Representatives from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce joined the owners and staff of Brick Works Brewing and Eats in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday in Smyrna.

Representatives from the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce joined the owners and staff of Brick Works Brewing and Eats in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday in Smyrna.

The event celebrated the grand opening of the restaurant and brewery at 230 S. DuPont Blvd. (U.S. Route 13) in the Commodore Commons shopping center, along with membership with the Chamber of Commerce.

Brick Works is a partnership of Kevin Reading of Abbott's Grill and Eric Williams and Ryan Maloney of Mispillion River Brewing.

The new restaurant and brewery will focus on integrating house made beers with menu items that utilize locally sourced ingredients.

The owners have tapped Paul Gallo, former Executive Chef at Abbott’s Grill, to run the operation. Gallo brings 19 years of restaurant experience to the table.

Craft beer drinkers can expect to see a wide variety of beers from the on-site, seven-barrel brew house. Initially, there will be four taps of Brick Works’ beers and six guest taps for other local beers. Diners will experience artfully constructed appetizers and entrees from a harvest of Delaware’s farms and ranches.

Menu items include the signature brisket burger, shrimp and grits, and a smoked salmon BLT, in addition to a few bier-haus inspired German dishes.

"When the opportunity to bring a brewpub to Smyrna was offered to us, we were thrilled," said Eric Williams. "Smyrna has an amazing history, burgeoning businesses, and strong culture we wished to join. We believe that our restaurant will be a great addition to the culture of the community."

For more information on Brick Works Brewing and Eats, call (302) 508-2523.