Remember when we announced that the brewhouse at Iron Hill’s newest location in Huntingdon Valley had arrived?
The opening is officially here, slated to debut on Tuesday, August 2 at 5 p.m. Located in the Huntingdon Valley Shopping Center (785 Huntingdon Pike, Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), the newest Iron Hill will be synonymous with its sister locations, serving hand-crafted beer and from-scratch food that’s produced using only fresh, high quality ingredients.
Scoop on the Beer
Brewer Doug Marchakitus will reign over the site’s brewing operations after spending the past three years at the North Wales location. IHBHV will open with six house beers on tap, plus site-specific releases. In addition, they will serve the brewery’s most-awarded beers including Bedotter, Crusher and Mahalo, Apollo! Following Iron Hill’s brewpub model, where each individual location has their own head brewer, Marchakitus has a few beer surprises in store including his first HV release—Hopicana, a brand-new IPA brewed with Chinook hops and infused with orange zest. The site’s list of beers on tap will be regularly updated here once it opens.
411 on the Restaurant’s Design
The Huntingdon Valley restaurant was designed by Street Sense, a design firm with offices in Bethesda, Maryland and Washington, D.C. It features comfortable dining areas, an open kitchen and an exposed microbrewery. The site’s open footprint showcases communal tables and reach-in refrigerators at the host stand, permitting guests ample opportunities to take home seasonal beers in both 16-oz cans and 750-mL reserve bottles.
There’s a New Beer Garden
The biggest news of all is that Huntingdon Valley will feature the restaurant group’s first-ever Beer Garden, an outdoor bar and patio area with 40 communal seats and tables, complemented by free-standing Adirondack chairs. It will open early August and remain open through a good portion of fall (weather permitting). The canopy-covered outdoor bar will include 16 draft taps and a selection of house wines. The restaurant’s full menu will be available in the garden.
Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley marks another massive step in the careful growth of the company, after announcing their partnership with A&M Capital Opportunities, a private-equity firm. Iron Hill’s reputation succeeds it, having collected five medals at the 2016 World Beer Cup. Previously, it has been awarded 44 medals from the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) and 30 medals from the World Beer Cup (WBC), among others.
Huntingdon Valley joins 11 sister locations in Pennsylvania (Media, West Chester, North Wales, Phoenixville, Lancaster, Chestnut Hill, Ardmore), Delaware (Newark and Wilmington) and New Jersey (Maple Shade and Voorhees).
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