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There’s no better antidote to a brisk winter’s day than some delicious food and a refreshing, thirst-quenching brew, all served in the toasty comfort of your own home. It’s all within reach: You can now create the perfect to-go pairings at your favorite DE on Tap location, thanks to Delaware’s new laws allowing take-out alcoholic beverages. (Consider grabbing a growler – typically a 32 or 64-oz. container that’s perfect for mealtime sharing.)

So take your pick, make the pick-up, then snuggle up and hibernate the day away with these DE on Tap treats. (Download the DE on Tap app to check-in when picking up your to-go treats, and discover more about Delaware’s craft beverage scene.)

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thompson island

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Mac and Cheese from Brick Works

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Stitch House Brewery

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Dogfish Tacos

Blue Earl Brewing Company 
Smyrna
Head for the Juke Box food truck and ask for a Short Rib Sandwich, stuffed with ancho-braised, melt-in-your-mouth pork, roasted mushrooms, caramelized onions and roasted carrot aioli, served on Blue Earl’s own beer bread. Pair it robustly with the “Stardust” Belgian Tripel, a complex, golden-hued bouquet of citrus and spice.

Brick Works Brewing And Eats
Smyrna and Millsboro
Time to build your own mac-n-cheese adventure: Brick Work’s “Build A Mac” entrée can be fortified with a variety of add-ins, ranging from brisket to bacon to shrimp and steak. Wash it down with the “Have You Seen the Wizard?” stout, fortified with six grains and accented with notes of chocolate and vanilla.

Brimming Horn Meadery 
Milton
They take their baked potatoes seriously here. Brimming Horn’s “Bastion’s Baked” combos come fully loaded with goodness: There’s butter, sour cream and green onion, but also a dollop of BBQ sauce, and optional toppings like pulled pork, chicken or veggies. Pair with a bottle of Rhyton Red malbec wine, aged in oak with notes of dark plums, raisins, and spice.

Crooked Hammock Brewery
Middletown and Lewes
Lighter, brighter flavors elevate their Street Corn Shrimp, sauteed with tomatoes, peppers, and garlic butter, and served over street corn salad. Pair it with a Beach Escape, a session IPA that’s bursting with citrus and hoppy goodness.

Dogfish Brewing And Eats 
Rehoboth Beach
You’re at the beach, so turn to the sea, and try some Seared Tuna Tacos, topped with miso-accented napa cabbage & red onion slaw, jalapeno avocado aioli, wasabi peas, nori, and cilantro. A Delaware-themed beer is appropriate here: “The Tree’s Knees” is a hearty red ale inspired by Delaware’s Great Cypress Swamp, brewed with smoked barley malt, black peppercorns, and coriander.

Iron Hill Brewery
Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington
The sweet taste of blue-claw crab is a beloved Delaware favorite, and it’s done up right at Iron Hill: Their Crab Cake & Jumbo Creole Shrimp entrée comes with a potato & corn maque choux, remoulade, and roasted tomato vinaigrette. Pair it with the “Black Cherry CheezeCakez,” made with tantalizing tastes of creamy vanilla and tangy black cherry.

Stitch House Brewery
Wilmington
Carbs and creamy pasta suit colder months, so go with the Smoked Chicken Alfredo with house-smoked chicken, and broccoli. Match it up with a lighter beverage like “Tropic Lightning,” a citrus-accented and refreshing nod to breezy summer dreams.

Thompson Island Brewing Co.
Rehoboth Beach
Their Blackened Chesapeake Blue Catfish comes with cheddar grits, pork-fat collards, pecans and jalapeno jam, and would go down nicely with a “Never Been Wrong” Belgian blond ale, brewed with spelt and wheat for a clean, dry and slightly spicy flavor.