SRT Ale Sales End In Donation To Trail

POTTSTOWN PA – All that ale paid off for the trail.

Thousands of cases of SRT Ale, a seasonal beer sold since April (2015) by Pottstown-based by Sly Fox Brewing Company – in part as a fund-raising effort for the tourist-attracting Schuylkill River Trail – resulted Saturday (Sept. 26) in a $4,018 donation to the trail Heritage Area. The organization operates, maintains, improves and promotes about 30 miles of the lengthy trail that stretches across several Pennsylvania counties.

Sly Fox Brewmaster Brian O’Reilly presented a check to Heritage Area Executive Director Silas Chamberlin during the brewery’s popular Can Jam Festival on Circle of Progress Drive. The money will be used for enhancements and expansion on the trail, a section of which passes near the brewery and Sly Fox’s original Brewhouse & Eatery in Phoenixville.

SRT Ale hit local distributors on Earth Day and was available into September. Sly Fox officials said the beer, brewed specifically for craft beer fans who also love the outdoors, proved more popular than anticipated. While SRT Ale production has now ended for 2015, it will be available again next April.

Sly Fox describes SRT Ale as “a golden, delicious, hop-forward American Pale Ale.” At 4.7-percent alcohol by volume, “it’s designed to be the perfect post-activity beer,” it added.

The trail over time is expected to span the entire 130-mile length of the Schuylkill River from Philadelphia to Pottsville, and running through Philadelphia, Montgomery, Chester, Berks and Schuylkill counties. Currently, there are more than 60 miles are completed. “We count on great community partners like Sly Fox to help us continue expanding and improving,” Chamberlin said.

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