Breweries "Visited"

Thursday, February 7, 2013

I AM IRON MAN (sort of)

Day #425 Ironbound Ale / Iron Hill Brewery, Phoenixville, PA
Previously from this brewery: Marci's look at their Belgian Tripel

Going to get right down to business tonight - there's a snow storm coming tomorrow, and I need to buy all of the bread and milk in Chester County.  Maybe I should swing through Montgomery County too, just in case.  I kid, obviously.  Commuting will suck tomorrow, but mostly because people are stupid, not because Mother Nature has decided to shut things down.  Be smart tomorrow, people - for a change.

Keeping it local tonight with Ironbound Ale, from Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville.  Most of the beer world is likely not familiar with their work, as Iron Hill operates nine restaurants in the Philadelphia suburbs, and to the best of my knowledge the only place to get one of their beers is in one of those nine restaurants.  No bottles, no cans, no kegs shipped elsewhere.  No shoes, no shirt, no dice.  Pity, as they put out some good beers!  This American pale ale has a bright, clear, copper color, with a thin wispy head.   The aroma is a blend of malt and hops, so there's biscuit and citrus in there.  The taste gives you plenty of caramel malt, with a good bit of citrus throughout from the hops, all of which culminates in a clean, dry, bitter finish.  At 5.1% ABV, this is a fairly mellow beer that still brings a good bit of flavor.
Ironbound, not Iron City. Big difference...
This cold weather makes me long for the Iron Hill in West Chester, PA, as they have some sweet outdoor seating right in the center of town.  Ah, dining outdoors..... soon.  Soon.

Thing to Think About Today:
If we're thinking about Iron Hill and their Ironbound Ale, then it only makes sense we let Iron Man close things out here.  Loved the recent movies with Robert Downey Jr, but I think I have something you'll like even more: Iron Man by the Cardigans, a cover of the Black Sabbath classic.  What made the Cardigans cover this song?  Who knows, just check it out, as I'm willing to bet you like it.  And you know you can trust me when it comes to awesome and unusual music covers, after all.  I own awesome and unusual music covers, without a doubt.

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