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Draft List Announced for 2017 Belgium Comes to West Chester

Draft List Announced for 2017 Belgium Comes to West Chester

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant‘s annual Belgium Comes to West Chester festival  is back, slated to unfold next Sat., Jan. 28 from 1–6 p.m. Led by West Chester’s head brewer Tim Stumpf (formerly of IHB Phoenixville), the West Chester location will host their annual Belgian beer tap takeover featuring 35 rare and prized Belgian and Belgian-style beers, plus the opportunity to chat with brewers of the pours. You’ll also be able to try top beers from all IHB locations all under one roof.

For 2017, Iron Hill welcomes 25 breweries from around the region for the event. Guests can choose up to eight beers in four different sampler sizes, and guest breweries will include:

Saint BenjaminTröegsDock StreetDogfish HeadAllagash2SP3rd Wave BrewingBig Oyster BrewerySly FoxStewart’s BrewingBrewery TechnePort Jeff BrewingDenizens BrewingVault BrewingRock BottomStickman BrewsWeyerbacherYardsManayunk Brewing and Victory.


Curious what’ll be pouring? Full list below.


Arya from Big Oyster Brewery, a strong saison fermented with Brett and aged in Merlot barrels
H3 Tripel from Port Jeff Brewing Company, with big maltiness, complex fruit and spice, and a warming alcohol finish
Valor from Sly Fox Brewing Company, secondary fermented with special yeast and dry hopped with Styrian Goldings for a dry flavor profile and complex, earthy, spicy character
Belgian Dubbel from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, a classic Abbey style with deep amber color, full body, and flavors of caramel, dried fruit and citrus
Stumblin’ Monk from Stewart’s Brewing Company, an award-winning Abbey Tripel with fruity sweetness and powerful alcohol content
Bone View from Brewery Techne, a strong saison brewed with Dupont yeast and juniper, highlighted by complex spice and tropical fruit
Mad Elf from Tröegs Independent Brewing, a cheerful ruby beer with notes of ripe cherries, raw honey and cocoa, plus cinnamon, clove and allspice
Oud Boy from Denizens Brewing Company, a cultured sour brown ale aged in wood barrels for 14 months with young sour ale for layers of stone fruit character, toasty malt notes, and a strong sourness
Belgian Blonde from Vault Brewing Company, bright and crisp, with notes of grape, lemongrass, apricot and tropical fruit
Berry Monks from Weyerbacher Brewing Company, a classic Belgian-style Tripel brewed with cranberries, orange peel and ginger for apple, pear and citrus notes
Trubbel de Yards from Yards Brewing Company, the strength and spiciness of a Tripel with the rich malt character of a Dubbel
Cuvee de Yunk from Manayunk Brewing Company, a sour ale with real apricots added during fermentation, aged in French oak for hints of vanilla tannins
Barrel-Aged Bubbly Wit from Dock Street Brewing Company, a refreshing golden double witbier with hints of honey, pears and citrus, aged in Chardonnay barrels
Siracusa Nera from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a roast-y imperial stout crossed with a jammy Syrah wine, aged on American oak
Beer from a Farm from Stickman Brews, their flagship farmhouse ale, piney, bready, spicy, fruity and yeasty
Super Saison from 2SP Brewing Company, a strong farmhouse ale brewed with Brett, then dry-hopped with Amarillo hops
Jessop’s Brambleberry from 3rd Wave Brewing Company, marked by forward caramel sweetness, low hop bitterness, and a slight spice from Belgian yeast and natural blackberry
James Bean from Allagash Brewing Company, a bourbon barrel-aged Belgian-style strong ale infused with cold-pressed coffee post-fermentation
C’est La Vie from Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, a French-style farmhouse-inspired ale aged for four months in a French oak red wine barrel
Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company, lemon, sour and mild Brett aromas followed by a tart acidity and malty grain flavor
Fe20 from Iron Hill Newark, a bright farmhouse ale brewed for Iron Hill’s 20th anniversary in 2016 with rustic yeast and specialty hops
Sucker Punch from Iron Hill Media, a traditional Belgian-style golden strong ale aged in very old Lambic barrels on plum puree
Barrel-Aged Cherry Dubbel from Iron Hill North Wales, a mahogany-colored ale brewed in the style of a Belgian monastery and aged on sweet and tart cherries
Blame the Dog from Iron Hill North Wales, a Belgian-style strong ale brewed with orange blossom honey and chamomile
Akuma from Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley, a Belgian-style golden strong ale hopped with Sorachi Ace for aromas of lemon zest and toasted coconut
Honey Saison from Iron Hill Phoenixville, a saison brewed with 60 pounds of orange blossom honey with a dry, refreshing finish
Millenium Falcon from Iron Hill Wilmington, the brewery’s 1,000th batch, a Belgian-style stout with complex dark fruit aroma and roasted malt flavor
Double Witbier from Iron Hill Chestnut Hill, a strong Belgian-style wheat beer spiced with Indian coriander and orange peel: strong, warming, dry and refreshing
Kabouter from Iron Hill West Chester, a hoppy Belgian-style Tripel brewed with Nelson Sauvin and Cascase hops, with flavors of grape and citrus
Funkadelphia from Iron Hill Media, a Belgian-American sour ale with wild yeast and bacteria, aged in wine barrels for 6 months
Tawny Port Barrel-Aged Brett Old Ale from Iron Hill Media, an award-winning traditional English-style brown ale with distinct malty sweetness and fruity aromas
Cannibal from Iron Hill Maple Shade, a golden Belgian-style ale with complex flavors and a dry finish accented by a nose of tropical fruit and dry spice
Golden Child from Iron Hill Ardmore, a golden ale fermented exclusively with a single strain of Brett for bright notes of lemon rind and grapefruit, plus quenching acidity
Oak-Aged Biere de Mars from Iron Hill Voorhees, a copper-colored farmhouse-style ale brewed with wheat, aromatic malts and a touch of orange peel
Funkaster from Iron Hill Lancaster, a sour project beer aged in red and white wine barrels for more than two years for smooth caramel notes, hay and funky tartness
Quadrupel from Iron Hill Chestnut Hill, rick, dark, malty and very complex, with Belgian Abbey yeast, dark Candi sugar and specialty malts layered into the aroma and finish

IHB WC is located at 3 W. Gay St. in downtown West Chester, Pa. Grab more info online about this Iron Hill location. Also, be sure to take advantage of IHB’s Steak & Stout Menu special running through Feb. 5.

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