(Wilmington, DE) – Beginning on Black Friday, November 25, all eight Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant locations will offer Holiday Bottled Reserves Gift Packs, a perfect way to share craft beer with friends and loved ones. The gift packs will showcase Iron Hill’s Bottled Reserves series of award-winning and seasonal beers, brewed in small batches and available only in large-format, cork finished 750 mL bottles.
“Our Bottled Reserves make a terrific gift. Whether purchasing three Belgian-style beers to sample side by side or our FE 15 Anniversary beer with custom, etched glassware, they’re thoughtful gifts,” says Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson.
Gold Medal ($65), with four of Iron Hill’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) gold medal winners including Cannibal, a Belgian golden ale brewed in tribute to one of the world’s greatest cyclists, Eddy “The Cannibal” Merckx, Russian Imperial Stout, a full-bodied stout that starts with a complex, malty sweet and high-roasted character that is wonderfully balanced with the use of citrusy American hops, Saison, a Belgian farmhouse-style ale with earthy, fruity, spicy notes and a refreshing finish and Wee Heavy, a full-bodied Scotch-style ale with a distinct malty-sweet and fruity aroma and flavor;
Belgian Abbey ($50), with three Belgian-style ales including Abbey Dubbel, a mahogany ale that has the sweetness of dark Belgian candi sugar paired with a distinct aroma of plum and pears, Abbey Tripel, a traditional Beligan-style golden ale; and Abbey Quadrupel, rich, dark, malty and very complex;
FE 15 ($40), featuring a bottle of 15th Anniversary Beer and two etched crystal glasses. FE 15 was brewed by owners Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and Kevin Davis at their original Newark location in September 2011. It is an Imperial American Tripel, named FE 15 for the chemical symbol for iron, Fe, plus their anniversary number, 15. The trio chose this beer because they wanted to use only American hops while incorporating pilsner malt to create a very hoppy, strong beer with ABV 15%. Fe15 features a custom-designed label from local artist Jeff Schaller of PinkCow Studio. Schaller frequently collaborates with Iron Hill; in addition to his fun, whimsical beer labels, he also created the signature wall murals at all Iron Hill locations.
Winter Wheat Wine Ale (pictured above) ($30), featuring a bottle of winter wheat wine and two etched Iron Hill wine glasses. Winter Wheat Wine Ale is a hybridization of barleywine and American wheat ale with strong, rich, malty flavors balanced by subtle sweetness.
Another great gift idea for an Iron Hill beer lover is a Mug Club membership. For $35, recipients will receive a Mug Club card loaded with 200 points and Iron Hill’s 24-ounce handmade beer mug, in an attractive gift box. Once the card is activated online, Mug Club perks include: Beer mug filled for the same price as a 16 ounce pint (including any Iron Hill pint promotions); invitations to exclusive Mug Club events throughout the year; and direct e-mail contact with head brewers regarding upcoming releases and events. Members receive a point for each dollar spent at Iron Hill, earning a $25 credit for every 300 points accrued. To purchase a membership, visit any Iron Hill restaurant. Mug Club cards are valid at all Iron Hill locations.
Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the region’s fastest-growing restaurant group, blossoming from one restaurant and brewery to eight locations across the mid-Atlantic. Each 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. Their acclaimed beers have accumulated a wealth of awards from the nation’s top beer festivals, and their restaurants have earned more than 100 “Best of” nods from local and national publications.
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). The ninth location, in Chestnut Hill, PA, is projected to open in 2011.
For more information about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant or to find out more about beer gifts for the holidays, please visit www.ironhillbrewery.com.