Festival will feature events across the brewery’s coastal Delaware locations, including the release of a new Limoncello-style gin and a visit from special guest and cocktail expert, Mia Mastroianni.

MILTON, DEL. (APRIL 17, 2023) Dogfish Head Craft Brewery’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits, known to spotlight the brewery’s most off-centered libations and delectable beer-inspired food pairings, is officially slated for May 5-7. The very spirited festival folks have come to know and love will now include a Kick-Off Party, a brand-new Walking & Tasting Experience, a special brunch, and the release of Summer’s Cauldron, a new Limoncello-style gin, concocted in collaboration with New Hampshire-based Fabrizia Spirits. Dogfish Head is also thrilled to host cocktail expert, Mia Mastroianni, best known for her time on the hit reality show, Bar Rescue, who will be crafting new cocktail recipes for this year’s festival.

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

Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits Schedule

Friday, May 5 – Kick-off Party at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Restaurants

(316 & 320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, DE 19971)

New at this year’s festival, Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth restaurants, Brewings & Eats and Chesapeake & Maine, introduce an all-you-care to eat Kick-Off Party. Happening onFriday, May 5, from 7-10 p.m., folks can enjoy an array of culinary options at both restaurants, with Chesapeake & Maine serving up seafood-centric dishes, including seafood paella and raw bar offerings, while Brewings & Eats will offer a slider bar, build your own pasta bowl and more pub fare options. And what’s a Kick-Off Party without dessert?! A variety of dessert options, including a special beer float, will be served in the courtyard, located between both restaurants. In addition to some great eats, guests can enjoy local libations, live music and the first taste of Summer’s Cauldron. Tickets are available HERE for $100 per person. Drinks included in cost of ticket.


Saturday, May 6 – Walking & Tasting Experience at Dogfish Head’s Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen

(6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE 19968)

Lace up those walking shoes and grab a tasting glass! On Saturday, May 6, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m*., folks can experience Dogfish Head’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits in an exciting new way, with a self-guided Walking & Tasting Experience. Over the course of the tour, guests will venture throughout Dogfish Head’s Milton Brewery & Distillery, stopping at 12 unique stations, where they will be greeted with sample pours of off-centered beers, spirits or cocktails, and thoughtfully paired culinary bites. Tickets include 12 rare beer or spirit samples, 12 food pairings, a commemorative glass and a tasting card.

Tickets are available HERE, priced at $65 per person. Designated driver tickets are also available for $35 per person, and include 12 food samples, non-alcoholic beverages at Dogfish Head’s Tasting Room and a commemorative glass. Tours of Dogfish Head’s Steampunk Treehouse are also available upon request.

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

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Sunday, May 7 – Brunch at Dogfish Head’s Chesapeake & Maine

(316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth, DE 19971) To close out the weekend, Chesapeake & Maine is throwing a brunch bash on Sunday, May 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The full menu will be available soon, but there are sure to be cocktails and beermosas! Reservations should be secured by phone at 302-226-3600.

Exclusive Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits Release: Summer’s Cauldron

A collaboration of spirits and family, lovingly crafted into one bottle, Summer’s Cauldron (46% ABV) is a trans-Atlantic handshake of flavors created by Dogfish Head Founder & Brewer, Sam Calagione, and his cousins, Fabrizia Spirits Owners, Phil and Nick Mastroianni. Distilled with real Sicilian lemons from Fabrizia’s very own lemon grove in Italy, juniper, lemon drop hops, lavender, and pink and Timur peppercorns, this Limoncello-style gin is the perfect light and easy drink for this year’s Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits. Unfiltered to ensure maximum flavor and brightness, it can be enjoyed straight, over ice or in a gin cocktail.

Folks can grab to-go bottles of Summer’s Cauldron exclusively at Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware properties beginning Friday, May 5. Cocktails containing Summer’s Cauldron will also be available for on-site consumption at Dogfish Head’s Chesapeake & Maine, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats and the Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen during the Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits. Summer’s Cauldron is priced at $40 per 750mL bottle. Only about 800 bottles available!

For more on Dogfish Head’s 2023 Weekend of Compelling Ales & Spirits, please visit www.dogfish.com/wocaas.


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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 www.dogfish.com, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: @dogfishhead.

Fabrizia Spirits: Founded in 2008, Salem, N.H.-based Fabrizia Spirits is the leading Limoncello producer in the United States with its signature, all-natural Limoncello earning the Gold Medal at the San Francisco Spirits Competition. In addition to its flagship Limoncello, Fabrizia Spirits offers a Blood Orange and Crema Di Limoncello and a Crema di Pistacchio Liqueur. Fabrizia also offers a line of ready-to-drink Italian style canned cocktails and vodka soda canned cocktails. All Fabrizia Spirits products are all-natural, preservative-free and made without added colors or flavors. Fabrizia Spirits products are currently sold in 22 states and available for purchase online as well. For more information, please visit: https://www.fabriziaspirits.com

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 OceanCity.com for over five years and loves promoting Ocean City and the surrounding area that she now calls home.

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