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Trendy IPAs and Tasty Sour Ales: Local Flavors Coming to Life in Lewes, Delaware

When was the last time you enjoyed a crisp, cold beer and found it both unique and genuinely delicious? Big Oyster can fill that void.

Independent breweries across the nation are transforming the way Americans think of craft beer. Small, hyper-local establishments are becoming the go-to places for striking seasonal flavors and Big Oyster is committed to beers with beautiful, locally produced labels as well.

In Lewes on the Delaware Bay, creative craft beers and community are both on tap at Big Oyster Brewery. Big Oyster Brewery offers live music, a sweeping outdoor patio space, and truly incredible beers featuring ever-changing recipes and the most local of ingredients.


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Whether you’re looking for something unique and funky or a tried-and-true favorite, you really can’t go wrong with the beers at Big Oyster Brewery.

Untapped, a popular social brewery and beer rating platform, has these highly-rated as Big Oyster Brewery’s must-try ales:


Noir et Bleu, a 9% ABV Belgian Tripel infused with black tea and dried blueberries
Blue Lips, a 6% ABV Sour that’s seductively tart, smacking of blueberries and vanilla bean
Hammerhead IPA, a 6.3% IPA and flagship brew for the company with pine and tropical fruit characteristics
Solar Power, a 5.9% ABV refreshing Belgian blond brewed with organic oranges — a true pick me up!

Are you drooling? ‘cause we are!

On the off chance that none of that sounded tantalizing, Big Oyster Brewery is also well-known for small batches of limited-release flavors, such as their Dreamsicle series, featuring delicious fruits and delectable hop varietals. Their Shamrock Dreamsicle IPA, seasonally released around St. Patrick’s day, has very high ratings on Untapped, with one reviewer calling it a “smooth, creamy citrus with vanilla and a hint of mint.” Pineapple, Mango, Strawberry Banana, as well as the original Delaware Dreamsicle are also local favorites.

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Big Oyster Brewery’s relentless focus on recipes and never-settling-for-less attitude hasn’t gone unnoticed. Far from it: In 2018, this founded-in-2015 establishment was recognized as #2 on the list of Fastest-Growing Independent Craft Breweries in America released by the Brewers Association and they’ve had the pedal on the gas since the announcement.

Not only is Big Oyster Brewery truly independent, but it’s also operating with a goal of giving back to the local community and environment. For example, Big Oyster Brewery partners with the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays to recycle the oyster shells they use in restaurant service and on their hand-crafted tap handles. With this initiative, Big Oyster Brewery is helping to refurbish oyster beds, to support the oyster population, and to keep nearby tributaries and estuaries thriving and in good health.

Next time you’re in the Lewes area, swing by for a refreshing drink and something unique from Big Oyster Brewery’s seasonal menu. Not in the neighborhood? Luckily, Big Oyster Brewery distributes a mouth-watering portfolio of beers across the Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland regions. Trust us: If you’re on the East Coast and craving unique, local flavors, Big Oyster Brewery is the place to be.

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