Dogfish Announces 8th Annual Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot!

Dogfish Announces 8th Annual Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot!From Dogfish Head:

Milton, DE ., February 23, 2018 – Dogfish Head is excited to announce that the 8th annual Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot (WOCAAW) celebration of adventurous craft beers and savory food pairings will kick off on Saturday, March 24 at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, and continue at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, Chesapeake & Maine, Dogfish INN and the Milton brewery through March 25. This wildly, wonderful weekend brings together all things Dogfish and invites friends to take part in enjoying rare beers paired alongside gastronomical, beer-centric foods created by the chefs at Chesapeake & Maine, Dogfish Head’s geographically enamored seafood restaurant, that’ll be sure to please your taste buds.

“WOCAAW is our annual celebration for hard core beer lovers and it’s one of my favorite events of the year here at Dogfish,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  “Our brewers and chefs pull out all the stops to deliver our most coveted, cult-like experimental beers and food for friends to enjoy at our home base in Milton.  I’m also excited to welcome back my old friend, Liquor de Malt, for the 8th anniversary of WOCAAW - we first brewed this malt liquor back in 2009 and it still ranks up there as one of my all-time favorite Dogfish fermentable creations.” Liquor de Malt is the world's only bottle-conditioned malt liquor brewed with red, white and blue gourmet corns, and will be on the lineup for WOCAAW guests to enjoy. **VIP guests will receive a special hand-stamped 40oz bottle of Liquor de Malt packaged in a brown bag and will also have the option to enjoy VIP sessions with Dogfish Head brewers where they’ll be taken along on a journey in Homebrewing 101 and Advanced Homebrewing along with a special Q&A Session with Sam.

Saturday, March 24

Kick off your Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot right and head to Chesapeake & Maine for a pre-WOCAAW brunch from 11am to 2pm.

WOCAAW will be held on Saturday from 3pm to 7pm at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton! This day-long, indie craft beer, culinary experience will feature specially prepared tastings including rare beers and divine food along with special tours of the Steampunk Treehouse and brewery.

Did someone say compelling ales? The brewers at Dogfish concocted an over-the-top lineup of delicious selections for attendees to enjoy with the delectable food pairings including a selection of WOCAAW exclusives made from the brand new R&D system at the brewery, such as Triple IPA – a Citra, Cascade and Simcoe triple dry-hopped India Pale Ale, Boysenberry Creamsicle Sour – a kettle sour brewed with boysenberry juice and lactose then aged on Madagascar beans, Sour Cherry Jam – a barrel-aged dark cherry sour ale, Trans-Neptunian Object – a Galaxy dry-hopped brett Saison, Getting’ Prickly With It - a mango and prickly pear Gose with red Hawaiian sea salt, Juicy McJuiceyman - a double IPA, and Yuz So Good – a pale ale with yuzu, lemongrass and jasmine rice.  Guests can also be on the lookout for far-out twists on Dogfish classics like Palo Santo Marron aged in Scotch Barrels – a wood-aged classic taken to a new level, Siracusa Caber-Nero – Siracusa Nera aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels, Bourbon Barrel Aged Palo Santo Marron – a classic Palo Santo aged in Bourbon barrels, Sonic Archeology – a prohibition inspired whiskey cocktail with rum, brandy, honey, lemon and pomegranate juice, Liquor de Malt, along with a special appearance from IN YOUR MACE! – a coffee milk stout brewed with cinnamon verum chips from the Zanzibar Islands, mace spice, milk sugars, coffee, chicory, and chili oils - the active ingredient in Mace Brand (yep, the pepper spray), and more.

Sunday, March 25

Head to Brewings & Eats from 11am to 2pm for a delicious post-WOCAAW themed brunch.

WOCAAW Getaway Package at Dogfish INN

Want to make a weekend out of it and get the ultimate Dogfish experience? Book a WOCAAW 2-day package at the Dogfish INN! Reserve a Super VIP INNclusive which includes tickets to the Saturday event at the brewery, shuttle service from the Dogfish INN to the brewpub in Rehoboth and the Milton brewery, breakfast with Sam at the INN on Saturday morning and 15% off at Brewings & Eats all weekend and at Chesapeake & Maine for Sunday brunch.  To learn more about Dogfish INN room types and ticket options, visit

WOCAAW Ticket Info

Tickets for WOCAAW at the Dogfish Head Craft Brewery on Saturday, March 24, are available at

  • VIP Tickets are $175 and include:
    • (15) 3oz tastings of rare beers and food pairings
    • Access to (2) educational seminars and a Q&A hosted by Sam with additional tastings
    • 40oz bottle of Liquor De Malt
    • Early entrance to WOCAAW (1 hour before GA)
    • 15% off at Brewings & Eats and Chesapeake & Maine all weekend
    • A coupon to fill a crowler of your choice at Brewings & Eats
    • 2018 WOCAAW tasting glass
  • General Admission Tickets are $65 and include:
    • (15) 3oz tastings of rare beers and food pairings
    • 2018 WOCAAW tasting glass
  • Designated Driver Tickets are $35 and include:
    • Food samples and non-alcoholic Beach Beer

For more information about WOCAAW, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and the Tasting Room (#6 Cannery Village Center, Milton, DE, 302-684-1000), Dogfish Inn (105 Savannah Rd., Lewes, DE), Brewings & Eats (320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-226-BREW), Chesapeake & Maine (316 Rehoboth Ave. Rehoboth Beach, DE 302-226-3600) or to learn more about delicious off-centered beers, visit

Dogfish Head:

Dogfish Head has proudly been focused on brewing beers with culinary ingredients outside the Reinheitsgebot since the day it opened as the smallest American craft brewery 22 years ago. Dogfish Head has grown into a top-20 craft brewery and has won numerous awards throughout the years including Wine Enthusiast’s 2015 Brewery of the Year and the James Beard Foundation Award for 2017 Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional. It is a 300+ coworker company based in Delaware with Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats, an off-centered brewpub and distillery, Chesapeake & Maine, a geographically enamored seafood restaurant, Dogfish Inn, a beer-themed inn on the harbor and Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, a production brewery and distillery featuring a tasting room and food truck.  Dogfish Head supports the Independent Craft Brewing Seal, the definitive icon for American craft breweries to identify themselves to be independently-owned and carries the torch of transparency, brewing innovation and the freedom of choice originally forged by brewing community pioneers. Dogfish Head currently sells beer in 40 states and Washington D.C. and will expand into additional states in 2018. For more information, visit, Facebook: @dogfishheadbeer, Twitter: @dogfishbeer, and Instagram: dogfishhead.

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