Iron Hill Restaurant and Brewery was a revelation when it opened--and it's still growing. Brews such as Pig Iron Porter consistently win awards, and seasonal specials keep the selection interesting all year. The Wilmington location hops after work upstairs, downstairs and outside. In Newark, it's the place UD undergrads take their visiting parents, then head back after they've left to down more raspberry wheat beers.
County: New Castle County
Details: Iron Hill brews seasonal beers, notably Belgian ales and Irish Dry Stout. Pig Iron Porter and Raspberry Wheat are two favorite house brews. The beverages take 14 to 30 days to process, and are among the best youa[euro](TM)ll find. Variety is key at Iron Hill, which offers a wide array of light lagers with subtle malt and hop flavors to Austrian lagers, with distinct bready malt aromas. Iron Hilla[euro](TM)s hand-bottled ales and lagers have earned national and international medals, including a Gold Medal in the World Beer Cup.