New Breweries Added to Festival Lineup
Seven new breweries have joined the lineup of beers from across the land to be poured at the Historic Odessa Brewfest on Sept. 6. The latest featured on tap are:
Hailing from Baltimore, the DuClaw Brewing Company produces a wide range of brews with a particular focus on what could be called Edgy Belgian, from Misery wheat wine ale (11.2% ABV) to Mysterium spiced ale. Other beers include the tantalizingly named Dirty Little Freak Coconut Caramel Chocolate Brown Ale.
The Evil Genius Brewery has its roots at Villanova University, with plans to open a Philadelphia-area brewery by way of Hartford, Conn. To date, these up-and-comers have created a nice line-up that includes IPA, porter, stout and pinapple-flavored hefeweisen.
The pride of Shiner, Texas comes to Odessa, bringing small-town sensibilities as well as bock, pale ale, Kosmos (named after founder Kosmos Spoetzl) and other fine brews.
Sly Fox is one of many great things to have emerged from the ashes of the steel industry and taken wing in Phoenixville, Pa. Phoenixville, incidentally, is also the home of The Blobfest, and while we wait for some long overdue and hoped-for Blob-themed beer, we'll enjoy Octoberfest Lager, Rt. 113 IPA and Grisette Working Class Ale.
Charlottesville, Va.-based Starr Hill serves up the very groovy Grateful Pale Ale, as well as Jomo Vienna Lager, The Love Hefeweizen, and many more.
Bear, Del.'s own Stewart's was New Castle County's first brewpub when it opened in 1995. Beers include the Stumblin' Monk, a Belgian strong pale ale that took home the gold at the Great American Beer Festival, and the brilliantly named Abbey Hoffman.
Fordham & Dominion
Old Dominion and Fordham Brewing, two legendary craft breweries, merged in 2007 to form Fordham & Dominion, which produces a variety of fine beer (and soda) in Dover, Del. Standout brews include Hop Mountain, Morning Glory Espresso Stout, and Dominion Ale.
About the Brewfest
The Odessa Brewfest benefits the conservation and education efforts of the Historic Odessa Foundation, which maintains homes and gardens in beautiful Odessa, Del., only 23 miles south of Wilmington. The brewfest, which takes place Sept. 6, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m., features over 35 breweries offering the finest craft beers in the nation.