Name: Tired Hands Brewing Fermentaria
Location: Ardmore, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Beer to try: Daydreaming of Indiscriminate Human Extinction
Notes: Fermentaria offers up to 12 beers on tap. Tap open for pints, flights, growler fills (Tired Hands growlers only), merchandise and bottles & cans to go. The food menu features tacos, ceviches and composed plates, under the direction of head chef Bill Braun, who also helms our brew cafe. Outside food not allowed. Only service animals allowed. Parking lot located next to the brewery.
This place is much bigger than Hollow Earth Brewing. Much bigger. We sat at one of the high chairs. The restaurant has a very “hipster” vibe. Bhavna and I ordered four-ounce pours of ale. I had four IPAs. My favourite was the Alien Church.
We had hoped to bring some of the beer back to New Jersey but we soon learned that Tired Hands will only fill beer in their branded growlers. Our server offered to trade our Troon Brewing growlers for one of theirs. But … Bhavna and I have an emotional attachment to the unique design of the Troon growlers.
I asked if they offered cans and was told yes. But … not the ones we had just had. Sigh. We left the Fermentaria and walked down the street toward the brewery store. I’ve never seen anything like this for a brewery. The store was designed like the inside of a Banana Republic.
We bought one stem and one stemless glass and a four-pack of Hop Hands.