Dogfish Head Brewery | Milton, Delaware
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Dogfish Head Brewery
Excellent based on 51 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

6 Cannery Village Center
Milton, Delaware United States 19968 [ print map ]
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Hours: Tue-Sat 11-5, Tours every hour


Mayor: TheHOFF43 (5) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 6-10


Dogfish Head Brewery

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Beer Available At Dogfish Head Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Dogfish Head Theobroma 86, Dogfish Head Noble Rot 94, Dogfish Head Chicory Stout 95, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA 99, Dogfish Head Raison D Etre 96, Dogfish Head Piercing Pils 83, Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA 100, Dogfish Head Olde School Barleywine 98, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 98, Dogfish Head Kvasir 89, Victory Stone Dogfish Head Saison Du BUFF 93, Dogfish Head Midas Touch Golden Elixir 92, Dogfish Head Bitches Brew 99, Dogfish Head Life & Limb Rhizing Bines 91, Dogfish Head American Beauty 93, Dogfish Head Noble Rot (Pinot Gris Barrel) , Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron 99, Dogfish Head TweasoníAle 17, Dogfish Head World Wide Stout 2001/2003-Present (18%) 100, Dogfish Head Birra Etrusca - Bronze 89
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51 reviews for Dogfish Head Brewery
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  83%
 Selection  70%
 Food  75%
 Value  87%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83  (148) Fairfax, Virginia | January 20, 2014
A bunch of my friends in the DC area had been wanting to head out to DFH for some time now. We arrived and were enamored by the size of the place. This is the largest brewery I have visited, though Iíve driven past the AB plant down in Williamsburg VA numerous times.

For such a large brewery, the tasting room that serves customers pints and growler fills were woefully small. Everyone was packed in and the attempts at getting a few of my samples was nerve racking. Iíve been to breweries a fraction of the size that have bigger tasting rooms. My one major problem (one we encountered at their brewpub as well) is that if youíre already well versed with DFH beers, thereís not a whole lot to surprise you. If youíve already been on brewery tours, nothing will surprise you. Donít expect to be able to sample *anything* out of a fermenter - thatís only for smaller breweries to wow you (that could be DE law that prevents them, so I wonít hold it against them). The problem is just that Iím familiar with either being provided samples along the trip, or at the very least in a tasting room that allows for ease in acquiring those beers. Here they jut throw everyone in the same room, so you have people who want to buy growlers and pints surrounded by people who arenít paying a penny for a few small samples.

Without anything new to pull you in, you end up with a selection that is half available at the common grocery store in many states and isnít all that interesting. The only thing that would entice me to return would be their Thursday night events where they break out vintage ales.

For being such an "off-centered" brewery, I was hoping for a bit more of that instead of such a bland cookie-cutter experience. I still enjoy most DFH beers, but I have to say that this trip had me pulling back the curtain and instead of seeing something "hip", I found an ironic hipster. Others might have a better experience. I was just hoping for something a bit more unique than their year-round and a few seasonals available. It was all free, and the prices for most things in the store are pretty reasonable, so thereís that at least.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jdb288  (61) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 7, 2013
The beer tasting is free (or with tour, i suppose), so you canít really argue with the value. Quite fun to walk through the brewery and see what they are working on at the moment. If you are in delware, stop on by.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kermis  (132) The Hague, Netherlands | October 8, 2013
Worth visiting to go on the tour of their impressive facilities. Of course thereís a bar to taste a fairly standard selection of DFH beers after the tour. Nothing unusual though. Good to combine with a trip to the Rehoboth beach bar where there are a couple of unique brews available.
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (156) McLean, Virginia | October 7, 2013
Intriguing tour. Nice tasting room. Nothing rare. But everything is fresh. Enjoyable and informative.
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
snettleship  (1) North Carolina | August 16, 2013
Update to previous reviews. I was at DFH tasting room on 7/25/2013 and they have made changes. They have added many more taps and for a tasting you can choose the 4 beers you want to taste from the list. They now serve pints (or 1/2 pints for the more expensive beers) and also sell growlers. That combined with the food truck makes for a much more complete Brewery visit experience.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
devman171  (102) Annapolis , Maryland | June 29, 2013
Great brewery visit, cool vibe, great selection of beers on tap.(4free samples) of their choosing, other samples 1-2$. Sausage food truck, try the feta Greek chicken with strawberry topping!
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
rickhall28  (228) Denville, New Jersey | May 6, 2013| Updated May 7, 2013
One of the best 3 non-Belgium style craftbrewers in the northeast (along with Victory & Smuttynose). Certainly the most experimental of any in the northeast if not in the whole country. Sam C. has done some amazing recipes as well as collaborations (ex. the beers with Victory & Stone), & joint startupís (La Birriera at Eataly in NYC)...not to mention a TV series (Brewmasters), & designing a unique IPA glass with Sierra Nevada and Riedel!. A visit to DFH is a must and generally considered a destination to plan a trip around for most craft fans. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and a visit here is very rewarding.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Ed5388  (49) Forked River, New Jersey | March 18, 2013
2 times at the brewery. Each time had a great tour and employees are really knowledgable and friendly. A must if your in Milton.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43  (104) Robbinsdale, Minnesota | March 15, 2013
Fun tour, great beers on tap, lots of bottled beer and tons of swag. Love the beers and people at their locations.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE  (47) Newark, Delaware | March 6, 2013| Updated February 13, 2014
!!Newly expanded tasting area that is much bigger and offers more draft options.!! The brewery sits in a neighborhood setting. It has a nice tasting room / shop, although the beer available on tap is limited to four. They do have plenty of bottles for sale to go If your looking for differnet DFH beer the place to go is the brewpub in Rehoboth). They give an informative hour long tour. They have bocce courts outside to play in the summer.

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