Delabear is back! (in Delabeer cans)

The black bear that toddled through Delaware in December captured the attention of Wilmingtonians on its two-day visit, inspiring @delabear coffee, ice cream and swag.

Wilmington Brew Works got into the act by quickly releasing a ‘Double Delaware IPA’ in homage to the bear, a triple dry hopped ale “with Mosaic, Citra, Vic Secret and Denali Hops.”  The brewery says New England style beer has become one of their fastest selling brews. 

Now the Delabear beer will soon be available to enjoy in one’s own den, as the brewery will be offering canned four-packs for purchase at their Flights of Discovery series on Tuesday, February 11th, with two events scheduled for 6 pm and 8 pm. (Tickets for the events are available on their website,

The cans will go on sale to the general public for $6.50 a can during their regular operating hours beginning Wednesday, February 12th at 5 pm. 


The new canned Delabeer features a comic book-tyle map of Delabear leisurely strolling through the Brandywine Hundred, Alapocas, and a stopover in Trolley Square, where he “watched some guy freak out when I was on his porch.”

The brewery says the grizzly 9% ABV beer is “fit for a bear… and sure to lure any bear out of the woods and into your backyard.”

The brewery also said it is again canning two of their best sellers; Lupulin Enlightenment (7.3%), a Double Northeast IPA brewed with lactose is one of the brewery’s signature offerings, and Superfluous Nomenclature (4.8%), a Modern Pale Ale that has been available in 16 oz. cans at Wilmington Blue Rocks and Wilmington Blue Coats games since last summer. 


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