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 […]

BEST BETS: Teaze to rock Delaware Wine and Beer Festival

Spandex, fingerless gloves and blistering guitar licks will be the order of the day Saturday as Teaze: 100% Hair Metal will play the eighth annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival in Harrington. Serious musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously, Teaze boasts on its website that it is the “only band manly enough to wear […]

BEST BETS: Delaware violinist Sords returns home to perform

Andrew Sords considers himself simply a traveling minstrel. The music world begs to differ. Mr. Sords, who was born in Delaware and still has strong ties to the First State, is a world-class violinist who has performed with 300 symphony orchestras on four different continents. He’ll be at the Milton Theatre Sunday night at 7 […]

Blue Earl ready for first Food Truck Throwdown

SMYRNA — For Ron Price, it’s all about blues, barbecue and brews. He’s got the blues and brews covered at his Blue Earl Brewing Company. And this Saturday, the barbecue and other eats will be in full force as well. The first Blue Earl’s Food Truck Throwdown will take place Saturday from noon to 9 […]

BEST BETS: McCormick in the loop at R2Hop2 festival

Nate McCormick is the modern-day equivalent of a one-man band. With a musical technique called looping, he can enhance his sound by creating multiple layers to his live music, making it seem as though there is a full band when it’s just him performing with his guitar and various foot pedals laid out before him. […]

BEST BETS: The Fabulous Hubcaps still rocking at Harrington’s Gold Room

Denny Cook can’t even imagine how many different songs he’s performed as a member of The Fabulous Hubcaps. “It’s gotta be at least 1,000,” he said. “I know it’s a lot.” He can be forgiven for not having an exact count. He’s been with the group from the very beginning — 43 years ago. He’s […]