13 years, 30 medals – Iron Hill brings home two medals from Great American Beer Festival
Wilmington, DE – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, with eight locations in the mid-Atlantic region, won a gold and silver medal for its beers at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival (GABF) held his past weekend in Denver, CO. Iron Hill has entered the GABF and medaled every year for the past 13, bringing their total medals to 30.
“Competing in the GABF is a huge honor, and we are thrilled to bring home two more medals this year,” says Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson. “We are very proud of the brewers who work tirelessly, day in and day out, to ensure that Iron Hill produces and sells some of the finest beers around, and it is a special treat to be able to honor them this way for their achievements year after year.”
Iron Hill beers earning medals at this year’s GABF are Schwarzbier, a gold-medal winner for “German-Style Schwarzbier,” created by Phoenixville Head Brewer Tim Stumpf and Raspberry Torte, a silver-medal winner for “American-Style Sour Ale,” from Media Head Brewer Bob Barrar, Iron Hill’s most award-winning brewer who has medaled every year since 2002, bringing his total to 10 GABF medals.
The GABF is an annual event celebrating the best in American brewing culture. This year’s 3,308 entries made it the largest beer competition in the world; 132 international judges from 10 countries weighed in on the best of the best beers being produced in the United States. For more information, including a complete list of winners, please visit www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has eight locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and five to seven more planned across the mid-Atlantic for the next five years. Founded by Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies, Iron Hill has developed from its first restaurant in Newark, DE in 1996 to a company that employs more than 750 area residents and is widely recognized for their excellence in brewing, consistently delicious food and strong track record of community involvement.
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s eight locations include: Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000); Wilmington, DE (710 South Madison Street, 302-472-2739); Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000); West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600); North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000); Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333); Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800); and Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300).
For more information about Iron Hill and their award-winning beers, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit their Web site at www.ironhillbrewery.com.
Part of Iron Hill’s beer culture is to send staff to the GABF, each year they create a special t-shirt which the group wears at the awards ceremony.
Above is a photo of the Iron Hill GABF 2009 crew, which includes owners, brewers and staff, totaling 57 people.