When your boyfriend is obsessed (a term I don’t use lightly) with beer, you learn to love it. This time last year we were about to head down to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for a mini-vacation and to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery & their brew pub. Allow me to reminisce for a second while I’m stuck in gloomy, rainy Philly…
If you ever have a chance, I would definitely recommend paying a visit here, beer fanatic or not. The brew pub is in downtown Rehoboth Beach and is super accessible to the beach-goer. The production brewery is further inland in Milton, DE but fear not; it’s not too far of a drive.
The big brewery is really something to see. Out of all the breweries I’ve toured, this one is top-notch. The people working there really love their jobs and there’s so much to see because Dogfish Head such an innovative craft brewery. The tasting room is simply awesome. After the tour, you can congregate there with your friends, sip on different beers while looking around the gift shop.
Back at the brewpub, you can see and tour where it all started. The founder and owner, Sam Calgione first started Dogfish Head with the small brewpub and only opened the full production brewery after they outgrew the original space. Not only can you enjoy older beers on reserve here, but you can also sample new experimental beers that are being tested out on customers for the first time! Get a growler full of one of these newbies and brag to your friends back home!
If you’re not into beer, they have a small distillery in the brewpub where they make a few different spirits including Peanut Butter vodka. Yes. Seriously. If you have the stomach for it, try the PB Tini which is made with peanut butter and chocolate vodkas and their homemade cold chocolate mix. I quickly learned that I don’t have any sort of stomach for it and could only drink maybe a third of it before I felt like I was going down.
If you’re interested in checking it out for yourself, you can book a free tour of the production brewery here. Make them well in advance because this IS the ultimate craft beer destination and these tours fillll uppppp. And be sure to see the smaller operation at the brewpub which you can tour sans reservation.