Brew Dogs Reality Show Brings Business to Sussex County - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Brew Dogs Reality Show Brings Business to Sussex County

Posted:
MILTON, Del. - Dogfish Head Brewery finished filming tonight for an episode of Esquire Network's Brew Dogs.
Brew Dogs hosts, James Watt and Martin Dickie, travel to local breweries across America, and chose Dogfish Head this time around. Brewers themselves, Watt and Dickie said owner Sam Calagione was an enormous inspiration to them when they started their business. But it's not just Calagione and Dogfish Head that inspires them.
"For us everything is about artisinal about passion about local and that's so evident in the Delaware area," Watt said. "People are so passionate about what they do."
The show hosted a tasting at the brewery in Milton Thursday night to give patrons a sample of a beer created just for the show. The beer was brewed while racing around Dover Downs racetrack, making it the "fastest" beer ever.
Greg Christmas, a Milton resident and Dogfish Head employee, said he thinks the reality show will help both the county and the company.
"I think this is great," he said. "It really showcases what the community has to offer and what Dogfish has done."
Sussex County's beach towns already bring in a lot of tourists in the summer, but now many hope that by broadcasting other local attractions, small towns like Milton will become more popular destinations.
"I certainly hope that this little publicity is really good for the town because I think any positive reinforcement is good for us," Carol Colp of Milton said.
And it's not just Brew Dogs, MTV's Catfish also recently filmed an episode in Sussex County.
Calagione was also featured on Discovery Channel's Brew Masters in 2010.
"This is only going to help," Christmas said. "Not only here in town but the whole community."
Once these shows air, more tourists may mean more money for Sussex County.
In full disclosure, Dogfish Head is owned by a close relative of the owner of WBOC.
  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Chincoteague Looking to New Land for Well Drilling

    Chincoteague Looking to New Land for Well Drilling

    May 23, 2018 5:44 PM2018-05-23 21:44:00 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:44:59 GMT
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.- A town surrounded by water is now looking for new ways to get drinking water to town. After a water contamination back in April 2017, NASA has been supplying Chincoteague with water from wallops' drinking wells. Both the town and NASA aMore
    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va.- A town surrounded by water is now looking for new ways to get drinking water to town. After a water contamination back in April 2017, NASA has been supplying Chincoteague with water from wallops' drinking wells. Both the town and NASA aMore
  • Kent County Levy Court to Consider Frederica-Area Rezoning Request

    Kent County Levy Court to Consider Frederica-Area Rezoning Request

    May 23, 2018 5:23 PM2018-05-23 21:23:00 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:27 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:27:05 GMT
    Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)
    Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)Milford Neck Road (Photo: WBOC)
    FREDERICA, Del. --- A rezoning sought by the owners of 25 acres of land near Frederica that was mostly re-zoned for commercial use are asking for the remainder of that land to receive the same zoning. Kent County Planning Director Sarah Keifer said the reMore
    FREDERICA, Del. --- A rezoning sought by the owners of 25 acres of land near Frederica that was mostly re-zoned for commercial use are asking for the remainder of that land to receive the same zoning. Kent County Planning Director Sarah Keifer said the reMore
  • Delaware Lawmakers Propose Bonuses on Top of Pay Raises

    Delaware Lawmakers Propose Bonuses on Top of Pay Raises

    May 23, 2018 5:25 PM2018-05-23 21:25:00 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:25 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:25:45 GMT
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee have approved spending $23 million to give state employees $500 bonuses next year, on top of pay raises proposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney.More
    DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee have approved spending $23 million to give state employees $500 bonuses next year, on top of pay raises proposed by Democratic Gov. John Carney.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices