Family Fun (and beer) Along Greater Wilmington’s Riverfront This Summer

Original press release – all words as [SUCH] were added by me.

Discover Family-Friendly Fun Along Greater Wilmington’s

Riverfront This Summer

Wilmington, Delaware (June 20, 2018) – This summer Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley offer families a blend of classic American summer fun as well as some experiences that are unique to the region. Wilmington’s revitalized Riverfront is a family favorite, featuring seasonal fun like family nights on the river taxi, mini golf, baseball games and even a family-friendly craft beer garden. Here’s a peek at just a handful of the many reasons to plan a visit to the area:

Cruise on the River: River Taxi Wilmington

815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Every Tuesday and Thursday between June and August, River Taxi Wilmington hosts “Family Nights on the River Taxi.” On Tuesdays, a guide from the Delaware Nature Society leads the tour as guests learn about local wildlife. And Thursday tours are historical in nature, with the captain sharing background on various Wilmington sites and landmarks, along with the history of the river. All “Family Night” cruises include a coupon for a treat at Riverwalk Mini Golf’s Snack Shack.

[River Taxi Wilmington also hosts three 1-hour long wine cruises every Wednesday. From the website:

Enjoy a 1-hour wine tasting on the river, Wednesdays in June, July and August! Cruise by the scenic Christina River up to the I-495 bridge while enjoying hand selected wines. This unique outing is perfect for happy hour or an after-dinner drink! Want to add to the fun? Add on a fruit and cheese snack box! Available for pre-order for an additional $6 /person!

Cruise times are 5:30pm, 6:30pm or 7:30pm and leave from Dravo Dock. $20 per person. Fruit and cheese snack boxes must be ordered by 5pm the Monday before your cruise date. Cruises must be 21 years old or older, proper ID is required at the time of cruise. Reservations must be made in advance and are paid in full at the time of booking. No refunds.]

Take Me Out to a Ball Game: Wilmington Blue Rocks

801 Shipyard Dr, Wilmington, DE 19801

 The Wilmington Blue Rocks professional minor league baseball team kicked off its season in April and will play through Labor Day in September. A Frawley Stadium tradition is that every Friday that the Blue Rocks have a home game, there’s a post-game fireworks extravaganza. On Sunday Family Fundays, kids can play catch on the field before the game, participate in a pre-game autograph session with Blue Rocks players and run the bases following the game. A fan favorite is the variety of mascots attendees might see at the games, including Rocky Bullwinkle and Mr. Celery, who appears every time the home team scores a run.

[Frawley Stadium has a very good line-up of concessions. You’re never far from a glass of beer. Check out O’Celery’s Ale House for draft beer selections. Also, every Thursday home game is Beer:30 presented by Dogfish Head Brewery. Select Dogfish Head beers will be available for just $3 for a limited time in the Dogfish Head First Base Picnic Area.]

Eat, Drink & Play Games: Constitution Yards Beer Garden

308 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

                A 30,000-square-foot outdoor space located at Justison Landing, Constitution Yards has quickly become the area’s go-to place for summer fun. Featuring classic BBQ fare and backyard games like cornhole, bocce and giant Jenga, families can eat, drink, relax and play along the waterfront while the adults enjoy a refreshing craft beer or frozen cocktail.

[I mean do I have to explain this? It’s a BEER GARDEN]

 Explore Nature: DuPont Environmental Education Center

1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801

                The city, river and marsh meet at the 212-acre Russell Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge, which is home to the four-story DuPont Environmental Education Center. Visitors can participate in hands-on nature activities, including walks, dip-netting, meeting live animals and summer camps. A variety of public programs are also available, including bird walks, family canoe trips, nature exploration and more.

[There appears to be no beer here, just a lot of cool things to see or do. But depending on how you arrive and/or leave the Education Center, you’ll pass by Timothy’s Grill and Iron Hill Brewery….so….]

Stretch the Imagination: Delaware Children’s Museum

550 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

                Families can explore the worlds of science, math, technology and more at the Delaware Children’s Museum. With a mission to provide children and families an accessible, fun and stimulating environment, children are encouraged to learn through play in such exhibits as the “Stratosphere,” a 30-foot diameter climbing structure, and “Training Wheels,” a transportation-themed interaction area with a toddler-sized train and boat.

