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Pumpkin Beer Returns to Iron Hill

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Leave it to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant to make the first fall beer splash in the greater Philadelphia area. As of Fri., Sept. 5, at 5 p.m., all 10 of Iron Hill’s locations (including nearby stops in Chestnut Hill, Phoenixville, West Chester and Media) will tap their seasonal pumpkin ale.

“Pumpkin Ale is also one of our favorite beers to make,” says Mark Edelson, Iron Hill’s Director of Brewing Operations. “It really tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass—and we look forward to pouring our award-winning pumpkin ales throughout the season.”

What makes Iron Hill’s Pumpkin Ale so special? The annually released, copper-colored ale is medium-bodied, spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla that lend to its overall bold, intense flavor.

This Friday also marks the release of the cork-finished, 750 ml Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale bottled reserve, which is brewed with more than 200 pounds of pumpkins, and infused with pumpkin pie spices, molasses and Belgian candi sugar. The limited-edition bottle bares an iconic, collectible label that’s custom-designed by local pop artist Jeff Schaller, who was inspired by the Peanuts comic.

Here are five gourd-inspired Iron Hill events unfolding this month that you can’t miss.

â—      Iron Hill Maple Shade’s annual Welcome, Great Pumpkin party will feature pints and tulips of Pumpkin Ale, The Great Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, Bourbon Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Bourbon Cindy. Unfolds Sept. 6, 1–5 p.m.

â—      Iron Hill Wilmington’s multi-tap event that spotlights five different styles of pumpkin beer:  Pumpkin Ale, Charlie Pumpkin Brown, Great Pumpkin Stout, Pumpkin Weiss, and Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale unfolds Sept. 13, noon–6 p.m.

â—      Iron Hill Voorhees’ tribute to Cinderella’s Carriage, a Belgian-style pumpkin ale spiced with cinnamon, clove, allspice and nutmeg. Release unfolds Sept. 19, 5–7 p.m. 

â—      Iron Hill North WalesPumpkinfest boasts pints and tulips of Pumpkin Ale, Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Weiss, Bourbon Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Spiced Porter. Slated for Sept. 20, 1–5 p.m.

â—      Iron Hill Phoenixville’s Welcome to Pumpkinville!, multi-tap event featuring Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Ale, Cask Conditioned Pumpkin Ale, Vanilla Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Weiss, and Great Pumpkin Stout unfolds Sept. 20, 1–5 p.m.

Be aware: Iron Hill’s Pumpkin Ale will only be available on tap until Fri., Oct. 31 (Halloween!), so start bellying up and drink in the season.

For more information about Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, or to make a reservation, please visit www.ironhillbrewery.com.