Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Iron Hill gets lucky in South Carolina with its 13th Grand Opening

Been away for a little while working on deadlines as well as spending a week in Nashville for the Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup. I'll cover the latter later this week.

First up, I knew it was coming and all of a sudden it was here. Iron Hill now has a shop down south; pretty far down south as a matter of fact. South Carolina. I continue to impressed and proud of the company culture, the measured growth plan, and of course the final product of people, atmosphere, food, and beer.

In case you were not aware, the other twelve locations are in Delaware (Newark [1996] and Wilmington [2003]), New Jersey (Maple Shade [2009] and Voorhees [2013]), and Pennsylvania (Media [2000], West Chester [1999], North Wales [2004], Phoenixville [2006], Lancaster [2007], Chestnut Hill/Philly [2012], Ardmore [2014], and Huntingdon Valley [2016]).

The next three locations on the docket are Center City Philadelphia, Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Hershey, Pa. These additions will take them close to 2,000 employees strong. Not too shabby, eh?

Here's the official press release.

Lucky Number 13: Iron Hill Opens In Greenville

Award-Winning Brewery and Restaurant Brings Craft Kitchen, Scratch Beer to Palmetto State

Wilmington, DE (May 1, 2018) – Delaware-based Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant further expands their brewery and restaurant portfolio with the opening of their 13th location in Greenville, SC. Located at 741 Haywood Road, the launch is a major part of the company’s aggressive ‘20 by ‘20’ initiative. It marks the first location in a new market for the group, and promises to bring the delicious, made from scratch menu items and creatively crafted beer for which the popular restaurant group is widely known, to the south.

Operating Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m., Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., the newest Iron Hill location at the bustling Haywood Mall area is bringing an additional 100 full and part time jobs to the Greenville region. Designed by Boulder-based Bray Architecture, the brewery and restaurant spans 7,500 sq. ft. and has a seating capacity of 250, which includes an on-site brewery, cocktail area, and an outdoor patio. The brewery, which is fully operational on-site, will produce between 800 to 900 barrels of their award-wining craft beer annually.

The on-site brewery will enable Iron Hill Greenville to deliver the same craft beer freshness with the new Upstate Kolsch, an homage to the brand’s 13th location, and favorites such as the award-winning signature Vienna Red™ Lager, Iron Hill Light Lager and White Iron® Wit, as well as deliciously wholesome fare including the Brewski Burger ($13.50), Gold Medal Baby Back Ribs ($17.00/$25.00), Char-Grilled Ribeye Steak ($29.00), Baked Chesapeake-Style Crab Cakes ($27.00) and Pan Roasted Organic Chicken ($21.00). Along with signature menu items and craft beer, there will be a daily feature sheet, showcasing chef created dishes using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

In addition to their brand-wide donation to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, and as part of Iron Hill’s philanthropy and commitment to the communities they serve, the brewery and restaurant will be collaborating with Greenville’s Project Host to donate $0.75 from each Triple Chocolate Hill dessert sold in order to support their efforts to nourish the hungry and train the unemployed.

“Our team is very excited to join this vibrant and growing community,” says co-founder Kevin Finn. “The expanding local craft beer scene in Greenville is something we’re proud to be a part of. We’re thrilled to be able to offer a new place to enjoy delicious beer and food with good friends and look forward to bringing some Southern hospitality into Iron Hill’s trademark service.”

About Iron Hill

Named after the historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where General George Washington battled the British, Iron Hill is among the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States. Their 21-year consecutive winning streak of winning medals at national and international competitions is the longest by any craft brewery.

Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 13 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own craft kitchen and scratch brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 21 years, Iron Hill has incorporated beer in everything they do. As a result, Finn, Edelson and Davies are viewed as innovative business leaders in their home state of Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic region. They started Iron Hill at a time when small breweries were just beginning to gain mass appeal around the country and their entrepreneurial, forward-thinking helped build them into what they are to date. Each individual location has their own head brewer. Each location dedicates itself to the freshest ingredients and friendly atmosphere for all age groups – helping change overall perceptions about brewpubs one meal, one pint, one community at a time.

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