With Chester County as the backdrop to the 1958 campy horror flick, The Blob, a film themed around a man-eating red alien “blob” invasion, it’s a no-brainer that locals annually celebrate the region’s silver screen success.
With the big-time Blob celebrations hitting Phoenixville this year on July 11–13, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant couldn’t miss out on the fun-filled festivities either! Below, discover the many ways you can celebrate Blobfest 2014 with our Phoenixville team.
Blob-Themed Beer Release
Brewers Tim Stumpf and Nadine Banks have whipped up a cheeky film-themed beer release exclusive to Blob festivities, which hits the taps on Saturday, July 12 at noon. Our signature Cherry Blob beer is crafted with a base of our award-winning tripel that hosts the addition of tart, Michigan Montmorency cherries. It’s tart, it’s bright red, and it’s 9.3% ABV. Beware of this ruby, dangerously delicious release!
Exclusive TV Dinner
Head chef Tim Andrews is having fun in the kitchen with this fun-filled food feature. He’s created an elevated, '50s-inspired feast constructed with a Kobe Salisbury steak rocking your dinner plate, accented with morel mushroom gravy. Killer side dishes of fried risotto balls, beer-glazed carrots and an unforgettable peach cobbler will complete this whimsical experience. Have fun with this family-appropriate dish for just $20.95.
Blob Tasting Menu
In honor of the sci-fi flick, Andrews also launches a special Blob-inspired tasting, which features a three-course, beer-paired feast for just $40. Curious what’s on the menu?
Course 1: Fried mac & cheese blobs with sweet and spicy tomato sauce; paired with Vienna Red Lager
Course 2: Char-grilled pork porterhouse with bacon fat roasted fingerling potatoes, grilled asparagus and red cherry blob sauce; paired with Cherry Blob
Course 3: Red velvet bread pudding with marshmallow blobs; paired with Abbey Dubbel
More Blobfest Festivities
The Colonial Theatre will screen The Blob throughout Blobfest weekend, with additional, equally campy films being screened in conjunction with the film festival. A Blobfest street fair will also hit downtown Phoenixville on Saturday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., so come ready for all the fun with tin foil hats on!
Find Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant of Phoenixville at 130 Bridge St. To reserve your Blobfest table, click here or call (610) 983-9333.
Content provided by Dish Works author Amy Strauss.