Enjoy unique beers, creative cuisine, live music, and more at the 17th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest

Date: Saturday, July 31  •  Noon-7PM

The Newark Food & Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences! Out & About Magazine in cooperation with The Newark Partnership is proud to host what has become a summer tradition: the 17th Annual Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival.

The event showcases more than 50 beers paired with creative food offerings from more than a dozen Newark restaurants. Unlike most beer festivals, this event takes place in the restaurants. You travel from restaurant to restaurant to sample the featured brews and tasty dishes designed to spotlight those brews at that particular establishment. Tickets are not required. This is a pay-as-you-go event. All you need is your wallet and your state issued ID because you must be at least 21 years of age to sample the beers.

Beer tastings and food specials begin at 12:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m. Venues will be offering 4oz tastings of their featured crafts as well as full pours, small plates and full entrees.

Parking

There is plenty of parking for this event. Municipal parking lots are conveniently located throughout downtown and University of Delaware’s Trabant Center parking garage also has spaces available.

Hops & Shops Sidewalk Sale

Beans Coffee House • Little Goat Coffee Roasters • National 5 & 10 • Newark Natural Foods • The Little French Cafe of Newark

2021  Event Photos

By Butch Comegys

Featured Venues

90 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 738-5811

http://caffegelato.net/

Menu

Small Plates

  • Pancetta mussels
  • Little neck clams
  • Grilled octopus
  • Bacon-wrapped chicken wings
  • Truffle fries
  • Chorizo flatbread
  • Margarita flatbread

Beers

  • Five varieties from Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Three varieties from Mispillion River Brewing
  • Two varieties from Revelation Brewing
  • Three varieties from Blue Earl Brewing
  • Three varieties from Victory Brewing
  • Three varieties from RAR Brewing
  • Four varieties from Heavy Seas Brewing
  • Five varieties from 21st Amendment Brewing

108 West Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-9414

DeerParkTavern.com

Menu

Beers

  • Up & Out-Hazy IPA — 2SP Brewing
  • Up Up And Away-New England DIPA — 2SP Brewing
  • Voluptuous Fuzz-Apricot & Peach Wheat Ale — 2SP Brewing
  • Bogey Beer-Hoppy Blonde Ale — 2SP Brewing
  • Sunfest – Strawberry lemonade shandy — Wawa & 2SP Brewing
  • The Russian-Russian Imperial Stout — 2SP Brewing
  • Slightly Mighty — Dogfish Head
  • Sarah — Big Oyster

Small Plates

  • Pork Tacos with chipotle aioli, pickled onions
  • Soft Pretzels with a Mustard Trio
  • Russian Root Beer Floats-Russian imperial Stout and Vanilla Ice Cream

45 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-0600

http://www.grottopizza.com/locations/newark-de/

Menu

Small Plates

  • Junior buffalo chicken pizza
  • Beer-battered sidewinder fries
  • Bruschetta 

Beers

  • Hazy O’ IPA (hazy IPA) – Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Summer Crush (wheat beer) — YARDS Brewing  
  • Watermelon Gose (ale) — Terrapin Brewing

126 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
 (302) 266-6993

HomeGrownCafe.com

Menu

Small Plates

  • Festival food special inside: One pound of PEI mussels cooked in ginger, garlic, beer and red curry broth served with garlic bread (no food outside)

Beers

  • Cape May Crushin It  (American IPA) — Cape May Brewing Company
  • Bell’s Two Hearted (IPA) — Bell’s Brewery
  • Hazy Bones (NEIPA) — Flying Fish Brewing Co.

147 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-9000

http://www.ironhillbrewery.com/newark/

Menu

Small Plates

  • Chicken Tinga taco
  • Luau shrimp
  • Strawberry crumble

Beers

  • Sarah (strawberry & vanilla sour ale) — Big Oyster Brewing
  • Pineapple Express (lactose IPA) — Mispillion Brewing 

158 East Main Street  Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-6100

http://www.klondikekates.com/

Menu

Small Plates

  • Fried pickles- served with a remoulade to dip
  • Fresh shrimp & avocado ceviche
  • Crispy Bao Bun- Asian-style with pulled pork and fresh jalapeno
  • Fried peanut butter and jelly!

Beers

  • IPA — Stone Brewing
  • Sarah (strawberry & vanilla sour ale) — Big Oyster Brewery
  • Fresh Squeezed IPA – Deschutes Brewing

160 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 739-0808

Pat’s Pizza/Barley Bar

Menu

Small Plates

  • Choice of any appetizers on the Barley Bar menu

Beers

  • Back & Forth (pale ale) — 2SP Brewing
  • Namaste (Belgian-style white ale) — Dogfish Head Brewing 
  • Watermelon Dragonfruit Burst (session sour) — Wicked Weed Brewing

115 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-8111

http://www.stoneballoon.com/

MENU

Small Plates

  • Beef & Bacon Lollipops
  • Pork Croquette
  • Hot Ham & Cheese Sliders

Beers

  • All-Day (IPA) — Founders Brewing
  • Salt & Sea (Session Sour) — Flying Fish Brewing
  • Hill Country Peach (Wheat Ale) — Shiner Brewing

121 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 444-4334

http://www.tavernamainstreet.com/

Menu

Small Plates

  • Pretzel foccacia
  • Sausage & pepper sandwich
  • Cheesesteak flatbread 
  • Fried peanut butter and jelly

Beers

  • Brawler (English mild ale) – Yard Brewing
  • There’s No Crying in Baseball (hazy mango IPA) – Evil Genius Brewing 
  • Troegenator (double bock) – Troegs Brewing 

48 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-7695

 http://www.thedelawaregrowler.com/

Menu

Small Plates ft. Delaware Oyster Company

  • Oyster on 1/2 shell
  • Jumbo shrimp cocktail
  • Lobster roll slider

Beers

  • Dogfish Blue Hen Pilsner – Dogfish Head Brewing
  • Shuck and Relax (tropical IPA) – Mispillion Brewing
  • Some Beer Somewhere (American pale ale) – Big Oyster Brewing

175 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 738-1111

www.alibabade.com

Hops & Shops Sidewalk Sale

160 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
(302) 739-0808

Pat’s Pizza/Barley Bar

Offer

  • Show Food & Brew ticket and get free coffee or tea (before 3 PM)

16 Haines Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 455-1040

www.littlegoatcoffeeroasting.com

Offer

  • Free Coffee Samples at Food & Brew table on Main Street at Haines intersection

66 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-1646

www.national5and10.com

Offer

  • 50% off select t-shirts for Food & Brew participants

209 Newark Shopping Center
230 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 368-5894

www.newark.coop

Offer

  • Free drink and food samples at Food & Brew Table by the Academy Street lawn

64 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 703-3555

www.tlfcnewark.com

Offer

  • Discount for Food & Brew participants with purchase

Sponsors

Beers