The 2015 Great American Beer Festival winners have been announced and eight Pennsylvania beers brought home awards while New Jersey and Delaware added another three to the medal count. Saucony Creek’s Peach and Ginger Saison won the only Gold medal in the three-state area and Mount Holly, NJ upstart, Spellbound Brewing won Silver in the Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer category. Iron Hill won two Silver medals. The Chestnut Hill location won in the Belgian-Strong category while Media can brag about their medal in the Russian Imperial Stout category.
If you don’t, here is a little recap: Ricky Wolf, CEO of Stable 12, told us that he was planning a tour through all the bars, breweries and distilleries in the Pheonixville area, once the madness of the grand opening of their Taproom died down a bit.
Now, consider it died down, because now we have all the details, and, as always, we’re here to fill you in.
We know that everyone is still in the throes of Wine Week in Philly. But eventually, this concentrated love affair with grape juice is going to end, and a whole lot of people are going to find themselves wanting a more grain-based solution to enduring a Wednesday night.
And that’s fine because Iron Hill will be there to help with their “7 Deadly Sins” beer dinner.
How much bacon is too much bacon? Or is there never any such thing as too much bacon?
These are questions you could answer this weekend because we’re not the only ones celebrating Meat Week around here. Iron Hill Brewery is offering an absolutely ridiculous number of bacon-inspired menus from March 19 to March 22.
On Sunday, March 22, Di Bruno Bros. is kicking off their new series, The Monger Games. At each themed event, a member of the Di Bruno Bros. team will be paired up with a local food or drink expert. Each team will make a pairing based on the theme and attendees will try each and vote for their favorite.
The upcoming March 22 event will be themed Beer Fondue and will feature local brewers from Yards, Victory and Iron Hill. The series will take place at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin location at 834 Chestnut Street and will start at 6:30 pm. Tickets are available for only $10 per person and can be purchased here.
In April, the theme will be Food Science and it’ll feature folks from Geekadelphia. And in May, it’ll be Classic Philly Flavors, featuring local food bloggers. We’ll keep you updated as these dates get closer, but seriously? Ten bucks for that much cheese? That’s what we call a deal.
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Iron Hill Brewery which opened its 11th location late last year in Ardmore has announced its next location. Iron Hill founders Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies have picked the Huntingdon Valley for their location number 12. Expected to open in early 2016, the brewpub will be located in the Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center at Huntingdon Pike and Rockledge Avenue.
And if you’re anything like me, know that Huntingdon Valley, isn’t some far off land but is just outside of the city line, near Fox Chase and east of Jenkintown.
Iron Hill began in Newark, Delaware back in 1996 and has expanded regularly over the last 19 years. The brewpub chain has regularly brought home awards from the Great American Beer Festival, this past year saw them bring home three.
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On 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 Porter, Vienna 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.
If 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.
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.