[Again, no beer here. But once you’ve tired the little ones out, Iron Hill Brewery is only a short walk away. And, once you’re done there head on over to the Altitude Trampoline Park because there’s nothing more fun after a few beers than a trampoline! Am I right, guys? Guys?

Buddy Avatar 50 As Ed’s lawyer I’m obligated to say that we here at the Dogs of Beer/Delaware Beer Blog do not endorse or recommend intoxicated trampoline jumping.

My lawyer??? When the hell did you become my lawyer?

Buddy Avatar 50 I was appointed counsel at last Friday’s meeting.

WE DO NOT HAVE FRIDAY MEETINGS!!

Buddy Avatar 50 You keep saying that, but just because you don’t come to them, doesn’t mean they don’t happen.

I don’t come to them because they’re not happening.

Buddy Avatar 50 Weasel said you’d be this way.

Sigh, weasel is a piece of cloth with a plastic bottle shoved up his ass.

Buddy Avatar 50 “Prick” I believe is the word he used.

OK that’s enough, I’ll deal with this when I get home. Now let me finish this post….]

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Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley is in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region and less than a two-hour drive from both New York City and Washington. Steeped in American history and the legacy of the famed du Pont family, Greater Wilmington is a destination marked by sharp contrasts – town and garden, past and present, historic and hip. From renowned gardens, world-class museums, colonial towns, outdoor adventure, festivals, and an ever-growing craft beer and restaurant scene, each experience is more vibrant, more unique and more authentic than the last. Learn more at VisitWilmingtonDE.com. And to see the beauty of the Brandywine Valley now, watch this: https://youtu.be/KyPWLnciO0E

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Kim Boerema named CEO of Iron Hill as Kevin Finn is Appointed CoB (Press Release)

IRON HILL BREWERY AND RESTAURANT NAMES

KIM BOEREMA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Kevin Finn Appointed Chairman of the Board

Wilmington, DE (June 5, 2018) – Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant (“Iron Hill” or the “company”), a globally acclaimed and award-winning scratch kitchen and craft brewery, today announced a management and Board-level transition that will accelerate the company’s growth trajectory throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Culinary veteran Kim Boerema has been named chief executive officer following the appointment of Kevin Finn to chairman of the board.

Mr. Finn, a co-founder of the company, has spent more than 20 years at the helm of Iron Hill.  Under his leadership and that of co-founders Mark Edelson and Kevin Davies, Iron Hill employs more than 1400 staff members, has operations in 14 locations, and is poised for further expansion. The three founders remain active in every aspect of the business, ensuring a fully integrated and authentic food and beer experience – from Tap to Table.

“I’m honored that our Board has entrusted me with the great responsibilities of chairmanship,” said Mr. Finn, who will also lead the company’s real estate ventures.  “My time as president has been incredibly rewarding, but this is both the next logical step for me, and the right time to take it. Our foundation is strong, our processes and protocols sound, and our staff is the best in the business. I am genuinely proud of them and pleased to turn over day-to-day command to Kim, an outstanding leader whose business acumen, drive and operational knowledge foster success at every turn.”

 Mr. Boerema comes to Iron Hill from The California Pizza Kitchen (“CPK”), where he served as chief operating officer.  Prior to his seven years at CPK, Mr. Boerema was a vice president of Texas Roadhouse, a regional vice president of Brinker International, and a general manager of Bennigan’s.  He is a seasoned executive with 32 years of leadership experience in the culinary industry.  During that time he opened more than 200 restaurants across the country.

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Kim Boerema

“I am privileged to become the CEO of Iron Hill,” said Mr. Boerema.  “For years I have been a fan of the brewery and restaurant, seeing firsthand the pride, artistry, effort and raw talent of its staff. There is attention to detail in every meal and beer, all made from scratch using the finest ingredients; care and precision with every plating and pour; and an insistence that absolute freshness is not an optional luxury, but a self-imposed demand by the men and women of Iron Hill so that every guest receives the best.

“As we move forward and continue our strategic expansion, I see great things ahead for our guests, staff and this company.”

Iron Hill serves local communities, brews its own craft beers on-site, and offers a full food menu made from scratch daily. It prides itself on excellent service and direct engagement with the guest throughout the entire experience.  Demonstrative of the company’s aggressive expansion plans, Iron Hill opened its newest location in Delaware’s Rehoboth Beach on May 24. This followed the award-wining group’s Greenville, South Carolina opening on May 1.

