Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (Iron Hill) announced today they have signed a lease for their first full-scale production brewery in Exton, PA, with an expected opening of Summer 2020. Located at The Shops on Eagleview Boulevard (240 Eagleview Boulevard, Exton, PA), the facility will be known as Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse. This marks a major step forward for Iron Hill in its growth goals by increasing the company’s brewing capacity required as they continue to expand their restaurant locations. The brewery will bolster in-store brewing capacity as well as bring current canning operations in house. Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse will also serve as an innovation kitchen for future companywide menu offerings.
Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse will feature both signature and seasonal beers, as well as a menu unique to the location. With initial capability to produce 6,000 BBLs annually and eventually expand to 20,000 BBLs, Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse will significantly increase the brewing capacity of the company. The site, which boasts more than 18,000 sq. ft., will house a 10,000 sq. ft. brewery while the taproom will occupy 4,500 sq. ft. and share the training room for use as a private dining room with approximately 150 seats. Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse is instrumental to the company’s expansion goals to reach “20 by 20”, in which Iron Hill plans to have 20 operating locations by the close of 2020.
In keeping with Iron Hill’s philosophy of offering fresh and innovative items directly from the tap to the table, Iron Hill’s newest concept will offer casual, elevated pub fare, with a continued focus on craft beer production and pairings.
“Iron Hill Brewery & Taphouse is the next logical step in our expansion efforts to make sure we are staying true to our commitment of serving the freshest beer, maintaining our high standards and encouraging our brewers to experiment all the while giving our customers even more reason to keep coming back to their favorite Iron Hill”, says Kim Boerema, CEO of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant. “We are very excited to enter into this new venture and we look forward to continuing to serve our loyal fanbase in this new capacity.”
Iron Hill will once again partner with Boulder, CO-based Bray Architecture to design the brewery and taphouse to reflect the modern color-palate of their newest locations. Iron Hill Brewery and Taphouse will be joining a number of businesses developed by Eli Kahn Development Corp. and J. Loew & Associates, both of Malvern, PA, at The Shops on Eagleview Boulevard. “We are absolutely delighted to have Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant anchor the redevelopment of the space at The Shops on Eagleview Boulevard”, says developer Eli Kahn. “This will help the transformation of this center into a premier destination for both dining and shopping in Chester County.”
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. Its 22-year consecutive medal-winning streak at national and international competitions is the longest by any independent 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 16 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 22 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 its 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.