About the Event

Food and Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences! Out & About Magazine and Downtown Newark Partnership are proud to host what has become a summer tradition: the 14th Annual Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 18 of Newark's restaurants.

Unlike most beer festivals, this event takes place in the restaurants. You travel from restaurant to restaurant to sample the featured brews and tasty dishes designed to spotlight the brews at that particular establishment. Tickets are not required. This is a pay-as-you-go event. All you need is your wallet and your state issued ID because you must be at least 21 years of age to sample the beers.

Beer tastings and food specials begin at 2:00 p.m. and run until 9:00 p.m. The first 2,000 guests will receive a Food & Brew Fest 12 commemorative 5 oz.-tasting mug. These are available at all participating restaurants and at the information booths. Guests may sample one of the restaurant's featured brews for $1-$2. A day-of-event program will be available at the restaurants and at the information booth at the Academy Lawn (Academy & Main streets).

Out & About Magazine is hosting a root beer tasting stand for kids on the Academy Lawn until 6:00 p.m. or until supplies run out, whichever comes first.


There is plenty of parking for this event. Municipal parking lots are conveniently located throughout
downtown and University of Delaware’s Trabant Center parking garage also has spaces available.


2:30-4:00pm – Jason Ager (Philadelphia Rock/R&B)

5:00-6:30pm – Steve Oakley Band (Philadelphia Rock/Alternative Country/Americana)

7:30-9:00pm – TreeWalker (Elkton Alt Rock)

Newark Food & Brew Menus

The 14th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest offers a tasty combination of craft beers paired with creative cuisine by Newark’s finest eateries. More than two dozen breweries and 40 varieties of beer will be featured.

2017 Featured Menus:

Ali Baba

Featured Brewery: Lagunitas

See restaurant for menu features

175 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711 
(302) 738-1111


Featured Brewery: Two Roads

See restaurant for menu features

168 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-1900

Caffé Gelato

Featured Brewery: Brooklyn, Sixpoint & Dogfish Head

Caffé Gelato Serves: Dogfish Head, Brooklyn, Troegs, Stoudts, Flying Fish, Heavy Seas and 16-mile

Glassware from DFH  available with DFH purchase first come first serve. And house-crafted ravioli with Dogfish Head Midas Touch.

Featured Small Plates

Crab Cake Sliders lemon caper aioli and baby spinach $9

Grilled Peaches and Ricotta Flat Bread with heirloom tomatoes and baby arugula $10

Lobster Gnocchi butter poached lobster, sautéed asparagus and lemon saffron cream sauce $12

Steamed Littlenecks  Limoncello-caper broth, diced roma tomatoes and grilled focaccia $11

Burrata basil pesto and olive oil toasted focaccia $9

Crispy Calamari lemon-caper aoli, spicy marinara $9

Roasted Eggplant and Ricotta Raviolo shallot sautéed Kennett Square Mushrooms, diced tomatoes & wilted spinach in a black garlic white wine and butter sauce $9

Sweet Potato   with maple aioli $7

Parmigiano Truffle Fries with roasted red pepper ketchup $7


Virginia Farm Burger with prosciutto di Parma, melted Manchego, baby mache lettuce, tomato and harissa aioli $15

Pulled Pork Panino tender pulled pork, broccoli rabe, melted provolone, roasted garlic aioli and sweet potato fries. $12


Prosciutto Wrapped Veal Chop --  served with caramelized house crafted potato-parmigiano gnocchi, sautéed wild mushrooms, sautéed leeks, grape tomatoes and Chianti reduction $37

Saison Brined Grilled Day-Boat Scallops -- roasted artichoke, sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes and asparagus ragout with fine herbs and lemon zest $32

Porter Braised Osso Buco --  gorgonzola polenta, natural pan jus, roasted cauliflower, apple-bacon relish $29

House-Crafted Crab and Shrimp Ravioli -- saffron-Midas touch cream sauce, roasted green tomatoes, asparagus tips, caramelized onions, snipped chives and chive oil $24 

