Welcome to American Craft Beer Week!  Celebrate the culture and community of craft beer with your favorite local brews.  There are lots of cool events this week including tastings, paired dinners, and special deals.  Check out what Delaware Hop Scene and NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com have in store for you this week!  Scan the beer-y highlights for Wednesday, May 18th through Tuesday, May 24th below.  As always, feel free to peruse the full sortable calendar of craft beer events at Delaware Hop Scene!

What’s Happening & WHERE This Week in Craft Beer!

American Craft Beer Week 2016WEDNESDAY, May 18th — American Craft Beer Week

It’s time for the 4th annual RedFire Grill Beer, Beef & Bourbon Dinner!  This year we are excited to be collaborating with Delaware’s very own Dogfish Head Brewery.  We will be serving 8 different Dogfish beers.  Along with their popular fan favorites we will also be including Kvasir and a vintage Red and White!  After-dinner festivities include a craft bourbon bar and puff away on your own hand rolled cigar from Cortez Cigars.  Seating is limited.  Please call RedFire to reserve your place.

THURSDAY, May 19th — American Craft Beer WeekShake Rattle Roll Blue Earl 1st Anniversary

There will be a limited edition release of bottles of “Shake Rattle & Roll” available at Blue Earl Brewing Co. in pre-celebration of its 1-year anniversary of brewing beer in Smyrna!  This beer is rich, malty sweet with notes of dried fruit, caramel, molasses, nuts toffee, and vanilla.  A beer lovers delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable.

Team River Runner invites you to enjoy dinner, brew, music, and raffles to win prizes plus help a GREAT organization help veterans and members of our community with disabilities.  Proceeds will be used to fund therapeutic adaptive kayak clinics held in the Pocono Mountains and Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania.  Purchase your tickets on-line for just $25 per person.

Team River Runner Beef n Beer Night 2016

FRIDAY, May 20th — American Craft Beer WeekStewart's Brewing Company glasses

Ted Stewart and guests will be playing music from 8-10 p.m.  We’ll be pouring 2 of Stewart’s Brewing Company’s hand-crafted brews, and Ric Hoffman, the head brewer will be here for you to meet starting at 7 o’clock.

SATURDAY, May 21st — American Craft Beer WeekA Day in Old New Castle 2016

In addition to tours of New Castle’s many historic homes and gardens, an exhibit called “Taverns, Taprooms and Tippling Houses” plus related programs will help people rediscover the long-lost taverns of New Castle.  Become acquainted with the establishments that continue to carry on the tradition of hospitality in New Castle today as well as the art and history of brewing.  The cobblestone streets of Old New Castle will be alive with civilian and military encampments, musical performances, a beer garden, tastings and presentations on the history of brewing, a homebrew competition, carriage rides, children’s activities, historic theater, and more!

SUNDAY, May 22nd — End of American Craft Beer Week

  • Stanley’s Tavern — $5 Blue Earl Brewing Company Walking Blues IPA
  • Burger Month at Iron Hill Brewery — 31 Burgers in 31 Days

MONDAY, May 23rd

Enjoy a four course meal by Chef Donny including tastings of four 3rd Wave beers, including Skipjack Captain’s Ale made just for Skipjack Dining!  Featured parings: Grilled Peach – stilton mousse squash blossom, crispy prosciutto, baby arugula, candied walnuts, passion fruit gastrique (Beach Break Apricot Wheat); Sweet and Spicy Shrimp and Pork Cheeks – udon noodles, Chinese sausage, bok choy, daikon, citrus sriracha broth (Shoreline Honey Ginger); “Captains Rockfish” – crab imperial, baby spinach roasted pepper wild rice,  pancetta wrapped asparagus, tomato caper butter (Skipjack Captain’s Ale); and Tater Tot and Stout Battered Short Rib – white chocolate cauliflower and espresso smoked tomato jus (Dawn Patrol Coffee Cream Stout).  Call (302)456-1800 for tickets!  Just $45 per person (gratuity not included).

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TUESDAY, May 24th

  • Taco Tuesday Madness at Two Stones Pub Newark, Two Stones Pub Wilmington, and Two Stones Pub Kennett
  • Flight Club at Chelsea Tavern from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Burger Month at Iron Hill Brewery — 31 Burgers in 31 Days

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