As you discover what’s on tap along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail and quench your thirst for fun and discovery, here are a few brewpubs located on the trail. These locations will be sure to keep you full of great culinary treats that pair perfectly with locally brewed craft beers.
Frozen Toes Brewing at Pizza by Elizabeth’s:
Frozen Toes is now Delaware’s smallest nano brewery. You’ll find Frozen Toes’ brews exclusively served at Pizza by Elizabeth’s, located in Greenville, Delaware, in the heart of chateau country. With a 13 galloon system, batches are small, with something unique and different on tap every visit.
Iron Hill Brewery Wilmington and Newark:
Iron Hill Brewery originated in Newark, Delaware, becoming a staple on both Newark’s Main Street and Wilmington’s Riverfront. You’ll find core beers like Ore House IPA and Pig Iron Porter on tap at both locations, plus beers unique to each location on tap, such as Black Forest Lager or Marvin the Maerzen. Grab a table outside on Newark’s patio perched alongside of Main Street or on the deck at Wilmington on the beautiful Riverfront and you have a recipe for a great visit along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza:
Pietro’s Pizza originally opened its doors in the Wilmington area in 1978 by Steve Powell’s dad and uncle. When it was time for Steve to take it over, he wanted to find a way to really leave his mark on the family business, and that’s when the idea of adding a brewery became a reality and Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro’s Pizza was born. Now the family run pizzeria is home to one of two nanobreweries in Delaware.
Stewart’s Brewing Co.:
Stewart’s Brewing Co. can boast the title of northern Delaware’s first brewpub. Opened in 1995 Stewart’s recently celebrated their 20th Anniversary. You’ll always find 6 ‘full time’ ales on tap, plus an additional 40 brews in the seasonal rotation role. Though you’ll find a menu full of American pub food, expect a slightly exotic flare to keep things interesting!
Brick Works Brewing & Eats:
The newest (opening soon) addition to the brewpubs of Delaware, Brick Works Brewing & Eats is a joint venture between the masterminds behind Mispillion River Brewing and Abbott’s Grill. The menu will be set to include locally-grown food and great craft beer, of course. Looking forward for this brewpub to open its doors – and its taps!
Crooked Hammock Brewery:
In case you’re wondering, there really are hammocks for you to sit in while you enjoy one of the hand craft beers on tap at Crooked Hammock Brewery! Have a seat in the brewery’s large outdoor beer garden, in one of the hammocks, or around the bar where you’ll have a great view of the production brewery. No matter where you’re sitting, it’s hard to ignore the relaxed, beach life atmosphere!
Big Oyster Brewery at Fins Ale House and Raw Bar:
At the end of long shift on the docks an Oyster Stout was often the way of life. But this wasn’t a style of beer back then, it was an expression, as in, let’s go grab a beer and some oysters. This tradition still stands true at Big Oyster Brewery, but now it includes the tasty oysters served at Fins Ale House and Raw Bar, paired with one of the every changing beers on tap at Big Oyster Brewing.
Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats:
After you visit the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton, your next stop should be Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats on Rehoboth Avenue in downtown Rehoboth. The ‘brewpub,’ as local folks and regulars call it, is home to a rotating variety of Brewpub Exclusive beers on tap, live music on the weekend, and a full menu of off-centered foods flowing from the kitchen.
Dewey Beer Co.:
Fresh is an understatement when it comes to the beers you’ll sip on at Dewey Beer Co. With the brewing facility 30 feet (or less) from where you’ll drink you brew, you’ll get to take advantage of fresh, small batch brews, pairing it with unique menu items like Plantain Nachos and Oyster Po’Boy.
So, Find Your Spirit on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail by downloading a passport, selecting locations and you could not only win a prize but, also find unique stops to fill up on great beer-inspired cuisine and locally brewed craft beers!