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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
Active Beers: 295
Beer Ratings: 2,837
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 12 / Bottles: 20
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1460 Bethlehem Pike
phone: (267) 708-2000
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
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vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Iron Hill has their newest location in a shopping mall strip. I must say, I am not crazy about the atmosphere, trendy, new, yuppy joint but w/ a good selection of beer I could care less. I was here with a group of 12-15 people on the 4th of July celebrating two birthdays (Twins). We arrived around 5:30pm in the afternoon and the place was fairly empty. The server was excellent always checking to see if everything was OK. Time 7:00pm rolled around we were the only people left. I asked if I could get a growler of the IPA later and the waiter stated sure just remind me before 8pm. I had the special on the menu which was a prime rib with a free 10oz Pig porter. This prime rib was huge and a very good deal at $15.99. I must say it appears that they do have a good selection of about 7 beers and two specials. I only had the Porter which was OK. I asked for my growler at 7:50pm and the waiter said Im sorry we have ran out of growlers yesterday why didnt you tell me earlier numbskull! Overall a decent place...may visit again.
07-11-2004 17:58:59 |
More by WilliamPhilaPa
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
Wow. this was a nice place, being my 1st time in an Iron Hill and all. Nice, "modern/abstract" with metal and wood work all over. Bar was nice, clean, and everyone on staff seemed nice. The waiter was a pretty cool guy, and seemed like he knew more then just the company line. Nachos were better then most that I have had recently, and the mixed well with all of their sampler. I think, esp witht the variety of their sampler, this might be a good place to introduce new stlyes to your standard macro drinker. Nice place, bring your family and friends
05-13-2004 03:07:12 |
More by PSUDREW
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4
Finally got to visit this place last week. Two months late opening at the English Village Shopping Center, but well worth the wait. A bit of a different setting than the "in town" locations, but once inside you feel at home. First of all, this place is as the other locations in Media and West Chester. Clean and crowded. I had an Irish Stout while I was waiting to be seated. Then had a Pigiron Porter, and Lodestone Lager. All were superb. The food was good, as in the other locations. The service was great. We got there at 4:30 to beat the rush, and the place was standing room only in the bar area when we left. A welcome addition to the North Wales-Lansdale area, and sure to be a hit. Now I don't have to drive a half hour to get to this place.
04-01-2004 02:23:14 |
More by thefireman
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The latest Iron Hill looks just like the other two I've visited. The ceiling is a little taller, and they have a pair of plasma tvs flanking the bar, but that's about it. One complaint, the bar has seats all around it which when crowded either makes it tough to get a beer or annoying having people reaching over your shoulder. It has that upscale brewpub feel to it and the brewing tanks are visible from most of the restaraunt.
They have 6 year round brews and normally have one or two special brews. I just missed out on the Imperial Oatmeal Stout:-( The light lager and raspberry wheat are the entry level beers. The lodestone lager, ironbound ale, and anvil ale hold down the middle ground, while the pig iron porter is a rich and tasty beer. If you're looking for a big beer their special brews usually do the trick.
The service was timely and friendly. They knew a decent amount about the beers and there's a card on every table that describes the flavors, aromas, and ingredients of each beer along with it's IBUs, ABV, and a few other things. The food is damn good, the portions are filling, and everything is nicely prepared. There are a few staples in their menu, lots of interesting concoctions, and a bunch of interesting wood oven pizzas.
We got a nice tour of the brewing area (10 X 100ft) The head brewer was there and damn was he into his beers. I can't remember his name but he said he'd been at a bunch of different breweries over the last 10 years and came to Iron Hill because of their dedication to beer. He mentioned things like sending their water out for testing, and buying microscopes to look at all the yeasties. The setup was their standard copper and stainless steel tanks, but the most interesting part was their cooler. Once the beer is brewed it is pumped into stainless steel tanks about half the size of those used during brewing and served directly from there. We got an overview of the filtering system they use (diatomacious earth filter) and learned that you can buy kegs of their beer. I visited the week after they opened and they hadn't got approval to sell growlers yet.
The Iron Hill restaraunts have solid beers, good food, with a nice clean upscale feel, and this location is no exception.
03-18-2004 02:03:23 |
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