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Krista Connor

Here’s what’s brewing

Whiskeys of the World Tasting
With Premier’s Mike Whitwell at Auburn Heights Preserve

On Saturday, May 16, enjoy a 30-minute tour of the first floor of the historic Auburn Heights mansion, then join Whiskeys of the World Tasting event host Mike Whitwell of Premier Wine & Spirits on the sun porch for a half-hour tasting of five whiskeys.

Auburn Heights Preserve, located in Yorklyn, features the furnished mansion built in 1897 as well as the Marshall Steam Museum, which holds the largest collection of operating steam cars in the world.

Three tastings are available: 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person.
Event seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Tickets are available by calling Auburn Heights Preserve at 239-5687. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Delaware KIDS Fund.

For more information, visit auburnheights.org.

Beers & Gears
Delaware Park hosts car show featuring brews

On Saturday, May 9, Delaware Park will present a spring car show and beer event, which is free for spectators. Open to all years, makes and models of cars, the 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. show will include dash plaques, door prizes, and a DJ. Beers include Blue Moon, 16 Mile and more.

The first 500 show cars are guaranteed a spot. For those showing cars, registration is $10 before May 2 and $15 day-of-show. Rain date is Sunday, June 7.
For more information, visit delawarepark.com.

Fordham & Dominion Unveils Wheat Ale
On draft starting April 2

Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. recently announced an addition to its portfolio: the Sunseeker Wheat Ale.

This new hefeweizen-style, unfiltered wheat ale, at 5 percent ABV, boasts hints of clove and banana bread.

Jim Lutz, president and CEO of Fordham & Dominion, says, “We’ve been experimenting with this recipe for a few years, so being able to finally add it as a year-round offering is exciting stuff.”

Beginning Thursday, April 2, the ale will be available in bottles and on draft. The brewery’s release party for Sunseeker will take place on Friday, April 3.

Tours and tastings are offered every weekend at the brewery in Dover.

Visit fordhamanddominion.com for details.

Peco’s Sets Two Events
Derby Day Fest and Sam Calagione coming in May

Peco’s Liquor Store will bring the Kentucky Derby to North Wilmington on Saturday, May 2. The parking lot will be transformed into a whiskey festival —Peco’s Derby Day Whiskey Fest. A tent will be set up featuring whiskey, wine, beer, cigars, and food courtesy of Fat Rick’s BBQ.

Whiskeys include Jim Beam from Kentucky, Glendalough from Ireland, Wigle from Pittsburgh, Filibuster from Virginia, and many more.

The Kentucky Derby will be broadcast live. Derby attire is encouraged. For $35, general admission from 5-8 p.m. includes whiskey samples, a commemorative whiskey-tasting glass and live music. (VIP tickets are sold out.)

The event will raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

For more information, visit pecosliquors.com/whiskeyfest.html.

On Thursday, May 7, Peco’s will welcome Dogfish Head President and Founder Sam Calagione to the shop. Stop in to meet Sam, and try Dogfish Head brews. There will be a special tap list at the growler bar, special pricing on all Dogfish Head products, and giveaways. And it’s free!

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