There’s something about a cold beer and a breezy beach day that sets the perfect mood. At the Delaware beaches, the breweries of the DE on Tap trail have just what you need to find that soothing summer moment.

Crooked Hammock

thompson island

Revelation Craft Brewing

Big Oyster Brewery (Lewes): A top stop when you’re visiting Lewes, Big Oyster is known for its “Big Red Barn” ambience, live music, and exciting menu (try a BOB mac-and-cheese bake and a “Hammerhead” IPA!).

Brick Works Brewing and Eats (Millsboro): Head for Delaware’s lovely inland “bayside” for a relaxing pour. Enjoy Sunday Brunch, or explore the daily menu’s focus on fresh, local ingredients (Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Ribs, anyone?).

Crooked Hammock Brewery (Lewes): Fun and funky “beach shack” ambience embraces pure fun inside: Play lawn games in the big “back yard” and try the top-rated Backyard Brown Ale, with a Baked Crab Dip on the side.

Dewey Beer Co. (Dewey Beach): Sit by an open-bay window and relax in the sea breeze as you soak in the Dewey Beach scene over a plate of Double Layered Street Corn Nachos and a frosty Hot Wax IPA.

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats (Rehoboth Beach): The granddaddy of beach brewpubs sits on the main drag in Rehoboth, ideal for people-watching as you dive into the wood-fired pizzas and “off-centered” brews and cocktails.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton): There’s even more to explore at Dogfish’s main brewery: Tours, tastings and the perfect food pairings.

Gary's Dewey Beach Grill/38-75 Brewing (Dewey Beach): Laid-back beachy atmosphere pairs perfectly with Gary’s far-reaching menu, which ranges from burgers to breakfast to sushi. Craft beers from across the nation are joined by 38-75’s own small-batch brews.

Revelation Craft Brewing (Rehoboth Beach): On sunny beach days, cool off in the outdoor tent, chilling to live music as you sip a Mother In Law IPA. Hungry? Head for the on-site truck, DaNizza Wood Fired Pizza.

Thompson Island Brewing Co. (Rehoboth Beach): Cool and casually sophisticated ambience elevates this well-executed brewpub’s lively menu. Fun diversions are everywhere. Hang on the porch, or head to the backyard Beer Garden for some ping-pong, cornhole or bocce ball.