Farewell Post

Hi all, It’s been a fun semester and I am graduating! For the people that followed the blog, I hope you were entertained and got something out of it. I know personally, I learned a lot about beer and this blog has given me an opportunity to make connections and explore the deep depths of the beer community. Just in case you’re just tuning in here are my top 5 blog posts:

POST 1: TIRED OF EXPERIENCING BORING BEER? TRY TIRED HANDS BREWING CO

POST 2: CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMMUNITY WITH HUMAN VILLAGE BREWING COMPANY

POST 3: FROM TECH JOB TO BEER: ZACH CLEVENGER BALANCES IT ALL

POST 4: FORGOTTEN BOARDWALK: A PHOTO STORY

POST 5: TIMELY PITMAN BREWERY IS A HUGE HIT WITH THE LOCALS

Unfortunately, I plan on not continuing the heavy blog aspect but I do plan to keep up with my twitter. So, if you did find my blog entertaining please feel free to drop a like and follow on twitter for more beer! As always, Try something new, be bold, and go drink some beer.

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Tired of Experiencing Boring Beer? Try Tired Hands Brewing Co

Tired Hands Brewing Company, situated in Ardmore, Pennsylvania, is a spot that buzzing with hype. Built in an 85 year old building that once housed a trolley repair shop, Tired Hands Brewing Company offers up to 12 beers on tap and also serves as a production facility capable of producing as much as 10,000 barrels a year. I decided to go on one of their limited canning releases and typically the line is out the door and two blocks down. Unfortunately, when I arrived I had just missed the last can sale by ten minutes. Despite the setback, there was beer to be drank and good times to ferment.

One of the cool things about Pennsylvania is that the state allows food to be sold on premises where beer is brewed; unlike that of New Jersey. Even more interesting, is the concept behind Tired Hands Brewing Company. Officially called Fermentaria, they also own a smaller brew cafe and plan to open a smaller general store in Ardmore where locals can pick up locally produced products to support the community.

I spoke with Bruce Lewandowski, an employee, and he is stoked the brewery is supporting the community in many forms from art, food, and conversation. “Everyone comes in here for a purpose and I love that. I’m really proud to work for a place with an awesome staff and a business that supports local people”, said Lewandowski. Overall, the aesthetic is warm, cozy, and artsy. The walls of the brewery are fixed with local art and art produced by the owner, Jean Broillet XXIV and most of the apparel is designed by Broillet as well.

As with most breweries, there is a diverse crowd that participates in the sharing of delicious beer. John Jeznach, a local of Shillington, Pennsylvania, drove more than an hour for the limited edition can release. “This place is great. I drive frequently here to pick up beer by can or growler and ship it to people in other states and countries” said Jeznach. Jeznach is part of a small Instagram community of brewers who trade beer via post.

As for their brewing process, within the last five years, Tired Hands Brewing Company has produced over five hundred unique beers. This means that “every time you [go] you get to try something new every time!”, said  Lewandowski. Their flagship beers that are always on tap are SaisonHands and Hophands. From popular demand, one of their most critically acclaimed beers is Alien Church. Some of the beers Tired Hands Brewing Company produced are brewed in a French Foeder, allowing the beer to age in a barrel and produce more sour notes; depending on the type that is brewed.  At the very least, if you can’t get your hand on one of the cans, look forward to the rest of the beers on tap because a unique tasting experience is what awaits.

If you are in the area, definitely stop by! There are many storefronts and local slices of heaven to share with your friends. Try something new, be bold, and go drink some beer.

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The entrance to Tired Hands Brewing Company is subtly located on the backside of the main strip. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Bruce Lewandowski pours a beer for a customer. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Glassware and growlers for sale by the bar. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Patrons enjoy the kitchens taco special. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Tank set up. Steel tanks in the rear, while the one concrete tank and  Foeder are in front. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Patrons grabbing a bite to eat from the kitchen. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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Close up of steel brewing tanks. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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One of the murals on the brewery wall. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)

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The waiting area for the busier nights. Wednesday, May 3rd, Tired Hands Brewing Company16 Ardmore Ave, Pennsylvania, 19003. (Photo/Dakota Burr)