Took terse two day excursion to northern Delaware, February ‘06. At first stop, situated in the heart of historic colonial town, Newark, lies the original IRON HILL brewpub (the first of five within 50-mile radius). Amongst well-kept rustic red brick buildings, this University of Delaware hotspot only served beers I’d already reviewed at West Chester, Pennsylvania pub months earlier.
Main Street deck welcomes patrons entering to prominent centralized cedar bar (with 4 TV’s). Rear dining available. Wood oven pizzas, brunch specials, and nifty appetizers went well with lighter brews.
On drive back to Route 95, stopped in State Line Liquors, a great beer shop (with 400 choices) bordering Newark in Elkton, Maryland. Bought Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout (and Oak Aged version), Heavyweight Saison-Spicy, Three Floyds Black Sun, Rogue Seahorse, and Lia Fail Stone of Destiny.