Southern Delaware Beaches and Breweries

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Dewey Beach

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Delaware Dewey Beach

There is no boardwalk, but bars, restaurants, and shops are just one street from the beach. Dewey Beach is less upscale offering more casual bars and restaurants than Rehoboth Beach

38-75 Brewing

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38-75 brewing beer flight

38-75 Brewing is easy to miss. Located in the back of Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, the small brewery has their own entrance along the side of Gary’s. The 6 person bar with a few small tables has 3 38-75 Brewing beers on draft along with 16 guest taps. 

Dewey Beer Co.

Dewey Beer Co.

Just down the street from 38-75 Brewing is Dewey Beer Co. Brewery and Kitchen. The unique menu features appetizers, salads, Lo Mein, sandwiches, and entrees. The 12 beers on tap consists of IPAs, sours, and a single stout. Undecided on which beer to choose? The Sour Suicide is a mix of all 6 sours on draft. We recommend the Secret Machine – Parfait, a sour Berliner Weisse brewed with strawberries, blueberries, and granola tasting exactly like a yogurt parfait. 

Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth Beach

Penny Lane
Penny Lane

Unlike other beaches, the majority of the boardwalk at Rehoboth Beach runs perpendicular to the ocean. Be sure to wander through the small alley ways filled with unique, arty shops and boutiques. Along the beach, Funland has games and rides for all ages.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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iron hill brewery beer flight

With many locations, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant didn’t disappoint. There is a large menu and 16 beers on draft.  Choose from 2 predetermined flights: Got Hops and Summertime is Easy or make your own flight of 4 – 4oz. pours.

Revelation Craft Brewing Company

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About 1.5 miles from Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is Revelation Craft Brewing Company.  The tap room is smaller, but there is plenty of covered outdoor seating. Visiting on a Saturday, we enjoyed the live music while we sampled our flights from the 16 draft beers on tap. 

Lewes

Big Oyster Brewery

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Big Oyster Brewery is big with a large dining area, outdoor patio that can be enclosed due to inclement weather, and bar. The menu consists of appetizers, soup, salad, oysters, sandwiches, mac & cheese bakes, and entrees. We recommend the Strawberry Banana Dreamsicle IPA brewed with bananas, strawberries, and vanilla beans and Shades of Gold, a sour fruit ale brewed with wildflower honey, vanilla, apricots, and peaches. 

Crooked Hammock Brewing

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There are a lot of good vibes at Crooked Hammock Brewing and live music Fridays 9:00pm – 12:00am, Saturdays 12:00pm – 7:00pm and again 9:00pm – 12:00am, and Sundays 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The menu consists of  appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and entrees. There 9 draft beers and a small cocktail list. We recommend the tequila infused with watermelon, mango, pineapple, and ginger from the cocktail list.

band at crooked hammock

There is plenty of seating at the large bar, dining area, and outdoor patio. Additional seating is scattered throughout the lawn among ping pong tables, corn hole boards, and a playground.  Every Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm throughout the summer interact with exotic animals from Barn Hill Preserve

Milton

Milton Delaware

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Dogfish head beer flight

There isn’t much to do in the town of Milton, but making the trek to visit Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and Distillery was worth it. Beers exclusive to this location of the 20+ available are written in blue on the chalkboard. Cocktail and spirit flights are available in the rear of the brewery at the distillery counter. 

dogfish head steampunk treehouse

The 12 ton, 44 feet high, steel and wood Steampunk Tree House was originally created for the Burning Man festival in 2007. After the festival in the Nevada desert ended, the tree house was posted for sale online. Five Ton Crane sold the tree house to Dogfish Head for $1 USD with the promise it would be given a good home. It is now used as a staff conference room, complete with a wood stove, stained glass windows, and a telescope. Tours including access to the Steampunk Tree House are offered 11:00am – 5:00pm every hour.


July 2019

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Author: The Traveling Gingerbread

My husband, Mitch, and I have been traveling together over 6 years. Living and working full-time in Pittsburgh, PA, we travel as much as our vacation days and finances allow. We cram each adventure with activities, tours,  and experiences to maximize our time. We always try to visit to a local brewery and can't walk by an Irish pub without stopping in for a pint of Guinness. CREATION OF THE TRAVELING GINGERBREAD: In Tokyo, we smiled every time we saw someone talking on their large, animated phone case. We had to buy one. Having an obsolete IPhone 5, the selection was limited. We purchased a gingerbread off a neglected rack in Shinjuku, Tokyo and The Traveling Gingerbread was born. You can purchase your own gingerbread friend here! The Traveling Gingerbread is an entertaining account of our travels, fun facts, and tips we learned along the way.

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