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About Iron Hill

Named after the historic Revolutionary War landmark in Delaware, where General George Washington battled the British, Iron Hill is among the most enduringly successful craft brewers in the United States. Its 21-year consecutive medal-winning streak at national and international competitions is the longest by any independent craft brewery.

Founded by home brewers Kevin Finn, Mark Edelson and restaurateur Kevin Davies in Newark, DE in 1996, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant has blossomed from one restaurant and brewery to 14 locations up and down the East Coast, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina. Each brewery/restaurant has their own scratch kitchen and craft brewery, allowing individual chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops. For 21 years, Iron Hill has incorporated beer in everything they do. As a result, Finn, Edelson and Davies are viewed as innovative business leaders in their home state of Delaware and in the Mid-Atlantic region. They started Iron Hill at a time when small breweries were just beginning to gain mass appeal around the country and their entrepreneurial, forward thinking helped build them into what they are to date. Each individual location has its own head brewer. Each location dedicates itself to the freshest ingredients and friendly atmosphere for all age groups – helping change overall perceptions about brewpubs one meal, one pint, one community at a time.

Locations

Newark, DE (147 East Main Street, 302-266-9000);  Wilmington, DE (620 Justison Street, 302-472-2739);  Media, PA (30 East State Street, 610-627-9000);  West Chester, PA (3 West Gay Street, 610-738-9600);  North Wales, PA (1460 Bethlehem Pike, 267-708-2000);  Phoenixville, PA (130 East Bridge Street, 610-983-9333);  Lancaster, PA (781 Harrisburg Pike, 717-291-9800);  Maple Shade, NJ (124 East Kings Highway, 856-273-0300); Voorhees, NJ (13107 Town Center Boulevard, 856-545-9009);  Chestnut Hill, PA (8400 Germantown Avenue, 215-948-5600);  Ardmore, PA (60 Greenfield Avenue, 610-228-2280); and Huntingdon Valley, PA (785 Huntingdon Pike, 610-602-9255); Greenville, SC (741 Haywood Rd. 864-568-7009); Rehoboth, DE (19815 Coastal Highway. 302-260-8000) and two new locations opening in 2018, including: Philadelphia, PA and Hershey, PA.

May Beers and Label Art for Delaware

Well May has come and gone so let’s take a look at some of the new beers and label art that it brought us:

First up, Dogfish Head gives a few tweaks to its 90 Minute IPA label while adding the word “IMPERIAL” into the mix. 90 Minute has always been described as an Imperial IPA, but now the word is front and center. They of course echoed this repackaging for the 1 pint energy drink cans.

Dogfish Head

Next up, Mispillion River with The Goon IPA and War Badger, a sour beer brewed with fruit grape.

Mispillion

Iron Hill usually doesn’t have a lot of labels come through the system, but this month they’ve been pretty active. Below are labels for Vienna Red Lager, Ore House IPA, Crusher Session IPA, and a Halloween inspired (my favorite obviously) Pumpkin Ale.

Iron Hill

Speaking of busy, the guys over at Midnight Oil have been busy doing more than making beer. Here’s a nice collection of keg labels from them.

Midnight Oil

And last but not least, 16 Mile with a very interesting looking label for their New England style IPA, Solar Flare. 16 Mile is also doing their thing were they’re passing numerous keg label through the system that are their beers mixed with various fruit and herbs. I haven’t included them because they’re pretty non-descriptive but they include Blue’s Golden with Blood Oranges, Blue’s Golden with allspice, apples, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, honey and mace, as well as Amber Sun with ginger and apples.

16 Mile

Long Time Brewer Brian O’Reilly is Leaving Sly Fox

Starting New Brewery in Philly

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sly Fox Brewing Company


O’Reilly to Start New Philly Venture

Sly Fox Positioned to Maintain Quality and Innovation

May 24, 2018 — Pottstown, PA—The brewmaster responsible for transitioning Sly Fox Brewing Company into a regional independent craft brewing competitor will leave the brewery in early July, the company announced today.

