Wilmington Beer Week 2013: 8 Days of Craft Beer Magic...What's In Store!

It's here - it's time for Wilmington Beer Week 2013!

There are A TON of events going on this year! The Wilmington Beer Week site has a great calendar of events you can check out to see what's going on around the Wilmington area. We thought it might be helpful if we break down the events in a quick post, giving you an idea of what events are weeklong and what events are happening each day throughout the week. Check it out...

Chelsea Tavern 
Happy Hour Special
Build Your Own Flight – 5 6-ounce pours for $12

Ernest & Scott 
Dogfish Head Tap Takeover

Ernest & Scott
The Big Wheel of Beer
All 25 beers on tap will be represented on the wheel, which will be spun every ½ hour, all week long. The beer that is landed on will be $2 for the following ½ hour

World Café Live at The Queen
Mystery Beer Specials All Week 
There will be a mystery selection of bottled craft beer all week long – large format bottles will be $10 and 12 oz. bottles will be $5. 
Note: this special will run Sunday, November 3rd through Saturday, November 9th

BBC Tavern & Grill
Happy Hour Specials
$1 off all craft beer


Wilmington Beer Week Kickoff Party
Iron Hill Wilmington
4pm – 10pm

IMPORTS-INSPIRED: Featuring guest beers from around the world, as well as a few worldly inspired brews of their own:

Munich Dunkel, Iron Hill Brewery
Celebrator Doppelbock, Ayinger Brewery
Gold Digger IPA, Iron Hill Brewery
My New IPA, Stewart’s Brewing Company
Duvel, Brewery Duvel
Belgian Tripel, Iron Hill Brewery
Oatmeal Stout, Iron Hill Brewery
Fuller’s London Pride, Griffin Brewery

Enjoy a special menu paired with imports-inspired beers.

King of the Hill Rewards Club Exclusive - Preview at 3 pm for King of the Hill members only.

Update: We started off the Wilmington Beer Week at the Kickoff Party - what a fun time!

The Kickoff Party was "Import Inspiried" - both local and from abroad. We started the night off with Stewart's Brewing Company My New IPA and Ayinger Celebrator Dopplebock!
The Kickoff Party Beer List

To take advantage of the other beers we wanted to try, we built out own flight of beers from the other great brews Iron Hill had for the Kick Off Party. We went with Punktoberfest, Munich Dunkel, Belgian Tripel, Revoution IPA Gold Digger IPA, Riverfront IPA on cask, and Oatmeal Stout on nitro.

While we were there, we tried a few appetizers to pair with the beers...

Hickory Smoked Wings with a roasted poblano glaze and cilantro lime dipping sauce.

Creamy Southwestern Chicken Dip

And the Charcuterie Plate with bratwurst, pork belly confit, clothbound and
prairie breeze cheddar, dried fruit chutney and spent grain baguette.

Locals Only
Two Stones Pub Naamans  

Join 2SP as they celebrate the best craft beer made in our own back yard. To kick off the week, all 32 of their taps will be pouring brews made within 100 mile of their front door. Look for brews from 3rd Wave, 16 Mile, Dogfish Head, Evolution, Flying Dog, Flying Fish, Fordham, Heavy Seas, Old Dominion, Sly Fox, Stoudt’s, Troegs, Twin Lakes, Victory, Weyerbacher and Yards.

Brooklyn Brewery Tap Takeover
Buckley’s Tavern 

Stop by this historic Centreville tavern for some of Brooklyn Brewery’s brews!


Every Yards Counts
Two Stones Pub Naamans

Grab $4 pints of Yards Brawlers, Philadelphia Pale, Love Stout, ESA, IPA and Pynk, then 2SP will donate $1 from each pint poured to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. They’ll also be raffling off a private Happy Hour for you and 20 of your closest friends.

P.S. They do this for all Sunday & Monday NFL games as well!

German Beer Day
Buckley’s Tavern
Buckley’s is all about German beer today, featuring Paulaner and Hacker Pschorr!


An Evening in Brussels
Two Stones Pub Naamans

2SP Naamans will have classic Belgian and American-brewed beers on tap. 

  • Saison DuPont
  • Rodenbach Grand Cru
  • Chimay Cing Cents
  • Victory Golden Monkey
  • Flying Dog Raging Bitch
  • Ommegang 3 Philosophers
  • Allagash White
  • Flying Fish Exit 4
  • Brooklyn Sorachi Ace
  • Duval Single
  • Weyerbacher Verboten
  • 3rd Wave Sandstorm
  • Dogfish Head Noble Rot
  • Goose Island Matilda Lambicus
  • Weyerbacher Quad
  • Brooklyn Cuvee La Boite

2SP’s Chef Bill will also be creating a menu of featured dishes to pair with your favorite brew!

Ultimate Victory Tailgate Party
Chelsea Tavern

Enjoy your favorite tailgate grub teamed up with some incredible Victory Beers, including:
Headwaters Pale Ale
DirtWolf Double IPA
Winter Cheers
Red Thunder
Storm King Imperial Stout

Chelsea will have Monday Night Football on the Big Screen too!

$25 per person in advance, $30 at the door. Gratuity not included.


Firkin Party
BBC Tavern & Grill

The BBC will have the following firkins on tap:
Yards Double IPA
Twin Lakes Oktoberfest
Abita Turbo Dog 
Dogfish Head 75 Minute 

Firkins will be $5.50 a pint.

