Delaware’s first brewery to host festival celebrating the slight but mighty First State, featuring the release of 302 Lager, a brand-new Delaware-centric beer.


MILTON, DEL. (FEB. 14, 2023) – An homage to Delaware’s 302 area code, Dogfish Head will host the Official 302 Day, in collaboration with 302 Horseshoe Crab, at its Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen on Saturday, March 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A celebration of all-things Delaware, this free-admission event will feature local libations and eats, live music, lawn games, a Delaware Spirit Costume Contest, a raffle to benefit Friends of Delaware State Parks, and the release of a brand-new Delaware-centric beer, 302 Lager.

This is the brewery’s second year collaborating with 302 Horseshoe Crab to host the Official 302 Day. The 2022 event took home Southern Delaware Tourism’s “Best Event” Award.

“Keith and Karlin from 302 Horseshoe Crab have been integral in the collaborative beer process, with Dogfish Head Brewing Manager, Bryan Selders and I, from the label design to the recipe, and that’s a really cool new component to the event this year,” said Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. “The can features both of our well-known logos loud and proud, and I know this is going to be a really sought-after limited-edition can release.”

302 Lager Release

Ideated in collaboration with 302 Horseshoe Crab, Dogfish Head will release 302 Lager just ahead of 302 Day, on Thursday, March 2. Brewed from thoughtfully sourced 2-row barley malt, heirloom variety corn and Sauvignon blanc grape must, the aromas are bright and inviting, with notes of honeysuckle, sweet grits, grapefruit and passionfruit. Crisp and tasty, this American Lager pairs perfectly with food, friends and fun!

The release of 302 Lager will be accompanied by a special chat at the R&D Bar inside Dogfish Head’s Milton Brewery. From 5:30-6:30 p.m.,folks are invited to join Sam, Bryan, and Owners of 302 Horseshoe Crab, Keith Mosher and Karlin Maull, for a first-sip opportunity and to talk all-things 302. Guests can reserve their spot here.

302 Lager will be available on draft, for on-site consumption, at Dogfish Head’s Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen and at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth. It will also be available in 4pk/16oz cans to-go, at the Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen and Off-Centered EmPOURium in Rehoboth. Priced at $15 per 4pk.

To learn more about 302 Day, please visit



Digital Assets: 302 Day Event Posters

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery:

Dogfish Head has proudly focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as one of the smallest American craft breweries more than 27 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and won numerous awards throughout the years, including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. A Delaware-based brand with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats®, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine®, Dogfish Head’s seafood and cocktail spot, Dogfish Inn®, a beer-themed inn on the harbor, and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery®, a production brewery and distillery featuring the Tasting Room & Kitchen and Dogfish Head Distilling Co. ®, Dogfish Head is a supporter of the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carry the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in all 50 states and Washington D.C. For more, visit, Facebook:@dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: @dogfishhead.

302 Horseshoe Crab: The 302 Horseshoe Crab is a lifestyle brand honoring Delaware’s state marine animal and the shared connection of our single area code. What began in May of 2016 as a local film festival t-shirt, continues to focus on bringing artisan designs on the highest quality products, and in small batches, setting the brand apart from others. A commitment to enhancing their community and giving back to the people that have helped them grow continues to be a mission of the brand. This mission, along with the recognizability of the logo representing the First State, has led to collaborations with Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Delaware State Parks, and the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation. The founders strive to bring lovers of the 302 Horseshoe Crab all the necessities. Whether it’s silkscreened by hand onto textiles such as hoodies, tees, and sweatpants, or etched onto drinkware and home goods, each product is carefully crafted for approachability, comfort, and love for the 302. For more info go to Facebook:@302horsehoecrab. Instagram: @302horseshoecrab.

Anne Neely
Author: Anne Neely

Born in Scotland, Anne developed a love for travel early on. Shortly after graduating from University in England, she moved to America where she was involved in running an Ocean City business. Anne has worked for for over five years and loves promoting Ocean City and the surrounding area that she now calls home.

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