Iron Hill Updates House Beers

pintglasses_artOn Monday, February 2nd, Iron Hill Brewery will debut a new line of house beers at all 11 of their locations.

White Iron Wit, an unfiltered Belgian-style wheat beer; Ore House IPA, an American IPA with citrus and pine aroma and flavor; and Witberry, another wheat beer, this one brewed with a touch of raspberry, orange and spice flavors.

The three new beers will join Iron Hill Light Lager, Pig Iron PorterVienna Red Lager and the rotating Belgian as Iron Hill’s house beers. Gone from Iron Hill’s lineup is the Raspberry Wheat and Ironbound Ale.

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Belgian Beer Festival at Iron Hill

photo_ironhillIf you’re going to lock yourself inside tomorrow to hide from the snow, you might as well lock yourself inside of a brewery. Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in West Chester is holding their annual Belgium Comes to West Chester festival on Saturday, January 24.

The pay-as-you-go event will feature Belgian-style beers starting at 1 pm. Many of the brewers of the over 25 featured beers will be there. Eight-beer samplers will be available to guests as well as a la carte beer, Belgian-inspired snacks and t-shirts.

Participating Breweries include Turkey Hill, Weyerbacher, Allagash, Flying Fish and Troegs.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – West Chester [Official]

Main Line Happenings: Ardmore Becoming Beer Destination

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Ardmore has become a beer geeks destination with the rise of Tired Hands Brewing. The tiny brewery  was just named to First We Feast’s 12 Bucket-List Breweries That Every Beer Lover Should Visit. The Main Line town has some other things happening as well. The eleventh Iron Hill Brewery location, grandly opened on Sunday at 44 Greenfield Avenue, just a block from Tired Hands. And speaking of Tired Hands, the brewery continues to make progress on its second Ardmore location. The larger location’s brewhouse was just delivered yesterday and the brewery will open in the first half of 2015.

The Saint James is closing. The much ballyhooed restaurant from Rob Wasserman (Rouge, 500º) and Michael Schulson (Sampan, Izakaya) opened in 2012 but was slammed by critics. Schulson left the partnership earlier this year and Wasserman will close the restaurant on December 30th. Michael Klein reports that the space will undergo six weeks of renovations before producing what Wasserman says will be a “‘very family-friendly'” restaurant.

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Brewing Equipment Arrives at Iron Hill Ardmore

iron-hill-ardmore-equipment-400The Iron Hill Brewing Co.’s Ardmore location has been in the plans since at least December of 2012. And though it looked like it might not happen at all for a time, the brewing equipment has arrived on site today.

The brewpub will be located at 44 Greenfield Avenue and will be the eleventh location for the chain, which stretches from Newark, Delaware to Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The brewpub is aiming to open before the end of the year and has named Paul Rutherford, formerly of Iron Hill Chestnut Hill as its head brewer. That move set off a chain reaction in the Iron Hill family. Chris LaPierre, who opened the Maple Shade location has moved to Chestnut Hill and Andrew Rubenstein will be brewing at Maple Shade, with Iron Hill Voorhees head brewer Kevin Walter overseeing both locations. Got it? Good.

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Local Brewers Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

gabf-2014Seventeen medals, including seven gold were brought home by local brewers this weekend from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Earth Bread + Brewery, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Victory each were among the gold medal winners. Also a winner in its first year of existence, Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery.

Iron Hill also had a strong showing with three medals including two from its Media, PA location.

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Drink Award Winning Beer This Weekend

Nodding Head is pouring George's Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Nodding Head is pouring George’s Fault | J. Fidance for Visit Philly

Joe Sixpack makes a good point in his Daily News column today. Though the Great American Beer Festival is in October, the beers that are judged are due into Denver this weekend. That means local breweries that are submitting beers for judging are putting those beers on tap in Philadelphia this weekend. And Joe Sixpack being Joe Sixpack, he has where you should be heading.

Raise a glass to summer’s final days with local brewers’ championship beers and these beer events [Philadelphia Daily News]

New Happy Hour at Iron Hill

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All ten locations of Iron Hill Brewery have updated their happy hour offerings. Happy hour, which runs Monday through Friday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. will feature $2 off seasonal beers, as well as $4 wine specials, $4 mixed drinks and $6 specialty cocktails. In addition, small plates and appetizers will be available for just $4 to $6.

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Eagles Specials for the Season Opener

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Tonight marks the beginning of the Chip Kelly era in Eagles football. And in this football crazed town that means bars are getting into the spirit by offering special Chip Kelly themed specials and other deals for the evening.

All ten Iron Hill Brewery locations will be offering the Chip Kelly burger. First served during Iron Hill’s burger month,  the Chip Kelly burger features Oregon blue cheese, a nod to Kelly’s previous job as head coach of the Oregon Ducks, as well as red onion confit, crushed potato chips and mushroom spread.

Shank’s Original on Delaware Avenue is offering “The Chip” tonight. $5 gets you a cheesesteak and bag of chips for $5.

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