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Now Open: Tired Hands Brewing Company’s Fermentaria

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The much-anticipated Tired Hands Fermentaria is now open in Ardmore. Situated in a nearly hundred-year-old building that was once home to a trolley repair shop, Fermentaria will serve as a production facility and as a taproom/restaurant with 10 Tired Hands brews on draft and a small-but-satisfying menu.

The expansion to a second location will enable Tired Hands to increase production to 10,000 barrels per year, allowing distribution to local bars and restaurants. A 36-seat viking table is the centerpiece of the large dining room (which seats 180); more seating is available at the concrete bar and cocktail area.

Photo courtesy of Tired Hands Fermentaria

DINING ROOM//PHOTO BY AMY STRAUSS; PRODUCTION//PHOTO COURTESY OF TIRED HANDS

The beer list will be uniquely different from the lineup found at Tired Hands’ original location, just blocks away on Ardmore Avenue. Brews on tap currently include Shambolic, a dry hopped spelt saison; I’m Sad, an imperial honey coffee porter; and Rutilant, an IPA brewed with a bit of caramel malt and wheat. Fermentaria will also be pouring cold-brewed Awake Minds, its proprietary coffee roast made for them by Philadelphia’s ReAnimator Coffee, as well as house-made soda.

Head chef Bill Braun has crafted a menu of small and large plates, tacos and desserts. Standout menu offerings are sea scallop ceviche with salsa verde and pickled chili; beer-braised lamb shank with Yukon mash, carrots, beets and onions; crispy maitake tacos with chili-braised eggplant and coconut crema; and banana spring rolls with cilantro-lime whipped cream.

Hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon til midnight. Fermentaria is closed on Tuesdays. Reservations are available online or by calling the restaurant.

35 Cricket Terrace, Ardmore, (484) 413-2983, www.tiredhands.com/fermentaria

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