Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot ... 2018!

Monday, January 15, 2018

The 2018 Weekend of Compelling Ales & Whatnot (#WOCAAW) is straight up compelling! And, it’s comin’ atcha with a slew of new offerings.

Happening at our Milton brewery on March 24, 2018, we’ll be featuring those off-centered ales and rarities you’ve come to know and love, as well as boatloads of more goodies … including our VIP sessions!

You’ll also find amazing beer-centric inspired food pairings, brewery and distillery tours, and Dogfish Head co-workers just dying to hang with you for the day!

When: March 24, 2018, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. (VIP ticket holders gain access at 2 p.m.)

Where: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

We're selling 600 General Admission and Designated Driver tickets, 100 VIP tickets, and 16 Super VIP packages, first-come first-served, so act fast! Tickets on sale now!

The Beer

 - TRIPLE IPA - Big, citrusy and piney, we dryhopped this 3 times with Citra, Cascade and Simcoe at 5 lbs per barrel. Deceptively smooth. 13% ABV
 - LIQUOR DE MALT - Brewed with red, white and blue gourmet corns and poured out of 40 ounce bottles 7% ABV
 - PALO SANTO MARRON AGED IN SCOTCH BARRELS - This wood aged classic taken to a new level 12% ABV
 - SIRACUSA CABER-NERO - Siracusa Nera aged in Cabernet Sauvignon barrels 11%
 - BOYSENBERRY CREAMSICLE SOUR - Tastes like you mixed some boysenberry sorbet with vanilla ice cream. This kettle sour was brewed with boysenberry juice and lactose, then aged on Madagascar vanilla beans. 4.5% ABV
 - DRAGONS & YUMYUMS - A music collaboration of epic proportions with The Flaming Lips, this lip smackingly tart pale ale is brewed with dragonfruit, yumberry, passionfruit, pear juice and black carrot juice for an explosion of fruit in every sip! 6.5% ABV
 - BOURBON BARREL AGED PALO SANTO MARRON - Our classic Palo Santo Marron aged in bourbon barrels. 13% ABV
 - SOUR CHERRY JAM - A Dark Cherry Sour ale. 6% ABV
 - TRANS-NEPTUNIAN OBJECT - Galaxy dry-hopped Brett Saison. 6% ABV
 - GETTIN' PRICKLY WITH IT - Mango Prickly Pear Gose with Red Hawaiian Salt. 5% ABV
 - YUZ SO GOOD - 4.5% Pale Ale with Yuzu, Lemongrass and Jasmine Rice. 4.5% ABV
 - IN YOUR MACE! - Coffee milk stout brewed with cinnamon verum chips, mace spice, milk sugars, coffee, chicory and most importantly … chili oils. 5% ABV

And some more goodness from our distillery…

 - SONIC ARCHEOLOGY COCKTAIL - A Prohibition-inspired whiskey cocktail with rum, brandy, honey, lemon & pomegranate juice. 25% ABV
 - SEA MULE COCKTAIL - Our take on a Moscow Mule with Compelling Gin & SeaQuench Ale. 8% ABV

Specialty Tasting Sessions (available only for VIP & Super VIP ticket holders)

Homebrewing 101
We’ll take you through a malt extract brew using our newest R&D equipment. Learn how to brew your very own tasty beer that you could potentially brew on a new homebrew starter kit that will be raffled off during the session from www.morebeer.com!
Led by Brewing Supervisor, Bill Marchi

Q&A with Sam
Join Sam for an intimate Q&A in the home of our new tanks in Bay 7. Raise a (sample) glass with him drinking beer that he will hand-select from his stash.
Led by Founder & CEO, Sam Calagione

Advanced Homebrewing Session
Graduated from homebrewing 101 but need to brush up on your skills, or just looking for brewing inspiration? Check out this session where our brewers will take you through a more advanced brewing process. Participants of this session will be entered in a raffle to win a $100 gift card to www.morebeer.com.
Led by Brewmaster, Mark Safarik


Brewery Tours - We’ll be offering tours of our Milton brewery throughout the day. Tours will begin at 3 p.m. and happen on the hour until 6 p.m. If you know that you would like to go on a tour, visit the tasting room right away to sign up for a specific tour time. Space on the tours is limited and they will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Meet your tour guide in the breezeway behind Bunyan's Lunchbox (food truck) when you’re ready to go exploring!

Treehouse Tours - Ever wanted to see what it’s like inside our Steampunk Treehouse? Now’s your chance! We’ll be giving treehouse tours from 2 - 7 p.m.!

Let’s talk tickets

General Admission - $65

- WOCAAW 2018 Tasting Glass
- 14 rare and/or exclusive beer samples (3 oz.)
- 14 food pairings

VIP - $175

- All the bells and whistles of General Admission plus …
- 1 hour early admission into the event (2:00pm)
- Coupon for a Crowler fill at our Rehoboth brewpub (to be used Saturday night or Sunday)
- 15% off at our Rehoboth brewpub all weekend and at our special brunch happening at Chesapeake & Maine on Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Access to 3 Specialty Tasting sessions, including a Q&A with Dogfish founder & CEO Sam Calagione and hand-selected beer from his stash!
- 1 40 oz. bottle of Liquor de Malt!

Designated Driver - $35

- Food samples only
- Beach Beer available in the Tasting Room

Super VIP All-INNclusive Package

Single King or Double Queen Room Price Room Price - $899

- Two-night stay (Friday and Saturday)
- 2 VIP Tickets (see above VIP perks)
- Breakfast with Sam at the Inn on Saturday morning
- Shuttle service from the Inn to the brewery and back!

How do I get in on this?

Tickets for Saturday's event on sale now!

IMPORTANT: The ticket holder’s ID must match the name on the ticket. If they do not match, entrance will be denied. Tickets are non-refundable, but can be transferred to another name.

Other Details

Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats happenings

Friday – Dragons & YumYums release party!
Saturday – Beermosas, Bagels and Bacon with Dogfish Head Brewing Ambassador Bryan Selders (available to the first 20 VIP guests who register with two beers on us)! You'll also find a mind-blowing line-up of beer with live music beginning at 10 p.m. (TBD), and 15% off total bill and free crowler fill for VIP ticket holders.
Sunday - Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chesapeake & Maine happenings

Saturday – Pre-WOCAAW Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. (menu TBD)

Other housekeeping items

- Please wear closed-toed shoes if you plan on taking a tour.
- The Tasting Room will be closed to the public.

Looking for other places to crash? Start here:

Rehoboth and Dewey Chamber of Commerce
Rehoboth Beach Main Street
Lewes Chamber of Commerce


Jolly Trolley will be using a pay-per-seat option ($10 each way) and it will be the responsibility of the guest to reserve their seat online prior to the event.
Pick-up times from Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in Rehoboth will be 1:15 p.m. (VIP pick-up), 2:20 p.m., and 3:25 p.m.
Returning trips from the brewery will be at 6 and 7:15 p.m.

NOTE: The pay-per-seat program closes 24 hours before our first trip from Rehoboth Beach on March 23 at 1:15pm. Tickets will still be available on site at the same price, but seats will not be guaranteed without buying in advance.


For more information about WOCAAW, contact Tricia at tfitzgerald@dogfish.com.