Iron Hill Brewery Golden Child Release June 12, 2014
CHESTNUT HILL, PA – On Thursday, June 12, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., fans of funky Brettanomyces-laced beers are in for a treat at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (8400 Germantown Avenue, 215-948-5600): Head Brewer Paul Rutherford’s 2014 World Beer Cup (WBC) gold medalist, Golden Child, will be available on draft while supplies last. This rare and special golden ale is fermented exclusively with a single strain of Brett, for bright notes of lemon rind and grapefruit balanced by quenching acidity, and is also being poured as a barrel-aged version – but only at Iron Hill Chestnut Hill and only until the limited supply is gone.
“All of our beers are a labor of love, and it’s always tremendously rewarding to be recognized for their quality,” says Rutherford, one of Iron Hill’s most award-winning brewers. “This summer, I’m thrilled to share this thirst-quenching warm weather treat with our friends at the bar – and to raise a glass to another medal for Iron Hill.”
Golden Child earned a gold medal at the WBC in the “American-Style Brett Beer” category; since then, Rutherford has also created Barrel-Aged Golden Child, which spends eight months in a wine barrel for added fruit funk. Both will be available on draft exclusively at Iron Hill Chestnut Hill until they’re gone – making this a rare opportunity for beer lovers to sample these much-lauded beers right where they’re brewed. Hands-on brewer Rutherford is frequently on hand, so guests hoping to chat him up about the brewing process may even have the opportunity to do so. Golden Child is $5.75 for a 12-oz. pour; Barrel-Aged Golden Child is $6.25 for a 12-oz. pour. Both beers pair beautifully with Iron Hill’s approachable-yet-elevated American food.
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to nearly a dozen locations across the mid-Atlantic, with several more planned for the next three to five years. Each restaurant is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.
Iron Hill Chestnut Hill opens at 11 a.m. daily, seven days a week. Full hours, including food service and bar service hours, are available on their website. Brunch is available every Sunday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. From 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Sundays, the restaurant offers a prix fixe Prime Rib Dinner, featuring a choice of garden salad or a cup of soup, followed by roast prime rib of beef or pan-seared North Atlantic salmon, paired with a pint of house beer or a glass of house wine, for just $21.95 per person. Every day until 11 p.m., guests can choose any two Iron Hill pizzas and a growler of house beer for just $25, available for take-out only. Happy Hour is offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., and includes special pricing on house and seasonal beers, as well as house wines, specialty cocktails and shared plates.
For more information about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit www.ironhillbrewery.com or follow them on Twitter (@IronHillBrewery). For more from Iron Hill Chestnut Hill, please like them on Facebook and follow both the bar and restaurant (@IronHillCH) and Head Brewer Paul Rutherford (@ihpaul) on Twitter.