Our first-ever Harvest Festival & Milton Appreciation Night is on September 16!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

As we wind down summer and kick-off harvest season, we’re ready to welcome our neighbors and friends to our Milton Tasting Room & Kitchen for a day full of musical fun and off-centered happenings for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars and come on out to our first-ever Harvest Festival on Thursday, Sept. 16 from 1-7 p.m.!

Starting in the parking lot, folks will be greeted by a pop-up record shop named “Paved Paradise”. Hosted by the Secretly Group, a global music label consortium comprised of Dead Oceans, Ghostly International, Jagjaguwar, Numero Group and Secretly Canadian, the expo brings the classic record store experience outdoors, with bins packed full of LPs, hundreds of 45s, cassettes and CDs, limited merchandise and DJs spinning all afternoon. At 6 p.m., the needle drops on a LIVE Q&A session with Dogfish Head founder & brewer, Sam Calagione, Numero Group Founder, Ken Shipley, and Paved Paradise Organizer, Amanda Colbenson. While fielding questions from folks in attendance, the trio will chat about beer, music and everything in between.

"There’s no better way to welcome Fall than with an outdoor festival celebrating independent music, community togetherness and of course, craft beer,” says Sam. “I am most looking forward to checking out all the awesome records our friends from the Secretly Group and Paved Paradise will be bringing to the event, an exploration of goodness that will be amplified by simultaneously sipping on a beer and listening to some analog tunes. No doubt, I’ll be taking home at least one new record … or maybe, more like five! I invite and encourage beer and music lovers across the Delmarva peninsula to make their way to the brewery to enjoy all the off-centered festivities.”

The fun continues inside our Tasting Room with a special edition of our iconic Vintage & Vinyl event. DJ Right On Radio will dig deep into his vinyl stash to find the perfect lyrical pairings for some delicious, vintage pours. BUT that’s not all! Members of our Off-Centered Society loyalty club will enjoy double points on purchases all day and from 5-6 p.m.,  and we'll celebrate our annual “Milton Appreciation Night!” To show some extra love to our neighbors, we're offering all Miltonians a free apple fritter when they show their ID with a 19968 zip code.

Throughout the day, we'll also be pouring our fall-favorite Punkin Ale - a brown ale brewed with real pumpkin, brown sugar and spices - and serving a special beer cocktail made with a mix of lemon juice, a house-made orange maple pumpkin syrup and Dogfish Head Distilling Co.’s Straight Whiskey. The luscious libation is then topped with Punkin Ale and garnished with a dehydrated apple slice.

Schedule of Happenings

  • 1- 7 p.m. – Paved Paradise record label pop-up in our Milton brewery’s parking lot and Vintage & Vinyl with DJ Right On Radio in the Tasting Room.
  • 5-6 p.m. – Milton Appreciation Night with free apple fritters for Milton residents.
  • Starting at 6 p.m. – Q&A session with representatives from Dogfish Head, Numero Group and the Secretly Group’s Paved Paradise event team.
  • ALL DAY: Double points on purchases for Off-Centered Society members, and tours of the Steampunk Treehouse. Guests can also expect a slew of off-centered giveaways, food specials and more!

“All of us at the Secretly Group are thrilled to be working with Dogfish Head to bring Paved Paradise to music lovers in Delaware,” says Amanda. “Earlier this year, we embarked on a 15-stop, nationwide tour to share our outdoor record shop experience with people from coast-to-coast. We are just about halfway through that tour and given Dogfish Head’s longtime love of music, connection to the independent record store community AND all the awesome Harvest Festival events it has planned, I think this may be our most exciting – and fun – stop yet!”