Pennsylvania’s original brewpub, Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, recently applied exciting modifications to the restaurant, overhauling the inside with a fresh new look that underscores what Beer Advocate called, “America’s third best brewpub.” Going beyond a new coat of paint, the Phoenixville location modified the bar and dining room layouts and opted to use brewery event and product promotion in the interior decoration plan. All-new carpeting and a decluttering of the pub has created a new, inviting space.
Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery, the only Sly Fox outpost that offers full table service, also upgraded its exterior facade, incorporating an aesthetic that complemented the brewery rebrand. Outside, inviting cedar fencing now encloses a charming outdoor patio, and tasteful signage summons passersby to acres of free parking. A long list of award-winning fresh beer and an original pub menu with rotating specials await inside. The East Pikeland Township pub also offers Penns Woods select and premier red and white wines.
“The Eatery is unique, even within our own company,” says Pete Giannopoulos, brewery founder and manager of the first pub — one of the longest-lasting brewpubs anywhere. “With the rebranding of the brewery and excitement generated by the new beers added, it was a logical time to examine what we were doing on the restaurant side.”
Besides the rebranding and the interior and exterior upgrades, Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery has retained a new chef with a first-class pedigree. Chef Jim Trainer, who last ran the kitchen at the Kimberton Inn for 27 years, has revamped the Sly Fox menu and introduced daily specials that are as inviting as the new decor.
Trainer has been a fan of Sly Fox since the beginning, sitting on the other side of the bar after long shifts preparing wonderful cuisine. He’d often commiserate with the bartender, so, in true Sly Fox style, the Sly Fox team enlisted a part-time bartender to introduce you to the new head chef. Corey Reid, part-time beer-slinger at the Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery and full-time sales manager, has come to know a lot of customers well, and he recently sat down to interview the man who is reshaping the food offering in Phoenixville.
You can find the full interview and more information on the goings on at Sly Fox here!
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