Iron Hill Brewing continues its expansion in Pennsylvania.
The Wilmington-basedcompany spent much of its existence opening a brewery every year or two.
The company cut its teeth at a location in Newark’s Main Street that faced the challenges of a college town location. It carved out a solid following as Newark’s downtown staged a slow turnaround
The knowledge gained in the parking-challenged location aided in expansion to a variety of locations that now include Center City Philadelphia.
This year, the Wilmington-based company will open four breweries, including a Rehoboth Beach location that was the first new opening in more than a decade in the First State.
Next in line is the tourist hotspot of Hershey, PA. The brewpub will open late this year with 8,000 square feet of space and seating for up to 300. With the opening, Pennsylvania will account for 10 of the company’s 16 breweries.
The company has moved out of the Delaware and Susquehanna valleys with a location in Greenville, SC., an up and coming city that has seen an influx of big-time employers such as BMW.
The latest location is in Hershey Towne Square in downtown and s is a four-minute drive from Hersheypark.
The opening will also include an interesting milestone.
Jean Newcomer and Greg Weiler plan to make Hershey the 1,000thbrewery they will have visited, according to the brewery’s blog.
Newcomer is a long-time employee of Iron Hill’s Lancaster, PA. location.