Sly Fox Bock Festival and Goat Races, Pottstown, PABrian O’Reilly came to a fledgling Sly Fox in February 2002 when the small operation, one of the first in the Philadelphia region, consisted of a single small brewpub in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. O’Reilly immediately began transforming the Sly Fox beer portfolio into what has since become one of the most respected portfolios of new- and old-world styles available anywhere.

Sly Fox’s enduring success has been due, in large part, to O’Reilly’s award-winning beers and careful go-to market style. The brewery won a Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medal for its Helles Golden Lager in O’Reilly’s inaugural year and has accumulated more than a dozen since, including four medals in five years  for its Grisette Summer Ale. O’Reilly was also instrumental in championing craft beer in cans and, in 2006, oversaw Sly Fox’s transition as the first craft brewery in the mid-Atlantic region to install a canning line.

Sly Fox Brewing Company, with the main brewery and tasting room in Pottstown, the newly renovated Phoenixville pub and the anticipated Wyomissing and Malvern locations in development, is well-known for pairing its beer releases with compelling events.

When O’Reilly first came to Sly Fox, he proposed a spring celebration that would feature racing goats, and now in its 18th year, the Sly Fox Bock Festival and Goat Races hosts more than 5,000 guests and is named best beer event in Philadelphia year after year. The brewery hosts a packed schedule of other uncommon events that all started as O’Reilly ideas, including a huge outdoor music festival and Robert Burns birthday celebration, but it’s beer making that motivates the brewer.

“I’m most proud of the actual growth of the brewing operation,” reflects O’Reilly. 

“When we look back at where we came from, scrambling to make beer in the little brewpub to the 30,000-square-foot, 50-hectoliter production brewery, it’s pretty amazing. I’m thankful the Giannopoulos family always strives to provide the resources needed to continually evolve and brew quality beer.”

As the brewery grew, O’Reilly trained a small army of capable brewers, many of whom have gone on to noteworthy brewing positions elsewhere, while some of the very best remain a part of the innovative team at Sly Fox. Although the brewery does not plan to immediately replace O’Reilly, as many as five brewers came of age under his tutelage and are poised to contribute to the brewery’s ongoing innovation, sustainability and growth. 

Former Operations Manager, Tim Ohst will be named director of brewery operations and will oversee production at the regional brewery that currently enjoys distribution in six states.

“Brian and I grew up together in the beer business over the last 17 years,” Giannopoulos continued. “We’re like brothers, and we’re excited for Brian, but we’re also confident that he’s leaving us in good hands.”

“There are team members in the brewhouse who have an opportunity to step up,” he added.

“It won’t be a radical change in the brewery, where there are collaborative efforts every day,” adds O’Reilly. “The [Sly Fox] team of lead brewers has been managing brewing day to day for years now, efficiently and professionally.”

Next up for O’Reilly is a new brewing venture in partnership with Philadelphia change agent and restaurateur Avram Hornik in the space formerly occupied by Yards Brewing. 

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About Sly Fox Brewing Company

Since its inaugural brew in 1995, Sly Fox has crafted more than 100 different top-notch craft beers. Its critically acclaimed year-round lineup and highly anticipated seasonals are available in its brewpubs in Phoenixville and Pottstown, as well as top bars and restaurants in PA, NJ, NY, MD, VA and Washington, DC. Sly Fox was the first craft brewery in the mid-Atlantic to put in a canning line, adding it to the facility in 2006, and with it, earned the first-ever Great American Beer Festival (GABF) medal awarded to a canned craft beer, in 2007. Sly Fox has earned GABF medals virtually every year since and is widely recognized as among the region’s best and most enduring craft breweries.


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Are You What Your Spit Says You Are?

Once upon a time there was this guy. The guy had been adopted as a newborn into a nice, loving family. The guy spent much time wondering not who his birth parents were so much as where they came from.

For many years he watched others revel in their heritages with the knowledge that his were forever sealed in a file that could only be accessed by a judge’s court order. If those files even existed.

But if one is patient enough, technology will catch up – and the answers could be out there.

……………………………………………………….

OK, so yes, the guy is me. Adopted in a sealed record state, the process of which was over seen by a local pediatrician who by all accounts, may not have even gone through any formal channels.

