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Two New Craft Breweries are Coming to the Main Line

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The Main Line is becoming quite the beer destination, with new beer gardens and breweries opening, like La Cabra in Berwyn. Another brewery recently announced it will soon call the Main Line, by way of Malvern, home, adding to the burgeoning scene.

Locust Lane Craft Brewery will open late this year or in early 2017, at 50 Three Tun Road, near the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Sproul Road. The brewery was founded and self-funded by Tom Arnold, Bryan Brockson and Jason Cartwright, all Penn State alums. The 5,200-square-foot production brewery will run on a 15-barrel system. A 1,300-square-foot tasting room will be part of the facility, and food will be provided by a rotating list of food trucks.

In addition to Locust Lane, another new brewpub is also coming to the area—Crowded Castle Brewing Company. Started by nine homebrewing friends, who have been contract brewing at Perkasie’s Free Will Brewing Company and making the rounds at local beer festivals, they’ve also had their COPR IPA on tap at The Drafting Room in Exton. Now, they are opening up their very own brewery and taproom at 240-242 Bridge Street in Phoenixville.

Beer lovers who enjoy good food can appreciate Boxcar Brewpub, our pick for best brewpub in this year’s Best of the Main Line & Western Suburbs, even more. Boxcar recently added a brand new chef to the kitchen—Dan Wolf. Wolf’s resumé includes stints at Sligo in Media and a mentorship from the chef at Teddy’s Bar and Grill in Brooklyn.

Wolf’s flavor influences come from Latin and Southern roots, evident in Boxcar’s revamped new summer menu. Dig into mouth-watering dishes like the biscuits and gravy burger, carnitas, chicken fried steak, pot pie du jour and several varieties of poutine.

Photo by Jay Breslin.