National Beer Day

Campfire Cocktails | National Beer Day

National Beer Day

Happy National Beer Day!

Take advantage of the longer days and warm weather this camping season, and take along these Delaware beers to toast your outdoor adventure.

Grateful Pale Ale | Fordham and Dominion

Fordham and Dominion has quickly become a production brewery that has been named one of the Top 50 breweries in the U.S. And, after a long day sunbathing on Massey’s Landing’s private beach, you cannot go wrong with this American Pale Ale that has hints of grapefruit from the use of grapefruit peals in the boil. A nice citrusy nose and hop bitterness is the perfect complement to summer heat.

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

90 Minute IPA | Dogfish Head

Just a day trip away in either Rehoboth or Milford, Dogfish Head, is always a good bet. Pick up a 4-pack of their IPA (largely touted as one of the best IPAs in America), 90 Minute. It rates 94 (outstanding) on Beer Advocate. Due to its sweet notes, this beer will pair best with a sweet barbeque, so try this dish: Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken Foil.

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Shore Thing Amber Crab Beer | 3rd Wave Brewing

Taste the shore with this ale during your campfire happy hour. This American style Amber Ale is brewed with traditional crab spices. According to 3rd Wave Brewing, "low hop bitterness and caramel flavor both add to this delicious summer time brew.”

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Saison Brett | Big Oyster Brewery

Located within Fins Ale House and Raw Bar in Rehoboth Beach,  you’ll want to drive into town and pick up a growler of Big Oyster Brewery’s Saison Brett. French-Style Saison, aged 9 months in Merlot and Malbec Barrels and fermented with Brett.

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.2%

For more Delaware breweries, click here.

Of course, if you’re looking to unwind without lifting a finger, Massey’s Landing The Jackspot has all your hoppy needs.


Bonus | Brief history:  Celebrated in America on April 7, National Beer Day marks the day the Cullen–Harrison Act was enacted after having been signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." The law allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales.