The 2015 season is shaping up to be a great one for the Wilmington Blue Rocks, who are unveiling a new special at Frawley Stadium: Beer: 30 Thursdays. The Blue Crew will be collaborating with Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales to craft a new definition of happy hour every Thursday home game. From 5:30 p.m. till 7 p.m. during every Thursday home contest, fans can enjoy craft beers on the Dogfish Off-centered Fan Deck in the first-base picnic area. Choices include Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA drafts for $3, 90 Minute IPA bottles for $3, and domestics and wines for $2 each. The Blue Rocks will also feature a different Dogfish Head seasonal or specialty ale on specific Thursdays throughout the season. Two unique collaborations taking place this year include Firkin of 75 IPA on May 21, and Randalls and Candles on June 25. The Firkin of 75 IPA event will feature Dogfish Head 75 Minute IPA in a firkin or cask, served in the fashion of real ale: unpasteurized and uncarbonated. With Randalls and Candles, Dogfish Head will celebrate its 20th birthday by serving beer that is served from a Randall, which can be filled with additional ingredients to infuse new flavors in the brew.
“Taking in a game at Frawley Stadium is one of the most off-centered experiences in all of minor league baseball, so it only makes sense to enjoy the Blue Rocks with one of our off-centered ales,” says Neal Stewart, vice president of marketing with Dogfish Head. “Dogfish and the Blue Rocks will be offering fans a variety of craft beer-centric events that bring a little bit of our Milton brewery up to Wilmington.” The first Beer:30 Thursday takes place at the home opener on April 16 with Aprihop IPA on tap. The same beer will be available during the April 30 home tilt. The Namaste Belgian-style Wit will be a popular one in Wilmington this season and fans can enjoy the brew on May 14, June 25 (through the Randall), July 16, Aug. 13, and Aug. 20. Firefly Ale will be available for the first and only time on June 4. The Festina Peche brew makes back-to-back appearances July 2 and July 9. The final Beer: 30 Thursday will be held on Sept. 3 with Fall Punkin Ale. “With Dogfish Head Craft Brewery being an industry leader and, more importantly, a Delaware original, we take great pride in partnering with them to craft a whole new way of doing happy hour,” says Brian Radle of the Blue Rocks ad team. “This collaboration will inject some of Dogfish Head’s off-centered culture into our ballpark experience, and give our fans a new way of experiencing the Blue Rocks each Thursday.”