Friday, September 20, 2013

The Dogfish Inn to Open Late Spring 2014

Milton, DE

"Here at Dogfish Head, we have places to eat, places to drink and places to play. The missing link? A place to stay."

In late spring of 2014, the 16-room Dogfish Inn will open in downtown Lewes, Del., at what is now the Vesuvio Motel.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of craft beer fans from around the world make a pilgrimage to Dogfish Head’s coastal Delaware brewpub and brewery. For nearly a decade, they've helped host some of these folks at the Dogfish Head Brewmaster's Suite at the lovely Inn at Canal Square. Their migration a few boat-lengths down the canal will give them a bigger home base dedicated to exploring all of the off-centered opportunities in this beautiful part of the state of Delware.

“We've already got great excitement from the Department of Tourism, Delaware Economic Development Office and the Governor's Office for this project,” says Dogfish Founder and President Sam Calagione. “And we're excited to work with the local agencies as well because we're very confident that this motel will bring a lot more business not just to Dogfish but to the other local retailers and restaurateurs in Delaware.”

Dogfish is more than just a brewery, and the Dogfish Inn will be more than just an inn. For starters, it’s in just the right spot: overlooking the harbor in historic Lewes, at the halfway point between their brewpub and distillery in Rehoboth Beach and their production brewery in Milton.

They've teamed up with Studio Tack in Brooklyn, N.Y., and Lighthouse Construction in Magnolia, Del., to design and renovate the property and bring some Dogfish vibes to Lewes. There will be a bunch of fun stuff to do at and around the Inn.

Time to start thinking about your first trip!

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