Raise your glass to this festive season with some delicious artisanal beverages available on and off the DE on Tap app. From wine to cider, and beer to bourbon, there’s something to suit every taste, and pair with every dish. So grab a growler, a bottle, or even a few to-go cocktails, and make dinner even more delicious this year!
BREWERIES and DISTILLERIES
Holiday in a Can - Autumn Arch Beer Project
Autumn Arch’s latest creation conjures visions of a holiday feast: The Crown Yules German Holiday Beer is a dark doppelbock inspired by a nutty, fruity German holiday cake. It’s filled with the flavors of cherries, toasted almonds, and orange peels. Close your eyes, and it’s easy to imagine strolling on a snowy holiday evening .
Beach Fire Rum - Beach Time Distilling
Thanksgiving marks the start of eggnog season, so why not wow your guests by adding some Beach Fire Spiced Rum to your Lewes Dairy Eggnog? Top it with whipped cream and a cinnamon stick for an extra-special holiday touch.
Three for Fall - Blue Earl Brewing Company
Just in time for the holidays, we are blessed with three new fall beer releases: Give Up The Fruit, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead, and Hop Carnival. Grab a 4-pack today or stop by for a draft pour.
Cocktails To-Go at Painted Stave Distilling
This reimagined vintage movie theatre has a blockbuster hit with its lineup of to-go cocktails. The Buttered Pecan Old Fashioned sounds like a delightful Thanksgiving treat, but there are plenty of other temptations, like the White Russian (Silver Screen Vodka, espresso, simple syrup, and cream) and the I'm Your Huckleberry (Painted Stave Bourbon, creme de cassis, huckleberry, madeira, rosemary, clove).
Fall Feels Beers - Iron Hill Brewery
Wilmington, Newark, Rehoboth
There’s definitely a feeling of fall in the air at this legendary Delaware brewpub. Fan favorites include Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, Philly Phavorite IPA, Hipster IPA and their newest, Reindeer’s Revenge.
Fun for All Brews - Dewey Beer Company
The folks at Dewey Beer Co. like to have a little fun with their creations, so why not join in? There’s a great selection of fruited sours (like Cherry Pineapple Marmalade), and even a fruit “smoothie beer” called Berry Rocky Road that combines sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries with chocolate ice cream, a fluffy marshmallow drizzle and chopped walnuts.
Dessert Stouts and Non-Alcoholic Options - Midnight Oil Brewing Company
Here’s a delicious thought: Pair that delicious homemade pumpkin pie with a porter that has notes of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Or try Midnight Oil’s newest beer release, Rooftop Hockey, a pale ale brewed with blood oranges. Non-alcoholic options are plentiful here: Choose from house-made root beer, or the Apple Cider Donut Kombucha, made with cider from Milburn Orchards.
Classic Autumn Flavors - Brick Works Brewing and Eats
Brisk fall days and cozy holiday dinners seem perfectly suited to Brick Works’ new lineup of fall cocktails: There’s a pumpkin Old Fashioned, a hot spiked cider, an apple pie whiskey sour, a pumpkin pie martini, and a cran-apple margarita.
Old Favorites are Back - Wilmington Brew Works
To-go online ordering makes the holiday shopping easier here. Consider trying a recent re-release, Lupulin Enlightenment, a sweet “milkshake” IPA that was the first brew WBW ever canned. And two fan favorites – the Crux Australis (a New England IPA) and Umlaut (a Marzen) – have recently been released in cans!
Explore New Tastes - Fordham and Dominion
Warm things up a bit this holiday season with the latest release from Fordham and Dominion: Winter Chills Ale is a limited release with a sweet aroma and caramel malt taste. Or, try the fabulously flavored Candi Belgian Tripel, with fruity accents and a sweet personality.
Don’t Forget the Dessert - Big Oyster Brewery
You’re just in time to snag Big Oyster’s big triple can release, a lineup that seems perfectly suited to Thanksgiving festivities: The new S’mores Porter captures the flavors and feel of campfires, marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate. Two other releases add a light and lively tropical accent: The Double Delaware Dreamsicle and Pineapple Double Dreamsicle.
Talking Turkey - Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
Your turkey will pair perfectly with Salted Vines’ 2020 riesling. It’s classically styled, with crisp, mouth-filling, and long-lasting flavors of apricots, nectarines, and honey. (All their wines are available online for in-store or curbside pick-up!)
Take a Cab - Harvest Ridge Winery
The wine pros at this beautiful country winery are recommending Harvest Ridge’s cabernet sauvignon for holiday dinner this year. The “Espalier” grape and apple wine also sounds yummy, and a bottle of sangria seems to suit the season.
Go with a Winner - Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Have you tried mead yet? Make this your year: Grab a bottle of Ground & Tapped Mead, a blend of orange blossom honey, roasted coffee and maple syrup that people are calling "Liquid Tiramisu." (And it was a Best in Show winner at the 2018 World Mead Challenge).
Back to Life - Brimming Horn Meadery
The phrase “Dadora De Vida” translates into “life giver,” so this agave wine by Brimming Horn may have what it takes to pull you out of your post-turkey coma. Made from pure Agave nectar, this is a light and sweet barrel-aged wine with notes of honey, apple, pear, spice and oak.