The Quest for the Holy Grain - Best Microbreweries
Delaware

 

 

 

 

Delmar

Georgetown

Milford

Rehoboth

 

 

Revelation Brewing Company
19841 Central St
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 212-5674

Revelation Brewing Company is a small microbrewery located just outside of downtown Rehoboth Beach, in a neighborhood known as West Rehoboth.
It is a small stand-alone building, rather unassuming, but the fun starts when you walk inside.
Revelation is likely to have 10 of their beers on tap at all times, and usually one on the hand engine.
At the time of my visit, they had a saison, a porter, IPA, double IPA,
Kölsch, Berliner Weisse, and others.
The small tap room seats about 14 patrons at the bar, and maybe 10 more at tables.
One can also move to the small patio that extends into the parking lot, if the weather is nice.
The 4 bbl. brew works are visible behind the bar.
I consumed a mother-in-law IPA and found it clean and a near-perfect example of an IPA.
"Where can I get Revelation beer?" you ask.

Well, right here in the tap room is the best place.
Revelation can also be found at local watering holes, or can be taken home from the tap room in 64-oz. growlers, or 32-oz. browlers...a growler specially designed to be carried on a bike.
During the time of our visit, Revelation was doing a brisk business. The crowd seemed mostly local, many of whom had ridden in on their bicycles.
Amanda, our bartender, was friendly, informative, and a fount of information about Revelation Brewing, the beers, and the vibe at RBC.
Next time in Rehoboth, I'll be back at Revelation.

 

 

 

 

3rd Wave Brewing Company
501 N. Bi-State Blvd.
Delmar, DE 19940
(302) 907-0423

3rd Wave Brewing is a microbrewery with a tasting room just about a quarter-mile north of the Maryland line, and about 10 minutes north of Salisbury.
The brew works consist of the 10-bbl. system formerly that of eVolution Brewing Company before they relocated to Salisbury.
The tasting room seats about 12 patrons at the bar, with seating for about 10 more at tables.
3rd Wave usually has about 14 of their beers on tap, and the visitor can buy a pint, a flight, or fill a growler.
3rd Wave distributes their beer to much of Delaware and Maryland on the Eastern Shore, with some accounts west of the Bay Bridge.
Both Tom, the barkeep, and Kathi, the manager, were helpful in filling us in on details about the brewery and its beers.
Hungry drinkers can dine during Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours due to the presence of Backyard Bar B Q and Catering's food truck.
3rd Wave Brewing Company is just a few minutes out of the way for Questors en route to the shore via the Route 50 corridor, and well worth the trip.

 

 

 

Mispillion River Brewing
255 Mullett Run St
Milford, DE 19963
Phone: (302) 491-6623

Mispillion River Brewing is a microbrewery and tasting room in rural Delaware.
The brewery takes it name from the Mispillion River, which glides through Milford on its way to the Delaware Bay.
The taproom contains a bar which seats 10 patrons, and has numerous tables, and stools along the wall.
The brew works are visible behind the bar.
Brewery philosophy is summed up in this part of their mission statement:
"Mispillion River Brewing aims to be recognized by its customers and the brewing industry for producing the highest quality craft beer..."
MRB brews using a 15-bbl system which can produce 465 gallons of beer at a time. They also use 3 15-bbl. fermenters, a 3-bbl. fermenter, and a 30-bbl bright tank.
Mispillion River usually has 10 of their beers on tap; 4 standards and the rest seasonals, and one-and-dones.
The drafts sell for $5 a pint.
I had The Lighter Side...a cream ale that was refreshing and tasty.
One can also order a flight of 4 samples, or have a growler filled.
The beer is available locally in numerous bars, restaurants, and retailers.
Mispillion River is a desirable stop for any Questor or craft beer lover when anywhere near Milford.

 

 

16 Mile Brewing Company
413 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
302.253.8816

The 16 Mile Brewery is a microbrewery with a tasting room.
Located not far from the beach in rural Georgetown, Delaware, 16 Mile is so named because Georgetown is "16 miles from anywhere" in Sussex county.
16 Mile makes three ales...a golden, an amber, and a darker American-style which actually tasted British to me. All three were clean and well-crafted, and are marketed locally in their state-of-the-art 22-ounce lined aluminum bottles.
You can also get growlers filled at the brewery.
16 Mile is a brewery well worth visiting and a beer well worth drinking.
Make it a stop on your next trip to the shore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"They who drink beer will think beer ." ....Washington Irving