Iron Hill’s 2017 Pumpkin Ale Release and Fall Events


The annual release marks the unofficial beginning of autumn in the mid-Atlantic, and this year, the brewery will pay tribute to the Full Corn Moon on Wednesday, September 6



On Wednesday, September 6 – the same day as the Full Corn Moon, the final full moon before the Harvest Moon in October – Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will release Pumpkin Ale in cans. The annual release is hotly anticipated by mid-Atlantic beer lovers, and this year, it will coincide with the full moon on 9/6. In addition, Pumpkin Ale will be packaged in a completely new 16-oz can design, with seasonal and playful nods to Halloween and the fall season, including foreboding pumpkins and spooky nightscapes.

  • Pumpkin Ale is a medium-bodied copper ale; malty sweet, with balancing bitterness and brewed with real pumpkin, it is spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops
  • Pumpkin Ale will be available while supplies last in draft pints and growlers at all Iron Hill locations, as well as in 4-packs of 16-oz. cans
    • Cans will be available for take-out
    • Growlers will be available for take-out
    • Pints will be available for dine-in only
  • The can features a new, festive and seasonal design from Pittsburgh, PA’s Smith Brothers Agency, a fun departure from the classic orange cans of past years. Other collaborations between the brewery and the firm have included Rising Sun IPA, Crusher, Mahalo, Apollo!, Ore House IPA and Vienna Red Lager

Iron Hill has long embraced pumpkin as a harbinger for the fall and their brewpubs celebrate with festive and fun events throughout the harvest season. They first brewed their traditional Pumpkin Ale as a companywide offering in 2010; and, in 2015, Iron Hill added it to their seasonal can lineup. This year, several Iron Hill locations will be hosting pumpkin-inspired parties, including the following:

  • Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Event: On Saturday, September 9 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Maple Shade will host an inventive pumpkin-themed Quizzo, while serving a variety of pumpkin beers, including: I Can’t Believe It’s Not Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, The British Are Punkin, PumpkinSpicedVanillaMochaLatteVenti, Honey I Shrunk Your Pumpkin, Cinderella’s El Camino, PumpTang and Trubbel On The Cooper River.
  • Tapping of the Great Pumpkin: On Saturday, September 9 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. Iron Hill Lancaster will turn their back patio into a beer-filled pumpkin patch featuring fall classics, such as: Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Pumpkin Coffee Stout and Cinderella’s Carriage.
  • Pumpkin Prost: On Saturday, September 23 from 12 noon until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Huntingdon Valley will celebrate their favorite German and pumpkin beers, with special pours of Pumpkin Ale, Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Cinderella’s Carriage, Pennypacker Pils, Schwarzbier, Munich Dunkel, Oktoberfest and Oh My Gourd.
  • Harvest at the Hill: On Saturday, September 30 from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. Iron Hill Phoenixville will honor the changing of the seasons by focusing on fall flavors and fun beers, including: Bridge Street Bock, Schwarzbier, Oktoberfest, Altbier, Pumpkin Ale, Ichabod Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Jack Skellington, Pumpkin Coffee Stout and Imperial Pumpkin Ale.


About Iron Hill…Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn and Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE 20 years ago, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 12 locations across the mid-Atlantic.  Each restaurant is dedicated to producing and serving top-quality hand-crafted beers and cuisine in a warm and hospitable setting, and all are open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.  In 2014, Zagat honored Iron Hill by naming them the most popular restaurant in Philadelphia, and their beers have earned 45 medals from the Great American Beer Festival in an unbroken 20-year winning streak that continues today.


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The brewery will release a series of blended oak-aged beers beginning this Fall



ATHENS (August 19, 2017) – Creature Comforts Brewing Co. will release Subtle Alchemy, a series of continuously evolving expressions from its wood cellar, beginning this Fall. The first blends in the Subtle Alchemy series will be available in the brewery’s tasting room.


Given the nature of the blending process, each beer is unique and cannot be replicated again. Creature Comforts developed the Subtle Alchemy series in order to discover the endless possibilities with blending. The series explores how new flavors can evolve from combining existing barrels from its wood cellar.




