Your Guide to the Seventh Annual Wilmington Beer Week

Wet your whistle at 13 participating restaurants, Nov. 6–11.


Wilmington Beer Week isn’t 21 yet, but its seventh year will feature beer from 60 craft breweries, tap takeovers, special dinners and more from Nov. 6–11. Check out a few of the thirst-quenching specials below.


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BBC Tavern and Grill

This local favorite will host a tap takeover featuring Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale and Oskar Blues Mama’s Yella Pilsner. Throughout the week, the restaurant will be pouring $4.50 drafts.

Cromwell’s Tavern and Taqueria

Allagash is the name of the game here, with Allagash White, Allagash Hoppy Table, Allagash Black on special (try a flight for $8.50). The beers can be paired with a Cali Turkey Grill Sandwich or a quesadilla; a burger, cheesesteak or steak frits; and chicken salad or dessert, respectively.

Ernest & Scott Taproom

The restaurant will offer a “Build Your Own Flight” for $10 with any five draft beers, 50 percent off select large format beers and a $30, three-course prix-fixe menu.

As part of Beer Week, the Taproom will host a fall harvest beer dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9 featuring 10 Tröegs brews. At $55 per person, the dinner will feature a four-course meal at 7 p.m., with beer and snacks starting at 6 p.m.

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant

Throughout the week, Iron Hill will have a beer sample, featuring four, 4-ounce award-winning beers for $6.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Iron Hill in Wilmington will host its 6 Degrees of Bacon Beer Dinner. The dinner—the last and final installment of the annual event—will feature six bacon-themed courses, paired with six different beers. The event costs $75 per person. Call 472-2739 to make a reservation.

Other participating restaurants include:

  • 8th & Union Kitchen
  • Chelsea Tavern
  • Dead Presidents Pub
  • Kelly’s Logan House
  • Kid Shellen’s Charcoal House
  • Market Kitchen & Bar
  • Trolley Tap House
  • Two Stones Pub
  • Washington Street Ale House

For more information, visit Out & About’s event page. And, to keep in fighting condition throughout the rest of the week, check out these three tips to combat and prevent hangovers.

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