By Betsy Natter
It’s been a fantastic spring and summer in MontCo for beer and food lovers as many new restaurants and breweries have opened their doors throughout the county. From sweet treats to exotic dishes and cold brews there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste. Give one or more of these spots a try and lend your support to these new local businesses.
Tin Lizard Brewing Co.
1000 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr Pa 19010
Corner of Lancaster & Warner Ave.
Tin Lizard re-opened late spring in the heart of Byrn Mawr. The brewery’s pub features a variety of beer on tap as well as a small selection of wine. Chocolate lovers might try the Howl for Prey or perhaps Moonhaze Daydream, a Northeast IPA. Enjoy your favorite brew with a selection from the menu. Items include starters, burgers, brisket, ribs and pulled pork. Hours are Wed. – Fri. starting at 4 pm and weekends beginning at noon.
Pottstown United Brewing Company
251 E High St., Pottstown, PA 19464
Cozy on up to the beautiful wood plank bar and enjoy a finely crafted house-made beer on tap. Perhaps try a Little Leprechaun, an Irish red ale, or The Farmer and the Gail, using grains from local farmers. Pub food is also available featuring sliders, burgers, short ribs, wings and more. Hours of operation are Wed. – Sat. 11 am to midnight and Sunday 11 am to 9 pm.
Brothers Kershner Brewing Company
4119 W Skippack Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473
Brothers Basil and Kevin Kershner are the brewers and owners of the latest addition to the MontCo brewery scene with their mid-July opening. Located on the edge of Skippack Village the brewery will have five beers on tap as they get running with hopes to expand into their 12 tap system. Porch Ale, Bing Bang Boom IPA, and Pugsley Porter are happening now. The brewery is a BYOF (Bring Your Own Food) Brewery, but they also work with their neighbor, The Italian Village Market, who is happy to deliver to tables inside the brewery. Hours are Thursday through Sunday.
Fractured Prune Doughnuts
2630 Egypt Rd., Audubon, PA 19403
Tired of the same old doughnuts? Then it’s time to try get creative at the Fractured Prune in Audubon. Customers can create their own flavor variety, choosing from among 12 glazes and toppings. If it’s too hard to think first thing in the morning, choose a specialty doughnut from the menu. Choices include Orange Cream, Blackberry Cobbler, Morning Buzz or O.C. Sand. Open weekdays beginning at 6:30 am and weekends at 7 am.
35 E Butler Pk., Ambler, PA 19002
This grill, serving up authentic West African and Caribbean cuisine, has expanded its food truck operation to a storefront in downtown Ambler. The owners use African grown spices and American Southern style wood and charcoal grilling techniques to achieve their unique results. Among the menu choices are red snapper and couscous, jerk chicken with Jollof rice and fried plantains, or oxtail and curry goat. Store hours are 11:30 am to 9 pm.
Coming really soon!
Two others venues in the area as sooooo close to opening their doors for business, we’ve included them here as well. Check their progress on Facebook for opening day announcements.
300 Brookside Ave., Ambler, PA 19002
feine will be a new addition to the Ambler Yards campus, bringing a cafe to the recently renovated open workspace property. The coffee shop will be the second store of the Conshohocken favorite. Coffee is ground on site and specialty drinks and breakfast and lunch items served as well.
Bald Birds Brewing Company
970 Rittenhouse Rd., Suite 400, Eagleville, PA 19403
Another new addition to the Audubon community by late summer will be Bald Birds Brewing. Beers to expect on tap include IPAs, pale ales, Pilsners, Wheat, Stouts & Porters, Sours and whatever experimental magic the brewmaster creates. You’ll be able to have food however you choose – bring your own picnic, get it delivered from a local restaurant or check out one of the food trucks that will be available on a rotating basis.