The process was quite clandestine as I understand it. According to my grandmother, my parents drove my great-grandmother’s Ford falcon (I always wondered why I loved that car) to the hospital (so as not to be recognizable) and my mother wore a veil so the birth mother would never see her face. I’ve never discussed it with my parents, and grandma could spin a tale or two so, who knows?

But whatever the true circumstances, the situation left me adrift in a sea of uncertainty about exactly who I am.

Long time readers of the blog will know that I am very taken to Irish and Scottish traditions, and on occasion when others have asked if I’m Irish or Scottish I’ve had to simply shrug and say, “I don’t know, but I love the music”.

In fact, a girl I knew a long time ago told me, “It’s obviously in your soul, it doesn’t matter if it’s in your blood.”  I accepted that as true for the most part, if only because it gave me some validation to continue throwing Irish parties and going to Highland Games.

After all, I love bagpipes. There’s an old joke, “what’s the difference between an onion and bagpipes? No one cries when you cut up bagpipes!”  I never found that joke funny. That has to count for something, doesn’t it?

However, all the possible answers to my questions were delivered to me by Tracey at Christmas in the form of a small colorful box. Her sister had done one of those“spit in the tube” genealogy tests that are all the rage now and thought that it would be a great thing for me to try, so she picked up a test kit from 23andMe.

Oh sure, I know that the results from these tests have some statistical variation (translated from scientific speech – can vary immensely depending on how one looks at the results) as demonstrated in the case of the identical triplets who all took the same test. But in a broad sense, these tests have built up a pretty good database, and should easily identify large chunks of a person’s heritage.

I was excited, I was intrigued – and I let it sit.

There it was, the possible answers to all my questions in front of me, but an odd feeling had come over me.

Not knowing my heritage had always given me the freedom to adopt those that I found personally appealing. But once I knew the truth, there would be no turning back. Was finding out the answer worth knowing what the answer was not?

I put off the test until after Saint Patrick’s Day, just to have one more celebration in blissful ignorance just in case my decedents came from Liechtenstein and I’d have to more the party to August 15th. Once it had come and gone, and once I felt I was ready, I sent in my sample.

For those of you who have never come across how this test works, it is very simple. You spit in a little vial until you reach the fill line, seal it up and send it in. The lab does the rest.

Simple that is unless you are not much of a spitter or have a dry mouth. Then I would assume that collecting about the 3 milliliters of saliva needed might be quite the task. But, if you’re one of those people who could do that in one spit – well damn, dude.

Once I dropped my sample in the mail all I had to do was wait, and wonder. I would sometimes find myself thinking about what the results would be, and imagine what my perfect set of results would conclude:

DNA Wish

Some days I’d have more fun with this than others, obviously.

Then, just last week I got the email that said my results were in (23andMe has you register your kit before you send in your sample and then does everything on line once they receive your sample and I warn you, they do send quite a few emails) so I rushed to the site and opened my report.

And I should say, I’m pretty happy with it. The lack of any Time Lord genes is a little disappointing but other than that the results are right were I’d hoped plus just enough sprinkling of surprises to make the whole endeavor interesting.

DNA Truth

Of course, as I stated these tests aren’t 100% conclusive in all areas. For instance, the test has a few categories that are regional break downs of Europe. In these situations (or specifically mine) they could tell that, with 50% confidence (more on that in a bit) 23.1% of my DNA comes from the Northwestern region of Europe, but they were not able to specifically identify the specific general country or none of the specified countries individually found was higher than 50%.

Also,the default confidence limits for the report are set to 50% (speculative), as you increase the confidence limits, percentiles start to get reassigned which can drastically change the results. For instance, by increasing my confidence limits to 90% (conservative), my report changes significantly to only include British/Irish (11.1%), Finnish (1.2%), French/German (0.8%), Northwestern Europe(58.3%), and Europe (26.8%).

Why? When you look at a DNA marker they might be able to say with 50% confidence that it is British/Irish. But can they say it with 90% confidence? Maybe not, so the marker gets shifted over to a more general category, which in this case is Northwestern Europe which 23andMe designates as British & Irish, Scandinavian, Finnish, and French & German, collectively.

Another interesting find from the test results (oh, Tracey is going to have fun with this) is that my DNA contains 309 variants that can be attributed to Neanderthals, and although this accounts for less than 4% of my total DNA, it is more than 92% of the other customers of 23andMe, and only 88 variants away from the most they’ve ever recorded. That probably all boils down to not much, but they were able to identify that apparently, I can attribute some of my height to these variants.

