Local Stouts Take Bite Out Of Guinness
Philadelphia Magazine takes a look at some local brews and some imports that are taking over some of the taps that used to serve Guinness.
From the delicious Yards Love Stout to Flying Fish Porter, to the smooth Lancaster Milk Stout there is more than just Guinness pouring out there.
O’Reilly’s Irish Stout, from Sly Fox in Phoenixville, is Guinness’s most successful challenger. Brewed in a dry Irish-stout style from premium ingredients, it has a dark, chocolaty richness that simply tastes fresher and more vibrant than the Irish import. O’Reilly’s is muscling its way onto nitro taps in former Guinness strongholds like McGillin’s Olde Ale House below Broad and Chaucer’s on Lombard. This spring, the Drafting Room had customers participate in a taste test of Guinness vs. O’Reilly’s. The results so heavily favored the local contender that both the Exton and Springhouse locations have switched to Sly Fox permanently.