Restaurant notes; Beer, beer, beer, beer

McKenzie Brew House, with locations in Glen Mills and Malvern, is inching ever closer to the Main Line with its third location. This fall, if all goes to owner Bill Mangan's plan, McKenzie will take over the former Charlie Brown's at 324 W. Swedesford Road in Berwyn, just off Route 202. He said this operation would be similar to the other two -- and while the new location is just a hop(s), skip, and a jump up the road from Malvern, it will allow him to draw from King of Prussia. McKenzie did very well last summer in Craig LaBan's Brew-vitational taste-test.

Appalachian Brewing Company's name appears on an application for a spot (most likely a brewpub) on Route 113 just off Ridge Pike in Collegeville. ABC has locations in Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and Gettysburg. No word on timeline, etc., but I will update.

April is the target of Philadelphia Grain Exchange (which was previously known as The Grainery), taking over the Jose Pesce space at 1113 Walnut St., from the owners of Fork & Barrel in East Falls. Brewmaster Terry Hawbaker, previously at  Williamsport's Bullfrog, will be creating small batches.

This summer should see the brewpub Forest & Main, under construction in a Victorian house in downtown Ambler. Facebook page is here.