As the leaves begin to change, so do the beers on tap. DE on Tap locations are rolling out their fall flavors in all their seasonal deliciousness.
Autumn Arch Beer Project
Autumn Arch in Newark has plenty of parking and outdoor tents and tables for you to enjoy their brand-new fall beers.
Sans Pumpkin – Porter is a delightful “autumnal” dark beer. While true to its namesake (without pumpkin), Autumn Arch added a combination of five spices giving the craft beer drinker a not-so-subtle hint of pumpkin pie.
Donut Firk With Me is an Apple Cider Donut Imperial Stout. Autumn Arch crafted one firkin (about 10 gallons) of a super roasty imperial stout and added 20+ apple cider donuts from Milburn Orchards. They don't know the level of deliciousness this beer exists at, but they're assuming somewhere between otherworldly and immeasurable.
Big Oyster Brewery
Have a “shuckin” good time this fall at Big Oyster in Lewes while they celebrate all things fall with pumpkin ale and live music every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Shuckin’ Pumpkin Ale is a taste of fall with pronounced caramel and dark fruit notes with subtle additions of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
Crooked Hammock Brewery
Crooked Hammock Brewery located in Middletown and Lewes have the perfect fall backyard vibe for you and your friends to enjoy their seasonal fall brews.
Jav-O-Lantern is a smoked Pumpkin Coffee Ale packed with real cherrywood-smoked pumpkin and fresh roasted coffee from our friends at Swell Joe Coffee, this brew boasts a balance of smoke, spices, dark malts & dark roasted coffee beans.
Brand New Day - Pomegranate Plum Vanilla is a fruited sour. This is the fall edition for the Crooked Hammocks "Brand New Day" seasonal fruited sour series. It is brewed with fresh pomegranate and plum puree and conditioned on vanilla for a slightly sweet, mildly tart, yet smooth and jammy fall brew.
Punkin Ale is Dogfish Head’s fan-favorite Punkin Ale (7.0% ABV) is back with a new, steampunk-centric look by Dan Stiles, the brewery’s collaborating artist for this year’s Off-Centered Art Series. A full-bodied brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon, Punkin Ale made its first appearance in 1995 and has been released every year since. Copper in color, this medium-bodied liquid masterpiece boasts smooth hints of pumpkin, brown sugar and spice.
Fordham and Dominion Brewery
Fordham and Dominion Brewery in Dover has a newly revamped tasting room and space for social distancing.
Octoberfest Lager is a traditional Marzen style lager, brewed with eight types of imported German malts and three hope varieties. It is noted for smooth caramel notes and crisp bitterness.
Spiced Harvest Ale is a light, amber beer in color with a medium body, spiced with cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, and pumpkin.
Brewbies Lager will be released in October and it is a cranberry, mango lager made to bring awareness to Breast Cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Iron Hill Brewery
Iron Hill Brewery in Newark, Wilmington and Rehoboth each have outdoor spaces available for you to enjoy beers and food.
Pumpkin Ale is Medium-bodied copper ale, malty sweet with a balancing bitterness. Spiced with traditional pumpkin pie spices and vanilla instead of finishing hops.
Liquid Alchemy Beverages
Liquid Alchemy Beverages in Wilmington has a beautiful outdoor patio with a garden to embrace a relax and chill atmosphere.
Glogg-toberfest is a Swedish meets Mead-ish. It is a LAB take on a Swedish classic. This one is made with orange blossom honey, cardamom, cinnamon, orange zest, royal raisins and almonds. When there is a chill in the air, LAB serves this warm.
Painted Stave Distilling
Painted Stave Distilling in Smyrna has the ideal patio atmosphere from twinkle lights under the stars to a brand-new taco truck!
Clockwork Gin is the next in the Painted Stave Craft Brewer series of spirits distilled from local craft beer. This gin started life as 4,000 bottles of Clockwork Orange IPA from Blue Earl Brewing Company. When the beer was distilled it brought forward the lovely taste and aroma of hops and orange. The spirit was then infused with Juniper Berries, Orange Peel, Honeysuckle, Elderflower, Ginger, and Coriander and redistilled to craft a dry gin with pronounced Juniper and Orange flavors.
Stitch House Brewery
Stitch Houses in Wilmington is participating in Curbside Wilmington where you can dine on the streets while safely social distancing!
Oktoberfest is Märzan that is bready, medium bodied and Bavarian. Perfect fall flavors and are available in growlers.
Drunkel Dunkel is a dunkel Lager. It has a malty and sweet taste.
Thompson Island Brewing Company
Thompson Island located in Rehoboth beach has the ultimate fire pit to chill with friends this fall!
Thompson Island will be debuting a Marzen style Oktoberfest on September 19th. On that day, we'll be offering a stein with a fill of the Oktoberfest for $8. Additionally, Chef Lou is creating a foot-long Bratwurst.
Then, in October, they will be releasing Apple Crisp Bliss, a Belgian triple brewed with Fifer Apple Cider, and Beautiful Orange Cranberry, a traditional kettle style sour using oranges and cranberries.
Wilmington Brew Works
Wilmington Brew Works located near Hagley Museum which is one of the top fall foliage spots in the state has Oktoberfest brews waiting for you try.
Oktoberfest is a Märzen beer. WBW’s festbier, Ümlaut, returns to the taproom and now available in cans.
Each location offers take-out and curbside. Please remember to plan ahead and maintain social distancing. Please wear a face covering and bring hand sanitizer. Make sure to review guidelines before arriving at your destination. Some locations may be operating under different capacity or require reservations. Please remember to stay home if you are sick.