Sly Fox of Pottstown, Phoenixville to Debut Northern Liberties Standard Lager


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Standard Tap, located at 901 North 2nd Street in Philadelphia, will host a debut brunch for Sly Fox Brewing Company’s Northern Liberties Standard Lager on Sunday at 11 AM.

Brewed collaboratively by Sly Fox’s Brian O’Reilly, Standard Tap owner William Reed, and 91-year-old Bill Moeller, this extraordinary lager puts Moeller’s encyclopedic knowledge of beer as a fourth-generation brewer on historic display in what is sure to be an instant classic in Philadelphia’s thriving beer scene.

“Researching and brewing this beer with Bill has been an amazing opportunity, reminding me how much I still have to learn,” said O’Reilly. “Bill was brewing for 28 years in iconic Philadelphia breweries, such as Ortlieb’s and Schmidt’s, at a time before home brewing was even legal in the United States.

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“It’s a real honor to debut this collaborative brew with a true living legend – a man who helped put the Northern Liberties neighborhood on the beer map – during the 10th anniversary of Philly Beer Week.”

The inspiration for Northern Liberties Standard Lager struck when O’Reilly, Reed, and Moeller were scrolling through Bill’s father’s malting and brewing notebook and discovered a lager recipe, dated February 6, 1920.

“When I approached my father about getting into the family business, he told me, ‘You are going to do it the right way, the traditional German way, or you are not going to do it,’” said Moeller. “Lagers and pilsners are difficult beers to make because it is very hard to cover up any mistakes.”

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