The Main Line beer scene is about to explode.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will open in Ardmore, says co-owner Kevin Finn, confirming a rumor floated on Jack Curtin's Liquid Diet blog.

Finn tells me that the location will be a former carpet store in Ardmore Plaza (44 Greenfield Ave.) - which happens to be right in the backyard of former West Chester Iron Hill brewer Jean Broillet IV, who now owns Tired Hands.

"We've been looking for locations in Ardmore for years, and this space in Ardmore Plaza is the perfect spot for Iron Hill," Finn says. "We hope to open in early 2014."

The center already has a state store and an independent specialty-beer distributor, The Bottle Shoppe.

Iron Hill truly is on the move. Its next location (No. 10) will open in Voorhees Town Center in 2013.