Just about everything that the Iron Hill brewery chain does is about its many brewpub’s individual communities so why not new beers that reflect the uniqueness of each one?
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 20 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina, as well as a separate production brewery that cranks out the chain’s core beers.
Now Iron Hill Brewery has announced they will be releasing 20 brand new signature beers as part of its “Hometown Taps” program, each beer brewed locally to reflect the specific character of that community. And a portion of its proceeds will be donated to a local food bank.
Breweries in Pennsylvania is reporting that every Iron Hill Brewery location will craft their own unique “Hometown Tap” brew, adding a seventh Signature beer to the company’s year-round draft lineup which includes their flagship Philly Phavorite IPA (6.7% ABV), and award-winning Pig Iron Porter (5.4% ABV) Vienna Red Lager (4.4% ABV) and others.
“Community is at the heart of everything we do at Iron Hill” says Iron Hill CEO Chris Westcott. “We are always crafting new ways to keep our brewery & restaurant locally focused, while still honoring our larger craft beer community. Dedicating these Hometown Taps is a distinctive way to highlight how much we value the individual communities we are privileged to be a part of.”
Every Hometown Tap beer recipe was developed by Iron Hill’s award-winning brew team and named to highlight unique local flavor. Some of the beer names pay homage to local history or natural beauty, others embrace a region’s unique culture.
Iron Hill’s first location Iron Hill in Newark, Delaware will release White Clay IPA, which honors the region’s White Clay State Park. Iron Hill’s Hershey, PA location will release Lap Bar IPA a to the Hershey Park rollercoasters that can be seen from the patio of the restaurant.
Iron Hill Media, will release Delco B!tch IPA, a playful phrase that celebrate Delaware County’s intense hometown pride. Iron Hill in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania will release Cobblestone Pils, a nod to the cobblestone landscaping of the avenue the brewery is on.
“Our team members, who not only work, but also live in these communities, are so excited about the Hometown Tap program”, says Mark Edelson, VP of Beer and Iron Hill Co-founder, “and so are we!”
(All image credits: Iron Hill Brewery)