November 1-8, 2014. Wilmingtonbeerweek.com.
All 20 WBW participants will be offering Craft Flights, providing diners with the opportunity to sample three different craft beers at a discounted fixed price. It’s the perfect way to taste test.
Two Stones Pub is kicking off WBW on Saturday, Nov. 1, with a salute to one of the biggest and best Bastards in the craft brew world—Stone Brewery. Featured brews include Arrogant Double Bastard, Lucky Bastard and Oaked Arrogant Bastard.
Don’t Worry, Be Happy!
Craft-beer-themed Happy Hours are big during Beer Week, so look for appetizing incentives for an after-work visit.
Strength in Numbers
This year WBW will feature the largest number of craft breweries—56—in the event’s four-year history.
The Hop Head Passport
For $40 you can purchase a beer bank, redeemable at Chelsea Tavern & Ernest & Scott, entitling you to 56 six-ounce pours from Nov. 1-8. Please space out your visits.
First State Is First Rate
Delaware-based breweries will be front and center during WBW. Pizza By Elizabeths will feature a Delaware tap takeover, with Dogfish 60 Minute and Punkin, Twin Lakes Greenville Pale Ale and Oktoberfest, 3rd Wave Brewing SunDancer White IPA, and Mispillion River Brewing Praetor Porter.
Root for the Underdog
Ulysses is featuring small craft brewers at its Underdog Beer events all week long. The breweries are Weyerbacher, Sixpoint and Heavy Seas.
$2 Mug Night
All draft beers at Kid Shelleen’s are $2 from 7 p.m. to close on Wednesday, Nov. 5.
The Price Is Right
Several WBW venues, including Chelsea Tavern and Santa Fe Bar & Grill, will feature prix-fixe menus with craft beers selected as complements to each course.
Participating chefs will offer recommendations for tasty food and craft beer pairings.
Scandinavian for a Day
On Thursday, Nov. 6, starting at 3 p.m., 27 taps of Mikkeller, Nogne O, To Ol, Amager and other Danish brews will be flowing at Trolley Tap House. Many have never been seen before in Delaware and possibly never will be again. The chef will prepare traditional Scandinavian food specials to go full-on Danish!
Brews and Tunes
World Cafe Live at The Queen will host a BBQ Craft Beer & Grilled Cheese Dinner with Schlafly Brewery on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m. Philly musician Tyler McClure will keep you rockin’ and groovin’ with his alternative style. The next night, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m., will feature a Yards Tap Takeover with local funk band Universal Funk Order. The Queen’s Anniversary Ale, brewed exclusively for World Cafe Live and only available at the Queen, WCL Philly, and the Yards Tap room, will be available. Throughout the week, $4 craft fall seasonal bottles will be available.