Delaware Governor Tours Fordham and Old Dominion Brewery

By CoastalBrews

Dover, DE–Delaware Governor Jack Markell and Economic Development Secretary Alan Levin took a tour of the Fordham Brewing Company and Old Dominion Brewing as part of their ongoing effort to better understand Delaware businesses and promote tourism through the Delaware Wine & Ale Trail.

The tour commenced at the bottling line where Dominion Root Beer, one of the most popular items at the brewery, was being labeled and packaged for distribution. Under the guidance of Master Brewer Walter Trifari, the Governor was educated in Brewing 101. He also learned more about the Delaware Brewer’s Guild, the association comprised of Fordham and Old Dominion, Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales, 16-Mile Brewing Company, Iron Hill Brewery and Twin Lakes Brewing Company.  

At the conclusion of the visit, Governor Markell stated, “This was very impressive—it was a great opportunity to learn more about the operations of a growing Delaware employer. The colonial history, creative brews and energetic team are a powerful combination.”

Jim Lutz, President and CEO of Fordham and Old Dominion Brewery, stated that, “Until recently, the Governor did not know that there was a brewery in Dover. And lo and behold, today he dropped by for a tour.”

Fordham and Old Dominion have been brewing high quality beverages in Dover, Delaware since 2003. They provide tours of the brewery and provide samples of their products, such as Scotch Ale, Oak Barrel Stout, Baltic Porter, Copperhead Ale and a limited release bourbon barrel-aged Stout, every Wednesday at 5:00 and 6:00 pm, Friday at 4:30 and 6:00 pm and Saturday at 12:30 and 2:00 pm. 

For more information, visit, or contact Lauren Bigelow at 302.678.4810 Ext. 201.

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Company: Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing
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