Sips – Jan. 2016

Here’s what’s pouring

Release Party Jan. 8

Hops cone

On Friday, Jan. 8, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Co. will hold a brewery release party for a new spiced winter ale called “Son of a Nutcracker.” The party will be at the brewery’s headquarters in Dover from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5.

Food Trucks, Wine & Beer

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, The Pig + Fish Restaurant Co. in Rehoboth Beach will host a unique event for the taste buds. Starting at 6:30 p.m., the restaurant’s culinary team will present four courses from food trucks paired with craft beer and boutique wines. Tickets are $59.95 and include all food and drinks.

Return of the Hops

Due to the shortage of Citra hops, Iron Hill Brewery’s most popular seasonal beer has not been brewed in more than a year. On Friday, Jan. 15, the area brewery will celebrate its return with the Riverfront IPA Beer Release event from 5 to 8 p.m. at Iron Hill’s Wilmington location.

A Local & National Favorite

z3Newark’s Argilla Brewing Co. has been deemed No. 8 on Food & Wine Magazine’s list of Top 50 Nanobreweries in the country. Initially a pizza shop when it opened in 1978, the company transitioned into a 1.5-barrel brewery. Argilla is the smallest brewery in the state.

Waway: An Annual Tradition

This year’s sixth annual Wine About What Ales You features wine, ale, food, dancing, a silent auction and more. Hors d’oeuvres by Penn’s Bistro from William Penn High School will be served in addition to a wide array of beer from area breweries and wineries, including 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Mispillion River Brewing Co. and Crow Vineyard. It will be held in The River Room at the New Castle Senior Center in New Castle on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 5:30-9 p.m. Tickets are $40, and all proceeds benefit the Wayside Exhibit Project.

Painting & Beer

On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Victory Brewing Co.’s Brewpub in Downingtown, Pa., will offer its spin on ladies night, Girls Just Wanna Have Suds, featuring painting and beer. From 6:30-9 p.m., guests can paint, eat snacks and enjoy seasonal beers on tap. Tickets are $45 and availability is limited.

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