6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, DE 19968
The story of Dogfish Head began in June of 1995 when we opened Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - the first state's first brewpub - in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The plan was to bring original beer, original food and original music to the area "¦ and we did just that!Â
Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub, it was the smallest commercial brewery in America. With our very first batches brewed on a system that was essentially three little kegs with propane burners underneath, we were brewing 12"“gallon batches of beer for a whole restaurant. It proved to be more than a full time job and when the doors to the brewpub first opened, we brewed three times a day, five days a week! The benefit? Brewing on such a small system gave us the ability to try out a myriad of different recipes. Insert "˜off-centered ales for off-centered people.’ Our hunger for weird ingredients and venturing off the beaten path was just getting started.Â
Fast-forward to today and we’re still motivated by non-conformity. By spontaneity. By experimentation.