September 3rd, 2020
Located not far from your apartment for rent in North East MD, Midnight Oil Brewing Company is considered a hidden gem in Delaware’s microbrewery scene. The tap room has been five years in the making (demanding the collaborative efforts of founders T.J. McGrath, Joe Stickel, and brewer Mike Dunlap) and fills a gap for beer aficionados in the Bear, Newark, Middletown and Elkton areas.
When you visit you’ll find a rotating selection of about a dozen different beers on tap, with the unfiltered Midnight Porter and Dubble Entendre drawing rave reviews online. There’s no kitchen on site, but you’re pretty much guaranteed to find a food truck parked just outside during the lunch and dinner hours (check the brewery’s website for a full schedule of food vendors). Live music is a regular fixture here during the weekend, with bands as big as Awolnation. Other regular events include trivia on Tuesdays, game nights on Wednesdays, and wake-up yoga sessions on Saturday mornings.