Newark, DE — This week, beer lovers across the country converged on Denver for the annual Great American Beer Festival (GABF), and local favorites Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant earned 2 more medals, bringing their company-wide total to 44 medals over 19 consecutive years.
Iron Hill earned two medals in 2015:
Silver for The Cannibal, from Iron Hill Chestnut Hill
The Cannibal has previously earned one medal each at the GABF and World Beer Cup (WBC)
Silver for Russian Imperial Stout, their most awarded beer, from Iron Hill Media
Russian Imperial Stout has previously earned six medals from the GABF and four medals from the WBC
In a field of hundreds competing for medals, Iron Hill earned more than one, a notable achievement that they have managed often over their 19-year winning streak
The GABF includes medals in 92 categories, with gold, silver and bronze medals awarded
Judges compare beers without knowing their names or provenances
After five three-hour judging sessions in three days, the awards are announced
This year, 6,647 entries from 1,552 breweries competed for the coveted medals
Iron Hill’s Director of Brewing Operations, Mark Edelson, released the following statement:
“Our established history of earning national awards for our beers, along with our many repeat wins such as The Cannibal and Russian Imperial Stout, is a testament to the exceptional quality and consistency of our beers. Day in and day out, our brewers produce top-notch product, and we’re proud to recognize our winners and congratulate them.”
About Iron Hill
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 11 locations across the mid-Atlantic. 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. In 2014, Zagat honored Iron Hill by naming them the most popular restaurant in Philadelphia.
Locations include…Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000); Wilmington, DE (620 Justison 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); Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300); Voorhees, NJ (13107 Town Center Boulevard, 856-545-9009); Chestnut Hill, PA (8400 Germantown Avenue, 215-948-5600); and Ardmore, PA (60 Greenfield Avenue, 610-228-2280).