After taking a kick-ass tour and enjoying a tasting flight of beer at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton – my friend and I made the trek down to the Dogfish Head Brewpub (called DFH Brewing & Eats) in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Along the way we stopped off at an enormous liquor store (whose name currently escapes me) in hopes of finding the extremely coveted Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Despite my excess begging and threats to handcuff myself to the bar, the actual DFH brewery did not have one single bottle of 120 minute on hand.
DFH was lucky – this time. I was able to locate a few bottles of 120 Minute IPA at local liquor store and did not have to handcuff myself to the bar in protest!
While at the liquor store, I also picked up a bottle of World Wide Stout and Rogue’s latest release – DOUBLE DEAD GUY ALE.
After the brief – yet successful – stop at the liquor store, it was on to Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats for some brews and eats!
The Dogfish Head Brewpub is the original location of the DFH Craft Brewery. The teeny tiny little brewpub was the sole production facility for all of Dogfish Head’s beers for several years – until demand exceeded production SO MUCH that DFH was forced to expand into its operations to its current brewery in Milton, DE.
After Dogfish Head relocated its brewing operations to Milton, Dogfish Head replaced its brewing equipment upstairs in the brewpub with small pot still. Dogfish Brewing & Eats is currently Delaware’s ONLY legal distillery. Although small, it does produce enough to liquor to sell throughout the state – in limited quantities.
Here is a little more information about DFH Brewing & Eats. Source: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware is where Dogfish Head all began back in 1995. It’s a cozy place, finished with antique barn wood and great old black & white photos – a great place to meet friends for a beer, a meal, or just stop by to hear some of the live, original music we book every weekend!
The menu features lots of tasty wood-grilled food – pizzas, seafood and steaks are our specialties, but we do some mean salads too!
Our small experimental brewery is housed in the Rehoboth Beach brewpub, so we always have something interesting on tap or in the fermenters. Upstairs is the state’s only legal distillery where we make lots of hand-crafted spirits.
Since prior to my Dogfish Head visit I had tasted just about every DFH beer that was available to me, I was extremely intrigued by its spirits.
Now, EVERYONE knows that the Beer Wench loves beer. That is a given. Most know that I also love wine. What most do not know is that I am OBSESSED with the Bloody Mary. In fact, I have dreams of owning my own bar with an extensive Bloody Mary list. But more on that another time.
And so, it was only natural that I order one of Dogfish Head’s own Bloody Marys – made with a housemade Bloody Mary mix and house distilled Blue Hen Vodka.
The vodka was ultra smooth and the Bloody Mary mix was very delightful. For a brewing company, this drink was pretty damn tasty. (Although it was not as spicy as I would have liked!)
My friend ordered a rum & coke with the housemade Honey Rum. Personally, I am not a fan of rum & coke. In fact, I detest the drink. Yet, for the sake of research – I gave it a taste. The Honey Rum was extremely delicious and ALMOST made the drink bearable!
By this point, the Beer Wench was starved and craving some wood fired pizza. There were a lot of tasty combinations to choose from as well as an option to create your own. Dogfish Head makes all of its pizzas with crust made from bits of wheat, barley and pre-fermented ale “to impart a rich earthy taste.” All the pizzas are available with either basil pesto, red sauce, or olive oil & fresh garlic.
Being in the Chesapeake Bay area, it was common sense to choose “The Chesapeake” pizza. The incredients included: Lump crab, asparagus, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh basil. I chose red sauce for the base.
After scarfing down The Chesapeake pizza and my Blue Hen Bloody Mary, I decided to give myself a self run tour of the brewpub. Here are some pictures from my adventure:
Decoration upstairs in the brewpub!
The Wench is all ALE baby … ALL ALE!
Article on the wall
Kiss goodbye for Sam Caglione, MY BEER HERO!
BIG THANKS to my good friend Chris, who shuttled me around to the DFH Brewery and Brewpub! Good times! Great memories! Amazing beers!
I will be back soon! GUARANTEED!