Sips – July 2016

Emma Driban

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Here’s what’s pouring

Grain’s One Year Anniversary

On Saturday, July 30, Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen in Newark will hold an all day celebration of its first anniversary. The event features musical performances from Nate McCormick, Kyle Herring and Apache Trails. Drink specials will be available, including a custom created Tito’s drink and a special beer brewed just for Grain by Mispillion River Brewing, as well as one-year anniversary shirts designed and printed by Wilmington screen printing company Spaceboy Clothing.

2SP’s Canned Beer Release

2SP, the true-to-itself local brewing company that opened just under a year ago, has released its popular Delco Lager in cans. In its new form, the beer is great for tailgaiting, parties and chill nights. 2SP is selling cases and six-packs out of the brewery, and the American amber lager can also be found at area bars and distributors.

Greenville Brew HaHa! Opens

Local espresso café Brew HaHa! has opened a new location in the Powder Mill Square shopping center in Greenville. The coffeehouse has undergone some changes, such as the expanded menu, which now includes brunch items like masa pancakes and chilaquiles. The new location offers local craft beers, wine by the glass or bottle and $10 cocktails like coffee g&t and campfire hot chocolate. The café, now celebrating 20 consecutive years of being voted Best of Delaware, also has an updated European-style décor. Visit for the full menu.

Kennett Welcomes Pop-Up Beer Garden

If you are looking for something to do in Kennett Square, try visiting the new pop-up beer garden, The Creamery. Owner Mike Bontrager wanted to create a place where people of all ages could come together, and he did exactly that at the site that used to be the Eastern Condensed Milk Co. The Creamery features food and drink from Charlie Collazo of the Institute Bar and Doug Hager of Whetstone Tavern and Brauhaus Schmitz in Philadelphia. It also offers games, including table games and corn hole, and hopes to bring in local bands and artists to perform. Visit for more information about events and the menu.

Toscana Patio Parties

This summer, join Piccolina Toscana for its Patio Party series. Every other Sunday in July and August the Trolley Square restaurant will have free snacks and assorted giveaways at the events, which run from 2 to 7 p.m., with live music starting around 3 p.m. Here’s the schedule:
July 10 – $5 Milagro tequila (silver, anejo and reposado) with fresh-squeezed citrus, watermelon and berry juices.
July 24 – $4 cans of beer from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co. The lineup currently features Churchill Lager, County Line IPA, Croydon Cream Ale, Trauger Pilsner and J.A.W.N. (juicy ale with nuggets), but is subject to change depending on availability and seasonal selections.
Aug. 7 – Italian Aperitivo Party with $5 Aperol Spritzes (Aperol, Prosecco and club soda served on ice), Negronis and Negroni Sbagliatos (Campari, sweet vermouth and Prosecco served on ice).
Aug. 21 – BYOM (Bring Your Own Mint) $5 Mojito and Rum Punch Party. There also will be assorted rum cocktails.

Iron Hill Canned Beer Release

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant’s summer can release trend continues with The Cannibal. The beer is now available in four-packs of 16-oz. cans at all 11 Iron Hill locations. It pairs well with barbecue and other popular summertime standards. With Gold (2005) and Silver (2015) medals from the Great American Beer Festival, this Belgian-style golden ale is a hot commodity, so be sure to get it before supplies run out. Iron Hill also has announced that it will release Bedotter, another seasonal Belgian-style ale, in cans on Tuesday, Aug. 2.

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