Craft Brew Pubs of
Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley

These are not your father's brew pubs. In today's brew pub there's as much attention given to the food as there is the beer. The celebration of local flavors used to create amazing craft brews spills over into the kitchen where fresh, local ingredients are the highlights of the menu. These Greater Wilmington brew pubs elevate the tasting room.

ARGILLA BREWING CO.  Beer Glass Icon

2667 Kirkwood Hwy., Newark, DE 19711

A much-loved local pizza shop expanded a few years ago to take advantage of the owner’s love of home brewing, and Argilla Brewing Co. was born. Small batch beers change often (since they’re brewing on a 1.5 barrel system) and stay seasonal, with about eight home brewed beers on tap at any given time – and they pair very well with Pietro’s classic pizza pies like the pork & peppers (with sausage, bacon and roasted red peppers). 

Something to start with: Blonde on Belgian

Constitution Yards Beer Garden

308 Justison St , Wilmington, DE 19801

Eat, drink and relax at Constitution Yards. This seasonal beer garden along Wilmington's Riverfront offers classic American fare , an ever changing rotation of craft beers, seasonal specialty cocktails, and wine. In addition to food and drink options, Constitution Yards also offers live music on Friday & Saturday, sports on the big screen, and of course, Wilmo Axe.

Crooked Hammock Brewery.

316 Auto Park Drive, Middletown, DE 19958

For those who believe it is best to drink beer in a relaxed atmosphere, Crooked Hammock is the place to be. The brewery lives up to its name by having hammocks hanging out back. You’ll feel like you’re at a family cookout as you taste in-demand, beach-inspired brews in the large outdoor beer garden, which features ping pong tables, corn hole boards and even a playground for the kids! 

Something to start with: Beach Escape

IRON HILL BREWERY  Beer Glass Icon

Multiple Locations

The Iron Hill empire now stretches to 16 locations across Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey and beyond, but it all started at the original location on Newark’s Main Street 20 years ago. With beers that regularly medal in the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup and a strong commitment to food – including their annual new-burger-every-day celebration of Burger Month in May, extensive salad menu and many options for kids – Iron Hill is as good for family gatherings as it is beer sampling.

Something to start with: Pig Iron Porter

MCKENZIE BREW HOUSE 

451 Wilmington West Chester Pike, Glen Mills, PA 19342

Another local mainstay that’s been around for more than a decade, McKenzie is located just north of the Pennsylvania/Delaware border on Route 202. The brewpub menu is sizeable and beers celebrate the region, including the Brandywine Wit, the Route 202 Pale Ale and the Saison Vautour Farmhouse Ale. 

Something to start with: Brandywine Wit

STEWART'S BREWING CO. Beer Glass Icon

219 Governor’s Place, Bear, DE 19702

New Castle County’s oldest operating brewpub, Stewart’s, is renown for both its locally beloved Stumblin' Monk Abbey Tripel (only tapped in winter) and 39 other seasonal beer that rotate throughout the year. Stay for the game and some excellent gastropub food like the wild game burger, bison meatloaf, German sausage plate and short rib fries.

Something to start with: Stumblin’ Monk

STITCH HOUSE BREWERY  Beer Glass Icon

829 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE

Breweries returned to Wilmington’s Market Street (after a long absence) in 2018 with Stitch House, where they serve up delicious sandwiches and skillets – definitely try the Cuban -- alongside the ales, saisons, sours and lagers made by head brewer Andrew Rutherford, formerly of Yards Brewing. There’s usually house 10 or 11 house made beers on tap, in rotation.

Something to start with: Rye Knot?

TWO STONES PUB

Multiple Locations

Brewer Bob Barrar split off from Iron Hill in 2015 to enter into a new venture with the established Two Stones Pub, a craft brew destination restaurant in Delaware. The new 2SP Brewing Company created a house brand for these “temples of beer worship” and they’ve been up GABF medals and a Philly Beer Scene “Best New Brewery” award ever since.

Something to start with: Bellcracker IPA


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