Photos: Inside Tired Hands Brewery

The new Ardmore Avenue brewcafe is hoping to open in late May.

"Some days, mostly weekends, it's almost impossible to get work done here," said Tired Hands owner Jean Broillet on Wednesday, when Patch stopped by for a tour of the brewcafe soon to open at 16 Ardmore Ave.

That's because a near-constant stream of beer-enthusiasts and neighbors are stopping by the brewcafe to check on progress, tour the building, or sample some brew, Broillet said.

"I try to be as open as possible—and this process is taking a while, so now that we finally have something to show them, I want to show them," Broillet explained.

On weekdays though, the Tired Hands team is busy. Wednesday morning, the team was hammering floorboards, putting together doors, and installing the lighting to prepare for a hopeful late May opening.

The upcoming opening of the brewcafe has been highly anticipated; last July, .

Things have taken longer than anticipated to come together, but now, the bars are installed, the taps are in, tables—constructed from wooden beams that were removed from the building in the renovation process—are getting put together, and bar stools are arriving soon.

On the township side of things, the brewcafe hasn't hit any roadblocks; the only permit that's left to obtain is an occupancy permit, which should be happening soon, Broillet said.

Broillet is hoping for a late May opening.

In the meantime, check out the photo gallery above for a look inside Tired Hands.

Also, see our past coverage of the brewcafe:

Terri Moss May 02, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I love the upcycled tables. Will have to stop by to taste once they're open.
Amanda Mahnke May 02, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Terri, it really is a cool place, and the beer is also great. I sampled Hop Hands today, which is one of their staples. As the name suggests, it's really hoppy—I don't normally like hoppy beers, but it was really refreshing and not bitter at all. I'm really looking forward to the opening, alongside everybody else.
Brian A. May 03, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Hey, thanks for the great pictures and the update about Tired Hands! I'm super excited to have a real brewpub opening just down the street, it will really add a lot to Ardmore!
Amanda Mahnke May 04, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Thanks Brian! I think it's going to be a great thing for Ardmore too. Jean invited me to come back sometime when he's brewing to do a video of the process, so check for that sometime in the next month or two. (Hopefully, by then we'll have news that they're ready to officially open, too.)
Patch Reader May 07, 2012 at 03:48 PM
That Guillemot described on your website sounds delish. I'm lately a fan of sour ales, as in Flemish Sour Ales (Duchesse, Rodenbach, etc), I'm hoping they'll have something like these.


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