Food & Drink

DRINK: Philly’s Tired Hands Brewing Company

by Powell Bernhardt

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A weekend trip to my parent’s house gave me the perfect excuse to throw a few back at Tired Hands Brewing Company, a local brewery garnering national acclaim. RateBeer, a consumer site, ranked Tired Hands as the second best “Top New Brewers In The World.” Located outside of The City of Brotherly Love in Admore, Pennsylvania, Tired Hands Brewing Company produces premium craft beer in small batches (i.e., 12 kegs at a time) to ensure the highest quality. They also have premium charcuterie, cheese, and sandwiches showcasing their house-made bread.

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I stopped by the rustic cafe on a Friday night and headed upstairs because the lower-level bar was full. Luckily, I was able to grab a seat at the bar upstairs and peruse the menu. After a few minutes, I settled on 4 ounce pours of the Desert, Tralfamadorian, and FarmHands. While the wait for my spicy Lancaster Bologna panini was egregious, it was the perfect accompaniment to their flavorful beers inspired by the farmhouse brewers of France and Belgium. With subtle notes of apple brandy, citrus, black pepper and fresh pine, Tired Hands craft beers are an American mashup with the farmhouse brews of France and Belgium. In spite of the lengthy wait, Tired Hands is a must visit for any hops aficionado and I will definitely go back to fill up my growler.

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