Breweries "Visited"

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day 421: Iron Hill and Phoenixville

A few weekends ago we did a Chester County beer tour. The second stop on the tour was Iron Hill Brewery's Phoenixville outpost. I'll get to the first and last stops this week, I promise.

I think this is the second Iron Hill location...the first being in West Chester (PA) and quite a few came after it all around Philadelphia and New Jersey. Iron Hill is one of many bars and restaurants currently populating the main drag in Phoenixville. About a decade ago, when we lived on the outskirts of Phoenixville, it was a dump. D-U-M-P.

You did not go there at night. One could question why you would go there during the day even. There was absolutely nothing downtown. Well there was one of the sketchiest liquor stores I've ever seen. Their best selling wine was either Boone's Farm or Mad Dog. And people weren't drinking it ironically. And no, there wasn't a college town there.

Fast-forward several years--after we move away--and it's a fantastic, bustling little town. Go check it out. You won't be disappointed.

Iron Hill makes a lot of great beers and I went with the Belgian Tripel.

It poured an opaque golden color with a thin white head. Its aroma was bread and mild fruit. The flavor was satisfyingly complex. Banananas. Dark pitted fruit. Wild flower honey. It had a brightness to it and was definitely boozy, but it wasn't heavy.

Beer stats
Style: Belgian Tripel
ABV: 9%
IBUs: 35
Rating: Good

Previously reviewed from Iron Hill
First beer ever!

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