Award-winning Forest & Main in Ambler Expands with More Space, Second Tap Room

Forest & Main Ambler
Image via Forest & Main at The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Forest & Main Brewing in Ambler became an instant hit with locals when it first opened its doors ten years ago, writes Jenn Ladd for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Owners Daniel Endicott and Gerard Olson were overjoyed with how the beer sales were going, but the restaurant was mostly propped up by its brewery.

When the pandemic started, beer sales completely took over. This shift gave the owners a reason to consider moving from their namesake corner.

“When we started, you had to have a restaurant in order to sell your own beer [by the glass] and that law has changed in the meantime,” said Endicott.

Last November, they relocated into a former skate shop on Butler Avenue, renovating the space to give it an English pub feel. They also moved brewing further north on Main Street and, last month, opened a second taproom with 20 taps and local wines and spirits.

The new facility provided the brewery with enough space to spread out and upgrade to a 15-barrel brew system.

The goal for this year is to produce around 1,750 barrels, more than doubling the previous annual production.

Read more about Forest & Main in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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