Dog Fish Head Table 
Dogfish Head 60 Min IPA  $2  4-ounce taste   $6 12-ounce bottle
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron $2 4-ounce taste  $4 12-ounce bottle
Dogfish Head Flesh and Blood   $3  4-ounce taste  $7 12-ounce bottle

Dogfish Head Festina Peche  $2 4-ounce taste $5 12-ounce bottle
Dogfish Head Biere de Provence $2 4-ounce taste $5 12-ounce bottle

 Choose a Flight of any 3 4-oz pours of Dogfish Head  $6

Troegs Table
Troegs Cultivator $1  4-ounce taste   $3 12-ounce  bottle
Troegs Hopback Amber Ale $1 4-ounce taste  $3 12-ounce bottle

Troegs Dream weaver   $1 4-ounce taste $3 12-ounce bottle
Troegs Nimble Giant $1 4-ounce taste $1 12-ounce can

Choose a Flight of any 3 4-oz pours of Troegs  $3

Brooklyn Brewery and Six Point  Table 
Brooklyn Lager   $2  4-ounce taste   $5 12-ounce can
Brooklyn American   $2  4-ounce taste   $5  12-ounce can
Brooklyn Sorachi Ale   $2  4-ounce taste   $5  12-ounce can
Six Point Bengali Tiger $2  4-ounce taste   $5  12-ounce bottle

Choose a Flight of any 3 4-oz pours of Brooklyn Brewery/ Sixpoint $5 

Stoudts  Revel Red  IPA $2  4-ounce taste   $5 12-ounce bottle
Stoudts  Karnival Kolsch  $2  4-ounce taste   $5 12-ounce bottle
Stoudts  Pilsner $2  4-ounce taste   $5 12-ounce bottle/can
Stoudts American Pale Ale $ 2 4-ounce taste  $5 12-ounce bottle/ can

Choose a Flight of any 3 4-oz pours of Stoudts  $5

Local Crafts Table
Heavy Seas Loose Cannon $2  4-ounce taste  $5 12-ounce bottle
16-mile Blues Golden Ale $2  4-ounce taste  $5 12-ounce bottle
Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale $1  4-ounce taste   $3 12-ounce bottle
Flying Fish Red Fish $1 4-ounce taste  $3 12-ounce bottle
Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer   $2  4-ounce taste  $5 12-ounce bottle

Flying Fish Exit 4 Triple  $2 4-ounce taste $5  12-ounce bottle
Flying Fish Exit 16 $1  4-ounce taste   $3 12-ounce bottle
Flying Fish Abbey Dubbel  $1  4-ounce taste   $3 12-ounce bottle
Two Stones Delco Lager $2 4-ounce taste $5  12-ounce can

Choose a Flight of any 3 Local Crafts  4-oz pours of Flying Fish $5

Beer –On-Ice
add a beer ice cube to any taste for $0.25

Beer Floats
Dogfish  Head Alternate Take with Rum Raisin Gelato
Dogfish Head Chicory Stout with Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato
Two Roads Expressway Stout with Vanilla Bean
Dogfish Head Festina Peche with Salted Caramel

Catherine Rooney's

Featured Brewery: Troegs

  • Shrimp and Crab Cake Sliders
  • Shepards Stout Pie
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit Sorbet
  • Bacon, Bourbon & Brown Sugar Glazed Chicken Sliders

102 East Main Street  Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-7330

Churrascaria Saudades

Featured Brewery: Flying Fish

Chimichurri chicken skewers
Served with Tabbouleh 

Pork Rib
Served with Feijoada and Rice

Served over Feijão Tropeiro

230 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711 
(302) 355-5551

The Deer Park

Featured Brewery: Victory

Sour Monkey
Golden Monkey
Dirt wolf
Summer Love
Braumeister Pils

House Made Pulled Pork Sandwiches with coleslaw

Mild Italian Sausage Sandwiches

Pork, Broccoli Rabe & Provolone Sandwiches

108 West Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-9414

Del Pez

Featured Brewery: Sierra Nevada, Troegs, Flying Dog

  • Jalapeno thyme chorizo corn dog with sweet and spicy cornsauce
  • Pork sate with java stout peanut sauce
  • Soft shell crab taco with horseradish ranchero BBQ sauce

