Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dogfish Head Craft BreweryDogfish Head Craft Brewery
Dogfish Head Craft BreweryDogfish Head Craft Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

6 Cannery Vlg
Milton, Delaware, 19968-1308
United States

(302) 684-1000 | map
dogfish.com

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BEER STATS
Average:
4
Beers:
146
Reviews:
44,823
Ratings:
148,585
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PLACE STATS
Average:
4.53
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
432
pDev:
13.02%
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Photo of frankthelush
3.26/5  rDev -28%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3.25

Haven’t really explored the world of dogfish but just gotten into the fascination with “sour” beers. With this tho you’ll find more salt than sour but still has a pretty overall nice blend of flavor. Want it to be dialed more toward the sour end however as well as more fruity.

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Photo of gtfd420
3.99/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

I bought this beer because this is an ipa one of my favorite styles and has high ratings but was disappointed because didn’t have enough flavorful dry hopped taste to it. maybe it’s just me I’ll try 90&120 min and see if it’s better.

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Photo of bl00
4.09/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

On our visit we took the Grain to Glass tour, which was a great time. It lasted 2 hours and you got 3 small pours of beer, a small gin sample, a cocktail, pint glass, taster glass, along with a flight for before or after the tour. The facility was huge and through the tour you get to see a huge chunk of it. The tasting room was packed, which surprised me for off season in a beach town. I have two main gripes: the tasting room really needs to be bigger and have a better layout, and its unclear where to go for crowlers/growlers/vintage bottles. We got to try some great cocktails and other experimental beers which were great. Overall, no beer was below average though the large majority were not mind blowing. If I get a chance I'll likely return, its definitely worth a first visit.

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Photo of bubseymour
3.83/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Taproom at the brewery is way too small and super crowded shit show. Not a very enjoyable experience. I do like the special beer section seperate from the regular offerings.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.08/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Was able to finally visit the brewery for the first time this past weekend for the Record Store Day release. The brewery locations off premise has a completely different vibe to it since there's a restaurant and live music involved. The brewery tasting room is spacious and the bartenders are right on top of it. Brewery tours are available and the "swag shop" is well stocked. I have to hand it to DFH, they are masters of marketing and swag (if that's what your in to).

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Photo of 123turtle
4.68/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

For a really fun time you must visit their brewery in Milton De. I Was impressed by the tour of the facility and the knowledge of the tour guide. Tours given on the hour. After the tour you get to sample four brews of your choice at the bar. Also a food truck on the premises . Yearly event for us and we always bring guests.

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Photo of CaptainHate
4.36/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

This is based on a tour I took along with my wife and college roomie and his wife when we were visiting them in Rehoboth. It's a large operation, obviously; probably a bit too much for some craft "purists". The guy conducting the tour was outstanding: a theater major in college who found a good paying gig while being entertaining. He must love beer because he answered every question insightfully. They were very generous with samples but the selection was pretty boring.

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Photo of PapaGoose03
4.11/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

My wife and I stopped here to take the brewery tour and to try some more beers that we didn't have at the Rehoboth Beach pub. The tour is fairly standard as far as what you see and the explanation of how beer is brewed, but the tour is unique because you get to drink 4 samplers of their beers at the end, the beer and tour being free. The pub has a decent vibe to it, and beer is ordered at the bar, so service was good.

There were 19 beers on tap, so after finishing the 4 that they gave us, we branched out on our own choices and had 4 more samplers, including one from 'Sam's Stash' the Higher Math @ 17% abv. All of the beers were very good, although I could not finish the Higher Math because it was just too sweet. Of the 8 beers that we had, the old reliable one, Indian Brown, was our favorite, followed by Flesh & Blood IPA, Midas Touch, and Burton Baton.

The food here is from a permanently-parked food truck just outside the rear door, and you order your food and pay out there. Sadly it was near the end of the day and they had run out of most things, so we had to choose from only a sausage sandwich or a veggie burger. Neither was worth saying anything much good about, but neither was bad. We had a nice tour and some free beer, so can't complain. This place is definitely worth the visit. Thanks for the free beers, Sam.

