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New Kid on the Brew
Fordham and Dominion adds another brewer

Randal Denver is the newest brewer at Dover’s Fordham and Dominion. Denver has been working for regional wineries and breweries for the past five years, refining his skills and knowledge of the industry. He has been a wine maker as well as the assistant vineyard manager for Terrapin Station Winery in Elkton, Md. Prior to that, he worked with Philadelphia’s Yards Brewing Company, starting in the packaging department and eventually becoming a shift brewer.

“We are very fortunate to have Randal join our talented brewing team,” says Jim Lutz, CEO and “head forklift driver” at Fordham and Dominion.

Heavy Seas Adds a Twist
New seasonal has characteristics of wine

The “Uncharted Waters” Series by Baltimore’s Heavy Seas Brewing Company has added a third new beer of 2015—Red Sky at Morning. This is a unique version of a previous seasonal, Red Sky at Night. Starting this month, the new addition will be available for a limited time in all 18 states where Heavy Seas is distributed.

Brewed with authentic Belgian candi sugar and finished in chardonnay barrels, Red Sky at Morning has a complex dry finish, working as a balance between the common characteristics of wine and beer.

“We wanted to explore,” says Brewmaster Christopher Leonard. “We have never done a white wine barrel-aged beer before.”

Blue Rocks Redefine Thursday Happy Hours
With the help of Dogfish Head

This summer, Dogfish Head and the Wilmington Blue Rocks are working together to create a new kind of happy hour experience. At each Thursday home game, from 5:30-7 p.m., fans can enjoy craft beers on the Dogfish Off-Centered Fan Deck, located in the first-base picnic area. Selections include 60 Minute IPA drafts for $3, 90 Minute IPA bottles for $3, and domestics and wines for $2 each. There will also be a different Dogfish Head seasonal or specialty ale featured on specific Thursdays.

Mispillion Heading to Maryland
Milford brewer signs with three distributors

Since the Milford-based brewing company first opened in 2013, craft beer lovers could only enjoy the unique taste of Mispillion River’s brews in the state of Delaware. Now, thanks to an agreement recently signed with Sentman Distributing, Kelly Distributing and Eastern Shore Distributing, that has changed. These three family-run distributorships have worked for years to expand the availability of prominent regional craft brands such as Victory, Tröegs and Devil’s Backbone.

“We have been looking to bring our beers to our fans in Maryland for some time,” says Eric Williams, Mispillion president and co-founder. “And Sentman, Kelly, and Eastern Shore set themselves apart with their passion for selling local beers.”