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Diamond State Smackdown: Crooked Hammock Brewery Announces Details for ‘Approachably Devious’ 6th Annual 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards

Lewes Brewpub is bringing every single brewery in Delaware together on April 2

The approachably devious brains behind Crooked Hammock Brewery recently hopped out of their hammocks to announce details on the 6th Annual 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards. This fun love letter to all things Delaware will take place on Sunday, April 2 from 12 noon p.m. until 4 p.m. at their flagship Lewes brewpub, located at 36707 Crooked Hammock Way.

Tickets cost $55 (click here to purchase) and guests (21+ only) will receive samples from 30+ local Delaware-only breweries, carrying on a years-long tradition of being the first and only festival to feature every brewery in the First State. Hijinks are highly encouraged, especially on social media where participating breweries and their brewers will ruthlessly (our definition is different than yours) engage in the fine art of trash talk, all in good taste. Look out for the trending hashtag #302BDCA. Fun and camaraderie will rule the day.

Known for its sudsy silliness and refined debauchery, the 2023 edition of the 302 Beer Drinkers’ Choice Awards doubles down on its recurring theme of bringing Delaware’s tight-knit beer community together. Every single brewery in the state is expected to attend. Brewers, brewery employees, and drinkers alike are asked to break out their 302 Sunday best. Translation: wear the craziest and most outlandish costume imaginable.

“Drinking in the backyard with friends is what inspired us to create Crooked Hammock, and we wanted to take those never-ending cookout vibes to the next level,” says owner Rich Garrahan. “This one-of-a-kind festival has always been about showcasing all that the 302 has to offer. That’s why we invite the entire state of Delaware. We’re not rebuilding the wheel. We’re just giving it an incredibly fun hill to roll down.”

Participating breweries who have confirmed so far include (check the website for updates):

⦁ Bellefonte

⦁ Wilmington Brew Works

⦁ Thompson Island Brewing

⦁ Big Oyster Brewing

⦁ Midnight Oil

⦁ Volunteer

⦁ Ocean View

⦁ Crooked Hammock

⦁ Twisted Irons Craft Brewing

⦁ Dewey Beer Co.

⦁ Mispillion River Brewing

⦁ 38-75

⦁ Blue Earl

⦁ Iron Hill

⦁ Loakal Branch


⦁ Dogfish Head

⦁ Revelation

⦁ Autumn Arch Beer Project

⦁ First State

⦁ Brickworks

⦁ Fordham & Dominion

⦁ Stich House Brewery

⦁ Argilla Brewing Co.

⦁ Musings Brews

Awards will be doled out in the following categories: Fan Favorite Beer, Most Unique Brew, Best Brewery Costume, Best Judge Costume, Best Drinkers Costume, Coolest Booth Set Up. Each ticket holder gets a vote. Make it count.

Wilmington Brew Works walked away with the ceremonial championship wrestling belt in 2022, giving them ultimate bragging rights for the second year in a row for their Luau Punch, a milkshake-style sour beer fermented with tropical fruits.