What’s up around Delaware for American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19)


[Note: This post will be updated as more events become posted.  Check in for updates!]

Monday, May 13th begins American Craft Beer Week.  Known as The Mother of All Beer Weeks, it’s the brain child of  The Brewer’s Association, the national non-profit association on behalf of the majority of today’s U.S. breweries, and publishers of CraftBeer.com.  The focus of the week “is to encourage beer lovers everywhere to celebrate the accomplishments of America’s small and independent craft brewers.”

Below is a day by day guide of events you can find in the state of Delaware, some in conjunction with ACBW, and some which just happily coincide with the week.  Hopefully the most interesting event that will happen this week will be Governor Markell signing the growler sales bill into law (UPDATE: Debra Heffeman reports that Markell will sign the beer into law on May 16th).

You can follow American Craft Beer Week on Twitter @BeerWeek1, hashtag #ACBW


Both Chelsea Tavern and Ernest & Scott will be running the following special all week long:  $1 Tastes (6 ounce pours) of ALL < 8% abv drafts and $2 Tastes (6 ounce pours) of ALL > 8% abv drafts!  You can check out what’s on tap any time at the links below:



Not in Delaware, but still a local liquor store to some of us, State Line Liquors will be having their huge craft beer sale next week.  With 20% of single bottles an 10% off packs.

16 Mile Brewery – Will be running beer specials Monday thru Friday. We will be doing Post Apocalyptic Porter everyday for $4 drafts and core beer growler price ($15 new $9 refill). And every day we will do one of our core beers for only $3 drafts. Here’s a quick run down of their specials during the week:  Mon $3 Amber Sun drafts, Wed $3 Inlet IPA drafts, Thurs $3 Harvest drafts, Fri $3 Blues Golden drafts, Sat $3 Old Court drafts and Sun $3 Responders drafts.  Also six packs for each of those beers will be $7 on that coordinating day.


The Pickled Pig Pub – Specials with Pairings… add a 4oz. sample of the suggested paired beer to any of our awesome Dinner Specials for only $1!

Two Stones Pub – They’re featuring some of the best beers brewed in New York. That’s right…plenty of Brooklyn, Sixpoint, Ommegang, Blue Point & Southern Tier.

Dogfish Head, Milton – Small Batch Brewing Day, just what it says and YOU can get in on the act!

Fordham/Dominion – Band Night at the Brewery. 7-8:30pm. Cost: $5 for five beer samples

Kelly’s Logan House – 21st Amendment, Hell or High Watermelon party including specials on all 21st Amendment beers. 6-close.


The Pickled Pig Pub – Specials with Pairings… add a 4oz. sample of the suggested paired beer to any of our awesome Dinner Specials for only $1

Dogfish Head, Milton – One Epic Craft Beer Celebration, you know these guys aren’t just kidding.  Should be off the charts.

Fordham/Dominion – German Roots of American Craft Beer Class at the Brewery. 4-5pm. Cost: $10 for class and Pilsner glass. Attendance limited to 20. Email LBigelow@CoastalBrewingCompany.com to register

3rd Wave Brewing – Will be tapping two new beers today!

Kelly’s Logan House – $4 Draft and Bottles on all Dogfish Head, plus Love Seed Momma Jump.

Old Library Museum, New Castle – A new exhibit at the Old Library Museum explores the history of drinking establishments – both legal and illegal – in Old New Castle since the 17th century. May 18 – December 29, 2013, weekends, 1-4pm, free.


The Pickled Pig Pub – Kick the Keg & Steakhouse… so, kick the bottle special? Look out for a list of select bottles & cans with deep discounts to help them make room for some new additions!

Argilla Brewing – BBQ Beer dinner featuring all things smoked, either food or beers!  Guest host Rob Pfieffer, head brewer,  Twin Lakes Brewing, who will be bringing some of his own beers as well. 6pm.  $60 Call for reservations.



The Pickled Pig Pub – Monday is Burger Night… so, how about $3 Craft Cans!  And considering they just won 1st place for “anything goes” & 3rd for “all beef” at the 16 Miles Burger contest… if you haven’t experienced Burger Madness Mondays you need to!

