Brewery Name: Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
Type of Brewery: Brew Pub
Location: 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
Facebook: Dogfish Head Brewpub
Growlers: Yes (for the distributed stuff, not the Brewpub Exclusives).
Background: Okay, so this is place is a little bit of a ‘station of the cross’ for me. This was the second brewery I ever visited. Way back when I started dating my now wife, I was looking for something fun to do on a Saturday. I decided we should visit a brewery. I didn’t know where any were around me, but I knew Rehoboth was where Dogfish was, and that it was close-ish to DC. I drove us out there with no idea how to get there (or that it's actually a long drive for a day trip), but we ate there and managed to make it back to DC safely. Now my wife and I make sure to plan a trip out to Rehoboth every summer, because this place is that special. This is one of the founding fathers of brewing, and this is the original location that he opened to change the way beer tasted in this country. The pub, to me, is like museum chronicling how brewing started and how it continues to flourish. They always have wonderful, interesting beers on draft, a selection of the current releases, and collection of “Vintage” releases that you can try.
The Beers: During this year’s visit, I was able to sample:
Vibe: This place is a classic beach spot. They have wood grilled pizza, cool bar food, and a cool beach shack vibe inside. They have art and unique paintings all over the place. They have a nice outdoor location that you can buy six-packs and merchandise so it doesn’t interfere with the restaurant. You can also get a selection of their hand crafted spirits, which are wonderful. I still have some bottles of their “Jin” and peanut butter vodka that are top notch. This is just a perfect beach experience. They have live music most nights, and the staff is really great and easy to talk to.
Price ($ to $$$$$): $$
Food: Yes. They restaurant is based on the original ethos of wood grilled food. The pizzas are awesome, the fish is fresh, and the beer is used liberally in the cooking. It’s an easy going and approachable menu for a quick lunch or a long dinner. Definitely recommend getting the spinach and artichoke dip and working your way through the brewpub exclusives and finishing the meal with a nice vintage Fort (their imperial raspberry beer). Cheers!
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