76 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
(302) 738-0373
Website: http://www.hakunahospitalitygroup.com/del-pez-sea-mex/

The Delaware Growler

Featured Brewery: Lagunitas

See store for menu features  

48 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-7695

The Greene Turtle

Featured Brewery: Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils - Build your Own Burger , starting at $7.99

Oskar Blues Beerito (Mexican Lager) - Individual Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza with Fries $5.99

Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale - 6 Bone-In Wings (Kinda Crabby) $7.99

Oskar Blues Priscilla Wheat Beer - 2 Fish Tacos $7.99

Oskar Blues Rep. will be onsite to talk about each beer and there will be Oskar Blues giveaways during the event .

There will also be a raffle for a Dinner/ Movie package ( Dinner for 2 at The Greene Turtle + Gift Card to Movie Theatre)

250 South Main Street, Suite 101 Newark, DE 19711
(302) 454-1592



Grain Craft Bar + Kitchen

Featured Brewery: Allagash & Troegs

  • Buffalo Chicken eggrolls
  • Tuna Ceviche nachos
  • Reuben Sliders
  • Bacon and Cheese popcorn

270 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-2931

Grotto Pizza

Featured Brewery: Blue Moon and Leinenkugel

  • Pizza: Cheese, Pepperoni, Milano, and Buffalo Chicken

45 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-0600


Home Grown Cafe

Featured Brewery: Long Trail & Otter Creek


The beers:
All drafts are available in 16oz pints, with the exception of Otter Creek Fresh Slice and Space Juice which are available in cans.

LIMITED RELEASE: Home Grown Cafe will have 24 cans of Space Juice IPA available starting at 2pm. Supplies are limited, this will not last long!!

$2 TASTES: (choose one)
Long Trail Green Blaze IPA ABV 6.5% | IBU: 60
Blaze a hoppy trail. Guide yourself through the lupulin landscape of pine, resin and tropical fruit hop notes in this trail-worthy IPA

Otter Creek Couch Surfer ABV 4.6% | IBU 40
Straight from our stash to your glass, we’ve created a chronically crushable,hop soaked new that turns over easy and doesn’t exhaust your palate.

Long Trail Cranberry Goze ABV 5.2% | IBU: 8
Long Trail Unearthed Stout ABV 7.9 | IBU: 58
Otter Creek Backseat Burner ABV 7% | ABU 68
Otter Creek Steampipe ABV 6% | IBU 55

All 6 drafts are available for $6/ pint.

Long Trial Space Juice Double IPA ABV 8.7% | IBU 82 **only 24 cans available** $9
Otter Creek Fresh Slice ABV 5.5% | IBU 45 $6

Pairings by Executive Chef Shawn McGriff

Roasted Coriander pork with Mole sauce and Crushed roasted Walnuts. (Unearthed Stout) $8

Grilled Watermelon and cucumber salad with Candied lime Zest (Long Trail Cranberry Gose) $5

Green curry chicken salad sliders with pickled Vegetables and cilantro. (Green blaze IPA) $6

Panna cotta with a light strawberry couli.(Couch Surfer Oatmeal Stout) $5

126 East Main Street  Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-6993

Iron Hill Brewery

Featured Brewery: Neshaminy Creek 

Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co.

J.A.W.N. – Juicy Ale with Nugget – ABV 5.2%
Named after popular Philly Slang. Easy drinking, hoppy American Pale Ale brewed with Nugget and Zythos hops.Malty, yet crisp with citrus, tropical and stone fruit flavors and aroma.

Highwater Hefeweizen – ABV 5.2%
Neshaminy’s version of an authentic Bavarian wheat. Brewed with authentic German Hefeweizen yeast and Noble German hops. Distinct banana and spicy clove flavors

Blitzkrieg Hops Double IPA – ABV 9%
Homage to English-style IPAs. This Double IPA is big, juicy, hoppy and earthy. Brewed with Admiral, Pilgrim, Phoenix and Target hops and entirely English malts.

We will be featuring a Special Firkin from Neshaminy Creek for our King of the Hill Members!

