I wrong and it was Peru or something.

Another High (erm, maybe I mean Low) Five to Davo for providing the transport & driving me and a few others here. Without the Evil ones help I would never have been able to get to the 3rd of Penn. States beer Mecca’s. Cheers Mate!

I think the quality of the beers far outshine the general establishment, and maybe its food, but a trip here for the purpose of sampling the excellent beers is highly welcome and seriously recommended. I so wish I had bought (brought?!) a Growler here, you may want to think about that if you are coming for the first time in the Car, the brews are all well worthy of a trip home!!

Last Visit: Saturday 29th May, 2004.

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Photo of cerevisiaephilus
4.78/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

As I'm sitting here finishing my left over spicy spicy shrimp and penne, reading the other reviews of this fine establishment, I can't help but look forward with great glee to next Wed's Sly Fox IPA fest at the Drafting Room. I was actually blown away by their product. Their beers are some of the best I've had all summer, and I've been no slouch is pursuing good beer este verano.

I had the Helles, the Pale, and the Doppelbock, and sampled the brown and the ESB. A Helles is a very difficult style to make flavorful, yet seem light on the palette. But low and behold Sly Fox produces a golden, frothy, fresh-malt-juice, gem of a lager. Really an incredible beer. Of course it might earn a 5 from me if they had some different serving glasses. It was served in a pint glass. That might be asking a bit much though really. Anyway, the pale was right on the money. A crisp, refreshing ale with a strong American hop presence that is quite quaffable. The Brown ale was also a very malt-juicy beer, but was balanced nicely by a wonderful tasting hop finish. The ESB was my least favorite of those I tried, but I'm not very experienced with ESBs so what do I know...The Doppelbock was wonderful. Served in a 10oz snifter type glass, the beer was issuing forth one of the finest malt aromas I've ever experienced. The rich, deep caramel and Munich malt flavors were impecably clean. The perfect final gravity. Really great. Great after dinner beer.

Whew. Sly Fox rules.

So I also had the crab dip. It was might tasty and all their other appetizers seemed quite nice as well. My shrimp and pasta was really wonderful. I know I'm gushing, but this place made a wonderful impression on me. A very strong flavored, chile-spiced dish with large sweet hunks of tomato and quite generous with the whole garlic cloves. Really flavorful. I hate to make this comparison (again) but I've just had bad experiences with Victory's food this summer. I'd actually say that Victory, on the whole, has a small edge on Sly Fox, but very small. I'd like to try an Imperial Stout from Sly Fox from a cask. I bet it might close the gap. Foodwise, Sly Fox walks all over Victory.

My experience was also greatly enhanced by sitting outside. The patio is very well done (even if about 50% of it looks out onto a parkign lot...well off the road). The weather was gorgeous this evening. I'd say 75, not humid, gorgeous sunset. Really a great night to eat outside.

All in all, I'd say I'm going back before too long, and I can't freaking wait for the IPA night at the Drafting room.

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Photo of jennie
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3

i've been meaning to check this place out and finally stopped in for lunch while in town visiting my parents. they had about eleven beers on tap, and everything we sampled was very good. the saison i tried was quite tasty, and i think my dad will be venturing back soon just for the doppelbock.

food was okay, nothing exceptional. menu is standard pub fare, reasonable prices. they had some outdoor seating, which is nice, though all you're overlooking is the parking lot. i expect because of the layout the indoor restaurant probably gets pretty smoky when it's crowded, but most places in this area are like that so you can't be that picky about this anyway. waitstaff was friendly and offered recommendations.

i wouldn't necessarily go there just for the food, but i would certainly go there just for the beer. plenty of offerings, and all of them good!

