Skip to main content

Second annual Historic Odessa Brewfest set for Sept. 12

Jun 25, 2015 01:07PM, Published by Steven Hoffman, Categories: Recreation, News




The inaugural Historic Odessa Brewfest brought more than 1400 beer lovers to Delaware’s historic Odessa last September. The festival, presented by the Historic Odessa Foundation and Cantwell’s Tavern, returns this year with even more of the finest regional and national craft breweries, local gourmet food, live music, and artisans to the grounds of the 246-year-old Wilson-Warner House. All proceeds of the festival benefit the preservation and education efforts of the Historic Odessa Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2015 Historic Odessa Brewfest to be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 12 to 6 p.m. This year, the expanded site, on the grounds of one of the finest Georgian houses in Delaware, will once again host more than 40 local, regional and national craft brewers, including Dogfish Head, 16 Mile, 3rd Wave, Mispillion, Old Dominion, Oskar Blues, Lagunitas, and New Belgium, to name only a few. A VIP tasting from 12 to 2 p.m. (followed by general admission from 2 to 6 p.m.), will provide attendees with access to limited quantity beers.

This year’s all-Delaware, live musical entertainment line-up will be presented on two stages, and includes returning reggae evangelists Spokey Speaky, the contemporary country stylings of The Hung Jury, acoustic jazz and blues artist Bruce Anthony, and acoustic modern rock musician Bob Stretch.

Colonial reenactor, Rich Wagner, will be on hand once again to demonstrate the colonial brewing process from start to finish. In full period dress, Wagner, will make beer on site using historically accurate methods and materials—copper kettles, wooden barrels, hops and grains.

The 2015 Odessa Brewfest includes:

• Farm-fresh local food and refreshments provided by Cantwell's Tavern and the Roaming Raven food truck.

• Fromage a Cheese Boutique from Middletown, a Best Of Delaware 2014 winner, offering plates of cheeses paired with different styles of beer.

• Hy-Point Dairy, family owned in Delaware since 1919, offering ice cream in a variety of delicious flavors.

• Fine kitchenware from Paul Schiffelbein Woodworking and beer bottle crafts from Bottle Slumpers.

• Guy & Lady Barrel Cigars offering premium cigars from the Dominican Republic.

• Fairview Farms homemade jams and jellies.

The presenting sponsor for the second annual Odessa Brewfest is Wilmington Trust. Event sponsors include Main Line Today and Delaware Today, Dover Rent All Tents & Events, SFG –Stecher Financial Group, National HVAC Service, and Universal Mortgage and Finance, Inc.

The Odessa Brewfest is a fund-raising event for the Historic Odessa Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the legacy of the Historic Houses of Odessa for future generations, through commitment to the preservation of Odessa’s unique historic, architectural, and cultural heritage.

For general and ticket information, as well as news and regular updates on participating brewers, visit or follow the Historic Odessa Brewfest at www.odessabrewfest.com.




Like what you're reading? Subscribe to Newark Life's free newsletter to catch every headline



  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/27/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/28/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/28/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Meet Gerrymandering

    03/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A non-partisan presentation on gerrymandering and its effects on PA politics


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/29/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/30/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/31/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/31/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Learn about the impact that land development has on all animals and their environment. Become an ...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/26/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental condit...


  • Home Landscaping Basics

    03/26/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    Avoid costly errors by choosing the right plant for the right place based on environmental condit...


  • 18th ANNUAL Spring Art Show Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts Date: Fri.,Sat.,...


  • 18th ANNUAL Spring Art Show Delaware Foundation of the Visual Arts Date: Fri.,Sat.,...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/27/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/27/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/28/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/28/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Meet Gerrymandering

    03/28/2017
    07:00PM — 09:00PM

    A non-partisan presentation on gerrymandering and its effects on PA politics


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/29/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/29/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/30/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/30/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Terry Anderson ~ Waterlines

    03/31/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Terry Anderson’s new landscapes from the Brandywine Watershed to the Canadian Near North, take on...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    03/31/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/01/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Pancake and Sausage breakfast

    04/02/2017
    08:00AM — 01:00PM

    Pancake Breakfast Sunday April 2nd - 8am-1pm at the Avondale Firehouse on Rt 41. Adult $10/ Child...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/02/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Home Landscaping Basics: Shaping Your Garden

    04/02/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    A welcoming entry to your home can be more than merely a lawn, a tree, and a regimented row of tr...


  • Home Landscaping Basics

    04/02/2017
    01:00PM — 03:00PM

    A welcoming entry to your home can be more than merely a lawn, a tree, and a regimented row of tr...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/03/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/04/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/05/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/06/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/07/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/07/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Red Balloon Cocktails for a Cause

    04/07/2017
    06:30PM — 09:00PM

    This year marks the 12th anniversary of CSCDE's signature event, The Red Balloon. We are excited ...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Milburn's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

    04/08/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    2017 Breakfast with the Bunny: April 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 11am Only $7 per per...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/08/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/08/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/09/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/09/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/10/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/10/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/11/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/11/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/12/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/12/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • A Healing Journey Support Group

    04/12/2017
    06:30PM — 08:30PM

    A Healing Journey is a support group facilitated by peers and tailored for those bereaved by a su...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/13/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/13/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    10:00AM — 12:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/13/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Native Plants of Spring

    04/13/2017
    05:00PM — 07:00PM

    As Earth awakens from its winter slumber, experience the colors, fragrances, and rapid progressio...


  • Russia and the United States - A New Cold War? A generation after the Soviet collapse, what went...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/14/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Milburn's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

    04/14/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    2017 Breakfast with the Bunny: April 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 11am Only $7 per per...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/14/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/14/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Helena van Emmerik-Finn

    04/15/2017
    09:00AM — 05:00PM

    Helena offers a wide variety of subjects with her vibrant, impressionistic pastels. Regional land...


  • Milburn's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

    04/15/2017
    09:00AM — 11:00AM

    2017 Breakfast with the Bunny: April 8th, 9th, 14th & 15th from 9am – 11am Only $7 per per...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/15/2017
    09:30AM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...


  • Play K

    04/15/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Learn the skills needed for success in Kindergarten! Children 3 to 5, with their caregivers, are ...


  • Milburn's Annual Easter Egg Hunts!

    04/15/2017
    11:00AM — 03:00PM

    April 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 17th from 11am – 3pm Admission is only $6/Hunter and $3/No...


  • Dinosaur Revolution

    04/16/2017
    12:00PM — 04:30PM

    Uncover facts and fossils about dinosaurs in Dinosaur Revolution, an interactive learning experie...