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Iron Hill Brewery (Maple Shade, NJ)

Who: Me, @PinkPirateNinja, @BabyHops, & @j_cohl
What: Lunch & Brews
When: 10/25/16
Where: Iron Hill Brewery (Maple Shade, NJ) @IronHillMS
Why: When you get the opportunity to have lunch with @j_cohl, you go.
It’s just what you do.

@BabyHops was in the mood for his first brewpub visit, so obviously we had to hit Iron Hill for lunch. 

Plus, the infamous @j_cohl was there, so that’s a bonus right there!

We chatted for a few minutes, and then it was down to business: What Beer to order first?

whiteironwit

 

I settled on the Iron Hill ‘White Iron Wit’ for my first beer.
Sometimes you have to go with a style you enjoy that won’t knock you down with the ABV.
This one did the trick.
It was pretty damn tasty and at only 4.6% I could have, “in theory”, had quite a few more of these!
The Straight Hops: 4 out of 5 Kegs

 

At @j_cohl‘s recommendation, we ordered the Pumpkin Sriracha Wings to go with our beer.

pumpkinwings

I know what you’re thinking, that those wings can’t be any good, and I thought the same thing.

Until I tried one.

Much to my surprise, that combo actually worked!

 

I was in the mood for a burger with my next beer, so I decided to order the…

Zeus Burger: Lamb and beef burger topped with cucumber, red onion, feta aioli and green herb sauce on a brioche bun.
Listen, I’m not legally recognized by the State of NJ as a “foodie”, but this burger was delicious. I’d definitely recommend trying it if you’re ever at one of the Iron Hill Brewery locations.
There should be a picture here, but by the time I thought of it, the burger was gone.

But, I’m sure you’re dying to know what beer I tried with the burger, so I guess I’ll tell you!
hellesonearthI went with ‘Helles on Earth’, a blood orange infused Munich Helles.
I’m a sucker for blood orange brews, as I’ll try every one I come across.
Some aren’t as good as others, but someone’s gotta try them, and I’ll take one for the team!(Or a bunch)
‘Helles on Earth’ was fantastic. Crisp, refreshing, with a burst of flavor.
This beer actually brightened up my day, and that’s saying something considering I was sitting next to the superstar himself, @j_cohl.
It was so tasty, I even took a growler home that may or may not have lasted the night, I’ll never tell.
I don’t recall what the ABV is on this, the 5% range sounds right, and that’s good enough for me.

The Straight Hops: 5 out of 5 Kegs

 

A big shout-out to @scotthill996 and crew. Everyone was great and accommodating at Iron Hill, which made for an extremely pleasant outing.
Get yourself to one if you haven’t yet, you’re sure to enjoy your visit! (Preferably the one in Maple Shade…)

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