When it comes to donating blood locally, it’s hard to beat being able to do so at one of the local breweries that partners with Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) each summer. BBD is excited to share that the fourth annual Blood for a Brew campaign will kick off on May 20.

Dogfish Head will get the campaign started with a blood drive at its headquarters in Milton, Delaware on Monday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m.

The annual Blood for a Brew campaign is critical to raise awareness on the need for blood and to encourage new blood donors to step-up and save a life. The summer period from Memorial Day through Labor Day represents a challenging period in a normal year, with school breaks, family vacations and the holidays.  Encouraging blood donations during this difficult summer period is essential to meeting the needs of patients in our community.

BBD has had 19 breweries commit to holding blood drives this summer; this is more than double the number of breweries that comprised the first Blood for a Brew tour in 2021:

  • Dogfish Head Brewery
  • Revelation Craft Brewing Company
  • Dewey Beer Company
  • Big Oyster Brewery
  • Mispillion River Brewing
  • Ocean View Brewing Company
  • Camp Adventureland*
  • Crooked Hammock Brewery
  • Stewart’s Brewing Company
  • Two Stones Pub
  • 5th Company Brewing
  • Volunteer Brewing Company
  • 2SP Brewing Company
  • Liquid Alchemy
  • Twisted Irons Brewery
  • Constitution Yards
  • Wilmington Brew Works
  • Burley Oak Brewing Company
  • Evolution Craft Brewing Co.

*Camp Adventureland is not a brewery, but this allows us to include a venue for donors under the age of 21, the legal drinking age.

Present to donate at your favorite participating brewery and get a free T-shirt, plus a chance to win a brewery gift card. Schedule an appointment at a Blood for a Brew drive or call 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.