Tired Hands Fermenteria
I wasn't going to share about one of the hidden treasures of the Main Line Philadelphia eating and drinking scene. The main reason is that I only have a handful of iPhone pictures that I feel don't really do the Tired Hands Fermenteria justice. But with my busy schedule heading down the Shore every weekend I haven't been able to get out there and, well, I don't want to keep it a secret anymore!
The Tired Hands Fermenteria in Ardmore is brought to you by the innovative and super creative minds of Tired Hands Brewing Company. Last year I shared my post about the Tired Hands brewpub which is about a block and a half from where the new-ish Fermenteria is located. While Tired Hands still has their brewpub and small batch operation, the new Fermenteria combines a restaurant with larger plates from the same chef as the brewpub and a full production facility.
Tired Hands loves to experiment with the brewing process trying different ingredients and techniques with amazing results. Going there you know you're going to have a truly unique beer and like it, even if you're not a huge craft beer drinker (just ask my wine-loving mom!). Same goes for the food and I love that the Fermenteria has a totally different menu from the brewpub. The only thing I would change is having the bread and butter plate at both locations since it's so, so good. But they certainly make up with it with that fried chicken and flaky biscuit plate.
So I obviously love the beer and I love the food but the other thing that I really, really love about Tired Hands is their artsy, wacky aesthetic that permeates the beer names ("Shoe Gose", "FunnieDuddie") and can be found in every corner of the brewpub. Each beer comes with a story, whether it's the brewing process or whether it's about a character they dream up. For anyone who appreciates good branding and being pulled into a brand story, you'll appreciate what they do at Tired Hands. It's so easy to get lost in the delicious brewery world! Sadly my picture of the giant mural of one of their characters didn't come out so hot. Oh well, just another excuse to visit! If you happen to be in the Philadelphia area, get yourself out to Ardmore; you won't be disappointed.