Two Stones Pub – Locals Only Draft Night – 24 drafts brewed within 100 miles of 2SP!   Come out & celebrate with Dogfish Head, Twin Lakes, 16 Mile, Fordham, Evolution, Lancaster, Yards, Victory, Troegs, Sly Fox, Weyerbacher, Heavy Seas, Flying Fish & 3rd Wave.

Fordham/Dominion – Win a Day Rubber Booting with the Brewers

3rd Wave Brewing – Will be tapping two new beers, Coastline Cream Ale and the first in their Paddle Out Series (small trial batches) an IPA.


The Pickled Pig Pub – Pizza & Pints & $1 off Drafts. Why don’t you go ahead & keep the glass… they’ll have a limited number of Dogfish Head Pint glasses that you can keep when you order a pizza with a Dogfish Head 60 minute.

Two Stones Pub – Tuesday Taco Madness: American Craft Beer Week Edition!  Chef Blair & The Gang are whipping up some awesome Chicago-inspired tacos to pair with some excellent brews from Goose Island including Sofie, Matilda, Pepe Nero, 25th Anniversary, Pere Jacques and Bourbon County!

Dogfish Head, Milton – Ancient Ales! It’s an American Invasion of the World!

Fordham/Dominion – Win a Day Rubber Booting with the Brewers


The Pickled Pig Pub – Last Beer Dinner of the Season; the Feast of the Beasts… limited reservations available.

Two Stones Pub – Some of their friends out West sent them some one-offs & brewpub exclusives.  Be sure to stop in for a rare chance to try some epic beers from 21st Amendment, Elysian, No-Li & Green Flash.

Dogfish Head, Milton – Beer vs. Wine… who says you have to choose?   A day of beer/wine hybrids

Fordham/Dominion – Bier Dawg BBQ at the Brewery. 5-7pm Cost: $5 for five beer samples and Bier Dawg.

Tyler Fitzgerald’s – Their first Sam Adams Tap Tap Takeover! Featured drafts include: Blueberry Lager, Double Agent IPL, Porch Rocker Pale Ale, Little White Rye and Belgian Session Pale Ale.

Kelly’s Logan House – Six Point tasting party at the Tiki Bar, 6-10pm


Governor Markell signs Delaware growler sales bill into law.

The Pickled Pig Pub – Randall & 10% off food for Pub Club Members! so, how about select $3 Pub Club Mugs from 5-close! If you are not a member it’s a good night to do it!

Two Stones Pub – They’re teaming up with Dogfish Head to help out with the American Craft Beer Week Coast-to-Coast Toast (see below).  They’ll be pouring Palo Santo, Namaste, Aprihop, Sah’Tea, Positive Contact, My Antonia, Midas Touch, Chicory, Birra Etrusca and vintage 120 Minute & World Wide.

Dogfish Head, Milton – Innovating the IPA (east coast vs. west coast styles) a look at some of the hoppier ales of DFH

PLUS ! As if hops aren’t enough of a celebration, they’re hosting a special evening tour.  Why?  So we can participate in the coast to coast toast*, of course!  In the spirit of community and camaraderie, all craft brewers, drinkers, friends, and fans are raising their pints for a nationwide, “CHEERS!”  It’s going down at 8pm—don’t miss it!–

Fordham/Dominion – Win a Day Rubber Booting with the Brewers, plus Pinup Party at Cowboy Up Saloon. Beer specials, pinup contest, raffles, free pinup posters (limited amount).

State Line Liquors Tasting: The Great Beers of the USA Thursday 5.16 7-9pm

Kelly’s Logan House – Troeg’s Nugget Nectar party, 6-10pm

Premier Wine and Spirits – Beer Club with Harpoon Brewery!  6-7pm.  Sample beers from Harpoon Brewery and meet the brewer!

Author: Ed (The Dogs of Beer)

Beer Blog focused on Delaware & surrounding area. Drinker of beer. Writer of stuff. Over user of commas. Dangler of prepositions.

4 thoughts on “What’s up around Delaware for American Craft Beer Week (May 13-19)”

    1. McGlynn’s, Ale Street, Dead Presidents, and Home Grown don’t have anything listed. It’s ACBW every week at our brew pubs! Seriously, Stewart’s has nothing, and Iron Hill has Celiac Month and Burger Month going on so they’re pretty busy. The toast is 8pm EST.

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