In its 20 years, Iron Hill Brewery has built itself an empire, an empire that’s virtually cornered the Philly suburb brewpub market. Twelve locations exist between Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, and come spring 2018, a 13th will be added to the line-up, but it won’t be in a suburb.
Number 13 will be 8,450 square feet of brewpub inside the upcoming East Market project, smack-dab in Center City (1150 Market Street), serving as the company’s first-ever urban location.
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Ruby Stigz and Bob Barrar of 2SP Brewing | Photo via 2SP Brewing
2SP Brewing may have been the upstart winning two medals at this weekend’s Great American Beer Festival but brewer Bob Barrar is hardly a stranger to medal winning success. Barrar won 20 GABF medals over 15 years for Iron Hill Brewery. This year, Barrar’s “The Russian” took home a gold medal in the Imperial Stout category and his Antonym, won a bronze for Belgian- and French-Style Ale.
Not a bad start for 2SP, which opened just over a year ago in Aston, Delaware County. Find 2SP beers at better beer bars across the region or at the tasting room at the brewery. The tasting room is now open seven days a week.
Iron Hill Brewery may have lost Barrar to his own brewery but the federation of brewpubs continued its winning ways. The Phoenixville location locked up a bronze medal for its Bridge Street Bok. It was the 20th year in a row that Iron Hill won at least one medal.
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The beer garden at Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley
On Tuesday, August 2nd, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will open its 12th location in the region. The Huntingdon Valley location will be the first to house a beer garden. The outdoor bar and patio will have seating for 40 at communal tables. There will also be Adirondack chairs around the patio. The beer garden won’t be open when the doors officially open Tuesday at 5 p.m., but should open in the first half of August.
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Iron Hill Brewery‘s already lightning-fast expansion is about to hit another gear. The company announced on Friday that it struck a deal with investment firm A&M Capital Opportunities. Armed with fresh capital, Iron Hill is eyeing a massive expansion plan with locations across the Eastern seaboard.
Iron Hill currently has 11 locations with a 12th coming soon to Huntingdon Valley, Pa. President and CEO Kevin Finn said the company had its sights set on 20 locations by 2020 but now says “the goal is to accelerate that and do it more efficiently.” Read more »
Iron Hill Brewery has some pretty awesome events planned for the next few days.
Tomorrow, January 28th, the Iron Hill in Maple Shade, NJ will be donating 20% of their food sales to the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. The refuge, located in Medford, NJ, is 171 wooded acres of preserved land surrounding Cedar Run Lake. It includes a nature center, a rehabilitation center, and houses more than sixty native animals.
A printed flyer is needed in order to have your meal counted towards the 20% donation, which can be found on Cedar Run’s website. The fundraiser begins at noon.
But wait, there’s more…
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.
The full list of local winners >>
Bridge Street in Phoenixville.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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