Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Beer Release! - Iron Hill Brewery - Honey Do Wit

Hello everyone,

I know it's been awhile since I've done a beer review and I'll have more coming soon, but I wanted to pass along some more new beer release information! This one is Honey Do Wit from Iron Hill Brewery. I recently had a friend out from Pennsylvania and was lucky enough to try their Kriek and Lambic, both of which were fantastic. This new one is an amped up Double Witbier. More info is below:



In late May, the East Coast’s fastest growing group of brewpubs, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, will release their Honey Do Wit, a Belgian-style double witbier. A perfect warm weather thirst quencher and an ideal gift for Dad on Father’s Day, June 21, it will be available for sale at all seven Iron Hill locations in 750 mL bottles for $18.50.

Honey Do Wit is the newest addition to Iron Hill’s Bottled Reserve, a collection of fine beers crafted in small batches. It will be brewed and bottled in limited release; like other Iron Hill limited releases, including last year’s Ring of Fire and Triple Bock, it is likely to sell out quickly. The beer’s crisp, dry finish, distinct fruit character and 9.5% ABV will make a great gift for Dad on his special day.

Honey Do Wit is brewed naturally with the finest malted barley, hops and yeast, a full-bodied version of a Belgian classic. It is brewed with orange peel, coriander and orange blossom honey for a distinct fruit character with a clean, dry finish.

“Honey Do Wit is a play on words, taken from the phrase dads and husbands are so accustomed to hearing: ‘Honey, do it!’,” says Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson. “It’s our way of giving a gift to those hard-working men – a kind of reward for taking out the trash, mowing the lawn, and getting through all those other chores they called on to do all year long. We hope they will enjoy it on Father’s Day or any day as a delicious warm weather treat.”

The beer’s distinctive, fanciful label design comes from gifted local artist and frequent Iron Hill collaborator Jeff Schaller of PinkCow Studio. Schaller also created the signature wall murals at several Iron Hill locations, as well as the eye-catching 3-D label for last year’s Triple Bock bottled reserve beer.

“Part of the fun of crafting these limited-editions beers is making them collectible,” says Iron Hill Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson. “Jeff has created some amazing art for us over the years, and once again he has sketched a memorable label for one of our most special beers.”

Since 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has consistently been recognized for its outstanding beers and cuisine, accruing over 100 “Best of” awards from regional magazines. Their hand-crafted beers have also won acclaim and in total, they have received 39 medals from the two most prestigious beer events, the GABF and World Beer Cup.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has seven locations: Wilmington , DE ; Newark , DE ; West Chester , PA ; Lancaster , PA ; Media , PA ; Phoenixville , PA and North Wales , PA. An eighth location is planned for Maple Shade , NJ in July 2009. For more information about Honey Do Wit or Iron Hill, or to make a reservation at any of their locations, please visit www.ironhillbrewery.com.

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