Celebrate National Beer Day at Four Stops Along the Lewes-Georgetown Trail

It's National Beer Day in the United States, so take a moment today and enjoy your favorite brew. And if you're in southern Delaware, you definitely have a number of great libations to choose from.

But we thought for today's National Beer Day recognition, we'd focus on four great spots that are located on the new Lewes-Georgetown Trail. If you're not familiar with this new bike trail, it's newly paved and runs for approximately 13 miles between the "First Town in the First State" of Lewes and the Sussex County Seat of Georgetown.

You'll find a good deal of parking at the trailhead, which is located just off Adams Avenue in Lewes, next to the Lewes Public Library.

And if you decide to hop on your bicycle and enjoy the trail, you'll find four "Delaware on Tap" locations to enjoy a refreshing alcoholic beverage along your journey.

And though it is National Beer Day, there are other "adult beverage" options also included on our list today.

They are:

Beach Time Distilling

Located in Nassau just west of Five Points in Lewes, this local distillery makes hand-crafted small batch spirits, including gin, vodka, whiskey and more.

It's a small, family-run business founded by Greg Christmas, who has been an avid home brewer for more than a quarter-century.

The tasting room opened in 2015 and is as popular today as it was six years ago. Park your bikes and stop in for one of the region's best libations.

Visit www.beachtimedistilling.com for more on this local favorite.

Nassau Valley Vineyards

Opened in 1993 by the Raley family, Nassau Valley Vineyards today welcomes thousands of visitors each year to its rustic campus, just a short distance from Five Points in Lewes.

Nassau Valley has won numerous national and international awards and cultivates more than seven acres worth of European-style grapes on their Lewes-area property.

Nassau Valley remains a locally owned and operated business, with grapes grown in Lewes used to bottle the winery's Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot varieties.

The best selling wines at Nassau Valley vary depending on the time of year, but one of the most popular selections continues to be the winery's "Indian River Red," which is part Merlot, part Cabernet Franc and part Cabernet Sauvignon.

If you'd like to learn more about the fabulous Nassau Valley Vineyards, there are several ways to do so. You can call 302-645-9463, visit their website at www.nassauvalley.com or just stop by the winery, located adjacent to Nassau Commons on Route 9, during normal business hours.

Brimming Horn Meadery

This relative newcomer to the southern Delaware libations scene is located on Route 9 between Georgetown and Lewes and is a nice change of pace to traditional beer and wine.

Brimming Horn is run by brewers who have more than 20 years of experience in the industry and is based on the type of alcoholic beverages that used to be enjoyed in Scandinavia.

Take a break on your way to the Sussex County seat and sit in a room adorned with antler chandeliers, making you feel like a viking as you enjoy selections from the first meadery in southern Delaware.

Learn more about Brimming Horn Meadery at www.brimminghornmeadery.com or call 302-664-1188.

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dogfish Head has taken southern Delaware by storm over the last two decades like no other company ever has, and Sam and Mariah Calagione, and their team, aren't going anywhere any time soon.

Begun as a tiny operation out of the recently demolished Dogfish Head Brewpub on Rehoboth Avenue in 1995, the company has now grown into the 14th most successful craft brewery in the United States, according to the not-for-profit Brewers Association.

With the rapid growth of Dogfish Head Brewery and the constant expansion of its products throughout the United States, more and more people are being introduced to the name, and will be for some time to come.

The brewery and tasting room is located in the Cannery Village Center in Milton. Call 1-888-8Dogfish or visit www.dogfish.com for more information on southern Delaware's most popular brewery.

Wherever you choose to enjoy an alcoholic beverage on National Beer Day this year, have a great time here in Delaware's coastal region, as well as a great weekend to come.


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