Location: 368 Bridge St. Phoenixville, PA 19460
Food: Yes! Burgers, sandwiches, wings, and daily food specials.
Kid Friendly: Yes, there is a kids menu plus various board games just in case they don’t want to watch sports on tv.
Beer to go: Yes. They can their beers as well as offer growler fills.
Stable 12 has been a brewery that I have been meaning to visit for quite some time now. Their beers have been featured numerous times at The Barley Mow in West Reading, Pa for tap takeover nights. Several of my friends and co-workers have said that Stable 12 is a very good brewery that makes quality, on point IPA’s. With a special offer from Groupon, it was time to make this a reality.
Stable 12 is centrally located on Bridge Street, the main thoroughfare of Phoenixville. Whether it be 1/2 off drinks to “in the industry” workers on Sundays, guest bartenders for charity, or various sandwich and growler fill specials, Stable 12 always has an event that will make you want to stop in. We decided to visit Stable 12 on a rainy November night which featured half off wings and half off select beers during the Penn State game.
As expected, many other people came in to watch the Penn State game on their numerous TVs. Speakers are positioned in the ceiling and all over the pub made it possible to listen to the excitement of live college football. While waiting for a low top table we studied the food and beer menu. One appetizer stood out from the rest, fried Oreos. That’s right, fried Oreos. Yeah, I’ll take some of those!
The food menu featured many delicious forms of burgers, appetizers, sandwiches, and wings. We decided to go with 2 orders of wings (half off due to the Penn State game), Bacon Blue Burger, Chicken tenders and, of course, deep-fried Oreos. All sandwiches come with a side of house-made chips, you can sub fries with the burger. Chicken tenders come with fries and a side of honey mustard. Beer BBQ and Alabama White wings were our flavor of choice, which came with a side of celery and blue cheese. Fried Oreos were plated with powdered sugar and buttercream icing. Simply amazing!
Thankfully, the beer list featured many different IPAs including DIPA, IPA, NEIPA and West Coast IPA. Stable 12 flights have four pours per flight. We ordered all the IPAs with the witbier, Belgian, and Bourbon Barrel rounding out the flight. If you’re a fan of super hoppy beers, the West Coast IPA is the beer for you. Wild West has an IBU of 108. My wife IS NOT a fan of Bourbon barrel beers at all. However, she did enjoy the complexity of the dark and very strong Buffalo Rodeo Imperial stout. At 10.5% it surely will warm you on a chilly, rainy night. After the flight, we decided on additional glasses of Crowd Pleaser, which is an NE style DIPA and Sugar Coated Pony Kisses, a smooth IPA with sugar added for a smooth finish.
If you are not a beer fan, it’s no problem. Stable 12 also offer ciders and wines from local distributors.
Overall, the visit to Stable 12 was a positive experience. Delicious beers and food will indeed make you want to come back again and again. The only advice I would give would be to go early if you have your heart set on a low top table. There are seats at the bar, but low top tables are very limited and high top tables do not have chairs at them. So plan accordingly!