Why you should go: Contrary to popular belief, Dogfish Head is named for a town in Maine and not Admiral Ackbar’s faithful companion. And it's one of the most beloved breweries in the country. Despite Wayne Campbell’s assertion, it offers a great reason to check out Delaware. Milton itself -- a Rockwellian little peninsula town -- offers up the perfect backdrop to check out its barrel-aging program and figure out what the hell a 90 Minute IPA really is. Oh, and it also makes hooch. Tours include games of cornhole and bocce, food, and, of course, booze. Plus, check out that a steampunk-looking treehouse.
While you’re there: Down the road and on the coast, the brewery has opened up the Dogfish Inn, which is the perfect home base for checking out the brewery, eating fresh seafood, and touring the nearby Cape Henlopen State Park and Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge.
Andy Kryza is a senior editor at Thrillist, and should never be trusted climbing a spiral staircase, especially when beer and metal trees are involved. Follow him on a literal downward spiral @apkryza.