Best Bets: Broadway’s Field to perform show for Veterans Watchmaker School

For Broadway performer Grace Field, doing a charity show that benefits veterans is very personal. “(Dave Skocik) approached me about the various charities he’s involved with. He knows I have a huge heart for charity. And it also hits home because both my grandfathers served. My grandfather on my dad’s side served in the Navy. […]

Dogfish Head beer memorializes women’s suffrage

REHOBOTH BEACH — At Dogfish Head Brewery, the right to vote is best served with a craft beer. The Milton-based brewery, in collaboration with the Delaware League of Women Voters, is releasing a limited-edition brew celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the 19th amendment’s ratification, which granted women the right to vote. “Through our collaboration with […]

Best Bets: Country’s Calvert tuning up Delaware State Fair

Adam Calvert loves to perform — especially these days. Like most artists, the up-and-coming Ohio-born country singer/songwriter has had a slew of gigs canceled the last few months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So when the Delaware State Fair remained on the schedule, he was more than happy to come do his shows. He has […]

Mispillion River pairs with JD Shuckers on fruity IPA

MILFORD — Mispillion River Brewing has teamed up with JD Shuckers, a Sussex-based seafood restaurant, on a fruity new house IPA called the Shuck N’ Relax. This unique new beer was developed via close collaboration between the staffs of the brewery and the restaurant and will be available exclusively at JD Shuckers. “It’s a good, […]

Local breweries rely on flow of loyal customers

DOVER — The days of enjoying pints and beer flights at local breweries have been put on hold thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beer enthusiasts can still get their fix however. Breweries are allowed to sell on a to-go basis, meaning six packs, crowlers and growlers are available for enjoyment. While sales are significantly down […]

Essential Business: Area liquor stores stay open amid pandemic

CAMDEN — Though many residents question why liquor stores are deemed essential in the governor’s state of emergency order, it’s for serious reasons that the businesses remain open. Gov. John Carney’s office explained last week that life without alcohol would likely push some to seek “unsafe and unhealthy alternatives in an attempt to get the […]

Best Bets: Comedy goes rogue at First State Improv

There’s a group of people in the area who say whatever comes to their mind. And that’s fine with Melissa Brenner. It’s actually encouraged. Ms. Brenner, of Dover, runs First State Improv. The only troupe of its kind in Kent County, First State Improv teaches adults and kids alike, how to be spontaneous and often, […]

Crooked Hammock Brewery, ILC Dover to release beer for Apollo anniversary

LEWES — The Apollo 11 mission launched ILC Dover into fame as maker of the spacesuits worn during the landing 50 years ago. Now Crooked Hammock Brewery is ready to launch its latest beer to celebrate that history. On Oct. 17, the brewery will celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission with the release […]

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 […]