Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the most award-winning brewery east of the Mississippi, will open its first restaurant in the Lehigh Valley in spring 2024, located at 950 Lehigh Lifestyle Center at the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, PA, the largest shopping mall in the Lehigh Valley. The opening marks the 22nd brewery and restaurant overall for the growing restaurant group. A popular and well-known regional brand, Iron Hill offers a dining experience that blurs the lines between the brewery and kitchen with a menu that not only pairs well with beer but features 19 dishes incorporating signature Iron Hill beers as an ingredient. In addition to the all-day menu, Iron Hill offers seasonal menus and brunch on Saturday and Sunday.
Aiming to open two full-service brewery and restaurant concepts each year for the next few years, Iron Hill will bring about 100 full and part-time jobs to the bustling shopping center. As an established local brand with nearly thirty years of history, the brewery and restaurant group will search for a local General Manager as well as various front and back-of-the-house positions ranging from Executive Chef to line cooks, brewers, and servers throughout the Lehigh Valley. Open houses for interviews will be held leading up to the opening date.
An additional, much-anticipated construction milestone is the delivery of brewery equipment, including the tank delivery and installations in the first quarter, ensuring the brand is true to its core mission of providing the freshest beer made on-site and made-from-scratch food.
“The Lifestyle Center at the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall is a large, dynamic shopping center, with the location being a naturally strategic step for us to strengthen our brand presence in suburban markets,” says Chris Westcott, CEO of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurants. “We are thrilled to introduce the Lehigh Valley community to Iron Hill, and our goal is to build a restaurant team that will continue to exceed our guests’ expectations in providing the best in our award-winning craft beer, inviting atmosphere, and delicious, memorable meals.”