Welcome to a special Double Feature edition! I have been dying to visit Dogfish Head Craft Brewery again ever since 2012 and I’m thrilled to say it is even more amazing these days! But first…I always like to check out what’s on tap and coming out of the kitchen at…
Dogfish Head Brewings and Eats | 320 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Be smart. Get a hotel close by. Between overstuffing yourself and getting a good buzz on, you won’t want to move afterwards. I love pairing beer with food and you can do exactly that with the Dogfish Head brew-inspired offerings here.
Holy tentacles! If those little appendages are your thing, this appetizer was swimming with them. They were just about the right amount of crispness and I really enjoyed the Namaste chili sauce. Their Ancient Herbed Ale style beer Kvasir complemented the mix of mild spices and crisp textures.
The Roasted Garlic Hummus was a huuuge hit. It was so tasty and the perfect amount of garlicky goodness. The woodgrilled pita was soft, chewy and warm and those 60 Minute IPA marinated greek olives are so addictive. This was easily my favorite dish of the evening.
The 24 Hour Pork Confit sandwich was super flavorful but a tad too fatty for my liking. Overall I like the general idea of it and its assembly.
Something in the description of this pizza spoke to me but the execution wasn’t quite right. The garlic and Boursin amounts were fine but there were just too many mushrooms and not enough of the tenderloin filet.
Of course I left room for dessert. You cannot pass up any of their bacon chocolate cheesecakes (I still fondly remember the Chicory Stout one)! This rich slice of Palo Santo Marron Bacon Chocolate Cheesecake was pure decadence. I just had to pair it with a glass of Palo Santo Marron and it was absolutely perfect.
It’s always nice to stop at the brewpub to check out what’s on tap, fill up a growler, or check what they have for sale in their gift shop. It was certainly a nice preparation for…
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery | 6 Cannery Village Ctr, Milton, DE
The last time I visited Dogfish Head Brewery was in the summer of 2012…man, they weren’t kidding when they told us there would be a huge upgrade by the time we returned. It now boasts a very large expansion in brewing capabilities, a new warehouse on the premises, a food truck and the ability to purchases full glasses of beer to drink at the brewery bar (you can still get 4 free 3 oz tastings, too).
The tour is still free but you no longer can reserve your spot online in advance. Instead, it is first come, first serve. If a tour fills up, the schedulers will advise when the next available tour is. We showed up at 1 pm and initially signed up for the 3 pm tour. The beer gods must have smiled upon us because we were bumped up to the 2 pm tour (thanks, no-shows)!
The tour lasts a little over an hour and is really fantastic..not gonna lie, I got a little misty-eyed over how well the brewery is doing.
The food truck, Bunyan’s Lunchbox, is a welcome addition to the brewery, specializing in beer-infused sausages and a hard-tack chowder with Palo Santo Marron (my favorite DFH beer). Yum!!!
You really can’t leave without some fresh threads to show your brewery loyalty..oh, and a case of 120-minute IPA…go ahead, live a little.
Had a fantastic time and I’d love to stay longer on my next visit!