Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Hours 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, the first state's first brewpub opened in the resort beach community of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer, original food, and original music to the area.

Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub, it was the smallest commercial brewery in America. Our very first batch, Shelter Pale Ale, was brewed on a system which essentially was three little kegs with propane burners underneath. Brewing 12–gallon batches of beer for a whole restaurant proved to be more than a full time job. When the doors to the pub first opened, we brewed three times a day, five days a week! The one benefit to brewing on such a small system was the ability to try out a myriad of different recipes. We quickly got bored brewing the same things over and over – that’s when we started adding all sorts of weird ingredients and getting kind of crazy with the beers!

Recent Reviews

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Vanessa Louis : 5 on 6/10/2024 8:14 pm
We did the longer brewery tour then had lunch. Such an informative and interesting tour! The brewery building itself is really neat and the signage is a hoot. Loved being able to go up into the tree house!
The beers and canned cocktails are awesome
5 5
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Madison Jameson : 5 on 6/6/2024 2:40 am
Did the mini tour and had a fantastic time. Leigh was a great tour guide and very patient with the kiddos. Tons of beer selections and the gift shop was super cute. Great bar! Highly recommend!
5 5
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
R R : 5 on 4/9/2024 10:49 am
Great brewery and distillery. Had the distillery tour here. Very informative, and the tour guide was very patient with us answering all our questions. Enjoyed the tour, the tasting pours, the exclusive spirits you get only on such tours, etc. Would love to be able to buy them off a shelf, too.

Food is limited here - after having the best drinks ever, I would have preferred some interesting bites, too.

Due to the timing, I was able to listen to some nice live music which was nice.

From what I learned, I will be visiting their and their sister breweries' other locations for their exclusive pours.
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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery