Tuesday, June 12, 2012 04:40:26 PM by
Final numbers are in on last month's Fordham and Dominion Brewing Co. first beer and music festival, R2Hop2 in Dover, and by all accounts, it was a big success. In honor of American Craft Beer Week, the festival brought together local brews and artisans and featured the music of Bond & Bentley, the Grilled Lincolns, Pasadena and The Rovers. More than 1,000 attendees consumed 29 half-kegs of beer and three half-kegs of root beer. Throughout the day, two specialty firkins of Hop Mountain and Oak Barrel Stout were tapped. A portion of event profits went to support the Air Force's Morale, Welfare and Recreation program, the Dover Shepherd Place and the Fraternal Order of the Police. "R2Hop2 was a wonderful day for the brewery and the community. Between catching up with old friends, listening to talented musicians and drinking great beer, I cannot imagine the day going any better," President and CEO of Fordham and Dominion Jim Lutz said. "I would like to thank the volunteers and staff who made the day possible. We could not have done this without you." Fordham and Old Dominion provide tours of the brewery at 1284 McD Drive in Dover and provide samples of their products, such as Scotch Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Baltic Porter and Copperhead Ale, every Wednesday at 5 and 6 p.m., Friday at 4:30 and 6 p.m. and Saturday at 12:30 and 2 p.m. For more information, visit the website or contact Lauren Bigelow at 302-678-4810 Ext. 201.