What's happening in and around Phoenixville, PA.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Honored With Multiple Awards at 2014 World Beer Cup

On Friday, April 11, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant earned five prestigious awards from the Brewers Association – the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers – at the 2014 World Beer Cup® Awards, including the highly coveted award for “World Beer Cup 2014 Champion Brewery and Brewmaster” in the Small Brewpub category, marking the third consecutive time Iron Hill has been named the best small brewpub in the world. The bi-annual competition featured 4,754 beers from 1,403 breweries representing 58 countries, with brewers from five continents, and voted on by an elite international panel of judges in 94 different styles of beer.

Already recognized across the brewing industry as a trailblazer in the craft beer movement, Iron Hill is now an international leader and standard bearer. The region’s fastest-growing collection of brewpubs was also presented with five individual awards at the conclusion of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America in Denver, Colorado. Gold medal awards were earned by head brewer Paul Rutherford, of Iron Hill Chestnut Hill, for The Golden Child in the American-Style Brett Beer category, as well as two awards for head brewer Bob Barrar, of Iron Hill Media: Russian Imperial Stout in the British-Style Imperial Stout category and Russian 2009 in the Aged Beer category. Bronze medal awards were earned by head brewer Tim Stumpf, of Iron Hill Phoenixville, for Bock in the Traditional German-Style Bock category and head brewer Chris LaPierre, of Iron Hill Maple Shade, for Honey Tripper in the Specialty Honey Beer category.

“We are honored and fortunate to have so many talented brewers working for us every day and continuing to push the boundaries of great and interesting beers,” says Director of Brewing Operations Mark Edelson. “To be recognized on a global scale, especially as the best small brewpub in the world, is really a testament to all the hard work our entire staff puts in on a daily basis.”

Friday, March 28, 2014

Upcoming Events at Iron Hill

Iron Hill is hosting a number of events over the next couple of weeks for the craft beer lovers out there.

British Invasion
Iron Hill's annual "British Invasion" will be held this Saturday from 1-8pm. They will have nine English-style beers on tap including a cask conditioned ESB and a few reserved strong beers. King-of-the-Hill members will also be able to try their "Winston Churchill", a special smoked, bourbon-barrel aged barleywine. In addition to great beers, Chef Tim has created a full British-inspired menu for the day as well, so be sure to save some room.

Phightin’ Phils Pils Release
This First Friday, April 4th, Iron Hill is celebrating the start of the Philadelphia Phillies season with the tapping of their "Phightin' Phils Pils" a flavorful but crisp German-style Pilsner. Chef Tim has prepared a specialty hot dog menu for us to enjoy during the game, and they will be tapping a "Firkin" of Cask conditioned beer like they do every "First Friday". This month's firkin will be Ironbound Ale.

Chef & Brewmaster Pairing Menu
On Thursday and Friday April 10th and 11th, Iron Hill will be offering a "Chef and Brewmaster pairing". This has all of the magic of their beer dinners, with each item paired with one of their beers, but can be ordered by any guest, even a la carte if you would only like to try some of the pairings. Reservations are not necessary, just bring your appetite!

For more information on all of these events, visit ironhillbrewery.com/phoenixville

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Events this April at the Kimberton Waldorf School

The Kimberton Waldorf School will be hosting a number of events during the month of April

Kirtan Benefit Concert with David Newman (DurgaDas) and Mira

When: Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 pm
Where: Kimberton Waldorf School, 410 West Seven Stars Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Join chant artist David Newman (DurgaDas) and his wife Mira for a joyful and moving evening of chant (Kirtan) at Kimberton Waldorf School. Kirtan is a transformational and joyful yoga mantra practice, using the power of sound and devotion to uplift the mind and open the heart. David Newman (Durga Das) and Mira are widely recognized chant artists who travel throughout the world spreading love, and uplifting others through Kirtan, sacred song and the devotional aspects of the Yoga path known as Bhakti Yoga. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. For further information, visit www.kimberton.org/kirtan, call 610.933.3635 ext. 108, or email stacylfalco@yahoo.com.

