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2023 Winners!

Best Overall Beer: Big Oyster Brewery for Hot Mess

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Most Creative Beer: Iron Hill Brewery for Peaches and Cream Ice Cream Float

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Best Brewery Costume: Wilmington Brew Works as Ted Lasso

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Best Brewery Booth: Mispillion River Brewing with Star Wars Theme

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Best Guest Costume: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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The 6th Annual Unofficial DELAWARE Beer Festival


We had beer from EVERY BREWERY in the state on site in 2023! Every year, this festival seems to get bigger with new breweries and old school favorites combined. Dogfish Head remains the longest operating brewery in the state since 1995, and this year we welcomed a brewery that was founded earlier in the year, Musings Fermentation. From those to everyone in between, we are all a part of something bigger than our four walls. We are a part of locally made, sourced beer that supports our local economies and communities throughout the year. With so much work to be done throughout the year, we are still pretty darn stoked to be able to put this event on for the Delaware brewing community.

Can't wait to do it all again next year! 

Winners by Year


Fan Favorite Beer:

2023: Big Oyster Brewing for Hot Mess

2022: Wilmington Brew Works for Luau Punch

2020: Wilmington Brew Works for Luau Punch

2019: Mispillion River Brewing for War Llama

2018: Crooked Hammock Brewery for White Lightning

Most Creative Beer:

2023: Iron Hill Brewery for Peaches and Cream Milkshake IPA Ice Cream Float

2022: Autumn Arch Beer Project for Ranch Water

2020: Mispillion River Brewing

2019: Wilmington Brew Works for Tequila Barrel Aged Duvette Mango Habanero

Best Brewery Costume:

2023: Wilmington Brew Works as Ted Lasso

2022: First State Brewing as Mad Scientists

2020: Stitch House Brewery as Scooby Doo

2019: Argilla Brewing as Space Balls

Coolest Booth Setup:

2023: Mispillion River Brewing for Star Wars 

2022: Mispillion River Brewing for Ghostbusters

Best Judges Costume:

2023: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

2022: Damian and Janis from Mean Girls

2024 302 Beer Drinkers' Choice Awards???

Is to be determined...


UNTIL NEXT YEAR, make sure to support your local craft brewery. Here is all the breweries who attended in 2023:

38-75 Brewing

Argilla Brewing

Autumn Arch Beer Project

Bellefonte Brewing Company

Bethany Brewing

Big Oyster Brewery*

Blue Earl Brewing

Brick Works Brewing & Eats

Crooked Hammock Brewery

Dew Point Brewing

Dewey Beer Co

Dogfish Head

First State Brewing

Fordham & Dominion

Hangman Brewing

Iron Hill Brewery**

JAKL Beer Works

Loakal Branch

Midnight Oil Brewing

Mispillion River Brewing

Musings Fermentation

Ocean View Brewing

Revelation Beer

Stewart’s Brewing Company

Stitch House Brewery

Thompson Island

Twisted Irons Brewery

Volunteer Brewing

Wilmington Brew Works

*Winner Fan Favorite Beer

**Winner Most Creative Beer