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 11th Annual Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 17 of Newark’s restaurants. Our very own Tim Scullion will be at Catherine Rooneys from 4:00pm-6:00pm, sampling some of our favorite brews paired with the following menu:
Chicken and Waffles with Sriracha Honey Sauce paired with Golden Monkey
Pan-seared Pollock Canapé with Citrus Tapenade paired with Summer Love
Roasted Corn and Rasher Salsa and Kettle Chips paired with Braumeister Pils
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 2,500 guests will receive a Food & Brew Fest 11 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. A day-of-event program will be available at the restaurants and at the information booth at the Academy Lawn (Academy & Main streets).
Strolling musicians and balloon decorations line the street keeping guests in the festive spirit while strolling downtown. 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.
Parking & ShuttleThere 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.
A complimentary, air conditioned shuttle will take you to convenient stops located near all of the
participating restaurants! The shuttle runs 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.