Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats should be on every beer connoisseur's Bucket List. In fact, it should be a yearly pilgrammage for those who live in the Northeast USA. Most beer folks know the beer by now as DFH has been around since '95. But to TASTE the beer on tap with the Rehoboth Beach atmosphere and a good blues or reggae band playing on Friday or Saturday night...well, it doesn't get much better than that. One has to fight for seat at the bar most nights but it is a noble fight. I've fought it many times over the years. Patience and hanging out gets results and a reward. One can see the "on tap" list and have an open discussion with your fellow patrons about the merits of the many beers available to try. You will have questions but there will be answers. It is a community discussion that requires participation. Come on, you didn't go there to drown your sorrows. The beers will make you hoppy. The general consensus in my latest panel discussion is 75 and 90 Minute IPA, Miles Davis "B" Brew and Burton Baton are the best DFH brews with the 120 Minute IPA as the best controlled substance.
Even non-beer lovers come away from this place impressed. Oh, and by the way, there is a distillery upstairs and it produces some of the best rum north of Jamaica along with vodka and gin. They have "tours" on Friday of the distillery and happy hour follows. Be careful if you do that one. Dogfish Head brewery also offers informative tours and tastings at the ever-growing yeast beast in nearby Milton, DE.
The restaurant also has food and after a few beers the munchies will come. The food is pub grub - some of it is healthy pub grub and a lot of it fried pub grub. I recommend the hummus as an appetizer and perhaps the fish taco or veggie burger. The wood-grilled pizza also is a popular choice. The food is definitely not as good as the beer. But then Rehoboth Beach has some of the best restaurants on the east coast right down the street. So go for the beer, maybe do an appetizer, carefully walk down the street to the restaurant of your choice and then go back for a nightcap. Make sure your hotel, motel or bed and breakfast are nearby. If not, walk three blocks to the ocean and throw yourself in. Definitely do not drive especially if you've been drinking Hellhound, 90 or 120 Minute IPA. Cheers.
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