Aug 05 2010

Iron Hill Brewery Maple Shade Iron Hill Brewery Maple Shade Chris LaPierre Brewer, Maple Shade

We Have a Winners!

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IronWinnersThat’s not a typo, the beer that won this year’s Iron Brewer competition was a collaborative effort of Jim Carruthers and Scott Davi.  Several months ago I posted about the wort giveaway and subsequent competition we do every year.  It’s a tradition I started years ago in our West Chester location and it’s always been a lot of fun. Don Photo by Mat Falco of Philly Beer SceneRussel (Joe Sixpack) wrote an article about it a while back that summed up the spirit of the whole thing pretty nicely.  Anyhow, we finally got around to judging the beers that resulted and I have to say there was some great stuff!  So what did the guys win?  They’ll get to come in and brew their own recipe in our brewery, name the beer Photo by Jeff Linkous of Beer Stained Letter(within the confines of good taste gentlemen!) and take home a 1/4 barrel of it.  The original plan was to brew the winning recipe, but the beer they won with happened to be an American Pale Ale and we didn’t want Ironbound to get jealous.  So they agreed to brew a different style.  They brewed a Coffee Stout a while back that they’re pretty proud of so we’re going to scale up that recipe and brew it here.  Once I get back from the GABF in Denver we’ll get it in the tanks.  You should be seeing a release party sometime in November.  I’ll keep you posted.

Cheers,

Chris



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