Iron Hill Brewer Wins Bronze at GABF

Today Mary forwarded me this press release about Iron Hill’s performance at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. I’d really love to try the bronze-medal-winning Kriek de Hill, a Belgian sour ale, but a couple quick phone calls revealed that it’s not on tap right now in Media, and there are no plans to brew more in the near future.

October 31, 2007
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WILMINGTON, DE – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, with six area locations in West Chester, Media, North Wales and Phoenixville, PA and Wilmington and Newark, DE, won a bronze medal for their handcrafted beer at the prestigious Great American Beer Festival (GABF) in Denver, CO. Iron Hill has won a total 21 medals at the GABF since they opened in 1996.

Bob Barrar , the head brewer at Iron Hill in Media, PA, won a bronze for his Kriek de Hill, a Belgian style sour ale. Barrar is Iron Hill’s most award-winning brewer, having won nine GABF medals and three World Beer Cup medals in his seven years of brewing with Iron Hill.

“We are so proud of Bob and glad to have him as a part of our brewing team,” says Mark Edelson, Director of Brewing Operations for Iron Hill.

Past GABF Iron Hill honors include: Best Large Brewpub of the Year 2005, Russian Imperial Stout (Gold 2006) and Bourbon Ivan (Bronze 2006), Belgian Strong and Kriek De Hill (Gold 2005), Tripel and Bourbon Russian (Bronze 2004.)

GABF is the oldest and largest beer festival in the United States. This year the festival included 1,884 beers from over 473 breweries. A complete list of winners is available from the Association of Brewers web site at

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant produces distinctive, full-flavored, handcrafted beers accompanied by inspired yet informal New American cuisine in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. All of its exceptional beers are brewed on site and include six regular brews and one or more rotating specials.

The six locations of Iron Hill are open seven days a week for dinner, lunch and Sunday brunch. Please call for hours of operation: Newark, DE, 302.266.9000; West Chester, PA, 610.738.9600; Media, PA, 610.627.9000; North Wales, PA, 267.708.2000; Phoenixville, PA 610.983.9333; and Wilmington, DE, 302.658.8200. For more information, please visit us on the web at