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Mahalo, Apollo!

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant’s Wilmington location will welcome the warmer months on Saturday, April 2, with a celebration of the release of summer wheat beer Mahalo, Apollo! This golden, refreshing beer will be available on draft and in a four-pack of cans. Also, for members of King of the Hill Rewards Club, there will be a corn hole tournament with prizes. For more information, visit ironhillbrewery.com.

Spring is Here With Tasty Beer

Dover’s Dominion Brewing Company is celebrating milder weather with a spring seasonal, the Cherry Blossom Lager, which has returned for the fourth year in a row to commemorate the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. through April 17. Cherry Blossom is brewed using a classic German lager recipe. Once the lager is filtered, it is sent to the brite tank where it is aged on red sour cherries and dark sweet cherries for 72 hours before packaging and kegging. Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager is available in six-packs and on draft.

New Brews From Brooklyn

Dew Point Brewing Co. will become the area’s newest microbrewery when it opens its doors in early May. Housed in a historic building at the former Garrett Snuff Mills, 2878 Creek Rd., along the Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway, the family-run brewery will feature a rustic-style tasting room.

Five to seven craft beers will be available on tap at opening, and guests can also choose from bottles of select beers and growlers. The tasting room will seat about 35 people, so not only can visitors have a sample at the brewery, but they can also enjoy a glass nearby. For updates, visit dewpointbrewing.com.

James Beard Nominee: Sam Calagione

Since 2011, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery founder Sam Calagione has been recognized by the culinary industry’s most prestigious honor, the James Beard Foundation Awards. While Calagione has never won the top prize, he has been nominated every year for the past six years.

Calagione, along with his wife Mariah, owns two restaurants in Rehoboth— Chesapeake & Maine and Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, as well as Dogfish Inn. He is a finalist for the foundation’s award for Outstanding Wine, Beer & Spirits Professional.

Established in 1990, the James Beard Awards recognize culinary and beverage professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields. The 2016 James Beard Awards Gala will take place at Lyric Opera of Chicago on May.

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