Forest & Main
Based out of a characterful Victorian house in Ambler, PA, Forest & Main is not your typical brewery. Founders Daniel Endicott and Gerard Olson have created a project that's part brewery, part pub and part art project. Named after the two intersecting streets on which the brewpub sits, Forest & Main have developed an image that feels unconstrained by traditional boundaries, forged by Dan's creative mind (his hand-drawn labels adorn each beer they produce). But that has translated to the beer too, which is equally treated as artistic expression with the power to impart strong emotions in the recipient.
Having learned to brew on these shores, Dan is inspired by traditional English styles, while Gerard leans more towards Belgian standards. As a result, Forest & Main brew classic cask mild alongside a series of sophisticated and accomplished saisons. Their appearance at Indy Man Beer Con 2017 as our guest was one of the undoubted highlights of that year's festival.
Our relationship has resulted in three beers; Wind Suit brewed in Manchester, and A Day I've Never Been To and Ghost Notes in Ambler.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Solaire, 4.5% Saison (vg)
A Life in the Sky, 6% Blended Saison with blackberries and blueberries (vg)
Until the End, 8% DIPA (vg)
All By Myselves, 11% Imperial Stout conditioned on coconut and vanilla (vg)
Chaos King, 8% IPA (vg)
* (vg) = vegan