Thursday, December 27, 2007

Belgium is Coming Back to West Chester, PA at Iron Hill on 1/26/08

I can't seem to recall one person having anything less than a good ol' fashioned good time last year at Iron Hill's Belgian-inspired event that pulls together brewers from across the region...each bringing something special to wow the crowd. And, the serving sizes (and prices) are just right for sampling most or all of them. I'll get back to you with a report after it happens...or you should just make a note to get your own self there. You shouldn't be disappointed. Here's some excerpts from the Iron Hill press release. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "...On Saturday, January 26, at 4 pm, head brewer Chris LaPierre will bring together the East Coast’s finest craft brewers at Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, located at 3 West Gay Street, for his annual event that celebrates Belgium beers. Guests will meet the brewers, discover new Belgium styles and can enjoy a three-course menu paired with a variety of Belgian beers selected by LaPierre..." "...LaPierre will be pouring his Heywood, Quadfather, and the award-winning Cannibal..." "...Each brewer from Iron Hill’s six other area locations will bring a Belgian style beer including: Barrel Aged Imperial Wit; Flemish Red; Cannibal Nocturnum; Fe10 and more. Beer drinkers will also enjoy Belgians from visiting breweries including: Dubbel by Stoudt’s Brewing Company; Stumbling Monk by Stewart’s Brewing Company; Saison by Sly Fox Brewery; Wild Ale and Belgian Brown Ale by Boston based Harpoon Brewery; Abbey Blonde Ale by General Lafayette Inn & Brewery; Bourbon Abbey Dubbel by Flying Fish Brewing Company; Mad Elf by Tröegs Brewing Company; Otay by Nodding Head Brewery and Restaurant; Abbey 6 from Victory Brewing Company; Imperial Wit by Dock Street Brewery and more. In the main dining room, a three-course menu Belgian beer dinner paired with a selection of the featured Belgian beers, will be available for $40 per person, not including tax and gratuity..."


applejax said...

Dean was kind enough to pull the cork out of a barrel of Heywood last time Jerm and I were at Iron Hill. It smelled like heaven. Can't wait for the 26th!

applejax said...

Ha, what a difference a year makes. I read my comments from last year about Iron Hill's Flemish Red. It's now one of my favorite beers along with Rodenbach's Grand Cru.

Bryan Kolesar said...

Ah yes, the pleasures of an ever-changing palate!