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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. The “microbrewery” was a new concept at the time and it 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 Sly Fox’s celebrated beers at some of the best beer bars, pubs and restaurants in the Greater Philly Area.

Demand for Sly Fox’s beers quicky outgrew the capabilities of the 15-barrel brewhouse 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 years—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. The Pottstown Brewery & Tastin’ Room opened in January 2012, equipped with a beautiful, new German 50-hectoliter brewhouse and room for growth. In 2018, after the departure of Brian O’Reilly, Sly Fox promoted its longtime Director of Brewery Operations, Tim Ohst, to lead the production staff.  
Following the opening of three pubs in downtown Pittsburgh, Wyomissing, and Malvern in 2019 and 2020, Sly Fox launched its first brewing operation in western PA with the opening of the Pittsburgh Pub & Brewery at The Highline in 2022.
Sly Fox is considered one of the pioneers of craft brewers in the Mid-Atlantic region. Its beers are currently available from retailers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, Southern Florida and Puerto Rico.

The company is 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. Sly Fox still takes some pride in that it 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. Sly Fox’s 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


  • Sly Fox Brewing Company founded

  • Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery opens in Phoenixville, PA


  • Brewmaster Bill Moore hired

  • First Bock Festival & Goat Race


  • Brewmaster Brian O'Reilly hired

  • Helles Golden Lager wins GABF Bronze Medal


  • Named Top Three Brewpub in the country by Beer Advocate

  • Pikeland Pils wins GABF Bronze Medal


  • 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


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

  • Tenth anniversary celebration


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

  • Entry into New Jersey and New York markets


  • Pikeland Pils wins GABF Gold Medal

  • Instigator Doppelbock wins GABF Bronze Medal


  • Rauchbier wins GABF Gold Medal


  • Original Phoenixville location makes the leap across Route 113

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


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

  • Distribution expands to Delaware


  • 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


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

  • Grisette wins GABF Gold Medal


  • SRT Ale Released

  • Grisette wins GABF Silver Medal


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


  • Wyomissing Taphouse at The Knitting Mills opens

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


  • Malvern Taphouse at The Grove opens


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

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