Iron Hill Firkin March Madness

28 February 2012

From Jennie Hatton:





WILMINGTON, DE – This March, as fans everywhere cheer on their favorite college basketball team, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will host its own tournament, pitting casks of beer from all nine locations against each other to determine this year’s champion.  Guests can participate by visiting specified Iron Hill locations during the various rounds, drink the featured beers and decide which location will move closer to becoming the Firkin’ March Madness winner by helping finish their favorite firkin.  

“Our brewers are all very supportive of each other, but they also have a competitive streak,” says Director of Brewery Operations Mark Edelson.  “During each round, guests can expect some amazing beers, March Madness-inspired dishes and a raffle to win prizes like Iron Hill shirts, Mug Club memberships, selections from our Bottled Reserves and more.” 

For the competition, every Iron Hill will enter a cask beer in each round.  Guests will be able to cast a vote for their favorite beer, with points awarded for the top vote-getter and also for the first firkin kicked in each round.  The location that accumulates the most points over all three rounds will be named champion. 

The Firkin’ March Madness cask tournament schedule is as follows:

FIRST ROUND - Saturday, March 17

1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Chestnut Hill, PA (8400 Germantown Avenue, 215-948-5600)

·         West Chester - Irish Coffee Porter vs. Wilmington - Chocolate Leprechaun

North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000)

·         Maple Shade - Coconut Rising Sun vs. Lancaster - Contender IPA

Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300)

·         Chestnut Hill - Rye IPA vs. North Wales - Pineapple WOW vs. Newark - Vanilla Coffee Porter

5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800)

Phoenixville - Winter Warmer vs. Media - Cinderella Ale


SECOND ROUND - Saturday, March 24

1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000)

Chestnut Hill - Rye IPA vs. Media - Cinderella Ale

West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600)

Lancaster - Contender IPA vs. North Wales - Pineapple WOW

Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000)

·         Maple Shade - Coconut Rising Sun vs. Phoenixville - Winter Warmer vs. West Chester - Chocolate Cherry Stout

Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333)

·         Wilmington - Chocolate Leprechaun vs. Newark - Vanilla Coffee Porter


4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Wilmington, DE (710 South Madison Street, 302-472-2739)

·         Newark - Vanilla Coffee Porter vs.

West Chester - Cinnamon Vanilla Porter vs.

Media - Cinderella Ale vs.

Wilmington - Chocolate Leprechaun vs.

North Wales - Pineapple WOW vs.

Phoenixville - Anvil Ale vs.

Lancaster - Contender IPA vs.

Maple Shade - Coconut Rising Sun vs.

Chestnut Hill - Rye IPA                                     


During competitive drinking hours, guests can enjoy delicious themed dishes representing the regions of the other big March tournament including:  East Region - Crab Cake Slider with remoulade sauce and Deli Dog with sauerkraut, chopped onion and spicy brown mustard;  South Region - Smoked Pork Slider with sweet mustard sauce and coleslaw and Slaw Dog with creamy coleslaw, sautéed Vidalia onions and chopped bacon;  Midwest Region - Barbecue Beef Brisket Sliders with smoked gouda and jalapeno and Chili-Cheese Dog with ale-beef-and-bean chili, cheddar, Monterey jack and chopped onion;  and West Region - Salmon Soft Taco with red cabbage-jalapeno slaw, picco de gallo and chipotle-thousand island dressing and LA Dog, bacon-wrapped with sautéed poblano peppers and onions and avocado-lime crema.

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