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Delaware: A Brew Story

Blue Ball Barn Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Join us on Saturday, September 3rd as the Friends of Wilmington Parks hosts a celebration of the past, present, and future of craft brewing in the First State! Local historians John Medkeff, Tony Russo, and Bob Fullmer will present a history of Delaware brewing, followed by a craft beverage sampling including more than fifteen local craft beverage makers. Enjoy gourmet sandwiches from WiLDWiCH Food Truck and meet with local artisans and artists! Multiple raffle baskets will be up for grabs that include brewery merch, gift certificates, tour & tasting vouchers, CDs, and more. Handmade drinkware, including hand-blown glass and ceramics creations by local artisans, will be sold by silent auction. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales and raffles will benefit the "Restore the King" initiative and Wilmington State Park's School Programs Scholarship Fund. Participating breweries: • Bellefonte Brewing Co. (Wilmington, DE) • Twin Lakes Brewing Co. (Newport, DE) • Dew Point Brewing Co. (Yorklyn, DE) • Dogfish Head Beer (Milton, DE) • 2SP Brewing Co. (Aston, PA) • Blue Earl Brewing Co. (Smyrna, DE) • Mispillion River Brewing (Milford, DE) • 3rd Wave Brewing Co. (Delmar, DE) • Argilla Brewing Co. (Wilmington, DE) • Frozen Toes Brewing (Greenville, DE) • Big Oyster Brewery (Rehoboth, DE) • Revelation Craft Brewing Co. (W. Rehoboth, DE) Participating wineries, cideries, meaderies, and distilleries: • Painted Stave Distilling (Smyrna, DE) • Harvest Ridge Winery (Marydel, DE) • Rebel Seed Cidery (Marydel, DE) • Liquid Alchemy Beverages Meadery (Wilmington, DE) Particpating up-and-coming craft beverage makers: • Brimming Horn Meadery (Milton, DE) • Midnight Oil Brewing Co. (Newport, DE) • First State Brewing Co. (Middletown, DE) • Volunteer Brewing Co. (Middletown, DE) Tickets on sale June 22nd - September 2nd. Only 100 discounted "early bird" tickets are available (50 VIP, 50 General Admission), and we are expecting all tickets to sell out fast! VIP ticket includes: o Take-home commemorative pint glass o Admission to VIP Happy Hour (5-6pm), including one (1) full pint pour, hors d’oeuvres from WiLDWiCH, and “meet the authors” o Admission to "Delaware: A Brew Story": A panel presentation by John Medkeff, Tony Russo, and Bob Fullmer o Admission to craft beer tasting (6:30-9:30pm), including unlimited beer tastings and four (4) wine/spirits tastings (while supplies last) General Admission ticket includes: o Admission to craft beer tasting (6:30-9:30pm), including eight (8) beer tastings and four (4) wine/spirits tastings (while supplies last) o Additional tasting tickets available for purchase at the event This event is 21+ ONLY. Photo ID required to enter.