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Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
3.63/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

This trip to Delaware was pretty last minute and little preparation was done before visiting this brewery. In fact, if I had done more research I would have found out that there is a small brewery right where I was staying in Georgetown, D.E. Anyways, I digress. So, here is the deal with Dogfish Head. If you go in the front door and talk to someone you will find out that you can take a tour(they are big on tours) and have a tasting, or just go right ahead and do the tasting. I skipped the tour and went for the tasting. They give you and your guests a card per person. On the card there are four places for beer choices. You get to write down four beers that you want free samples of in a 5 ounce glass(just a guess). You go to the bar, or tasting area and wait. You will wait for a while. Once someone actually aknowledges your exsistence they will look down at your card and spot one of the beer names that have not been scratched off. They scratch off a name and go and get you one sample. They only get you one sample at a time. So, they come back with a small tasting glass full of your choice of beer. There was about 8 choices of beers and one was not a beer, but a soda. They had World Wide Stout(barrel aged vanilla), pumpkin ale, Sea Quench ale, Their imperial brown ale called Palo Santo Marron 12%, the 90 minute IPA, or the 120, two from barrels and a craft soda. The pumpkin ale was very light and not much flavor. The Sea Quench ale was light and tastey. The Palo Santo looked more like a stout, or maybe a porter and was pretty good. The World Wide Stout was pretty delicous. I have already had the IPA's. Here is the thing. We went in the side of the building, no one told us about the cards and we waited at the bar and the servers were super rude to us. As soon as I figured out about the cards we were treated a bit more fairly, but if you don't know about the cards you are looked as very strangely and responded to very rudely, vaguely and you just have to figure it out for yourself that you need go to the front of the place first. There are like 10 people behind the bar and if you don't have a card they don't know what to do. I wish they would have just told us to go over to the front and get a card. We waited for a while and no one mentioned the cards. Anyways, the service really could use some help, but it was nice to get free samples and then try some actual pints of things that we liked.
They have a gift shop with beer, t-shirts, coasters, other various types of merch. The gift shop kind of sucks because everything is over priced. There were no special deals because you went to the brewery. I guess the beer is more fresh, but I wasn't really into buying alot of stuff that is too pricey. They have a food truck outside and the food is actually pretty good. The prices on food are also very fair. So, the food truck was maybe the best thing about it, well, no, I mean the beer was, but it always disapponts me how oddly the service is at breweries. I guess I shouldn't expect good service though because it is a brewery and not a restaraunt. Although, these people do own a restaraunt in Rehoboth. Here is an odd thing, there was alot of babies in the brewery. Alrighty, enough rant for now I am done.

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Photo of mynie
3.87/5  rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Coming from the Midwest, and even after relocating to New England, I never thought of Delaware as a beachy, touristy type of place. Even driving through it, it seemed like a collection of absurdly large bridges and tiny, sad little skylines gleaming off in the distance. But now, having re-relocated to the Mid-Atlantic, it turns out that Delaware and the weird side of Maryland and the Philly side of Jersey are all essentially the same place, and they are touristy as hell.

The brewery in Milton is about a 15 drive from the brewpub and shop, which sit off the boardwalk in Rehoboth. The brewery is situation more like a regular, large craft production brewery, tucked away in a field adjacent to a really cute residential neighborhood. Milton is pretty quiet.

The brewery is one of the largest craft facilities I've ever been to. The taproom is huge and contains a special bar that's just for growlers. They don't serve food inside but there's usually a food truck out front, along with a patio area and a bags game.

We didn't do the tour, but we did have a few pints in the taproom. The selection was wide and pours were reasonably sized and priced. They also offered a handful of of vintage beers dating back about 4 years--nothing in particular caught my eye, but that's a nice touch.

You don't need me to describe Dogfish Head's beers to you, right?

The vibe was deeply Caucasian but that's just what you get sometimes. The music kind of sucked and the decor seemed like it was trying to hard to be goofy, but overall things were friendly and welcoming. It wasn't really enough unlike any number of other brewery experiences for me to recommend it too heavily, but if you're in the area it would be silly to not stop by.

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Photo of drdiesel9483
4.8/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Vibe - like the name the place is very different. Some of the people seemed grumpy but most were great
Quality - cheap food and lots of beer
Service - as mentioned above, some grumpiness bust mostly cool
Selection - tons of beer on tap

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.78/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

by far the biggest brewery i have toured, so far

the brewery itself is beautiful, a massive place. the tour was amazing, especially for a free tour and it lasted about an hour. the tour covered quite a bit of things and showed us both of their facilities on location (brewhouse + warehouse).

was able to sample some brews, they had cool stuff only available on draft. 90 Minute on Nitro was ridiculously good. got a growler of my favorite beer by them, Indian Brown Ale. their gift shop had some cool stuff too.

overall this is an awesome place, super cool aesthetics and a laid back vibe.

