Do you enjoy craft beverages like beer, wine and mead? Have you ever wondered what goes into making the perfect pint? Take a tour of one (or more!) of Delaware’s craft beverage locations. From intimate winery tours to multi-stop beer tasting adventures, you’ll find the perfect craft beverage tour to suit your style in Delaware.
Download the Delaware on Tap app to learn more about each craft beverage location and use the app to check into each location you visit and when you reach 10 check ins, you’ll receive a free prize!
Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Learn about the fascinating process of turning honey into wine at Delaware’s first meadery – from collecting hundreds of pounds of honey to finding the best organic fruits and spices to flavor the beverages. Tours are available Friday through Sunday for $4. Tastings are available after the tour, but not included in the ticket price. Food trucks are on site every Friday.
Painted Stave Distilling
Hear the story of Painted Stave straight from the distillers themselves as you learn the grain to bottle to finishing process of craft spirits. Enjoy a structured tasting after the tour where you’ll experience the results of the various distilling processes and be educated about flavor profiles. Tickets are $15 each. Reservations are suggested.
Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co.
Stroll through the brewery during a tour led by the brewers themselves. Brew lovers can enjoy samples beer while the others can enjoy Fordham and Dominion’s tasty sodas including Root Beer, Orange Creamsicle and Black Cherry. Tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday and are $10. Additional tastings are $5.
Harvest Ridge Winery
Learn about Harvest Ridge’s labor of love beginning with growing acres of grapes and transforming them into top-tier wines. View the mashing process and see dozens of barrels aging in their climate controlled storage building. Tours are free and offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m. Wine is available for purchase after the tour.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Grain to Glass Tour
Take a deep dive unto the inner-workings of Dogfish Head’s brewing and distilling processes with a guided tour of portions of the brewery that remain off-limits during regular brewery tours. You’ll explore the brewery’s cold storage, brewhouse, grain handling room, aging room, distillery and the famous steampunk treehouse! Tours are offered every Saturday and Sunday and drinks along the tour are included in the $30 ticket price! Reservations are required.
Delmarva Discovery Tours
Beach Area Craft Beverage Tour
Perfect for any celebration, this tour is a four-hour, all-inclusive tour for up to 14 people, of southern Delaware’s top craft beverage destinations. At each destination you’ll enjoy a guided tour along with a tasting of award-winning drinks. Tickets are $75 each and include door to door transport from the Delaware beaches, all coordination, tasting fees, gratuity and photography! Reservations are required.
First State Brew Tours
New Castle County Tour
Created for craft beverage lovers by craft beverage lovers, this tour offers three stops in either northern or southern New Castle County. Meet at a designated brewery where you’ll enjoy your first brewery experience of the day before hopping on the bus to two more stops. Each stop includes a brewery tour, one flight and discounts on swag. Tickets start at $54 and private tours are available upon request. Reservations are required.