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Tired Hands Brewing Company

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4.07/5
Tired Hands Brewing CompanyTired Hands Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

16 Ardmore Ave
Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 19003-1302
United States

(610) 896-7621 | map
tiredhands.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
326
Reviews:
1,412
Ratings:
10,613
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
338
Avg:
4.43
pDev:
4.51%
 
 
Taps:
8
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by rfgetz:
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4.15/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Corner rowhome, renovated, minimalist decor showcasing brick, plaster, wood and metal. Bar with seating for about a dozen, a few tables will seat a few more downstairs, upstairs also has seating. Bread oven, panini press and prep area immediately behind the bar. Back room exposes brewining equipment.

8 beers on tap, available in 4oz, 8oz or 12oz pours, as well as growlers. Brewery focuses mostly on saisons, which are executed very well and all have unique charachteristics. Hoppy alea their secondary specialty and are solid. A few other styles will make the rounds from time to time. A few local wines available as well as home made soda.

Menu is minimalist and offers homade bread, and a selection of 3-4 each of cheese, charcuterie, pickled vegtable options as well as 2-3 paninis and various items. Fresh, tasty. Only concern was most of the breads, cheeses and meats cut for serving well ahead of times and placed in large plastic bins.

Service was generally nice... all hands on deck approach by all, certain customers seemed to be prefered over others based on their knowledge of what was going on.

Lots of promise here, will be back for sure.

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Photo of stevehagy
4.54/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of bennytbosox
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of jams1220
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jmg480
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mpontiakos
5/5  rDev +12.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of bmf5581
4.42/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of CanConPhilly
4.41/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Lambdon
3.66/5  rDev -17.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.03/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of swiftmcvey
4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of mkh012
4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Both the Fermentaria and smaller Brew Café are fantastic.

The vibe is low-key and tame even when busy, and the overall atmosphere is friendly and laid-back.

Overall, the quality of Tired Hands is phenomenal. Above-average food and great, creative beer.

The Brew Café serves a smaller menu of sides and sandwiches. The paninis are very good. They have a delicious fig and onion jam. The fish tacos are very good at the Fermentaria, as are their French fries. Pretty much everything I've tried has been great for a brewpub.

The highlight, clearly, is the beer. For a relatively small operation, Tired Hands has some of the best beer I've ever tasted. They lean heavily towards IPAs and Saisons but also have interesting stouts and some beers that defy categorization. Some of my favorites have been Alien Church, ENIAC, Jeepster Dust, and The Light. If you like fruity, juicy IPAs, Tired Hands is the place for you.

8.5/10 for the food and a near 10/10 for the beer.

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Photo of philadelphonic
4.51/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Gose
3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Beer list changes very frequently...almost weekly. Beer ranges from world class to downright foul...most are pretty good. The food is basic american faire (tacos, burger, chicken sandwich) but is generally very good. Service varies greatly depending on the server. Canned beer is offered for sale during weekly "can release" events where limited quantities of canned beer are offered at an exorbitant price. Some people wait in line for hours to purchase cans. Canned beer can be a mixed bag - I recently received some infected cans in a recent purchase. I notified the brewery but the issue was never acknowledged.

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Photo of LJTate
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Clippershipp
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

This is a great little spot. Eclectic and cool and the beers are always great!

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Photo of Soloveitchik
4.31/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of terrysjag
4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Exceptional experience. This brewery has some of the best beers I have ever tasted. I may not like all the styles, but you can tell the quality is very, very good. They had a beer at the original location a few weeks ago called Earth Holy that was likely the best beer I have ever had. The most well rounded IPA ever!!

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.76/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Richie_Rich_
4.9/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Waldronsean36
3.84/5  rDev -13.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore, PA
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