|Meet the Brewer
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 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.
Regular tours of our new Royersford Brewery will be available once things are up and running successfully. You'll have the opportunity to see our 20-barrel brewhouse, fermenters, storage tanks, cold room and all the facilities necessary to bring our great beers to the market. In 2005, our bottling line will be online as well.
Schedule coming soon.
Find the Fox
For the convenience of our customers and all fans of great beer, we'll list fine establishments from Philadelphia to Harrisburg and points west and north where you'll find a welcoming Sly Fox tap handle.maybe two. Don't leave home for a road trip without checking in to see where you can get your Fox beers.
To support our distributors and retailers, as well as bars taverns, festival officials and anyone else interested in promoting Sly Fox Beer and the Sly Fox pubs, we have created a "Sly Fox Identity" page where standardized Sly Fox logos in different treatments and formats are available for easy download and usage. You can access this resource here or from the link at the bottom of our Home Page.For specific requests to utilize our logo in a different manner, email email@example.com.