Festival will feature multiple events across the brewery’s coastal Delaware locations, including the launch of two special kelp-forward offerings in collaboration with Atlantic Sea Farms.

MILTON, DEL. (MARCH 4, 2023) – Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits (WOCAAS), known to showcase the brewery’s most obscure libations and delectable food pairings, is back and officially scheduled for March 22-24. Folks are invited to explore a myriad of beverage concoctions and beer-inspired food pairings throughout three days of festivities, including a kick-off party, a guided tasting experience and a special lobster brunch. New at this year’s festival, Dogfish Head is teaming up with woman-run, regenerative seaweed farming company, Atlantic Sea Farms, for the launch of a brand-new collaboration.


Tickets for Dogfish Head’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits are on sale now. All events are ticketed separately.

Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits Collaboration with Atlantic Sea Farms


Dare to explore the hidden depths of the Atlantic Ocean with Siren’s Kiss Garlic Kelp Flavored Vodka (40% ABV). A true message in a bottle filled with love and respect for the sea, this flavored vodka is distilled with sustainably farmed kelp from Atlantic Sea Farms, garlic and smoked peppercorns, then rested on fresh dill, giving it a culinary kick sure to please any pickle lover. The Maine-based seaweed farming company works with fisherman to grow regeneratively farmed kelp to adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change. Siren’s Kiss is best enjoyed in a dirty martini or Bloody Mary while toasting to the wonderment of the ocean.

“Dogfish Head gets its name from the jut of land off Boothbay Harbor, Maine, where I grew up in the summers,” said Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. “We source a lot of fresh seafood direct from artisanal companies and fishermen along the Maine coast for our Chesapeake & Maine restaurant.  One of Atlantic Sea Farms’ kelp farms is located in the waters directly off of the Dogfish Head Peninsula. We are excited to welcome their team down to WOCAAS to celebrate the release of this sea-centric collaboration we concocted together.”

Folks can grab to-go bottles of Siren’s Kiss exclusively at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties beginning Friday, March 22. Cocktails containing Siren’s Kiss will also be available for on-site consumption at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Chesapeake & Maine and the Milton Brewery throughout the weekend.

But that’s not all! Dogfish Head and Atlantic Sea Farms have also teamed up to craft Mount & Ocean (5.5% ABV), a pale ale crafted with ingredients that nod to both the mountains and the sea. Mount & Ocean is brewed with Blue Ox malts from Maine, toasted pine nuts, balsam fir sea salt, sea asparagus, rocky mountain honey and kelp puree from Atlantic Sea Farms. Available only on draft at Dogfish Head’s Milton Brewery, while supplies last.


Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits Schedule


Friday, March 22 – Kick-off Party at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats Featuring Selections from Sam’s Vintage Bottle Stash

(320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, DE 19971)

To kick off the weekend, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats will introduce a special three-course prix fixe menu, available only on Friday, March 22, from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. This exclusive menu will feature original Dogfish Head eats paired with a selection of rare barrel-aged beers from the vintage stash of Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione. For an added treat, those dining between 9-11 p.m., can enjoy live music on the brewpub stage. Priced at $55 per person.

Subject to availability on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations required.


Saturday, March 23 – Guided Tasting Experience at Dogfish Head’s Milton Brewery

(6 Cannery Village Center. Milton, DE 19968)

Newly introduced in 2023, the WOCAAS Guided Tasting Experience is set to return as the main event for the weekend on Saturday, March 23, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.* Over the course of the tour, guests will venture through Dogfish Head’s Milton Brewery & Distillery, stopping at 13 unique stations, where they will be greeted with sample pours of off-centered beers, spirits or cocktails, and thoughtfully paired culinary bites. Tickets for this behind-the-scenes walking and tasting experience are available HERE, priced at $70 per person. Designated driver tickets are also available for $40 per person.

*Guests will be given designated times of entry for the Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits Guided Tasting Experience.


Sunday, March 24 – Lobster Brunch at Chesapeake & Maine

(316 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971)

To close out the weekend, Chesapeake & Maine is throwing an epic Lobster Brunch bash on Sunday, March 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Folks can enjoy their Sunday the way it’s meant to be enjoyed, sippin’ on mimosas and Bloody Marys— made with Siren’s Kiss Vodka, of course! The full menu will be available soon, but in the meantime, reservations can be made by phone at 302-226-3600.


For more on Dogfish Head’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits, please visit www.dogfish.com/wocaas.

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