Forest & Main Brewery & Pub
A craft brewer and pub with English leanings set in a 19th-century house
The 19th-century was a prolific time for Philadelphia-area brewers, so it’s fitting that this brewery and pub makes its home in a Victorian-era house.
Owners Daniel Endicott and Gerard Olson are creating a cozy environment at Forest & Main Brewing Company reminiscent of the neighborhood pubs of Britain and the quaint cafes of France, where they’ll serve old-world beers paired with seasonal foods.
The brewing duo craft English-style session beers, farmhouse barrel-aged beers and a smattering of seasonal “one-off” styles.
Voted 2012’s best brewpub by Philadelphia Magazine, the half-British, half-Belgian brewery and cafe serves a full dinner menu of locally sourced dishes like pork chops, seafood and curried popcorn out of a charming 19th-century mansion. Some beers are aged in wine barrels and others, true to British tradition, are poured at cellar temperature.