Ocean City, Md is no longer just for Miller and Bud Light drinkers. With 5 breweries in Ocean City, 7 more under an hour away, and more popping up every few months, Ocean City has asserted itself as the fastest growing craft beer brewery destinations on the East Coast. Each week, OceanCity.com brings you ‘Microbrew Monday” to keep you in the know about what’s going on around our local brewery scene. Don’t forget to check out ShoreCraftBeer.com for even more local craft beer coverage
Here’s a look at this week’s beer releases and other happenings at the Ocean City area breweries:
– Assawoman Bay Brewing Co. hosts the second installment of ShoreCraftBeer.com’s Beer Talk & Tasting event on Monday, January 26, at 4:30pm. Representatives from 8 local breweries will be on hand, each pouring and discussing a unique style of brew. Samples and Q & A will be followed by a networking happy hour. Participants include: Assawoman Bay Brewing, Ocean City Brewing Co., 3rd Wave Brewing, Evolution Craft Brewing, Burley Oak, Backshore Brewing, Tall Tales Brewery, and Chesapeake Brewing Co.
– Burley Oak Brewing Co., which has been rated “world-class” by BeerAdvocate, has awesome events every night of the week to go along with its great local brew! Don’t miss guest bartending charity night on Monday; Vinyl Night on Tuesday; Game Night on Wednesday; $1 off cask beer on Thursday; live music on Friday and Saturday; and a free brewery tour at 3pm on Saturday.
– Ocean City Brewing Co. has over a dozen of its own craft beers on tap, including this week’s featured brew, as well the just released Barrel Aged Bottle Series. Also, make sure to head to the brewery for Pint Night on Tuesday at 7:00, OC’s only Cornhole League at 7:00 on Wednesday followed by Industry Night with $3 brews and cocktails, “Firkin Friday” where a special, one-of-a-kind cask-conditioned brew is featured weekly, and breakfast on the weekends. Finally, if you want a first-hand look at the brewing process, don’t forget to stop by OC Brewing Co. for a personal tour of the operation. Tours take place daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
– Evolution Craft Brewing Company, in Salisbury, has great food and beer specials all week at Public House Restaurant and the tasting room. Check them out Monday for 1/2 priced wings and all day happy hour; Tuesday you can get a beer and burger for only $10; Wednesday house-smoked brisket sandwiches are 1/2 off all day; Thursday is ‘Community Appreciation Night” featuring discounts for police, firefighters, EMTs, teachers and others who make the local community a better place; and Sunday Evo has 1/2 priced burgers and happy hour all day long.