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!
Content provided by Dish Works author Amy Strauss.