Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sly Fox Brewery

331 Circle of Progress Dr.
Pottstown, PA 19464
(484) 524-8210

The Pottstown Sly Fox brewery is tucked away in the unfortunately named "Circle of Progress" by the airport, which I am pretty sure has no other businesses operating in the numerous buildings crowded around the circle. When I got there around noon on a Saturday and there was only one car in the lot, I was a bit worried that they weren't open. Or I was going to be kidnapped.

As it turns out, most people don't drink beer just before noon, even in Pottstown, and it filled up quickly after about fifteen minutes.

The food menu is small, but perfect for bar eats. Plus, you are here for the beer anyway, aren't you?

Big shout-out to brewer Matt Goodall. He made one hell of a Saison.

They offer four very tasty, and very different BBQ sauces. My personal favorites were the mustard, and the St. Louis.

I started with the Andouille sausage fritters. These little Johnny Cakes were laced with corn, and just crispy enough on the outside to hold up to my hyper-aggressive dipping. The corn added some sweetness with a hint of smoke contributed by the sausage.

Speaking of aggressive dipping, this chipotle aioli was hard not to eat with a spoon.

The pizzas were calling my name, so I decided to tuck into a bacon and blue. This pizza boasted crispy bacon, rich blue cheese, caramelized onions, and creamy sauce. Do not try this one if you are on a diet, or you don't like stinky cheese. It will not work in either of those scenarios. Luckily, I am fat, and a passionate lover of cheeses. The best part of this pizza may have been how nicely the crust was browned. It was perfect.

As previously mentioned, I am fat. So I had to also try the Kielbasa pizza, a nod to my Polish roots. The kielbasa was thinly sliced (like pepperoni), which allowed it to crisp up around the edges, and render out some of its smoky grease. The three cheese blend was a nice change up from standard mozzarella, and the caramelized onions and BBQ sauce base balanced it out with some sweetness. This was the unanimous favorite.

Again, look at how nice that crust is.

I would definitely not miss this one if you happen to find yourself in Pottstown. Or in Phoenixville, at the main HQ. Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. Also, the beers are delicious (as we already knew).

1 comment:

Kate said...

Sold! Thank you for exposing this location - was always under the impression that their main location was in Phoenixville. Will definitely be stopping by the brewery soon - those corn fritters look amazing!