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World Beer Cup 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 5 Rabbit, Contests, Old Dominion, Redhook, Starr Hill Brewery, Uinta, Widmer


Last week was the World Beer Cup in Boulder, CO, with judgements over 96 different styles on a global level, with only three top beers named in each category and often dozens of entries into each. Starting in 1996, hundreds of brewers have entered their creations every two years, with more breweries entering with each competition. However, only a few come out on top, named best in their styles. This competition is considered the most prestigious beer competition in the world, and is not to be taken lightly.

Here’s a list of some of the brews that won that are available in our area.

Widmer Hefeweizen – Won Gold in the American Style Wheat Beer with Yeast category.

Starr Hill Whiter Shade of Pale – Won Gold in the American Belgo Style Ale category.

Redhook Audible Ale – Won Gold in the Classic English Style Pale Ale category.

Dominion Candy Belgian Tripel – Won Gold in the Belgian Style Tripel category.

Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier Dunkel – Won Silver in the German Style Dark Wheat Ale category.

Uinta Bristlecone Brown - Won Bronze in the English Style Mild category.

For more information on the World Beer Cup, visit their website.

Dominion Cherry Blossom Lager

Thursday, March 20, 2014 | Featured Beer, Old Dominion, Spring


This golden lager supports a light, fluffy head and a pit-fruity aroma that speaks to its name. Cherry, plum and yeasty flavors make up most of the slightly sour palate of this medium-textured brew, and subtle hops offer just enough balance to perfect the taste. Nicely effervescent and bright, this beer will easily take you from spring to summer. 5.2% ABV

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Beer Lover

Thursday, December 19, 2013 | Anchor, Evolution, Finch's, Goose Island, Ithaca, Lancaster Brewing, Long Trail, Magic Hat, Old Dominion, Prism, Redhook, Rogue, Starr Hill Brewery, Troegs, Uncategorized, Victory, Widmer, Winter


It’s getting down the grind of holiday gift-buying, so we’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for your drinking buddy, beer-loving partner, or the craft beer enthusiast that’s hard to buy for. This is the Official Greatest Beers of the World 2013 Holiday Gift Guide.

For the someone who always goes on the beer run in the cold:

Magic Hat/#9 Reversible Beanie – Two hats in one!

Resist Prohibition Victory Brewing Hoodie – Classic, fashionable and warm.

Lancaster Brewing Beanie – Knitted fun, for warm ears.

Redhook Shimmer Me Timbers Jacket – To show you really appreciate them.

Starr Hill Hoodie – Double-lined and zippered, with a cool Starr Hill logo.

For those who like a little art with their beer:

Any of the Old Dominion Posters – At the bottom of their store, Old Dominion has a selection of posters featuring the beautiful ladies that decorate their labels.

Anchor Brewing Books and Posters – Great for the history buff who has a taste for great beer, these posters and books feature historical drawings, paintings and maps of the San Francisco area.

Starr Hill Grateful Pale Ale Poster – Beautiful poster for a beautiful beer.

For someone building the perfect bar:

Tap Handles for Rogue, Anchor Brewing, Lancaster Brewing, Ithaca, Redhook, Widmer Bros.

Glassware from Victory, Rogue, Magic Hat, Anchor Brewing, Lancaster Brewing, Finch’s, Redhook,  Starr Hill, Prism, Widmer Bros., Long Trail

For the Holiday Party, or that really good friend who can’t get enough of their seasonal favorites:

Magic Hat Winterland Variety Pak – #9, Encore IPA, G-Thing, Heart of Darkness

Victory Winter Cheers – Fruity and warm wheat ale, with a spicy hint of clove and banana. 6.7% ABV

Anchor Christmas Ale – A winter warmer with strong ginger flavor in the front, backed up by piney bitterness. 5.5% ABV

Evolution Secret Spot Winter Ale – A complex and well-balanced altbier. 6.3%

Goose Island Sixth Day – An American Brown Ale that’s recipe changes slightly year-to-year for a new surprise every holiday season. 8.3% ABV

Ithaca Cold Front – A Belgian Dark Ale with spicy maltiness and dark fruits. 7.2% ABV

Lancaster Brewing Winter Warmer – Winter spices dominate the flavor of this beer, with an alcoholic finish, sure to warm the coldest of drinkers. 8.9% ABV

Long Trail Hibernator – This Scottish Ale is slightly hoppier than much of the style, and sure to warm you on these cold nights. 6% ABV

Starr Hill Snow Blind – Full description here.

