Within a 2-hour drive from both Washington D.C and Philadelphia, sits Delaware’s capital region. Dover is not only known for its historical significance of being the capital of the first state, but also its restaurants with fresh ingredients harvested through local farms and Delaware Bay, tax-free shopping, and the ever growing Wine, Spirits and Beer industry. The region is home to seven wineries and breweries, each with their own distinct personality and flavor. Together, they create Kent County’s Good Libations Tour.
The tour is a year round attraction that visitors can do at their own pace while driving around and taking in scenic outdoor view of Kent County. The following are the seven unique breweries, wineries, and distilleries that will are part of tour. For more information, visit goodlibationstour.com.
Mispillion River Brewing aims to be recognized by its customers and the brewing industry for producing the highest quality craft beer. The brewery, located at 255 Mullett Run Street Milford, DE 19963, is open for samples, pints, and growler fills seven days a week.
Brick Works Brewing & Eats, located in Smyrna, Delaware, focuses on producing the highest quality beverages and menu items. Kent County’s only brewpub prides itself on utilizing locally sourced ingredients for both their beers and their foods.
Music and beer go together like peas and carrots or peanut and jelly. And Blue Early Brewing Company is dedicated to that pairing. Catch live music every weekend while sipping on blues-inspired brews. The music feel continues in the tasting room, which features walls lined with instruments.
Painted Stave Distilling, Delaware’s first stand-alone small batch distillery, crafts award winning, premium quality Gins, Vodkas, Whiskies, Tonic & Bitters with locally grown grains and herbs. Housed in a renovated 1940’s era movie house, the distillery is open for tours, tastings, cocktails, and events.
Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company is the 2nd Largest Craft Brewery in DE. Our roots run deep throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and we remain dedicated to our craft. Throughout our history, we have always believed in two things: the beers we make and the people who drink them
Harvest Ridge Winery/Rebel Seed Cider is located in the quiet border town of Marydel. Home to dozens of award-winning wines and Rebel Seed Cidery—the first of its kind in Delaware. Rebel Seed Ciders are produced with the same integrity as the wine. Made from the best locally sourced fresh fruit available.
Pizzadeli Vineyard and Winery in Felton, Delaware prides themselves on growing their grapes and making all of their own sweet, dry red, blush, fruit wines, and many more on premises.
Every October, Delaware’s capital region highlights its best offerings at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. The Festival, in its seventh year, will not only satisfy your taste buds through delectable food pairing with the state’s various spirits offerings but also provide attendees with a fun filled day of activities with music, games, and all-around good company
This autumn festival will have you experiencing some of the First State’s finest culinary landscape. A food unique to Delaware called “scrapple,” a pork-based meal known to be Delaware’s most icon dish, is a fan favorite for many. Guests can look forward to a variety of Delaware delicacies such as seafood and barbecue dishes. Food trucks from local culinary artists will also be set up with delicious and convenient items for all to enjoy. Along with Delaware’s finest beers, wines, and spirits to sample. Attendees will also be able to purchase full pours.
Event goers can also test their skills at carnival games or enjoy an eclectic mix of music, and street performers while sipping the day away with friends. This one-of-a-kind festival will be a chance for people to experience where the craft beer explosion originated on the East Coast while soaking in the lively atmosphere.
Delaware’s 7th annual Wine and Beer Festival presented by Kent County Tourism will take place October 15th at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE. Advance admission tickets will be $35 and $40 day of the event. Designated driver tickets will also be available for $10. To purchase Tickets and for more information on Delaware’s Capital Region (Kent County) visit www.visitdover.com