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Photo of sulldaddy
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 2.5

This was my second stop on a beer trip of SE PA. We rolled in around 4:30 on a Friday afternoon and grabbed seats at the bar.
The bar is a long S shape and has about 25 stools in all. Several TVs on the walls, booths and tables are spread around as well. Also available are tables outside the pub. The list of beers on tap is written on a dry erase board and is located in several spots around the bar. Fermenters are in plain view behind the bar. OUr bartender was very knowledgeable about the beers and how they were made. She was able to answer all of my questions and was very friendly too.
I ordered a black raspberry wheat to start off and also tried the peerless pale ale. I will enter reviews shortly. Also had an appetizer sampler. Wasnt impressed with this aspect. The chicken terriyaki strips were just chicken tenders with terriyaki dipping sauce. Wings were just casually hit with sauce and were not completely covered. Oh well. The beers were tasty and they fill growlers for $8-$20 depending on the beer you choose.
Overall a nice spot that I would go to again. It got a little crowded but was a good time.

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Photo of stingo
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Had the pleasure of sitting on the patio and having a few brews with a few BA's - I can think of no better way to pass a summer evening. Although I'd been here before, I'd never actually had eaten there (apart from a few appetizers at a BA rally). The appetizer combination plate was a nice start focusing on chicken for the most part (wings, breaded strips, on a stick) that was a good primer for what was to come. The House Trio (barbecued chicken, sausage and ribs) was very good also - the ribs especially so. Later on in the evening I had nachos which had nice salty (but not too salty) chips along with heaping helpings of tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, olives and the other additions that make nachos so great. As good as the food was the beverages were even better - it was Incubus friday so got to sample some of that heavenly brew. Rounded out the evening with a Black and Tan (hoppier than I would have expected but nice) and two Pughtown Porters (though if I wasn't driving I would have had more of the porter it was that good). Our waitress Ralph was excellent - attentive but not overly so. All in all a great place to visit - another jewel in the Philly beer region's crown. Highly Recommended.

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Photo of maybrick
4/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Sly Fox in Phoenixville is a great place for good food and brew. The food menu is thoughtfully creative and features in-house smoked seafood and ribs. The ribs by the way are the best! The meat falls off the nice white bone and is exceptionally tender.

The tables inside are roomy enough for large people. There is an upstairs loft generally reserved for busy nights and larger parties.

Of course, the beer is fantastic and changes every few weeks.

I highly recommend it. Even Michael Jackson has stopped in!

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Photo of Gavage
4.68/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A short 10-15 minute trip from the King of Prussia Mall and Sly Fox is located in a small shopping area called Pikeland Village Square. The bar is nice and roomy as there are about 20 stools and 4 high tops. Plenty of regular table for dining. The atmosphere would have scored higher if it wasn't for the fact everything is green in color. Outside patio for dining too. Large glass panels lets you look into the fermenter room from the bar.

The food was good as I had a nice fish and chips dish. Other food looked similiarly appetizing. There are about 10 beers on tap, covering most styles which gave me a nice choice - stout, porter, IPA, pale ale, helles, maibock, scotch ale, weisse, etc. The few beers I sampled were all great. The bartender on duty knew his stuff and was very friendly. This is a must trip if you are anywhere near this area of the state. It is worth the trip.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

If ya want to check out SLY FOX, go for the Goat Race or another of the inventive events that they have or just go anytime and enjoy. SLY FOX is a neat & clean brew pub, located in a shopping center, but in a way that it doesn't matter at all. This has a "welcome home" feel. It passes the "Mom could enjoy a beer here" test. Well kept atmosphere. The day that I stopped in, it rained. A gal wiped up rain water from the floor that I tracked in the minute I hit inside.

There seems to be a solid nine to twelve different style selection on tap. Bock, Weisse, IPA, Double-Bock, Porter, Stoudt, the list goes on...BA brownie points for selection. Only offering lacking was my fave Barley-Wine: Thus the 4.5/5 The brewskies are quite tasty all around. A gal next to me declared that she likes "BUD flavored beers" and was able to flip in appreciation for a Helles. That is a good wide range. Kudos to Brian O'Reilly.

The folks behind the bar are beer-pros. They know the stuff!!!

