Delaware-based brewpub chain Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant now plans to opens this winter at Lenox Marketplace in Buckhead. The Peachtree Road location, anchored by Target and Publix, includes an on-site brewery and seating for up to 250 people between the dining room and bar inside and a large front patio.
The brewpub’s opening was delayed by the ongoing pandemic, but appears to be back on track with the arrival of its brew tanks, which were installed last weekend. Beer production at Iron Hill-Atlanta could begin as soon as mid-November, once the new tanks are fully operational.
“With this equipment, we’ll have at least six signature beers at all times, and will be able to brew 50 or 60 seasonal brews throughout the year, including Belgians, German lagers, and American styles,” head brewer Alex Vanderlek says in a press release. The brewpub should produce 800 to 900 barrels of beer annually.
As for the food menu, expect to find pretty typical pub fare at Iron Hill, which includes soups and salads, a variety of burgers and sandwiches, and steaks.
Several states across the South recently passed new or updated alcohol laws, prompting a decade-long opening boom of distilleries and breweries across the region. Iron Hill chairman Kevin Finn previously cited the “expansion of craft breweries” in the South as a factor for the brewpub’s southern expansion plans.
When it finally opens, Buckhead will be the third location in the Southeast for Iron Hill, joining locations in Greenville and Columbia, South Carolina. A second Atlanta-area location is planned for Dunwoody on Hammond Drive. There are 17 other Iron Hill locations throughout Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
3535 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. ironhillbrewery.com.