Big Oyster brews beer in honor of Delaware State Fair centennial

The Delaware State Fair was conceived in a quiet Harrington railroad station over 100 years ago. But have you ever imagined what a cold beer what have tasted like during that monumental day? The Delaware State Fair and Big Oyster Brewery will give attendees a chance to live out that imagination with the unveiling of […]

Dogfish Head to merge with Sam Adams’ Boston Beer Company

MILTON — Delaware-based Dogfish Head Brewery announced Thursday that the company has merged with The Boston Beer Company, Inc., makers of Samuel Adams beer and Angry Orchard hard cider. Officials say the combined company will maintain its status as an independent craft brewery, as defined by the Brewers Association, adding it will be “better positioned […]

Best Bets: National acts to headline R2Hop2 fest

In its eighth year, Fordham & Dominion Brewing’s R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival is going national. National headliner J. Roddy Walston and The Business will take the stage to close out Saturday’s event on the grounds of the brewery in Dover. “Exciting things are happening at the brewery and we wanted our annual festival to […]

Plans brewing for craft beer business in Dagsboro

DAGSBORO — Sometime this fall, business could literally be brewing in Dagsboro’s Savannah Square Shopping Center. Pending an amendment to town code and brewery licensing, Ocean View resident Zack Brown hopes to be serving the likes of Electric Circus IPA and other craft beers with homegrown catchy names in a nanobrewery small-batch business endeavor spiced […]

Dover Speedway, Fordham & Dominion releasing lager for track’s 50th anniversary

Delaware State News DOVER — Dover International Speedway, in cooperation with Dover, Delaware-based Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company, is releasing a special “Splash & Go” Lager as part of the celebrations surrounding the Monster Mile’s 50th anniversary this year. Splash & Go (4.2 percent ABV) was developed to be an easy-drinking lager for fans to […]

Georgetown business is brewing: Revelation to purchase former 16 Mile brewery

GEORGETOWN — Change is brewing for business in Georgetown. Not quite 3 years old and already a successful hit along the coast, Rehoboth Beach-based Revelation Craft Brewing Company plans to move inland with the purchase of the former 16 Mile Brewing Company in Georgetown. Revelation on Nov. 30 announced expansion plans with the purchase of […]

BEST BETS: Susquehanna Floods to help Blue Earl celebrate anniversary

For the Perryville, Maryland-based Susquehanna Floods, the First State has been first rate. “Delaware has been super kind to us,” said lead singer and guitarist Trevor Biggers. “It’s like having a friendly neighbor.” In Delaware just last week at the History, Heritage and Hops festival in Dover, the Cecil County Americana roots band has played […]

COMMENTARY: Double standards abound for young adults

Bad ideas abound, no doubt. But today we’ll consider four now percolating before the Delaware General Assembly. They are: •Legalizing recreational marijuana. •Lowering the blood-alcohol level for legal driving to .05 percent. •Raising the age for purchase of cigarettes to 21. •Raising the age for buying a rifle to 21. The original sin here, of […]

Old Dogfish Head pub to be torn down

REHOBOTH BEACH — After 22 years, the original Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats pub is scheduled for demolition today. There will be an excavator on site at the pub and the demo will begin at the front of the building. Both Chesapeake & Maine and the new Brewings & Eats will remain open during construction, […]

Tapping ‘Delaware on Tap’

WILMINGTON — In honor of National American Beer Day on Friday, the Delaware Tourism Office (Visit Delaware) unveiled Delaware on Tap, the new smartphone application version of the state’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail. According to the tourism agency, the app is available for free download in the App Store and from Google Play. The […]