Head brewer Brian O'Reilly originally planned to become either a teacher or lawyer, but fell under the spell of good beer during an overseas study program in Austria while attending Franciscan University in Ohio, inspiring him to begin homebrewing.
Following graduation, while substitute teaching in Boston and playing with his rock band, ScrapApple, he volunteered at a local microbrewery, then was hired as assistant brewer at Brewers Bier Haus in New Hampshire. When his mentor Phil Markowski left to create Southampton Publick House, Brian took over. After the brewery closed, he was hired by the John Harvard's chain and was head brewer in Cleveland for two years before coming to Pennsylvania in 1999 to help create the short-lived New Road Brew House in Collegeville (where he won a GABF Gold Medal in 2000). He joined Sly Fox in March 2002.
Now, O'Reilly and his team have migrated the popular brewery to a 30,000 square foot production facility in Pottstown, Pennsylvania– a brand new, state-of-the-art brewery in the heart of the Schuylkill Highlands where they release a compelling portfolio of authentic beer styles that an ever-growing legion of fans are coming to know, appreciate and love.
The revitalization of a 30,000 sq. ft. industrial space into a state-of-the-art brewery…
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