Raise your glass to this festive season with some delicious artisanal beverages available on and off the DE on Tap trail. 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 (Newark)
Autumn Arch presents the perfect beer pairings for your Thanksgiving table. When enjoying a seasoned turkey Autumn Arch recommends their Hallowed Winter Imperial Stout; the Table Juicy Session IPA goes great with stuffing. You can learn more about Autumn Arch's recommendations here!
Beach Fire Rum - Beach Time Distilling (Lewes)
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.
Cocktails To-Go at Painted Stave Distilling (Smyrna)
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. The Autumn Flight is a fixed flight of four samples, including Spiced Pear Collins, El Arandano, (i don't practice) Sangria and Chai Highball, and liqueurs including the Campfire Cocoa Liqueur.
Fall Feels Beers - Iron Hill Brewery (Wilmington, Newark, Rehoboth)
There’s a feeling of fall in the air at this legendary Delaware brewpub. Between a beer and wine and cocktail menu, fan favorites include Apple Cider Donut Pastry Pale Ale, Pumpkin Ale, Oktoberfest, Jack O'Latte and more. You can find the Iron Hill Brewery menu here.
Fun for All Brews - Dewey Beer Company (Dewey Beach)
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 including Raspberry Almond Cookie and flavors of cranberry and pomegranate. The Harvest Pumpkin Stout is all things fall and festive.
Dessert Stouts and Non-Alcoholic Options - Midnight Oil Brewing Company (Newark)
Here’s a delicious thought: Pair that delicious homemade pumpkin pie with a porter that has notes of coffee, chocolate, and toffee. Or, make a selection from MOBC's seasonal beers, including Basic Witch, Oktoberfest and more! For dessert, try a classic good ol fashioned root beer!
Old Favorites are Back - Wilmington Brew Works (Wilmington)
Whether you are placing an online order to go or enjoying Brew Works' menu in-person, there is something festive to enjoy. Brew Works' ciders include caramel apple cider, spiced cider, sweet cider, and more. You can find the menu here!
Talking Turkey - Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery (Frankford)
Your turkey will pair perfectly with Salted Vines’ 2023 wines. Between white, blush and red wines as well as wine slushies, you can enjoy different flavors to match your holiday delights. A new release, Cranberry Crush, and the Salted Vines menu can be found here!
Take a Cab - Harvest Ridge Winery (Marydel)
The wine pros at this beautiful country winery are recommending Harvest Ridge’s cabernet sauvignon for holiday dinner this year. Between sangria and red, white and sweet wines, there are plenty of wonderful flavors to try!
Go with a Winner - Liquid Alchemy Beverages (Frankford)
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 (Milton, Seaford)
You can order your drinks online with Brimming Horn Meadery here! Harvest Horn is a dry mead with honey, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries, offering a light and crisp fruity and floral taste.