Tried a German pork and Spazel dish. Awesome! This is a 100% stop-in for the BA fan. I only wish it were closer. Took home a SLY FOX growler of Styrian IPA. It was delectable.

Beer is good. Happy local, brewpub beering!

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Photo of PSUDREW
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

WOW, this was a great night. My freinds took me out in honor of an early birthday celebration. It has the over-all feel of a standard, local, restaruant. Honestly, that does it no justice. It has a nice feel, I esp. like the PSU and other philly sports gear up on the walls, but then again I am biased. The idea of a "local resutaruant" atmosphere works very well here. You can sit down, relax, and enjoy yourself the whole night though. The food, better then average pub grub and more, not Victory standards, but not bad by any means, but no overly-impresive. My only problem was they included an 18% gratuity w/ my growler, even though I ordred it separate from my meal (we had 7 people at the table). Oh well, still fun, I still need to go back

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Photo of WesWes
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This was a really cool brewpub. As you enter you see the bar on the right and a dining area on the left. The bar is quite large, but is unusually high. It makes everyone look like their little kids sitting up there. Also they have an assortment of stuffed foxes all around this place.

The quality was great. It was a clean upscale place with a bunch of damn good beers. My favorite was the doppelbock, which was the best I've ever had.

The selection was outstanding. I sampled nine different beers, which all were good quality. They had the regular lineup with a number of seasonals; awesome.

The service was good as well. I spoke for sometime to the brewer , who was very friendly. They offered advice for my travels and were quick to refill my empty glasses, which is always key. One of the bartenders made the comment, "Oh no, more beer geeks." I guess I'm not the only beer advocate that stopped here for a brew.

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Photo of rdrummer
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I visited Sly Fox as the last of the stops on the Philly Beer Rally. I was really tempted to skip this stop and stay longer at Victory because I love the place. I also have had Sly Foxes beers on tap at Standard Tap and was never really impressed. What a surprise then that I loved the place and the beer. Its location is a little weird, in the middle of shopping center, which is another reason I wanted to skip it. The inside, however, is a really cozy bar area with the beer operations evident through the glass and a fairly busy restaurant area. I didn't get to see the upstairs. The hit of the evening, though, was the outdoor patios, which were great on a nice spring day.

The beers that I tried were exceptional, although I doubt that any will show up on the taps at Standard Tap. They seemed to have been small batch beers brewed for the Rally. I had the cask conditioned Amarillo IPA, which was exception. The Instigator Doppelbock was another good one, but the star of the evening was the Gang Aft Agley, the Scotch Ale that is aged in whiskey barrels. It was outstanding.

The bartender was knowledgeable about Sly Fox's beers and about beer in general, and kept up with a demanding crowd of Beer Advocates and local beer drinkers.

I only had the free appetizers that were put out for the BAs so it may not be fair for me to rate the food. The free food was okay, nothing to write home about. My wife ordered from the menu, and said that her salmon salad was a little past its prime. The menu also appeared to be a little on the lightweight side, and I'm not. It reminded me of a dieter's heaven.

That is little to quibble with, however, with a place I didn't think I would like at all. I will go back for the beer and will probably give more of the food a try.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The original feel is one of an craft beer bar and a local restaurant. The strip mall setting is more than compensated for with the porch off the bar. We are not talking a big place ,, but what is big is the huge sly fox on-tap beer list. Each selection is original.. and all are good well crafted beers. I have never seen a larger tap list at a microbrewery (where beer choices are usually very limited). The service is good and the staff are polite and knowledgable. I wouldent comment on the food because I only had a few "snacks" and they were ok.. but it would not be fair to judge them on food quality. A reccomended place to get some high quality microbrewed beer!

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Photo of ElGuapo
4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After my second trip, I was equally pleased with the Sly Fox. It is a large place, but it remains cozy and without too much noise. There is a small bar as you walk in with around 15 seats, and about ten tables in the room. There is a large dining area to the left, and another upstairs. The tanks sit behind a wall of glass behind the bar. Service is excellent. ther are very knowledgable, and are very quick to offer samples and descriptions of any beers that they have available.

