NEWS RELEASE: Sly Fox Brewing Company


Pottstown, PA -June 5, 2013 –For the second straight year, Sly Fox Brewing Company is participating in Hops for Heroes, joining eight other breweries across the nation to brew Homefront IPA, a special beer which is brewed from the same recipe at all locations.

Its unique characteristics are the addition of orange peel to the boil and a brief soaking in tank with maple Louisville Slugger bats. The proceeds from this combination of a classic American tradition, beer and baseball, will be donated to Operation Homefront, a national group that provides emergency financial assistance to military families.

Homefront IPA is draught only and was released at both Sly Fox locations just in time for Memorial Day. Origlio Beverage and Galli Beer Distributors are distributing the beer to taverns and pubs in the company's Southeastern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh markets respectively (last year, when distribution was in the local area only, twenty-nine taverns and pubs in and around Philadelphia signed up to sell Sly Fox's version of this special brew). The ingredients for the brew were donated by the brewery's suppliers and proceeds from everyone involved, including the distributors and retailers, will go to the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapters of Operation Homefront.

"I think it is characteristic of the craft beer industry that we all work hard to be part of our communities and support worthwhile endeavors," says Sly Fox managing partner John Giannopoulos. "We certainly do what we can with as many local charities as possible, but a chance to be part of a national campaign which benefits our fighting men and women and their families is something very special." 

Homefront IPA was created at Fremont Brewing Co. in Seattle in 2011 as a collaborative brew with Center of the Universe Brewing Co. In addition to both those breweries and Sly Fox, other participants this year include Cigar City Brewing in Florida, Perennial Artisan Ales in Missouri, 21st Amendment Brewery and Stone Brewing Co. in California, the Phoenix Ale Brewery in Arizona and Left Hand Brewing Co. in Colorado.

These Pennsylvania establishments will be among those pouring Sly Fox Brewing Company's Homefront IPA but we cannot say when they will tap theirs, that's up to them!


In the Philadelphia area:
Fingers, Wings & Things
Flying Pig
31 Main
Station Taproom
TJ's Restaurant & Drinkery
Ram's Head
City Taphouse
Teresa's Next Door
Whole Foods (Plymouth Meeting)
Blue Dog (Chalfont)
Blue Dog (Lansdale)
The Drafting Room
The Greeks
Craft Ale House
Bistro on Bridge
Hulmeville Inn
Spinnerstown Hotel
The Whip


In the Pittsburgh area:
Backdoor Tavern
Barleys & Hops
Bella Frutteto
Bicycle Café
Birmingham Bridge Tavern
Blue Dust
Bocktown (Monaca)
Bocktown (Robinson)
Brews Bros.
Brillo Box
Burgher's (Zelienople)
Carl's Tavern
Dad's Pub & Grill
Double Wide (Cranberry)
Double Wide (Southside)
D's Loft
D's Six Pack (Regent Square)
Front Door Tavern
Harris Grill
Hollywood Gardens
James Street Tavern
Mad Mex (Cranberry)
Mad Mex (North Hills)
Mad Mex (Oakland)
Mad Mex (Robinson)
Mad Mex (Shadyside)
Pipers Pub
Point Brugge
Rivertown (North Shore)
Sharp Edge (Downtown)
Sharp Edge (Emporium)
Sharp Edge (McMurray)
Shiloh Grill
Sidelines (Sewickly)
Sonoma Grill
Walnut Grill (Wexford)
Whole Foods (Wexford)
Winghart's (Market Square)
Winghart's (Southside)

About Sly Fox Brewing Company
Sly Fox Brewing Company is a state-of-the-art regional craft production brewery with an adjoining tasting room in Pottstown, PA opened in 2012 to complement their 18 year-old brewpub in nearby Phoenixville, PA. With current distribution in six states including Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, Sly Fox has continued to grow in popularity since their first brew in 1995.