Santa 2

Get into the holiday spirit with these local craft brews

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

It’s official: Christmastime is here. But if you’re anything like many of our readers, you’ve been so busy working, shopping for presents and buying groceries that you’re just not feeling the holiday spirit yet. Not to worry. For such a small state, Delaware is chock-full of local craft breweries, and many of them have curated unique winter warmers that (after …

Dogfish Head 2

Dogfish Head unveils 2023 beverage release calendar

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Beer lovers and liquor connoisseurs have a lot to look forward to in 2023. Dogfish Head this week announced its beverage release calendar for next year, featuring a lineup of beers, canned cocktails and full-proof spirits and liqueurs.  The lineup includes more than a dozen new products and packages, all of which Dogfish fans can expect to see on shelves …

Analog 1

Dogfish’s Analog-A-Go-Go festival back after 2-year hiatus

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s annual Analog-A-Go-Go festival will return after a two-year hiatus. The festival will happen Saturday, Nov. 5 from noon to 5 p.m. at Dogfish’s Milton Tasting Room and Kitchen. The celebration will feature more than 20 unique independent artisans, a music lineup curated by Chicago-based record label Numero Group, 14 exclusive beer and spirit samples, and the …

Deep Delish Art

Dogfish, Dewey Beer, Fifer Orchards team up on autumn ale

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will host its second-annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at its Milton Tasting Room and Kitchen. The free event will feature food, music, art, entertainment, and off-centered ales, including a brand-new fall beer brewed in collaboration with Dewey Beer Co. and Fifer Orchards. “I am always pumped for this …

c18ff383 58f5 4600 a208 80c7458a199b

Want to help the Rehoboth Art League? Drink this new Dogfish IPA

Charles MegginsonFood & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery will pay homage to its innovative, art-centric roots by honoring the Rehoboth Art League with the release of Bonjour Pierre, a new limited-edition India Pale Ale.   “The inspiration for the beer is Pierre, Rehoboth Art League’s beloved life-sized mannequin, who has been used for decades here as a reference for life drawing, a core component of …

Shark Party

Crooked Hammock to unveil Shark Week-themed beer Wednesday

Charles MegginsonFood & Dining, Culture, Headlines

Just in time for Shark Week, Crooked Hammock Brewery has announced the return of Shark Party, a mixed berry sour that pours deep red and honors the ocean’s apex predator. The brewery will hold release parties at both its Lewes and Middletown locations, complete with a first-taste toast and a shark-themed costume contest. First Taste Toast: The first pours of …

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth brewpub to offer 2 free concerts

Charles MegginsonCulture, Headlines

Funk-soul piano man Neal Francis and indie-rock band Kiwi jr. will grace the stage at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub, Brewings and Eats, on Wednesday, July 27 and Friday, July 29. Both live shows are open to the public with no cover or tickets required.  By age 18, Francis — who will perform at 10 p.m. on July 27 — …

Crooked Hammock

Crooked Hammock to host open-mic night for dad jokes

Charles MegginsonCulture, Food & Dining, Headlines

Crooked Hammock Brewery’s three locations in Lewes, Middletown and North Myrtle Beach, S.C. will host an open-mic night for dad jokes on June 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. “Like anybody, dads can get a much-needed break from reality: getting out on the trail with their fellow fathers, unwinding with their favorite beverage, and telling corny jokes to anyone within …

a bottle of wine

Delaware’s new to-go alcohol law takes effect April 1

Charles MegginsonCulture, Government, Headlines

Photo courtesy of Dogfish Head Brewery. Restaurants, brewpubs, taverns and taprooms in Delaware will permanently be able to serve to-go alcoholic beverages beginning April 1.  House Bill 290, which passed in January, allows food and drink establishments to sell alcoholic beverages in transactions for take-out, curbside, or drive-through service and to use outdoor seating for serving food and drinks. To-go …

a group of people holding a sign

302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards to crown ‘Delaware’s Best Beer’ on April 3

Charles MegginsonCulture, Food & Dining, Headlines

The 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards will return to Crooked Hammock’s flagship brewpub in Lewes on Sunday, April 3.  Every brewery in the state is invited to compete in the event, which organizers said is “known for its sudsy silliness and refined debauchery.” “Delaware’s brewery scene has exploded by leaps and bounds in recent years and we wanted to create …