Just got word that Iron Hill will open its 8th location in Maple Shade, N.J., in May ‘09. This will be Iron Hill’s first foray into Jersey. In fact, it’s just the third brewpub to open in the craft brew-starved region of South Jersey (Tun Tavern in A.C., and Triumph in Princeton are the others).
The executive chef and head brewer have not yet been named. The new location will accommodate 280 guests.
The location is 124 E. Kings Highway (Rt. 41), which is just up the road from the Rt. 38/Rt. 73 intersection near Moorestown Mall.
This isn’t just good news for Jersey. The location is only 10 miles from the Ben Franklin Bridge, making it the nearest Iron Hill to Center City. For city folk who’ve never bothered to hike out to West Chester or Phoenixville, the new location will be a nearby opportunity to try out the region’s most award-winning brewpub.