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Dogfish Head Brewery

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BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
100 Beers
38,232 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 17
Visits: 330
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Store ]

6 Cannery Vlg
Milton, Delaware, 19968-1308
United States
phone: (302) 684-1000

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 330
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Located pretty much in the middle of nowhere between a bunch of crops field. Location is actually pretty cool with a bunch of bocce ball files, food truck, and some metal tree. Free samples plus great tour makes for fantastic experience. Shop was also very well stocked with a great selection of beers and growlers. I would drop by again if I am in the area. (359 characters)

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev -16.5%

Gets good marks for those wishing to try most of the DFH beers that otherwise easily available many places. Usual gift shop. Tasting area is large but largely nondescript. For people seeking to explore new beers or experimental beers...it is essentially boring...don't waste your time. Better chances at the Rehoboth brew pub. Despite well deserved reputation for the "off centered" and very high quality beers...there is a bit of the Stone "corporate" thing going on here. Guess we all have to grow up someday. (511 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

great brewery tour, as you get to see the legendary palo santo tanks. staff is friendly, beer is tasty (although just the regular offerings). lots of unique merchandise if you want to pick some up.

I recommend you also drive down to the beach (in the off-season) to the brewpub to try some experimental beers and/or vintage stuff. (335 characters)

Photo of drtth
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

The tour we took here was one of the most memorable we've been on for both my wife and myself. It was enjoyed so much that we've been there twice.

Good a good look at the brewing equipment and some of the original equipment used back in the day.

The tour guide was knowledgable and did a good job of answering question.

The samples of beers on tap were reasonable sized portions and those my wife did not enjoy I got to finish.

There was a nice selection of some of the standard offerings along with some of those seasonals that had recently been released. Prices were basically comparable with what would be found elsewhere in Delaware.

Good quality experience. (669 characters)

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Been to the DFH brewery several times, most recently for my wife and mine's 5th wedding anniversary and for the vinyl swap event in mid June. The thing that really stands out in the relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Underneath that however, is a staff that is extremely dedicated and knowledgeable in their craft. The tour is well worth your time, not only is it free, but you also get 4 samples at the completion. They have a nightly happy hour where the year round beers are 50% off, plus decent food at the food cart outside. The 25.3oz bottles are cheaper here than anywhere else as well(duh). Anytime I am passing through Delaware, I drop in, you should too. (663 characters)

Photo of amano_h
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I called in for the tour about three hours ahead of the 2.5hr drive down to Milton from NJ, and oh boy was I glad that I did.

DFH offers the usual brewery "perks"; free samples/samplers, an extensive gift shop, and a chance to be surrounded by beer geeks and lovers alike.

Perhaps we were lucky or maybe DFH is just that awesome, but my SO and I somehow ended up on a private tour with the one tour guide who was really knowledgeable on microbiology and the fermentation process, and even custom-tailored the tour to match our interests.

I can say without hesitation that this brewery tour was the first time in my life that made me glad to be a certified lab tech; kudos to the brewery for the extremely engaging and interesting insight to the behind-the-scenes of one of America's best IPAs--special mentions go to their amazingly creative staff and their awesome naming sense (I still chuckle about "Me So Hoppy" and "The Great Cornholio" at work)

Would definitely recommend beer geeks and novices alike to take the tour; even if you're not interested in the tour itself, there's plenty of other attractions around the brewery to keep you engaged (the treehouse, various beer art, beer-infused brats, and etc.) (1,217 characters)

Photo of bigeyedfish89
4.65/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

I went here a few weeks ago, right before Memorial Day weekend. Before going, I looked up the tour times and got there right in time the 3 o'clock tour. We had an awesome tour guide, very knowledgable. The tour took about an hour and fifteen minutes, very in-depth and interesting. After the tour we got our (free) four beer samples from the probably 15 beers they had to choose. Food was available, we just didn't buy any.

Overall a great tour, highly recommend it! Free tour, free beer.

One suggestion: get there early, get your samples, then go on the tour. That way when you are finished you can drink more! We drank our samples after the tour and were feeling a little buzzed, so we didn't end up buying a pint from there. (730 characters)

Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE
96 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.