About a year or so ago, I checked out Iron Hill’s Maple Shade location and really enjoyed the Rising Sun IPA. Their signature burger, the Brewski Burger, left me unfulfilled and wanting more. Last weekend, a couple of friends and I were in Media and we stopped into Iron Hill for some brews and dinner.
To quench my thirst, I went with their seasonal sampler which consisted of their Belgian Tripel, Oatmeal Stout, Barleywine, Wee Heavy, Belgian Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, and Munich Dunkel (CW from top left in above photo).
I decided to give the burgers another shot. This time, I went with the Kennett Square Burger. Since Kennett Square is known as the mushroom capital of the world, a main topping on this burger is herb roasted exotic mushrooms. In addition to the mushrooms, a generous cut of smoked gouda is placed on top. The burger is sandwiched between a white bun which has shallot-black pepper aioli spread on both halves. A cup of slaw, fries, and a pickle accompany the burger.
It was better than the previous burger I had for sure, though it was still slightly unfulfilling. The bun had an airiness to it, though the crust was surprisingly more chewy than I expected. With every bite I took, I got stuck on the bun. It took a little bit more to pull away from the burger. I had the burger cooked to a medium rare, though it looked and tasted more on the medium side. Lastly, there were some burgerless bites which just consisted of the bun towards the end.
So I may not be into the burgers from Iron Hill, but the apps we ordered were tasty. One of them, pictured above, was the Grilled Alsatian Flatbread which is made up of beer braised onions, applewood smoked bacon, gruyere, and chives.
In May, Iron Hill serves a different burger every day in honor of burger month. It sounded like a lot of fun last year though I never made it out. Perhaps, I’ll try a burger again in May?
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
30 E. State St.
Media, PA 19063