Mixing it up from all the beer reviews recently to talk about a new brewery that opened up in Phoenixville, PA called Stable 12 Brewing. The brewery was started by three friends, who attended high school together and started home brewing in an empty stable of a family horse farm. After some hard work they finally opened their brewery and tasting room on Main Street in Phoenixville. I attended their soft opening back in May for the Kentucky Derby and enjoyed 4 of their beers in a flight and had seconds of their Pale Ale.
The Grand Opening had more than twice as many beers available with 10, which ranged from light beers like a wheat down to a darker imperial stout that clocked in a 11.9%. In addition to beer, they had two wines on tap from Karamoor Estates Vineyard. For food, they have some small fare in the tasting room and for the Grand Opening they also had a BBQ cart outside serving brisket, ribs, pulled pork, smoked wings and much more. The tasting room itself featured a facelift since my last visit with new lighting and sound absorption tiles on the ceiling when gave the room a much better feel.
I started off the night with the Double IPA which was quite tasty and very nicely balanced before moving on to the richer Imperial Stout which was quite delicious as well and hid its 11.9% ABV quite deceptively. My final beer of the night was the Kettle Sour, which I personally do think needs a little more polishing. In addition to the beers I ordered, I also tasted the Blonde Ale my girlfriend ordered which was great for the style. I unfortunately ate prior to visiting the brewery, so I didn’t try any of the food, but it did it smell delicious.
If you are in the area, I highly recommend stopping in for a beer. I foresee big things from these guys in the future and I will try to steal of time from their brewmaster Tyler Fontaine to do an interview in an upcoming post.
Full Draft List form the Opening