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Craft beer couple chooses Iron Hill for 1000th brewery visit


Photo Caption: Greg Heiler, Iron Hill Chairman of the Board Kevin Finn, Jean Newcomer, Iron Hill Director of Brewery Operations Mark Edelson.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant hosted Jean Newcomer and Greg Weiler, the “craft brewery couple” who’s made a name for themselves by visiting craft breweries nationally, this Saturday at their Hershey location as they celebrated their 1000th brewery visit. Iron Hill recently opened their 16th location in Hershey.

Jean and Greg began their brewery journey in 1987, continued throughout the Appalachian Trail, and eventually expanded their journey to a national scale, visiting every state in the continuous US and beyond. The criteria of their visits are simple ““ the beer must be brewed on-site, repeat visits do not count, multiple locations are counted as a new visit, and beer festivals do not count towards their tally.

Hailing from Lancaster, PA, the couple has a number of select breweries that they hold dear, including Iron Hill, who has aided in nurturing their love for craft beer. Jean has been a part-time staff member for many years at their Lancaster location and was delighted to be able to celebrate their 1000th visit at their newest location.

“Jean and Greg have been a member of the Iron Hill family for years and we couldn’t be happier that they chose Hershey as their 1000th visit,” said Iron Hill founder Mark Edelson. “One of our biggest points of pride is the close-knit Iron Hill family, of which Jean and Greg are a huge part of. It’s an honor to celebrate this milestone with them, as well as with our Hershey and Lancaster families as well.”

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