Craft beer is taking over bar taps across the country and Ardmore’s own Tired Hands is leading the charge. Opened in 2012 with a small brew-café on Ardmore Avenue, Tired Hands – under the direction of owner Jean Broillet IV – has won national and international brewing awards and in 2015 expanded to a second location, the Fermentaria, in the center of town. This newer location boasts a 10,000-barrel brewing capacity and 180+seat restaurant offering a dizzying array of craft brews, tacos, ceviche and composed plates.

If you have ever ventured out on a new brew “release day”, you know that Tired Hands is making a mark on the craft beer scene. Fans wait for hours, some with growlers in hand, to get a taste of what “strange and beautiful” beer Broillet has available that day. “We are proud to be a contributor to the vibrant and flourishing landscape that Ardmore is becoming,” said Broillet. “(Ardmore) is continuing to attract forward-thinking small businesses that help propel our town to become a great place to live as well as a destination point for non-locals.”

The list of awards, accolades, and endorsements for Tired Hands is long and impressive. Craig Laban once noted that the Ardmore train station would soon be known as the “Tired Hands Express” and dubbed Broillet “Ardmore’s mad genius.” Notable awards include: a 2016 James Beard Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Bar Program, being named a top 100 Brewery in the World every year Tired Hands has been open, and placing or winning the Philadelphia Inquirer Brew-vitational every year since 2012. These awards are especially noteworthy when you remember that Tired Hands is just getting started.

Tired Hands is also a proud participant in the 8th Annual Taste of Ardmore event, where you can sample delicious “tastes” from over 20 Ardmore establishments, paired with craft beer (including Tired Hands!) and fabulous wines. Follow along on Facebook to checkout the latest Taste of Ardmore updates.

BrewCafe: 16 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

Phone: (610) 896-7621

Fermentaria: 35 Cricket Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

Phone: (484) 413-2983


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