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When Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery moves over to the Maple Lawn Shopping Center this fall, the company's familiar corporate logo will be featured on the building facade over the entranceway, while the familiar Brewhouse logo signs will be prominently displayed inside. Together, they reflect Sly Fox's commitment to the future and its respect for its past.

The annotated floor plan below will give all those of you who've been asking a pretty good idea of what to expect in the new location. Things change, of course, but the basics are here.

BEER GARDEN / TERRACE - extending into the parking area, surrounded on three side by four foot stone and masonry wall with lattice work on top; additional seating along the outside wall of the building under the overhang.

MAIN DINING ROOM - a somewhat larger room with essentially the same number of seats as in the current one; a more efficient layout should provide faster service.

EVENT ROOM - which can be closed off for private parties or gatherings or opened to accommodate larger crowds for weekends and special occasions. Connecting doors between these two rooms can be opened to make one large dining area.

REST ROOMS AND A SMALL BUSINESS OFFICE - both rest rooms slightly larger than the current ones.

BREWERY COLD AREA - including special cask ale room for proper storage of these ales and refrigeration unit for the kitchen.

BREWERY - current 15bbl brewhouse will be moved to the new location; the layout will make for more efficiency and comfort for the brewers and reliable water pressure will be a definite plus for quality control.

KITCHEN - updated, larger and laid out for more efficient food preparation and service.

BAR - slightly longer than the current one, of the proper height and without an intrusive support post in the center. It will feature 16 taps (up from 12), real cask ale on three handpumps and an automated growler filler.

MULTI-PURPOSE AREA - with dartboard, Goat Race Hall of Fame photo area and space where musical acts can set up.
Let's face it, Oktoberfest beers suffer from a severe personality disorder: they are released in August to celebrate an event which occurs in September and are named for October. That's not all that surprising, since the event itself is also something of a moveable feast.

The original Oktoberfest occurred in Munich, in October 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese organized a horse race to commemorate their marriage. The marriage took place on October 12 and the race was on October 17, so nobody agrees on what the actual date of the first celebration was. The modern-day Munich Oktoberfest takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October, unless that Sunday is October 1 or 2, in which case it goes on until October 3 (German Unity Day). Thus, the festival is now 17 days when the 1st Sunday is October 2 and 18 days when it is October 1.

All this is enough to drive a man to drink and Sly Fox Oktoberfest is the perfect solution. It's one of our most popular beers and tends to disappear fast, so grab yours while you can. Our 22oz bottles are perfect for sharing or just right for a lengthy contemplation of the intricacies of the historic beer event it celebrates.

See what else is currently available for take-out or on-tap @ the pubs OR where you can find Sly Fox in your neighborhood!

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On the First Friday of every month, Incubus Tripel goes on tap at Noon, only in Phoenixville.
On the Second Friday of the month, a new Varietal Pale Ale is released at both the Phoenixville and Royersford pubs.
On the Third Friday of the month, a firkin of cask ale goes onto one of the hand pumps in Phoenixville at Noon.

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