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Photo of joekoz007
4.73/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Got to the brewery just after 11:00am and did the 11:45 tour. Had time to drink my four free samples before the tour. Not too crowded because it was still early. Our tour guide was excellent and all of us thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Nice place to hang out after the tour and drink a few more beers. The Flesh and Blood IPA was my favorite but unfortunately, this was a limited release and they had no bottles to bring back home. They do hit you hard for DFH swag. $25 for a baseball cap or a tee.

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Photo of BDeLo
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I am in Delaware almost once a year so I always try to make it to the brewery. The first time I came here I got to meet Sam, there was plenty of 120 minute to go around, and the metal tree out front had just been put up. It was such a great experience, I have been back 2 more times and the brewery has gotten bigger each time. Definitely arrange a tour while there and hit up the food truck.

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Photo of Kdouble
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Very busy on a Saturday but the service was great. A variety of beer for everyone including the 120 IPA. Four free samples and a free brewery tour. This place was fantastic

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Photo of kbjr342
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Awesome place! I've taken both the standard tour and the all inclusive tour, I highly recommend both tours. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, funny and energetic. The brewery, tasting room and shop are all very clean and bright. The tasting room is filled with pictures, a photo both and a chalkboard wall full of great information. The vibe is definitely off centered in an awesome way. And don't forget about the food truck just outside the tasting room, awesome food, cooked with DFH beer!

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Photo of DrWho81
4.79/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Dogfish has expanded its view and taste exponentially over the last three years. American beauty is in its name. Beautiful. Awesome drink. I wish I knew where to get more of this as I've had every session of it. Please bring it back guys!!!!!!!

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Photo of stevoj
4.54/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Nice tour of the facility that focuses on the history and recipes rather than the Brewing process. Tour is followed (or preceded) by 4 samples, which is more than generous. Grill wagon serves up some tasty brats as a nice accompianment. Typical taproom vibe, gift shop rotates bottles. Always something new here.

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Photo of Abragg3
4.34/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

They let us on the tour with out a reservation, we were much appreciative after driving 6 hours. They also gave us free beer while we waited. lastly they have an awesome tree house!

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Photo of KTred
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Visiting the Dogfish Head Brewery is super fun! Everyone who works there is really relaxed and knowledgeable. They genuinely want to know what beers you like from other breweries so that they can recommend beers that they make which are similar. I have always had great experiences at the the brewery in Milton and the restaurant in Rehoboth Beach. I highly recommend visiting one or both of these locations.

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Photo of emount91
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

awesome vibe even with it being packed to the brim, quality of the building is great, seems very upkept and modern while still retaining that "Dogfish Head" brand vibe. Service was decent, not great, but the brewery was slammed that day so it took a while to get samples, but more floating employees would easily fix this. they're selection was great, around 14 beers on tap from what I can remember. plus, that Steam Punk style tree house outside is sweeeeeeet!

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Photo of Smakawhat
4.06/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I tend to take this place for granted, since in my many years of being able to go here I just never made the effort. Finally nearly 10+ years later, one lazy rainy day offered the opportunity.

Excellent vibe in the place, as you can get an idea that this is a very different company. Sam has created a fantastic brand and image and it shows in the work of the employees and surroundings.

Not much else really needs to be said about the beers, you wont find obscure one offs here though, you will have to go to Rehoboth for those. There is nothing you can buy here you can't find anywhere else. However, you will find a big store that sells a lot of swag, and also of course very fresh beer.

The tour is actually quite entertaining, with the most interesting bits being about the history of how Sam got started and the surrounding areas history. Staff here are very enthusiastic, and there is a sense they really like their jobs too. I wouldn't be here every day, but it's a good place for a rainy trip.

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Photo of Buck89
4.67/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great visit. A free tour which includes four free tasters of anything on tap, which for me included the 120. Friendly staff and an amazing facility. I'm a bigger fan of DFH following my day here.

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Photo of Jessicamae9923
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

This place is extremely welcoming and friendly, the staff is knowledgeable, and the beer is nothing short of wondrous. The only drawback is there is no seats at the bar and no place to really hang out. They have a food truck but it isn't well advertised or in plain sight. I feel like it would be a great hangout spot if they gave the bar area a bit more comfort.

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Photo of VABA
5/5  rDev +10.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The place was packed with beach tourists and it created an awesome atmosphere. I had four free samples and a big glass of 120 minute IPA. This place is excellent!

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