Troegs Mad Elf - Cherry and vanilla flavors sweeten this highly alcoholic Belgian ale that’s made just to give you needed heat. 11% ABV

Stocking Stuffers and Various Gifts:

Widmer Bros. Bottle Opener

Taste Victory iPhone Cover

Ithaca Stainless Steel Growler

Have a happy and safe holiday season, folks!

R2Hop2 Ticket Giveaway

Monday, April 22, 2013 | Events, Old Dominion, Uncategorized


We told you about the R2Hop2 Music and Beer Festival at Fordham and Dominion last week. Now’s your chance to win tickets to the event!

Entering to win is simple. First, go like the R2Hop2 Facebook page. Then comment on this post with your name, age, favorite Dominion/Fordham brew, and a link to your Facebook profile. Comments on this post may not show up publicly, but rest-assured, we will see them.

Click here for the details of the event and here to like the Facebook page.

Dominion Brewing Gigi’s Farmhouse Ale

Friday, April 19, 2013 | Old Dominion


This saison holds a thick, frothy head over it’s beautiful effervescent amber body as it pours into a (suggested) tulip glass. Its scent calls up images of sweet-and-tart candies, citrus, apple and spices like clove and cinnamon. The flavor is sweet, but not overly so, with clove, malt, and apple at the front, and a peppery finish. It’s a smooth, medium-bodied drink with plenty of carbonation to keep it snappy and refreshing. Gigi’s is a beer best enjoyed slowly, so one can enjoy the flavors at different temperatures. 7.2 ABV

Old Dominion Brewing’s R2Hop2 Festival

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 | Contest, Events, Old Dominion, Spring


Saturday, April 27th, Fordham & Old Dominion Brewing is holding their annual beer and music festival, R2Hop2 at their Dover, DE brewery. This is their second year hosting this event, and they’re expecting upwards of 2,500 visitors.

This festival will feature Old Dominion’s specialty beers, such as Oak Barrel Stout, Cherry Blossom Lager, Rams Head IPA and Copperhead Ale. In addition to beer, five local bands will be playing throughout the day, including The Honey Badgers, Runaway Train, The Anytime, Anywhere, Splashing Pearls and Lower Case Blues.

Aside from beer and music (which should be enough to get you interested), there is also a keg toss, inflatable obstacle course, and sumo wrestling. There are also food vendors, including Fordham Bier Dawgs (made with Helles lager), Potato Pancakes and Vitale’s Italian Ice and Homemade Ice Cream.

Tickets are $20 in advance, and $30 at the door (those under 18 are free). Next week, we’ll let you know a way to win tickets to this event, so stay tuned.

Event Details:

From 12pm to 7pm

At Fordham Brewing Co.

1284 McD Dr., Dover, Delaware 19901

Old Dominion Brewing Releasing 12oz. Double D and Morning Glory

Thursday, February 28, 2013 | Beer News, Old Dominion


Old Dominion Brewing will now be offering two of their favorites, Double D and Morning Glory, in 12oz six packs and on draft. Previously offered in 22oz bombers, these two brews have been emblazoned with a couple of pin-up girls matching the personalities of the beer inside. Both will now be offered year-round.

Double D is an Imperial IPA with aromas of guava, mango and tropical fruits from dry hopping with Citra, Zythos and Crystal hops. Brewed with light toasted malt and Bravo bitter hops, it’s smooth with a bittersweet finish. 9% alc/vol.

Morning Glory is a dark espresso stout using locally roasted coffee beans, and delighting drinkers with chocolate and creamy coffee flavors. This ultra-smooth beer is moderately sweet with a silky texture. 9% alc/vol.

Here are the lovely ladies of the labels:

Morning Glory Espresso Stout

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 | Old Dominion


The Dominion Brewing Co. will awaken Morning Glory, a full-bodied espresso stout, on November 15, 2012.

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Dominion Octoberfest Lager Returns

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | Old Dominion


One of the Dominion’s seasonal offerings, Octoberfest is modeled after a traditional German Maerzen. This amber colored lager contains three hop varieties, Tradition, Saaz, and Hallertau, and eight malts, including Vienna, Munich, Caramunich, Wheat, Dark Crystal, Carafoam and Chocolate. It is 6.0% ABV and 20 IBUs.

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Dominion Brewing Set to Release Double IPA

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Old Dominion


The Dominion Brewing Company is set to roll out “Double D,” a double IPA, at the beginning of July.

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