June 19, 2023
Ardmore's Tired Hands Brewing Co. appears to be making moves to open a beer park in Delaware County, calling on interested beer lovers to apply for jobs at a new location in Newtown Township.
In a Facebook post last week, the craft brewery shared a photo of a large plot of land with the caption "15 acres in Newtown Square...We are hiring folks that love to be outside, selling beer from a cabin."
A few days later, a second Facebook post shared another photo of the land and said the company is seeking food trucks for partnerships.
Neither of the photos included a cabin, so it's unclear if one will be built at the site. No address was mentioned, and a Tired Hands spokesperson said Monday that the company is still finalizing plans before sharing details about the beer park.
Founded in 2011, Tired Hands is known for its Belgian and French farmhouse ales and American hoppy beers. It has won prestigious international awards and is credited with developing the milkshake IPA beer style. Its Fermentaria beer hall, near the original brewery, is a popular spot in Ardmore, as is its BrewCafé. St. Oner's, the company's Fishtown restaurant, opened in 2020, and its beer garden in Northwest Philly is run in partnership with the urban agriculture nonprofit FarmerJawn. The company also owns a general store that sells cans in Kennett Square, Chester County.
Over the years, Tired Hands has been a regular entry on lists of top-rated beers in the region and beyond, including a 2016 James Beard Award nomination in the Outstanding Beer Program category. The brewery's popularity has grown with some of its experimental offerings, like the milkshake IPAs and the company's spontaneous can series that has attracted long lines to get a taste of the limited run beers.
Tired Hands founder Jean Broillet IV was ensnared in controversy two years ago when the company was among several notable U.S. breweries named in allegations about toxic workplace issues. Broillet IV returned to the company in a visible role last year after stepping away to focus on creative branding.
No other information is available about what's on the horizon in Delaware County, but it looks like Tired Hands is working on a spacious new venue.