Craft Beer Lovers, Grab a Cold One this Summer

For Wilmington, DE residents, the only hard part about finding a craft beer worth writing home about is choosing just one brew pub to patronize out of the dozens in the area. In fact, a few years ago Time magazine published a piece entitled “You’ll Never Guess Where the Nation’s Best Craft Beer Is Brewed” that highlighted Delaware’s impressive craft beer revolution.

Dogfish Head is perhaps the most recognizable of craft beers brewed right here in Delaware, though it has plenty of competitors these days. Residents in Darley Green, The Cedars, and other Montchanin Builders communities have no shortage of options when it’s time to kick back and relax with a cold one.

Chelsea Tavern

Chelsea Tavern, conveniently located across from the opera house, is a modern gastropub with an upscale flair that offers an impressive menu of food and brews. Check back often for their happy hour specials, which currently includes specials on all 31 craft drafts during all Phillies games for patrons in the bar area. Among its selections, Chelsea Tavern offers the much-prized Dogfish Head.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Iron Hill Brewery has several locations around the area, including one right in Wilmington. This pub takes the craft beer craze to a new level; they employ their own brewers to create their own signature house beer. The lightest of these selections is the Iron Hill Light Lager, which offers a refreshing, crisp taste that is perfect for a summer evening. Those who prefer a heartier brew should try the Vienna Red Lager. Out of all of their house brews, this one has won the most awards. Another multi-award winner is Pig Iron Porter, which is dark and full-roasted with slight chocolate notes.

Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant

Esquire magazine once called this pub “One of the best bars in America.” The unique atmosphere that marries traditional brewpub ambiance with Presidential history nicely complements the extensive beer and food menu. The eclectic menu features both artisan beer and premium cocktails. You’ll find classic favorites like Guinness paired with seasonal bottles like Dominion Grapefruit Pale Ale, brewed next door in Dover, DE.

Trolley Tap House

Looking to enjoy a good beer on a sidewalk patio? Head over to Trolley Tap House, an industrial-style pub on Delaware Ave in Wilmington that takes the unusual approach of bringing together “intimidating or strange” brews into a relaxed ambiance that also happens to be child-friendly. Here, you’ll find brews from neighboring Pennsylvania, including Yards Brawler and Yuengling Lager, along with Delaware favorites like Blue Earl Honeysuckle Rose.

Many more reasons to call Delaware home

Of course, having ready access to a plethora of craft beer options is just one of the many reasons to settle down in the Wilmington area. When you choose one of the richly appointed, move-in ready homes from Montchanin Builders, your family will enjoy masterfully designed communities, tree-lined streets, neighborhood gathering places, and easy access to nearby amenities like the local library, shops, restaurants, and top-notch schools.

Darley Green, The Cedars, Shipley Road, and the Town of Whitehall all offer their own unique charms. Explore the possibilities today by calling Montchanin Builders at 302.655.2600. Our friendly staff members look forward to working with you to find the perfect home for your family. Be sure to ask us about our homebuyers’ incentive program!