Note: This event is also happening on Wednesday night as well.

Tuesday Taco Madness: Beer Week Edition

Two Stones Pub Naamans

This week’s Taco Tuesday Madness will feature 4 chefs and 4 of their favorite beers for 4 awesome tacos for you. Bonus: their picks will be available on tap and as a flight.

New Belgium Tap Takeover
Buckley’s Tavern

Buckley’s will have 10 of New Belgium brews on tap – with many only being offered for events like this – so they’re only bringing them in once! In addition to getting to trying these unique brews, New Belgium’s rep will be there. Here’s the lineup:
Fat Tire
Lips of faith Yuzu
Lips of faith Coconut Curry
Lips of faith Cascara Quad
Lips of faith Heavenly Fejoia


Sam Adams Tap Takeover & Prix Fixe Dinner
Dead Presidents

Call for reservations and more details

Giving on Tap/Dogfish Head Tap Takeover
Two Stones Pub Naamans

Giving on Tap is sold out, but you can stop by 2SP after to take advantage of the Dogfish Head Tap Takeover! Here’s what they’ll have on tap:
60 Minute
Black & Blue
Noble Rot
Positive Contact
Bitches Brew
Birra Etrusca
2011 120 Minute
Midas Touch
Burton Baton
Olde School
Immort Ale

Delaware Beer Night
Ulysses American Gastropub

Featuring unique beers from your favorite breweries in the First State

Big Double Red IPA Beer Release
Iron Hill Brewery Wilmington

Meet Rick, the Brewer from Stewart’s Brewing Company, to celebrate the release of Big Red Double IPA.

Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting
World Café Live at The Queen

They’ve taken two of the best things on earth and paired them together in unexpected and delicious ways!

Southern Tier Tap Takeover & Growler Party
Stanley’s Tavern

Not only is Stanley’s having a Southern Tier Tap Takeover and Growler Party, they’re also offering a Prix Fix Menu to go along with it.

1st Course:
Stanley’s Wings with Southern Tier 2XIPA wing sauce, paired with Southern Tier 2XIPA

2nd Course:
Baby Back Ribs slow roasted and basted with Southern tier Warlock Stout barbecue sauce, paired with Southern Tier Warlock

3rd Course:
Pretzel & Ice Cream, Dried Cherries and Southern Tier Crème Brule Stout


Drinkin’ in the Big Apple
Two Stones Pub Naamans

All day and night Two Stones will be featuring great craft beers from New York. Look for brews from Brooklyn, Sixpoint & Blue Point.

Weyerbacher Tap Takeover 
Buckley’s Tavern

Drink some Weyerbacher brews all night long at Buckley’s during the Tap Takeover.

West Coast Flight Night
Chelsea Tavern

This mix & mingle will feature three of the most well established breweries from the West Coast: Rogue, Stone and Sierra Nevada. They’ll be putting their best flight forward as your enjoy some of the best brews Oregon and California have to offer.

Featuring 15 brews in all, each paired with an hors d’ouvre representing the region or complimenting a brew’s ingredients. 

Brand representatives will also be available to answer questions.

The flights…

Brutal IPA
Juniper Pale Ale
Daddy’s Little Helper
Chocolate Stout
Dead Guy Ale

Russian Imperial Stout
Ruination IPA
R&R Coco IPA
Arrogant Bastard

Belgian Black IPA
Pale Ale
Narwhal Imperial Stout


Raiding the Cellar
Two Stones Pub Naamans

Gumbo is releasing a slew of beers from their cellar – you’re going to see brews on tap that you won’t see anywhere else! Here’s a preview…
Evolution Prelude Black
2011 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 
Sierra Nevada Ovila with Mandarin Oranges & Peppercorn
Troegs Naked Elf
Fordham Dhiskey Wick
16 Mile Battle of Waterloo
2011 Rogue Old Crustacean 

And more! Maybe some very rare bottles popping up?

New Belgium Tap Takeover
BBC Tavern & Grill

The tap takeover will happen from open to close and will feature:
Fat Tire
Rampant Imperial IPA
Blue Paddle Pilsner Lager
1554 Enlightened Black Ale


Bent Over a Barrel 2013
Two Stones Pub Naamans 

It’s back, Two Stones Pub’s celebration of wood. Oak, bourbon barrels, wine barrels, rum barrels – they’ll all be there!
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Victory Red Thunder
Goose Island Sofie
Rodenbach Grand Cru
Evolution Fall Migration 
Evolution Spring Migration
Goose Island Bourbon County
Allagash James Bean
Weyerbacher Heresy
Stone Oaked Arrogant Bastard

And probably a few more!

Flying Fish Brewery Night
Ulysses American Gastropub

Meet the Flying Fish brewer and try some of his fantastic brews!

All specials for this night will be sourced from within a 100-mile radius of Ulysses.

East Coast Tailgate Party
Dead Presidents

They’ll feature 9 east coast breweries, including Weyerbacher, Yards and Victory.

Classic tailgate grub and games – including a corn hole tournament. 

Plus a special appearance by the Washington Nationals Presidents Mascot!

So, the question is, what events are you going to?!

(As the week progresses, and we attend events, we'll try to update them too!)