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 […]

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 […]