Dogfish Inn

If you’re a beer lover looking to enjoy one last getaway before the end of summer, I have just the place for you. The Dogfish Inn, located on the harbor in Lewes, Delaware, is a new destination that embodies refined rusticity. A “boutique” hotel, the Dogfish Inn combines its owner’s passion for craft beer brewing with a touch of Americana and a nod to the great outdoors to create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing respite.

The Dogfish Head Brewery is a Delaware-based brewing company founded by Sam Calagione in 1995. “Not only was Dogfish Head Delaware’s first brewpub,” explains the company profile, “it was the smallest commercial brewery in America.” Today, Dogfish Head is a household name for lovers of craft beer, and has become one of the most renowned brewing companies in the country. With more than 20 styles of beer and other liquor distilling projects underway, the creation of the Dogfish Inn seems like a natural path for Calagione’s passionate approach to entrepreneurship to follow.

The Dogfish Inn features local goods, art, and bedding, as well as beach chairs and tote bags for visitors to bring with them to the nearby beaches. Reportedly, “each room includes a wool Dogfish blanket created in collaboration with the iconic American apparel maker Woolrich.” This is just one of the subtle, Americana-inspired touches that make staying at the Dogfish Inn such a memorable experience.

There is a library housed in a refurbished cottage on-site, a patio and fire pit, and hot, freshly brewed Dogfish Chicory Coffee waiting for visitors in the morning. The rooms themselves are charming and adorned with clean lines, stocked fridges, and a cozy feel. “The Dogfish Inn embraces modern style and convenience while celebrating a bygone era of family vacations, big cars, and endless summers,” explains the Inn of its 16 thoughtfully designed rooms and amenities.

The Dogfish Inn wouldn’t live up to its name without plenty of beer-centric design elements, of which there are many. It’s also located eleven miles from the Dogfish Head Brewery, which makes it easy for visitors to travel from the Inn to where Dogfish Head began, as well as the beautiful Delaware coast in between.

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Images: via The Dogfish Inn.