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]

Eagles Specials for the Season Opener


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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Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival Is This Saturday


Iron Hill Brewery will be hosting the Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers Festival this Saturday, May 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Iron Hill’s Media location. 25 breweries from all over the Brandywine Valley will be showcasing their brews at the event, which will also feature live music. Tickets to the event cost $45 if you are drinking and $5 if you get stuck as the designated driver. Make sure you get your tickets fast because there are only a handful left. Food prepared by the Iron Hill Brewery will be pay as you go. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Media Youth Center.

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Iron Hill Brewery Kicks Off National Burger Month


Today is May 1st and that means National Hamburger Month has officially begun. All of the Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations mark the occasion by offering a different burger each day of the month.

The menu includes such specials like The Chip Kelly Burger, The Big Haas Burger, The Yogi Bear Picnic Burger, The PittsBurger and the Pizza Burger. You can enjoy a new burger each day for the whole month.

Iron Hill is also offering a special burger month bonus: eat any 5 of the 31 burgers of the month and get $15 off your next purchase.

Iron Hill locations are also rolling out new seasonal beers starting today, May 1st.

Burgers by day of the month

Iron Hill Re-evaluating Ardmore


Check out the week’s most interesting posts on Philadelphia magazine’s real estate blog, Property. Iron Hill is “re-evaluating its involvement in Ardmore and editor Liz Spikol imagines a world where Questlove and Stephen Starr bring Hybird to South Street.

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Restaurants Offering Super Bowl Food To-Go


Heading to a friends house for the Super Bowl? Don’t be THAT guy who shows up empty-handed. Here are a handful of restaurants offering special takeout options for the Super Bowl. Bring an order of Ela’s wings (pictured) and a local growler and quickly go from zero to hero.

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Iron Hill Number 11 Will Be on the Main Line

Rendering of Voorhees Iron Hill

Michael Klein confirms that Ardmore will be getting an Iron Hill Brewery to call its own. It will be location number eleven for the brew pub chain which has been reliably opening a location a year.

The location will be in a former carpet store in the Ardmore Plaza at 44 Greenfield Avenue, next to the recently opened Beer Shoppe.

The Ardmore Iron Hill is looking to open in 2014. The Voorhees location is set to open in early 2013.

Iron Hill coming to Main Line [The Insider]

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