“I’ve always wanted to have a voice from our barrel program that represented the next step – the unique voice blending can create,” said Wood Cellar and Specialty Brand Manager Blake Tyers. “The raw materials shift from grain, hops, yeast, and water to individual beers resting in our wood cellar allowing us to create something truly unique and complex.”


Differing from prior blends released from the brewery, Subtle Alchemy is a series of blends of unrelated barrels that are built from the blend of complementary flavors of the entirely different beers. The brewery is beginning the series with three blends. The first of the blends were created in January with plans for the series to be a continuous exploration.

Subtle Alchemy will be available in 750 mL bottles in the brewery’s tasting room beginning in the Fall. For more information on the Subtle Alchemy series and the individual blends, visit





Creature Comforts is an Athens, Georgia based brewery offering finely balanced artisanal beers. Since opening its doors in April 2014, Creature Comforts has made an imprint in the craft beer community with its award-winning, year-round and special release beers. To learn more about Creature Comforts, contact or visit us online at



Burial Beer Burnpile Harvest Fest Slated for October 14

ASHEVILLE, NC August 14th, 2017 — Burnpile Harvest Fest is officially slated for Saturday, October 14th from 12pm-8pm at Burial Beer Co.’s South Slope taproom on 40 Collier Ave. Now in its forth year, Burnpile celebrates the harvest season with live music and seasonally inspired beers from 40+ breweries from around the country.


“Harvest Fest originated in Seattle, Washington for us. It was a gathering of our closest friends who would come over and bring food and harvest beers while Doug and Tim would homebrew. It was this incredible celebration of the season that accompanied a lot of colors and smells and visuals,” explains Jess Reiser, Co-Founder of Burial. “When we moved here we wanted to bring that tradition to Burial so we could celebrate our new community that we had quickly grown close to. The goal was not just to showcase our beers but also the beers of our friends from other breweries, and our patrons as well.”


As the brewery has grown, so has the list of attending breweries. This year’s event will feature over 40 regional and national breweries. The currently confirmed brewery list is as follows:


  • 7venth Sun Brewing Company
  • 18th Street Brewery
  • Allagash Brewing Company
  • Birds Fly South Ale Project
  • Blackberry Farm Brewery
  • Bond Brothers
  • Brewery Bhavana
  • Casa Agria Specialty Ales
  • Cascade Brewing
  • Creature Comforts Brewing
  • Ethereal Brewing
  • Finback Brewery Foam  Brewing
  • Fonta Flora Brewery
  • Free Will Brewing
  • Haw River Farmhouse Ales
  • Hi-Wire Brewing
  • Heist Brewing
  • Holy Mountain Brewing
  • Industrial Arts Brewing Company
  • J. Wakefield Brewing
  • Jackie O’s Public House & Brewpub
  • Jester King Brewing
  • Kent Falls Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • New Grass Brewing
  • One World Brewing
  • Other Half Brewing
  • Oxbow Brewing Company
  • Ponysaurus Brewing Company
  • Salud Cerecezia
  • Steel String Brewery
  • The Lost Abbey
  • The Veil Brewing
  • Threes Brewing
  • Three Taverns Brewery
  • Transmitter Brewing
  • TRVE Brewing Co.
  • Wedge Brewing Company
  • Wooden Robot Brewery
  • Wrecking Bar Brewpub
  • Zebulon Artisan Ales




“Our connection to the craft industry is inherently growing deeper as we attend events around the country and brew collaborations,” states Reiser, “Inviting new breweries is representative of our desire to extend our community to people we now consider friends in the industry.”


Bottle Release

Annually, Burial Beer Co. releases a specialty bottle crafted to celebrate the harvest season. This year, a fruited version of The Separation of Light and Darkness will be released in 750ml bottles online as part of a Burnpile ticket and bottle package. Their Mixed Culture Saison received the honor of the number one spot on Paste Magazine’s Blind Saison Tasting. This version features two pounds per gallon of fresh, Carolina Peaches.


Ticket Packages

Ticket packages options are $30 (Entry, Glass, 2 Beer Tokens, and 1 Bottle), $50 (Entry, Glass, 2 Beer Tokens, and 2 Bottles), and $90 (Entry, Glass, 2 Beer Tokens, and 4 Bottles). Individuals may purchase up to two ticketing packages total. Ticket packages will go live Friday, September 1st at 12pm (EST). Link will be posted at 10am (EST) that same day via the breweries social media outlets and website. All bottle purchases must be picked up during festival hours (12pm-8pm) on October, 14th. The brewery does not ship beer.