They had about 8-10 beers which is excellent. The Helles was great last year as was the Instigator Double Bock, Weiss, and Incubus. This year I enjoyed a whiskey barrel aged brew, 2 of the single hop IPAs, and Renar D'or, a belgian dark. All were very good. I can not wait to try some food, and this is a must stop if anywhere in the area. Quality brews and a great motivation for creativity and experimentation with new styles combined with a great brewer really make this a top shelf establishment.

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Photo of Edwin
4.36/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Stopped by the Sly Fox before hitting the BA get-together at Victory. Thanks to Jaysus for pointing this place out to me. A very cool brewpub!

Atmosphere - This is a very new-looking and nice place. A family atmosphere with serious beer guys in attendance at the bar. Friendly and welcoming with great specials and good brews. A winner.

Quality - I was very pleased with everything here. It was all done very well, and I WILL be back soon.

Service - We only stopped for a couple of beers, but the bartender was on top of everything and als was very knowledgable about all the beers and beer happenings in the area. Even got to rap with the brewmaster. Frienly and attentive...everything I could ask for.

Selection - Limited to their own brews on tap, but they had (I think) 10 different to choose from, which I consider to be a good selection for a small brewpub. Very nice.

Food - Did not try.

Overall - Thursdays from 9-10 they have $1 drafts. How can you beat that? They get live music and have different specials everyday. With a beautiful bar and friendly service, this place rules. I highly reccommend it.

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Photo of nomad
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Waaaay out in the 'burbs of Philly, and they seem to go on forever, sits this gem. Looks like a big house, and is indeed pretty sizable once you get in, with seating stretching through two floors. Walls are painted a pallid green that feels quite off, but it does keep away that typical pub darkness. Tall and wide glass wall is behind the bar, through which you can see the many brewtanks. In all, pretty nice, and very friendly, as noticed in the many families with children of all ages. All seemed to be quite happy.

Food is good - my tuna steak sandwich was much better than I expected, and my lady's ribs were well-smoked, well-cooked, though the BBQ sauce was a bit commercial in its over-sweetness. Not a tremendous selection, but they move a little beyond the typical pub standards. Service was friendly, swift, and very pleasant - the due product of family ownership and a young waitstaff eager to please, not to look cool and chat to themselves. And the beers... can't forget those, because they were very good. O'Reilly has got a great thing going, showing skill across the board from ales to lagers, English to Belgian to German. Many a positive review soon to come, and I am no "homer" when it comes to opinion - I'm a roving nomad! Growler prices for half-gallons are great, so I'll be back many times over in the coming months.

Took me six months to finally get out to it, and am very glad I did. Because of places like this, Southeast PA is indeed the "Fertile Crescent" of breweries and brewpubs some have called it.

EDIT: Enjoy the atmosphere much more after being out on the patio under some shiny skys - wooo, is it nice out there with some good brews.

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Photo of ark57
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

This is my local watering hole and I know it can be easy to overlook what is in your own backyard. I think that there are many solid beers that are brewed here. With that said, I think that the attempted Belgians fall a little flat for me. I have tried most if not all a few times and alwasy think soemthing is missing. Maybe they are using a yeast that is too nuetral, I am not sure. On the other hand, I think there are some great beers here. The Helles, Pale Ale, and Scottish Ale are all some of my favorites. I can't say I'm impressed with the food, though I don't normally go there to eat anymore. Usually, I will just have a soft pretzel or some wings. Can't mess that stuff up, but it's not gourmet either. As far as I know, it is pretty much the only reason to stop in Phoenixville unless you need gas or you live here.

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Photo of GeoffFromSJ
4.03/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

The Sly Fox was a rather pleasant outing for myself and my coworkers. The beer quality is good, but not great. They make up for that with a great variety of beers. People on this site, who gravitate towards hoppy beers, should like their beers more than me. I felt some lacked the balance that I like. The Dunkel Weiss was excellent. The Pale Ale tasted like a mild HopDevil, very good.

