Best Community Do-Gooder, 2017: As Iron Hill continues to expand, it has found more creative ways to strengthen its local ties. The popular brewery regularly hosts events for an array community organizations. It also brews exclusive beers—like Last Alarm IPA—in conjunction with local fire companies, donating $1 per pint sold
to a charity of choice.
From 2010: For something so seemingly simple, ordering nachos is seldom as satisfying as one would hope. Sometimes, it’s the chip. Sometimes, it’s the cheese. Often, it’s the disproportionate amount of one to the other—or the surprise ingredient that has no business being there. Not at Iron Hill, where the nachos are prepared by wise hands, fashioning large, warm plates of fresh chips covered in real melted cheddar cheese, and topped with diced tomatoes, black beans, green onion, (optional) jalapeños and sour cream. Grab a friend, and dig in.
From 2013: Downtown's immovable anchor, Iron Hill offers six house beers on tap and a solid list of monthly new released, plus filling small plates and a newly revamped menu.
Best Brewpub Chain, 2014: Even as it continues to expand, Iron Hill has maintained an impressive consistency in food and service. Brewers at each location are free to, focus on their favorites, which regularly leads to awards and a few pleasant surprises to keep things interesting.
From 2015: A brewery might not be your first choice when dining out with the family, but it should be—if the brewery in question is Iron Hill. The kids can enjoy house-made root beer while you sip your award-winning suds. And the children’s menu goes beyond typical tyke fare to include chicken pot pie, fish-and-chips, and sides like steamed broccoli and fresh fruit.
Best Business Lunch: This relaxed—and increasingly convenient—destination for white-collar types has a casual feel and reliable New American menu defined by its handcrafted pizzas, ample salads and signature burgers. The industrialized space meshes well with brewhouse specialties like barbecue- glazed baby back ribs
and seafood potpie.