Celebrate March Madness with the Tastes of DE on Tap
The drama-filled days of March Madness have arrived, and basketball fans everywhere are craving the bold tastes and quenching brews that will make the big games that much better. That's just what you’ll find at the breweries, wineries and distilleries of DE on Tap, where every minute of the madness is celebrated with luscious food, big-screen TVs and the state’s best hand-crafted beverages.
So why not head out for a night of cheering on your favorites – or, simply grab some takeout munchies and celebrate in front of your own big screen. Whichever you choose, the destinations of DE on Tap are sure to make the matchups that much sweeter.
Iron Hill Brewery (statewide locations) :
Settle in and enjoy the cozy, friendly charm of Iron Hill’s locations in Wilmington, Newark and Rehoboth Beach, and grab some game-worthy grub: Try Iron Hill’s famous Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, or a plate of Chicken Tinga-dillas, a quesadilla with chipotle-braised chicken and roasted tomatillo avocado salsa. Pair with a Brambleberry Farmhouse Ale, light-bodied and refreshing with citrus fruit flavors.
Stitch House Brewery (Wilmington) :
Belly up to the bar backed by big screens and check out the Short Rib Panini, made with blue cheese, crispy onions, and arugula, piled on a ciabatta roll with a side of jus. Wash it down with a Drunkel Dunkel, a delicious malty-sweet lager.
- Stewart’s Brewing Co. (Bear) : Take your choice of dine-in, curbside pickup or delivery at this favorite for big game get-togethers, where a new brew has just hit the taps: The Saphir IPA has loads of dry-hopped character and a juicy, fruity goodness. Pair with a Duck Burger, spiked with ginger & scallion, seasoned with sea salt and topped with chili mayonnaise on a brioche roll.
Brick Works Brewing & Eats (Smyrna and Millsboro) :
On Mondays, you’ll find Classic Burger for just $10, and during happy hours, you can grab $8 flights, and appetizers are 25% off. Insiders recommend the Chocolate Covered Pretzel Stout, paired with “Jameson’s Whiskey” wings. “Maybe the best wings ever,” fans say, and the Brisket & Bleu Cheese Eggrolls earn rave reviews.
Big Oyster Brewery (Lewes) :
Celebrate two events at once with Big Oyster’s “Pi Day” releases on March 26, when the fun and lively beach “big red barn” brewery will unveil its new “Pie Sours”: The “Gma's Special” has hints of lemon meringue pie, and the “Soft Serve Key Lime Pie” tastes like it just came off the ice cream truck! Supplement with a B.O.B Mac & Cheese Bake – “The Whole Pig” features pulled pork, pork belly, bacon and cheddar.
Dogfish Brewing and Eats (Rehoboth Beach) :
Modern-but-cozy ambiance and plenty of big screens make this beach hangout a prime game-viewing spot, especially when accompanied by such amazing brew selections. Order the "Dogpile" Nachos or a signature wood-grilled burger, and if you’re there on March 26, look out for the release of “Aprihop,” and IPA brewed with a “boatload” of apricots!
Thompson Island Brewing Co. (Rehoboth Beach) :
TVs bracket the cozy bar with comfy stools, a perfect position to explore the tempting and lively menu: There are Sloppy Joe Egg Rolls, Street Tacos, Rotisserie Wings, and a lineup of refreshing beverages ranging from “I Find Your Lack of Hops Disturbing” (a triple IPA), to lighter libations such as the “Never Been Wrong,” a Belgian blonde ale with a slightly spicy kick. Live music revs up the fun on Fridays and Saturdays!