Center for Inland Bays Receives Over $4,500 as Beneficiary of Gary’s Dewey Beach Brewfest

The 7th Annual Dewey Beach Brewfest, sponsored by Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, raised $4,554 for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays (CIB), a local non-profit organization working to protect and restore the three Inland Bays.

This is the second year the CIB has been the beneficiary of the profits from this popular springtime affair. Co-owner Gary Cannon is already looking forward to the 2017 Brewfest. “We’ve considered a number of different charities over the years, but this has turned out well; Beer saves the Bays!” Surpassing previous attendance records with over 300 participants, this year’s Brewfest, exceeded its 2015 contribution by more than $500.

“This is our backyard essentially,” explains Holly Ski, co-owner and chef at Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill, “There’s always so much said about the ocean, but I think people lose sight of the Inland Bays. They’re just as important.”

The Dewey Beach Brewfest featured raffles, giveaways, and live music by the Pressing Strings, all complementing the main attraction: seasonal and flagship beers from over 30 breweries. Popular local breweries included Dogfish Head, Big Oyster Brewing Company, Dewey Beer Company and 16 Mile brewing company.

Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill is located on the ocean side corner of Route 1 and New Orleans St in Dewey Beach. It has been a local favorite for flavorful healthy foods in a casual, laid-back atmosphere since 1991. Learn more at

The Delaware Center for the Inland Bays is a non-profit organization established in 1994, one of 28 National Estuary Programs. With its many partners, the CIB works to preserve, protect and restore Delaware’s Inland Bays, the water that flows into them, and the watershed around them.


Photo from Left to Right: Gary Cannon (co-owner of Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill), Chris Bason (Executive Director of the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays) and Holly Ski (co-owner and chef of Gary’s Dewey Beach Grill) pose outside of the Center’s office located on the north side of the Indian River Inlet.