We Got Earl’d

A little ol’ hurricane doesn’t stop anyone from going to the beach in my neck of the woods!

I love how the restaurants and bars were using the hurricane as an excuse to come inside and drink! Seriously, like anyone needs an excuse to booze on vacation!

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Fiancé and I decided to head South from where we were staying in Bethany Beach out to the Rehoboth Beach area to check out the DogFish Head Brewery there.

I love a good brewery tour! Two of my favorite ones include the Sam Adams Brewery Tour in Boston and the Philadelphia Brewing Company Tour. I love me some free beer samples!

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We had plans to go visit the actual DogFish Head brewery and bottling plant on a tour in Milton, Delaware but found out all the tickets were sold out for the weekend! Boo!

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We had to make due by settling on visiting the DogFish Head restaurant and bar instead. I heard they had a few different sample platter options and I was all set!

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We sampled 10 different beers from the extensive list of choices on the menu! It was hard to choose which ones we wanted to try.

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We had some eats while we were there too. I enjoyed the crab and corn chowder & fried pickles (random craving but they were good!)

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And of course our delicious brews!

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Fiancé got a burger! Nom Nom Nom!

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They also had a distillery there, making vodka, rhum (weird spelling, right?)  and gin. I wanted to try some, but we ran out of time. Next time I am coming after you Mixed Drinks!

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It was so fun to chill out with a lovely beer inside while the hurricane was a blowing outside!

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After finishing our brews we decided to brave the weather and check out the beach for ourselves.

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The waves were pretty big, much bigger than usual for this area and the tides that were coming in were really strong.

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I was standing ankle deep in the water, which was lovely and quite warm, when waves would come out of nowhere and just soak me!

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I definitely got Earl’d!

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Fiancé and I weren’t planning on getting wet but we did! It was fun to frolick around in the water while it was raining.

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So that was some of our fun yesterday but today is beautiful out with no sign of any bad weather in sight for the rest of the weekend (fingers crossed!)

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Did you get Earl’d? What are some of your plans for the long weekend?

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  • Reply runeatdatesleep September 4, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Yay for Rehoboth, my little beach town 🙂 I'm about 20 minutes from Rehoboth and got nothing besides a sprinkle of rain here and there.

    Dogfish has some great brew, don't they?!

  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~ September 4, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Looks like so much fun!

  • Reply Kate September 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    I heart Rehoboth! I have family that lives there, and we were thinking of going there tomorrow! We used to make Rehobeth visits a few times a year. Make sure you eat Grotto Pizza and check out the outlets there. They are the best outlets ever! (no sales tax!!)

  • Reply Aimee September 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    No Earl for us (of course, we are not anywhere near the East coast). LOL. At least it looks like you found a great way to escape the storm. 🙂

  • Reply lee September 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Love Rehoboth. My family used to go there every summer when I was a kid.

  • Reply Paige (Running Around Normal) September 6, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Hahah that sign is classic:) DFH restaurant and bar looks like a lot of fun!

  • Reply Jacqui September 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I loved Dogfish! Hope you had a great rest of the weekend.

  • Reply Nichole September 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Hurricane parties!!!

    How fabulous, great pictures. Earl is here drink a beer, friggin love it

  • Reply ladypurpl September 9, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    We have a Dogfish Restaurant right in our backyard in Fairfax, Virginia. We need to tour that brewery sometime, maybe we can do it together with the boys!
    Loved your photos –

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