The report contains quite a bit more info which, to be honest, I’m going to have to sit down a lot longer with and digest. DNA was never my strong suit in school, in fact it was never even strong enough to be my weakest suit.

If you want a little more bang for your buck, you can also do health screening through 23andME, and for no extra charge, DNA matching with other 23andMe customers.

All in all, this was a fun little exercise. I learned a little bit more about myself, and I don’t have to cancel next year’s Saint Patrick’s Day party. Not that I was going to do that anyway – after all, August is already a pretty full month for us.

Iron Hill to Host Job Fair for Rehoboth Location

– looking to fill ~100 positions.

As you should know by now, Iron Hill is opening its third Delaware location in Rehoboth Beach, and as you might expect, they need people to help them bring their food and beers to the masses. To that end, Iron Hill is hosting job fairs for anyone who might be interested. Details are in the press release below:

 

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Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant to Host Job Fair April 18 – 29

 

WHAT:                      

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant’s 14th location, the third in their flagship state of Delaware, is currently looking to fill approximately 100 year-round,  front and back of the house positions, ranging from servers to line cooks at their Rehoboth Beach location expected to open in May. Job seekers can learn more about career opportunities during a job fair hosted by the Rehoboth management.

Iron Hill team members enjoy ongoing training and career development, complimentary home brewing supplies, paid time off, medical/dental/vision/prescription plans, 401K with employer match, comp cards and 50% off dining benefit plus many more benefits including opportunities for advancement.

Located right on Coastal Highway and across from the popular Tanger Outlets, the restaurant features a craft kitchen and on-site scratch brewery, allowing the team of talented chefs and brewers the creativity to pair the freshest ingredients with the highest quality grains and hops.

WHEN:                      

Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Monday, April 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 29, 2018, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.       

WHERE:                    

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Training Facility

Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach

(next to Alex and Ani and Lane Bryant)

36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Suite 1430

Rehoboth Beach, DE. 19971

                                               

 CONTACT:               

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant                      Food Shelter PR

Rick Whittick                                                  Kelsea Schagrin

(302) 260-8000                                               (267) 242-6849          

RickW@ironhillbrewery.com                         Kelsea@food-shelter.com  

Delaware Beers and Label Art To Keep an Eye Out For

I try to keep up on the new label art that comes out of Delaware breweries (and sometimes local favorites outside Delaware) but I’ve never done a post like this before.

You see, not only are bottle/can labels available, but keg labels as well. Now, I don’t normally share these because there’s rarely anything to them, usually just a ring shaped label with some words and a box checked indicating what beer is inside.

But I thought for the fun off it, I’d share some of these recent keg labels along with some new label art that will soon be arriving at your favorite brewery/liquor store. In fact, you might have seen a few of these already as I’ve been hording some of these for quite some time.

First, let’s spread some love to the non-beer folks by starting with a beautiful array of label art for wines and meads from the folks over at Brimming Horn Meadery.

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Next up is a couple of labels from Painted Stave Distilling, the corn whiskey with the mesquite and apple wood smoked malts sounds interesting.

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Time for some beer, first up, Mispillion River with a keg label for Dank Lord IPA (I told you these keg labels usually weren’t all that exciting) followed by their new label art for Weiss City, a Berliner Weisse brewed with mangoes and oranges.

JANFEB_MPR

MR Weiss City

Next, let’s look at a couple of things from Dogfish Head, keg labels for Firefly Ale (which should be no stranger to DFH fans), Unencumbered Antelope (saison brewed with cantaloupe and cucumber), In Your Mace (which DFH describes as “a coffee milk stout brewed with cinnamon verum chips from the Zanzibar Islands, mace spice, milk sugars, coffee, chicory and most importantly … chili oils, the active ingredient in Mace Brand (yep, the pepper spray).”), and new label art for the tasting room exclusive Viniferous, another attempt to win over the wine/beer hybrid fans. The beer is hopped with Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon, and El Dorado while containing fermented Riesling and Viognier grape must.

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DFH Viniferous

And finally, a few keg labels from 3rd Wave Brewing, Surf School, a New England Style IPA and Juice Box a Berliner Weisse.

3rd Wave Keg labels