We had a great time at DFH. I actually planned on visiting and had a number of beers. The beers reflected what is available as there were no hidden gems for the visitor. The service was excellent aqnd informed and the ffod was perfect and creative. Growlers, Cases, and merchandise were all availble....a MUST VISIT!
This was the first stop for me and Turdferguson spring break 2006. Yahoo for road trips and beer! The brewery tour was amazing. They were in the middle of expanding and they were pouring concrete while we arrived. Claus showed us around then we followed him to his house to pick up his dog and we took off to the brewpub down by da beach. There was a nice downstairs with a bar, and a kitchen serving burgers and pizza. Upstairs they made the small batches of spirits and there was more seating. There was a small corner stage and PA system for musicians. The atmosphere was great, the mead type thing that they later released in big bottles was nice, and the chocolate vodka was delicious. The Chesapeake pizza was loaded with crab meat and asparagus. The whole experience was great. I will make it back there some day and hopefully have a place to crash so I can taste everything that they have available out of a DFH 25oz. snifter.
This is the place to go for all that is Dogfish Head. The selection rating is based solely on DFH products. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere, nice folks at the bar. We had our picture taken with one of the DFH guys in the back brewing area. Food was good. Sat at the bar for five hours trying as much of their beer as I could. The randalized 90min is the one for me. Cool gift shop with LOTS of DFH stuff. Nice Location. I would rather drive the 2 hours from Annapolis to the Brewpub instead of the 1 hour drive to their Alehouse in Gaithersburg.
Finally made the trek up here. Went for the weekend. Spent a lot of time and money at this place. Had the following on draft Beanie Bock, Lawnmower Light, Immort Ale and 90 Min IPA, and the following in bottles Red & White, Black & Blue, Raison D’Extra and WWS from last year’s release. Service was great when we were here. Food was great as well, but I wish there were more choices. Had the Indulgence burger and the Slow Roasted roast beef sandwich on my visits. Got a Punkin Ale shirt as well. Will go back.
I had a one of a kind dogfish experience. My friend and I met up with the national sales director, Claus, for a private saturday tour arranged through email. Afterwards, Cluas suggested a trip to the brewpub and we decided to go along. The trip there included a trip to his apartment, where we enjoyed a 120 minute ipa, and a enoyable meeting with his dog, Winston. The brewpub is nicely layed out. Tasty food. The spirits are pretty good too! I had a chocolate infused vodka shot. Very nice. Claus ended up paying for our meal! It was crazy. I was pleased and I will give dfh props forever. Plus they make some pretty damn good beer. My name is Sam and Im obsessed with beer. Hook me up with a job Sammy C.
I hit this place on the off season. No problem parking or getting a seat at the bar. Actually, it was pretty dead on my visit. This was much smaller than I was expecting, but I sort of liked coziness. The décor and architecture have a polished beach/ Key West vibe. There was a small mixed crowd of locals and tourists. All of the standard DFH beers are on tap, with an occasional brewpub only offering. They also offer the DFH spirits. Menu is typical brewpub fare. I had a pizza, which was ok, but the guy next to me loved his burger. If you are looking for all kinds of DFH clothing, glassware, etc., you can purchase them at the bar or the outdoor stand. You can also get all available spirits and beers to go. The secret stash of vintages only had 1 year old WWS and Raison D’extra, rather disappointing.Overall, it was a very enjoyable visit. I am not sure its worth going out of your way for beer only, since most of the beers on tap are widely available. SECOND VISIT: Mid-August and full of tourists and families. Much louder and less relaxed, and no special beers or randallized beers (just on mon. and fri.) After I ate dinner at the bar and had a beer, I asked the bartender for change. He said he did not have any, which was a lie because the cash register drawer was open. He made me go upstairs to the game room and use the change machine. That is a dumb way to earn a tip. Avoid Rehobeth during the summer season, it’s a fucking zoo.
Great to be able to taste these great offerings on tap, if not at the brewing source, then near it. Though I wish more were available, I was thouroughly happy with a draft 120 Minute IPA and an Indian Brown Ale to wash it down. Friendly service, comfortable surroundings, and a nice, long bar. A must see for beer-lovers in DE.
Everything about the place is my kind of thing. The decor, the beer selection, the friendly, knowledgeable staff, the laid-back atmosphere, the regulars who are in there every single day. The beach isn’t far away. The food is excellent as far as brewpub fare goes. It’s the original DFH. ’nuff said!
sloth (80) Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland | July 26, 2006
Finally made it to the pub! Wait staff was friendly and service was good. Atmosphere was cool for an early afternoon dinner. A very busy little pub it was. Seating was a bit cramped. Food was decent and the beer was very good. I only had 2 snifters of the 90minute/30 days and then had to roll, kids got bored. Otherwise i could of sat there for awhile. A nice little pub. Definately worth the stop. Dont miss the Brewery tour either. Mon. wed. and fridays. Informative tour with plenty of free brews!