Main Line Happenings: Ardmore Becoming Beer Destination

Ardmore has become a beer geeks destination with the rise of Tired Hands Brewing. The tiny brewery  was just named to First We Feast’s 12 Bucket-List Breweries That Every Beer Lover Should Visit. The Main Line town has some other things happening as well. The eleventh Iron Hill Brewery location, grandly opened on Sunday at 44 Greenfield Avenue, just a block from Tired Hands. And speaking of Tired Hands, the brewery continues to make progress on its second Ardmore location. The larger location’s brewhouse was just delivered yesterday and the brewery will open in the first half of 2015.

The Saint James is closing. The much ballyhooed restaurant from Rob Wasserman (Rouge, 500º) and Michael Schulson (Sampan, Izakaya) opened in 2012 but was slammed by critics. Schulson left the partnership earlier this year and Wasserman will close the restaurant on December 30th. Michael Klein reports that the space will undergo six weeks of renovations before producing what Wasserman says will be a “‘very family-friendly'” restaurant.

Also on tap for Suburban Square, Not Your Average Joe’s. Part of a 22 location strong East Coast chain, Not Your Average Joe’s promises to not be a “run-of-the-mill-restaurant” but rather offering good food at reasonable prices in the suburbs. Another NYAJ is located locally in Glen Mills.

Elsewhere on the Main Line. Marty Grims’ Du Jour in Haverford will become the third White Dog Cafe. Grims bought the White Dog brand from Judy Wicks in 2009 and has since opened a White Dog in Wayne.

And in Bryn Mawr, Sola BYOB has welcomed Colin Mason as executive chef. Mason has previously worked at Fork, Nectar and Kanella.