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A Lot Is Changing, Including Dogfish Head’s Tasting Room Facilities

Photo courtesy of Matt Fetherston

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A lot can change in a short period of time. The current health climate is an all too real reminder of how quickly things can escalate, but change isn’t always a bad thing.

Take Dogfish Head’s Tasting Room & Kitchen in Milton for instance, which kicked off the new year with a renovation. The Tasting Room originally opened back in 2002 and according to Matt Fetherston, the tour and tasting room manager, over 100,000 guests visit every year.

“We are a tourist destination and it became hard to serve these guests with the current set up,” he says.

So in about a month, renovations were complete to reveal modest changes that make a big impact.

Photo courtesy of Matt Fetherston

“We had 15 drafts and now we have 48 draft lines. We don’t have to change our kegs during service, and we don’t run out of beer during service,” he says.

The sightlines were also opened up to let in more natural light.

“We also added another section of bar and a third register to serve people quicker,” says Fetherston.

And while the food menu isn’t changing, Dogfish collaborated with the Veil, a brewery in Richmond, Virginia to produce Knuckles, Bats and Homemade Tats.

“It’s a sour beer made with black, red and blue currants. The 375 mL bottle will be available while supplies last at the bar and at the shop,” he says.

The Tasting Room is currently closed until further notice, but before temporary closure it was offering some tasty off-season specials, including $1 off cans during happy hour (4:30-6:30 p.m.) Monday-Thursday, free Bingo and dollar tacos on Wednesdays during happy hour and a beer and cheese paring tour on Fridays. These specials were being offered through Memorial Day, check back for updates and consider adding this destination to your post-social distancing beach trip plans.

More information:
Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen
6 Cannery Village, Milton • 1-888-8dogfish
Hours prior to temporary closure: Sunday noon- 7 p.m. and Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Last call for growler fills is at 6:15 p.m.)