General Admission Tickets will be also be pre-sold this year via Brown Paper Tickets  and will be available for purchase starting Friday, September 8th for a discounted price of $10 per ticket and includes entry, commemorative glass, and two beer tokens. General Admission tickets to Burnpile will also be available at the door for $15 and includes entry, commemorative glass, and two beer tokens. Additional tokens may be purchased inside at various token stations. Cash and credit cards are accepted for the purchase of tokens.


Food will be available for purchase (cash or credit) from Salt & Smoke Kitchen 12-8pm. This year’s musical lineup will feature Asheville’s Betaplane with more bands to be announced in the coming weeks.


To stay updated on information regarding Burnpile Harvest Fest visit or email




Founded in June 2013, Burial Beer Co. crafts Belgian-inspired ales, and bold American styles with a dedication to creativity, tradition, modernization, and preservation. Residing in and revitalizing the South Slope District of Asheville, NC, the brewery began its life as a one-barrel system that grew to a ten-barrel in just over a year. Fall 2016 brought a new wave of expansion and revitalization as Burial Beer Co. expanded again to a second location, the “Forestry Camp.” This location is home to a twenty-barrel production brewery and soon to be locally purveyed restaurant and two-story craft beer bar in South Asheville. The Brewery currently distributes to North Carolina, Georgia, and New York.


Michigan’s HomeGrown Brewing releases a style from Down Under!

HomeGrown Brewing Company releases trending Aussie-style beer



OXFORD, MI, August 11, 2017 ~ (PR) HomeGrown Brewing Company has just released a unique seasonal beer in a style that is taking off in US breweries – the Australian Sparkling Ale. The beer style, using an Australian hop and yeast strain is the only original type from “down under”. Australian Ale has grown a cult following among craft beer drinkers in America and Canada.


Head brewer Joe Powers spent eight years in Australia and New Zealand, studying the craft beer scene. “They have a lot to contribute to our brewing community here in the US, and I always loved the Sparkling Ale,” said Joe. “It has a very distinctly Australian hop flavor, and the character of the yeast is rare in US beer varieties. Don’t let the name fool you, this is no light-weight contender in the beer scene, it’s taking off as a style – it’s going to be huge. We’ve named our The Budgie Smuggler, and at 5.7% ABV it kind of sneaks up on you. ”


Owner of the family-run brewery in Oxford, John Powers, said experimenting with seasonal beers is one of the most exciting things about HomeGrown. “We have a very collaborative brewing culture here in Michigan so it makes sense that we try new styles and bring in some new ideas,” John said. “We are focused on making craft beer more approachable so we have our six flagship beers that are great examples of their style, but then we like to keep the connoisseurs interested with something new, like this Aussie ale.”

Brewing “All-Michigan”


HomeGrown has enjoyed enormous success, and support from the community since opening in April. Over 400 people attended the grand opening, mug-club pre-sales sold out, and the brewery has sold over 15,000 pints. The local family behind the business, the Powers, has been busy growing the business. “Our biggest sellers seem to be our IPA, Oxford Ale, and Witbier, but our Whamber – an original style we coined – is also proving very popular,” said Joe. “We also got a great response to our seasonal Michigan IPA, which we made from all-Michigan ingredients. To be able to source everything from hops to yeast in our own state is incredible, and makes for a top-quality beer.”



Athena Paradiso Returns in Late August from Creature Comforts in Athens, GA

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso Returns!



Just in time for the Fall season Creature Comforts announces the return of Athena Paradiso 4.5% with passion fruit and guava on draft as well as in 12oz cans. Look for this favorite iteration of the breweries year-round Berliner Weisse to appear in late August. Athena Paradiso is the fruited treatment of Athena.


From the brewery ~ “The gentle tartness and subtle sweetness of the passion fruit and guava are a perfect complement to the base beer, Athena, which is available year-round. The addition of the word “Paradiso” to the Athena brand’s name, and the label artwork are intended to instill a vision of paradise, representative of the flavor and aroma of the beer. The beer will be available in the Athens and Atlanta markets.”