Dogfish Head Brewery | Milton, Delaware
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Dogfish Head Brewery
Excellent based on 57 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 half hour

Mayor: BuckeyeBoy (2) | Taps: 15 | Bottles: 6-10

Dogfish Head Brewery

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Beer Available At Dogfish Head Brewery (arranged by most recent)
Dogfish Head Higher Math 40, Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo (8.5%) 87, Dogfish Head Namaste 90, Dogfish Head Black and Blue 84, Dogfish Head Beer Thousand 60, Dogfish Head American Beauty 92, Dogfish Head Cham’Pain Domain
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57 reviews for Dogfish Head Brewery
 Ambiance  84%
 Service  83%
 Selection  71%
 Food  78%
 Value  88%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
DrNosha  (71) Baden Württemberg, Germany, Germany | September 7, 2015
Ganz toller Service. Wir haben Vormittags sls einzige Besucher zu zweit eine 1 1/2 Stunden Führung bekommen! Toller Tadting Room mit aktuellen Testbieren. Vor der Brauerei klasse Foodtruck mit hausgemachten Bierwürsten. Dogfish Head ist für mich die innovativste US Brauerei. Hinfahren!
yngwie  (355) Kristiansand, Norway | June 22, 2015
The negatives first. Most of the tour guides seems to be heavily hit by ADHD. Especially after a long night the brewpub in Rehoboth Beach that was a bit annoying. The same guys tend the bar and do everything else public facing here, so it got a bit on my nerves. The only exception was the guy in the food cart, who was so slow I bet he was hungover just as us. But the tour was nice anyway, it’s an impressive facility, the tour guides, yes we had two, they switched during the tour due to some unforeseen circumstances, were knowledgable and friendly, and were happy to cheer with us in the bar afterwards. A bit slow and unorganized service. But we had a blast anyway. Nice chowder and sausages served outside, lots of good beers on tap, same as at the brewpub actually, and lots of merchandise in the store. A must if you’re in the area, even though the brewpub should be your number one priority.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb  (304) San Diego, California | November 7, 2014
Situé au milieu de nul part. Le retail shop est l’endroit idéal pour faire le plein de Dogfish, tous les brassins du moment y sont ainsi que la panoplies d’articles dérivés. C’est aussi possible de faire la visite de la brasserie.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip  (70) Gatineau, Quebec | November 7, 2014
Located pretty much in the middle of nowhere between a bunch of crops field. Location is actually pretty cool with a bunch of boccie 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.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
HippieFee  (25) , | May 26, 2014
Free tours that run most days from 11am to 5pm. Starting at 4:30 - 6:30 they have a happy hour, half priced brats. The tour was amazing, a well run operation with a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Everyone that arrives gets four free samples of anything they have available that day. Can also purchase single beers or get your growler filled. Bocce ball and corn hole in the front yard. The tours fill up quickly so arrive early and be prepared to wait on a busy weekend.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
coyforce  (12) California | May 25, 2014
Great place to grab some brews at a cheap price and to take a nice tour or so.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
radagast83  (239) 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 I’ve 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. I’ve 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 you’re already well versed with DFH beers, there’s not a whole lot to surprise you. If you’ve already been on brewery tours, nothing will surprise you. Don’t expect to be able to sample *anything* out of a fermenter - that’s only for smaller breweries to wow you (that could be DE law that prevents them, so I won’t hold it against them). The problem is just that I’m 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 aren’t 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 isn’t 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 there’s that at least.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
jdb288  (85) Robbinsville, New Jersey | November 7, 2013
The beer tasting is free (or with tour, i suppose), so you can’t 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kermis  (200) The Hague, Netherlands | October 8, 2013
Worth visiting to go on the tour of their impressive facilities. Of course there’s 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.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan  (251) McLean, Virginia | October 7, 2013
Intriguing tour. Nice tasting room. Nothing rare. But everything is fresh. Enjoyable and informative.

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