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Chile Pepper Citra IPA – ABV 5.8%
American IPA using the Citra hop, which imparts a distinct tropical citrus aroma countered by a mild heat from the use of chile peppers.

Maple Coffee Porter - ABV 5.4%
Classic porter, dark and full of roasted malt flavor, cask conditioned on whole coffee beans and maple syrup.

Berry Infused Summer Lemon Wheat – ABV 4.5%
Belgian-style wheat beer brewed with lemon peel, lemongrass and Sorachi Ace hops. Mixed berry flavors balance the bright citrus flavors.

Food & Brew Beer Sampler – 4oz of all 6 Featured Beers - $7.50

4oz Samplers of all Iron Hill Beers are available for $1.50

Special Food Menu will be featured on the day of this event.

147 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-9000


Klondike Kate's

Featured Brewery: Stone

  • Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Southwest BBQ Ribs
  • Ahi Tuna Tostada

158 East Main Street  Newark, DE 19711
(302) 737-6100

Mediterranean Grille

Featured Brewery: Sixpoint & Leinenkugel’s

Dolmathes $5 (stuffed grape leaves vegetarian) 
Spanakopita $5 (spinach and feta pie vegetarian)
Hummus $5
Kafta balls $5(Greek meatballs) 
Chicken souvlaki $5 (chicken kebab) 
Roasted lamb $6
Tsiziki platter $10
Baklava $3 (desert)

612 Newark and Pomeroy Rail Trail Newark, DE 19711 
(302) 731-4005

Santa Fe Mexican Grill

Featured Brewery: 2SP

DELCO LAGER 4.0% ABV (bottle $5)
Everyday Smooth drinking American Lager

WEISS WIT 4.2% ABV (bottle $5)
Berliner Weiss Belgium Style Beer. Puckery and spritzy. Perfect Summer beer.

BOB STOUT 6.0% ABV (bottle $6)
Rich & Bold. Chocolate Stout with American Hops. Great Dessert Beer.


CHEESE STEAK TACOS: 4.5 inch flour tortillas filled with grilled steak, grilled onions and jalepenos, cheese and topped with Azteca sauce. $3ea

TILAPIA TOSTADAS: Mini baked tortilla shells topped with fresh spinach, grilled tilapia, pineapple salsa and pickled purple cabbage. $4ea

CHURROS: Cinnamon Dusted Mexican Pastry drizzled with Chocolate sauce and topped with strawberries. $3ea

190 East Main Street  Newark, DE 19711
(302) 369-2500

Stone Ballon Ale House

Featured Brewery: 3rd Wave & 16 Mile

Chillin’ Like a Villain:

  • Bourbon Creek Oyster on the Half Shell with Beer Sour Mignonette and Chile Cocktail Sauce $2.00 Each
  • Hefeweizen Poached Shrimp Cocktail(3 pieces) $6.00
  • Sesame Sambal Tuna Poke with Avocado $10.00
  • Brussels Sprouts Salad with Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Walnuts, Shallot, Parmesan, and Grilled Chicken $6.00

Pick Up and Roll:

  • Apple Wood Smoked Lager BBQ Short Rib Taco with Quick Pickled Vegetables $4.00
  • “The Maester” Grilled Chicken Sandwich on a Pretzel Roll with Stout Mustard, Cave Aged Cheddar, and Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw $7.00
  • Boardwalk Style Fries with Charred Orange Thai Chili Aioli $3.00
  • Crab Puppies- Crab and Corn Hush Puppies with Horseradish Ranch $7.00

Another One Bites the Must:

  • House Made Chipotle Ranch Dewritos with Beer Cheese Fondue $3.00
  • Hickory Smoked Bacon White Cheddar Mac and Cheese with Priapi Gardens Tomato Jam $4.00
  • Cider Sriracha Turkey Wings with Blue Cheese Dressing and Cucumber Dill Salad $3.00

115 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 266-8111

Taverna Rustic Italian

Featured Brewery: Heavy Seas

  • Fried Calamari
  • Coal Fired Chicken Wings
  • Beer Battered Ham & Cheese

121 East Main Street Newark, DE 19711
(302) 444-4334