We know that two essentials to an awesome weekend getaway are to bring plenty of people to hang with and to find the best place to eat and drink. But the age-old problem is finding the perfect spot to stay for the night. The brewers at Dogfish Head have come up with the solution: Next spring, the Delaware brewers will open the first-of-its-kind Dogfish Inn, a 16-room motel located near the heart of the company’s production facility and brewpub in downtown Lewes. Del.
But the folks at Dogfish say that the Dogfish Inn is more than just a place to crash. They’ve teamed up with Studio Tack in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Lighthouse Construction in Magnolia, Del. to completely redesign what used to be downtown’s Vesuvio Motel into a craft beer lover’s paradise. According to Dogfish founder and president Sam Calagione, the plan is to make the Inn part of every summer’s beer festival-going experience rather than make the building just a place to unwind.
“We’ve already got great excitement from the Department of Tourism, Delaware Economic Development Office and the Governor’s Office for this project,” said Calagione. “And we’re excited to work with the local agencies as well because we’re very confident that this motel will bring a lot more business not just to Dogfish but to the other local retailers and restaurateurs in Delaware.”
The motel will overlook the harbor in historic Lewis, which is halfway between the brewpub and distillery in Rehoboth Beach and the production brewery in Milton, Del. The project is still in its early stages, but the company hopes to have renovations completed by spring 2014.