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A fox holding up a glass of beer with an ornate yellow trim around the box and the text "The Sly Fox" "Brewhouse & Eatery" This is the Sly Fox's origonal 1995 Logo

The company was founded in December 1995 by the Giannopoulos family and as the years have passed, the brewery and family have grown.

Decorative background image with text "Independently Brewed In Pennsylvania since 1995" with an illustration of a glass of beer that has a fox tail wrapping around it

After cutting his teeth in sales for 15 years, Pete Giannopoulos opened the Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery in his hometown of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1995. Our brewpub introduced thousands of folks to the wonders of craft beer; and grew quite a loyal following along the way.

 

Former Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly arrived in the Spring of 2002 and quickly developed a plan to begin offering our celebrated beers at some of the best beer bars, pubs and restaurants in the Greater Philly Area.

Demand for Sly Fox Beer quicky outgrew the capabilities of our little brewpub in Phoenixville. In November of 2004, Sly Fox opened a 20-barrel production brewery and restaurant in nearby Royersford, PA. During this time, Pete’s brother, John, joined the company to manage the production facility. Fast-forward seven year—ever-increasing demand once again caused Sly Fox to outgrow its brewing operation. The Royersford location was sold to former employees in 2011, as bigger expansion plans were already underway. Our Pottstown Brewery & Tasting Room opened in January 2012, equipped with a beautiful, new German 40-barrel brewhouse and room for growth.

 

In 2022, Sly Fox launched their first brewing operation in western PA with the opening of the Sly Fox Pittsburgh Pub & Brewery at The Highline. Sly Fox is considered one of the pioneers of craft brewers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Our beer is currently available from retailers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Southern Florida and Puerto Rico.

We’re proud and thankful for over a quarter-century on ongoing success. Longevity in this ever-evolving world demands hard work, great people, great beer and a love for innovation. We’re proud to say that Sly Fox was an early adopter of the craft-beer-in-a-can revolution and became the first craft brewery in the Mid-Atlantic region to put in a canning line in 2006. Our celebrated Sly Fox Pikeland Pils became the first canned, craft beer to win a medal at the Great American Beer Festival—the United States’ most prestigious beer competition—way back in 2007.

 

Sly Fox Brewing Company is still a family-affair, as Pete’s son, Peter, took over duties as President of the brewery in 2021.

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Sly Fox's Second logo, a more simplified fox face illustration and the text Sly Fox

1995

  • Sly Fox Brewing Company founded

  • Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery opens in Phoenixville, PA

2000

  • Brewmaster Bill Moore hired

  • First Bock Festival & Goat Race

2002

  • Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly hired

  • Helles Golden Lager wins GABF Bronze Medal

2003

  • Named Top Three Brewpub in the country by Beer Advocate

  • Pikeland Pils wins GABF Bronze Medal

2004

  • 20-barrel production Brewery opens in Royersford, PA

  • Named Philadephia's Best Brewery by Philly Mag

  • Hop Project series inauguration

  • First release of Odyssey Imperial IPA

  • Second pub opens at Brewery location

2005

  • First of the 750ml and 22oz. bottles begin rolling off the line

  • Tenth anniversary celebration

2006

  • First craft beer canning line in the Mid-Atlantic region

  • Entry into New Jersey and New York markets

2007

  • Pikeland Pils wins GABF Gold Medal

  • Instigator Doppelbock wins GABF Bronze Medal

2008

  • Rauchbier wins GABF Gold Medal

2010

  • Original Phoenixville location makes the leap across Route 113

  • Pikeland Pils and Sly Fox Oktoberfest named National Grand Champions at 15th annual USBTC

2012

  • 30,000 s.f., 50-hectoliter production Brewery opens in Pottstown, PA Tastin' Room opens at Pottstown Brewery location

  • Distribution expands to Delaware

2013

  • Sly Fox designated a regional craft brewery

  • Sly Fox becomes first North American Brewery to offer 360 end cans with launch of Helles Golden Lager

  • Grisette wins GABF Silver Medal

  • Oktoberfest wins GABF Bronze Medal

2014

  • Sly Fox releases their first 16oz. can—360 IPA

  • Grisette wins GABF Gold Medal

2015

  • SRT Ale Released

  • Grisette wins GABF Silver Medal

2018

  • Sly Fox begins partnership with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer

2019

  • Wyomissing Taphouse at The Knitting Mills opens

  • Sly Fox makes a move out west and opens the Pittsburgh Taphouse at The Point

2020

  • Malvern Taphouse at The Grove opens

2022

  • Sly Fox Brewery and Pub at The Highline opens in Pittsburgh

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