The Brew that Launched a Thousand Sips
...Well, probably more like many thousands of sips!
NEW brews in Lewes!
Summer 2016 will make a freshly brewed pint only a ‘hops’-skip-and-jump away from practically anywhere at the beach – including Downtown Lewes!
When Dogfish Head opened over 20 years ago in Rehoboth, they definitely tapped into a welcome local market: beer. They’re still at it and going strong, now with breweries in Rehoboth and Milton, distilled spirits and a fabulous new seafood restaurant next door to the Rehoboth Avenue location (called Chesapeake & Maine, but that’s another story).
As often happens, business begets business - and beer begets another beer. Other locals have followed the Dogfish lead, creating a thriving brewing community in Southern Delaware, which only adds to our already fabulous local dining scene.
Consider this: (Not an all-inclusive list, sorry to leave anyone out!)
- Dogfish Head in Rehoboth & Milton
- 16 Mile Brewery in Georgetown
- Mispillion River Brewing in Milford
- Dominion Brewing Company in Dover
- Evolution Craft Brewing in Salisbury
- 3rd Wave Brewing in Delmar
- Burley Oak Brewing in Berlin
And Introducing New Brews in Lewes for Summer 2016
If you haven’t visited the beach since last summer, you’ll notice two NEW offerings east of Route 1 in Lewes.
Crooked Hammock Brewery is just east of Route 1 on Kings Highway and offers a selection of home brews as well as a great outdoor patio and kid-friendly hang out area. Perfect for summer!
Most recently, Fins Restaurant of Rehoboth and Route 1 announced its Big Oyster Brewery will open near the gateway to Downtown Historic Lewes – across from Mr. P’s Pizza and in the former Silk and Sands Florist location. Groundbreaking on a totally new building has already begun, adding yet another option for walkable dining and sipping.
So after a day of sun and fun in Lewes and Rehoboth Beaches this summer, you’ll have many options for winding down and beering up! (And walking distance makes it even betterJ - but we have Uber here now, too!)