The atmosphere was ok, but to be honest, it did not remind me of a brewpub. Obviously, you could see the fermenting vats, which you can see in every brewpub. The atmosphere was more of a nicer low-end restaurant. A lot of business people on lunch breaks, like me, ordering iced teas. Not many people there for the beer.

I appreciated the sampler pack that was available.

Food: good and disappointing at the same time. The cream of broccoli soup was very good. I had a turkey wrap that was heated in the oven. Great, except they used sliced deli turkey (not even the smoked). That really brought it down. The rest of their selection of food didn't seem very large.

All in all, a decent brewpub which I would recommend to anyone in the area. I wouldn't go far out of my way for this place. But if you are within a half hour this is a definite place to try.

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Photo of Jarod
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

IMO probably one of the best breweries not to bottle their beers and only distribute their beer via fresh from the tap. This pub is the complete opposite direction from Victory, which is nice for me when I come down to visit. I get off of the turnpike, go to the red light and flip a coin. Left to Sly and right to Victory. TO go to Sly Fox you just travel down a winding road and it just pops up on the right hand side in a strip mall kind of place. Kind of hidden. When you walk in the place is kind of split in half, right to the bar and some seats, left to the larger seating area. There is an upstairs, but I do not know what is up there. Behind the bar there is a window, which allows you to see the actual brewing material. Now for the important stuff, the beers. Their beers are amazing, incredible, delicious, and awesome and they range in many styles from light faire to the big boys. I can say that I have had only a few of their beers and they were truly a brewing masterpiece each and everyone, and was lucky enough to take home a bottle of the ICOR for later consumption. I can’t say enough about the beers or the selection that they brew, except that many trips are in order to get them. I did manage to look at the menu and was impressed, decent selection, and quite tasty, and decent priced too. All and all-great beers, really good food, nice atmosphere, and just enough off of the beaten path to make it a nice drive. I will be going back again and again.

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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Wound down a very long day brewpubbin' here. Standing alone in a shopping center, it's an odd little out-of-place house or something. On entering, there's a dining room to the left, more seating to the right around the bar area and there's a staircase front row center that goes upstairs to an additional dining room. Nice, homey and comfortable as brewpubs go, but it seems quite compact all around. Squoze in at the bar to find a dozen plus taps and drank an IPA, which was nicely hoppy, but the real wonder here was the Black Raspberry Wheat. It was like the Lindeman's Cassis with an alcohol punch in the face. Full and crazy fruity and most unusual. Having done subsequent visits, I've never had a bad beer here.
The bar is "Z" shaped and you can see the brewing equipment through the glass walls behind the bar area. Not a lot of room back there but they get it done some how. Additional seating outside does an "L" around the corner. Perfectly apt for a large crowd of well behaved BA's.

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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Victory's little brother. Not a single complaint coming here. Good beer, good service. The food is simple, but hey, I came for the beer. It seems like a good family place. It's a brewpub, but not all the focus is on the beer. It's a very friendly and comfortable place to stop by if you're in the area.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Looks like it was a house at one time, but strangely enough, located in a little shopping center on the southern side of Phoenixville. After coming through the main doors, looking left you see the dining area, nice enough, but nothing memorable there. To the right is the bar, a zig-zag sort of shape. The bar stools are goofy. I think they are just too low to the bar. I felt like a 10 year old sitting there barely able to get my elbows on the bar, and I'm 6'1". Filling out the rest of the bar area are several tables. Behind the bar, behind glass are the fermenters, tanks etc. Sky lights and big windows let in plenty of natural light, and there is a little patio area when the weather is nice and having a pint out doors is in order. Menu is fairly interesting and could be considered pub grub with a bit of a creative take. Beers are top notch.

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Sly Fox Brewing Company in Phoenixville, PA
Brewery rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 6,857 ratings