Rosebud Garden Tea & Play at Kimberton Waldorf School

When: Friday, April 11 from 2:00-3:00 pm
Where: Kimberton Waldorf School Rosebud Garden, 221 Hickory Grove Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

Come learn more about Kimberton Waldorf School’s Parent-Child and Nursery Programs. You will have an opportunity to meet some of our teachers, tour the space, and experience some of the wonderful activities that take place at Kimberton Waldorf School Rosebud Garden. No RSVP is required. For further information, visit http://www.kimberton.org/admissions-events, call 610.933.3635 ext. 108, or email admin@kimberton.org.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Breastfeeding Support Group Hosting Fundraiser on Saturday, April 5th

On Saturday, April 5th, The Birth Center is screening Breastmilk: The Movie at the Colonial Theatre. Following the movie, lactation consultants and local doctors will host a panel discussion and a raffle will be held to benefit the local support group which meets at St. John's Lutheran Church every other Friday at 10am.

Doors open at 9:30am for the 10am screening. This is a family event, babies and children are welcome and a $12 donation per seat is suggested (please give generously!). All profits go directly to The Birth Center's breastfeeding support groups, now known as Mother-Baby Breastfeeding Connection.

About the Movie: With unexpected humor, with an unflinching camera, with some guilt and some pain, this film takes the unusual risk of examining what breast milk truly means. We are often told that breast milk is better. Better for babies, better for mothers, better for nutrition, health, well-being, and society. Many accept this and yet there are still very few women who succeed in breastfeeding exclusively for the recommended six months and beyond. What would it take to change? Watch the trailer here: http://breastmilkthemovie.com/

Sunday, March 16, 2014

KUNTAO Martial Arts Hosting Two Free Self Defense Seminars This Month

KUNTAO Martial Arts, located in Franklin Commons, is hosting two free self defense seminars this month.

Free KIDS SAFE Seminar in Phoenixville PA – Bullies Kidnapping
March 19th from 6 to 7:30pm. The seminar is free but all participants must pre-register. A parent or guardian must participate with their children. The seminar is for children ages 4 to 10.

Free REAL LIFE Self Defense & Criminal Profiling Seminar Phoenixville, PA
KUNTAO Martial Arts Club will host a FREE REAL LIFE Self Defense seminar on March 29th from 11am to 1pm. Open to ages 11 and Adult.

Both seminars will be led by forensic profiler Dale Yeager. Mr. Yeager began his education as a criminal behavior analyst in 1988 which includes advanced training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center from 2005 to 2008.

For more information or to register, visit the KUNTAO website at kuntaomac.com.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Gustafer Yellowgold's Show Coming to the Colonial March 22nd

On Saturday, March 22nd, the Gustafer Yellowgold Show returns to the Colonial Theatre.

About the show:
Since his creation by Morgan Taylor in 2005, Gustafer Yellowgold has become an international phenomenon, acclaimed by The New York Times, which described Gustafer as “A cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” Entertainment Weekly praised “…The most infectious original songs. It’s like tapping into some pleasure center in the brain- both adult and kid…absurdly appealing. Grade: A.” New York Magazine named Morgan Taylor “Best Kids’ Performer” in a recent “Best of New York” issue. “Mint Green Bee” from Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World was a Grand Prize Winner in the Children’s Category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The show is from 2-3pm and tickets are $6.50. For more information and for tickets, visit gustaferyellowgold.com.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Celebrate George Washington's Birthday This Sunday

On Sunday, February 23rd, the Historical Society of Montgomery County will be celebrating the birthday of George Washington. The event, which begins at 2:30, will feature a tribute by Rudy Cusumano, retired American history teacher and author, and will include light refreshments and a birthday cake to honor our first President.

About Rudy Cusumano:
Mr. Cusumano is a retired English, history, andmath teacher whose passion has always beenAmerican History. After his retirement from the MethactonSchool District in 1991, he began to pursue his love of our Nation’s history. He is the author of thirteen papers about General Lafayette and America’s Founding Fathers. He lectures here and abroad on American Colonial history. Hisbook, The Mock Court Martial of British General Sir WilliamHowe, has recently been published.

The Historical Society is located at 1654 DeKaalb Street in Norristown. For further information: 610-272-0297 or contact@hsmccpa.org.